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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: 1pm-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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Music with Pat McKinley
11:45 a.m.
 Music with Pat McKinley
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 11:45 a.m.
Program Room
An enriching musical event for toddlers, babies and preschoolers.
Adult Chess Club
6:30 p.m.
 Adult Chess Club
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:30 p.m.)

Program Room
Open to teens and adults of all skill levels. Come learn how to play or meet a new chess partner. Registration is not required.
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Sit-N-Stitch
10:30 AM
 Sit-N-Stitch
Friday, Aug. 4, 10:30 AM
(Fridays, March 3 & 17, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16, July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18, September 1 & 18, October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17, December 1 & 15)

Group Study 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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Coupon Club
1:30 PM
 Coupon Club
Monday, Aug. 7, 1:30 PM
(Mondays, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 11, October 2, November 6, December 4 1:30 PM)

Conference Room
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.
Drop-in Lego Corner
4:30 p.m.
 Drop-in Lego Corner
Monday, Aug. 7, 4:30 p.m.
Children's
For ages 5 & up.
Stop by the Library and enjoy open play with Legos. No registration required.
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Arts & Crafts
11:00 a.m.
 Arts & Crafts
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 11:00 a.m.
Activity Room
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 (numbers available 30 minutes prior to program start). Registration is not required.
Music with Pat McKinley
11:45 a.m.
 Music with Pat McKinley
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 11:45 a.m.
Program Room
An enriching musical event for toddlers, babies and preschoolers.
Adult Chess Club
6:30 p.m.
 Adult Chess Club
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:30 p.m.)

Program Room
Open to teens and adults of all skill levels. Come learn how to play or meet a new chess partner. Registration is not required.
Starlight Express
7:00 p.m.
 Starlight Express
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 7:00 p.m.
Program Room
An alternative to daytime storytime for ages 3-5.
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Genealogy Club
1:30 PM
 Genealogy Club
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1:30 PM
(Wednesdays, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8 & December 6)

Program Room
Beginning and experienced genealogists welcome to discuss research, share findings and discover resources. Registration is not required.
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Mother Goose Time
9:30 a.m.
 Mother Goose Time
Friday, Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m.
Program Room
For ages 18-36 months.
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Drop-in Lego Corner
4:30 p.m.
 Drop-in Lego Corner
Monday, Aug. 14, 4:30 p.m.
Children's
For ages 5 & up.
Stop by the Library and enjoy open play with Legos. No registration required.
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Coffee and a Book
10:30 a.m.
 Coffee and a Book
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, February 21, April 18, June 20, August 15, October 17 & December 19, 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 21 - Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig
April 18 - Coal Run by Tawni O'Dell
June 20 - Girl Waits With Gun ...read more
Music with Pat McKinley
11:45 a.m.
 Music with Pat McKinley
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 11:45 a.m.
Program Room
An enriching musical event for toddlers, babies and preschoolers.
Great Courses: America at War!
1:00 p.m.
 Great Courses: America at War!
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays, August 15, 22 & 29, 1:00 p.m.)

Meeting Room
Brush up on your US history from the War of 1812 through Reconstruction in this 14 session series. Topics this month include the Tensions Escalate, Drifting Towards Disaster, Coming of War, First Year of Fighting, Shifting Tides of Battle and Sustaining the War. Two 30-minute DVD lectures, followed ...read more
Adult Chess Club
6:30 p.m.
 Adult Chess Club
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:30 p.m.)

Program Room
Open to teens and adults of all skill levels. Come learn how to play or meet a new chess partner. Registration is not required.
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Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
10-10:45 am
 Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10-10:45 am
(Wednesdays, August 16 & 23, 10-10:45 am)

Public Access Computers
Microsoft Word 2010 Basics - Learn how to create a bulleted list, copy & paste, email an attachment, and more. This is a 2-session class and students must come to both sessions. For adults ages 18 and up. Registration is required.
or call 732-521-5000.
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Craft in a Bag
 Craft in a Bag
Friday, Aug. 18
Children's
For all ages.
Grab all the supplies you need (minus the scissors and glue) to make a fun craft at home. While supplies last.
Sit-N-Stitch
10:30 AM
 Sit-N-Stitch
Friday, Aug. 18, 10:30 AM
(Fridays, March 3 & 17, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16, July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18, September 1 & 18, October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17, December 1 & 15)

Group Study 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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Solar Eclipse Party
2:30 p.m.
 Solar Eclipse Party
Monday, Aug. 21, 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
All ages welcome.

Come watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse with us!
Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis; please take a number at the...read more
EBooks with Kindle
3-4 pm
 EBooks with Kindle
Monday, Aug. 21, 3-4 pm
Conference Room
EBooks with Kindle – Learn how to download ebooks to your mobile device. Please bring all necessary IDs and passwords to download apps. For adults ages 18 and older. Registration is required.

or call 732-521-5000.
Drop-in Lego Corner
4:30 p.m.
 Drop-in Lego Corner
Monday, Aug. 21, 4:30 p.m.
Children's
For ages 5 & up.
Stop by the Library and enjoy open play with Legos. No registration required.
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Music with Pat McKinley
11:45 a.m.
 Music with Pat McKinley
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 11:45 a.m.
Program Room
An enriching musical event for toddlers, babies and preschoolers.
Great Courses: America at War!
1:00 p.m.
 Great Courses: America at War!
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays, August 15, 22 & 29, 1:00 p.m.)

Meeting Room
Brush up on your US history from the War of 1812 through Reconstruction in this 14 session series. Topics this month include the Tensions Escalate, Drifting Towards Disaster, Coming of War, First Year of Fighting, Shifting Tides of Battle and Sustaining the War. Two 30-minute DVD lectures, followed ...read more
Insect Safari
5:00 pm
 Insect Safari
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 5:00 pm
Activity Room
Identify insects as we explore the Library grounds. This program takes place outside.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 
or call 732-521-5000.
NJ Aviators in the Great War
6:00 p.m.
 NJ Aviators in the Great War
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6:00 p.m.
Meeting Room
WWI historian Mike O'Neal presents NJ Aviators in the Great War.
Registration is not required.
Adult Chess Club
6:30 p.m.
 Adult Chess Club
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:30 p.m.)

Program Room
Open to teens and adults of all skill levels. Come learn how to play or meet a new chess partner. Registration is not required.
Starlight Express
7:00 p.m.
 Starlight Express
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 7:00 p.m.
Program Room
An alternative to daytime storytime for ages 3-5.
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Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
10-10:45 am
 Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 10-10:45 am
(Wednesdays, August 16 & 23, 10-10:45 am)

Public Access Computers
Microsoft Word 2010 Basics - Learn how to create a bulleted list, copy & paste, email an attachment, and more. This is a 2-session class and students must come to both sessions. For adults ages 18 and up. Registration is required.

or call 732-521-5000.
Silent Book Club
6:30 p.m.
 Silent Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Activity Room
For ages 9 & up.

Because reading with friends is fun! Come read with others!


Space is limited and available ...read more
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Make a Paper Toolbelt
11:00 a.m.
 Make a Paper Toolbelt
Thursday, Aug. 24, 11:00 a.m.
Activity Room
For ages 3-5.
Tinkercad 3D Modeling
5:00 pm
 Tinkercad 3D Modeling
Thursday, Aug. 24, 5:00 pm
Activity Room
Learn to make 3D objects by using 3D modeling software.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

3D Printer Demonstration
6:30-7:30 pm
 3D Printer Demonstration
Thursday, Aug. 24, 6:30-7:30 pm
Activity Room
3D Printer Demonstration - 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 act...read more

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Mother Goose Time
9:30 a.m.
 Mother Goose Time
Friday, Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m.
Program Room
For ages 18-36 months.
Scan Photos, Slides & Negatives (1-on-1)
11 am-12 pm
Scan Photos, Slides & Negatives (1-on-1)
Friday, Aug. 25, 11 am-12 pm
Studio M
Scan Your Old Photos, Slides, & Negatives (1-on-1) - During this one-on-one session you will learn how to scan photos, slides, and negatives. Digitize family photos to share with relatives and friends, make space in your home, or just to have a backup in case of disaster. If thi...read more
or call 732-521-5000.
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Arts & Crafts
11:00 a.m.
 Arts & Crafts
Monday, Aug. 28, 11:00 a.m.
Activity Room
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 (numbers available 30 minutes prior to program start). Registration is not required.
Drop-in Lego Corner
4:30 p.m.
 Drop-in Lego Corner
Monday, Aug. 28, 4:30 p.m.
Children's
For ages 5 & up.
Stop by the Library and enjoy open play with Legos. No registration required.
Microsoft Excel 2010
6-6:45 pm
 Microsoft Excel 2010
Monday, Aug. 28, 6-6:45 pm
Conference Room
Microsoft Excel 2010- Learn how to create a basic spreadsheet and formula, perform simple mathematical operations, and save and email your spreadsheet. For adults ages 18 and up. Registration is required.
or call 732-521-5000.
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Music with Pat McKinley
11:45 a.m.
 Music with Pat McKinley
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 11:45 a.m.
Program Room
An enriching musical event for toddlers, babies and preschoolers.
Great Courses: America at War!
1:00 p.m.
 Great Courses: America at War!
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays, August 15, 22 & 29, 1:00 p.m.)

Meeting Room
Brush up on your US history from the War of 1812 through Reconstruction in this 14 session series. Topics this month include the Tensions Escalate, Drifting Towards Disaster, Coming of War, First Year of Fighting, Shifting Tides of Battle and Sustaining the War. Two 30-minute DVD lectures, followed ...read more
Adult Chess Club
6:30 p.m.
 Adult Chess Club
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:30 p.m.)

Program Room
Open to teens and adults of all skill levels. Come learn how to play or meet a new chess partner. Registration is not required.
Starlight Express
7:00 p.m.
 Starlight Express
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 7:00 p.m.
Program Room
An alternative to daytime storytime for ages 3-5.
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Craft in a Bag
 Craft in a Bag
Wednesday, Aug. 30
Children's
For all ages.
Grab all the supplies you need (minus the scissors and glue) to make a fun craft at home. While supplies last.
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Make a Metallophone
5:00 pm
 Make a Metallophone
Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:00 pm
Activity Room
Make your own musical instrument. 
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

  
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