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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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Tech Buddies - Tech Support from Teen Volunteers
10am - 12pm
Tech Buddies - Tech Support from Teen Volunteers
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10am - 12pm
Study Tables near the big windows
Drop by the library between 10 am and 12 pm to get assistance from teen volunteers (the experts!) in using your iPhone, Android device, iPad, tablet, laptop or e-reader.  Teens can help you set up basic features, email accounts, download apps, get free digital materials from the library, and mo...read more
Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Storytime
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Program Room
For 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. 
Page Turners
11:00 a.m.
 Page Turners
Thursday, Aug. 18, 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.The Theme for August is Dog Days of Summer.The theme for September is Happily Ever After.The theme for October is New Jer...read more

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Farmers Market
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 Farmers Market
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(Thursdays, June 30 through September 15, 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Outside in the Library parking lot
A Farmers Market will be held in the Monroe Township Library’s parking lot on Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. this summer, beginning Thursday, June 30 and continuing through Thursday, September 15.For more information, visit the Library's website.
Engineering Challenge: Newspaper Dome
5:00 pm
Engineering Challenge: Newspaper Dome
Thursday, Aug. 18, 5:00 pm
Program Room
Build a newspaper dome that you can fit inside. For children ages 9 to 17. Registration required. This is an In the Library program. Call, visit Youth Services, or go online to register beginning Tuesday, July 26th at 9:30 a.m. 

Learn Telegu!
5pm - 6pm
 Learn Telegu!
Thursday, Aug. 18, 5pm - 6pm
(7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18)

Children's
Parents and children ages 8 and up are invited to join teen volunteer Arnav as he walks you through informal conversations, short story comprehension, vocabulary, and writing during this 7 session summer course from 7/7 through 8/18.Registrants should make a dedication to attend all 7 sessions.**Ple...read more

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Sewing Project Class: Grocery Tote
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sewing Project Class: Grocery Tote
Thursday, Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Conference Room
Learn how to make a grocery tote. Class is 2 hours.Students must take the Meet Your Sewing Machine class or have prior machine sewing knowledge to take this class. Ages 18 and over.**Students must bring 1 yard of fabric to class. ** Please note that 1/2 yard will be for the exterior and 1/...read more
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Sit-N-Stitch
10:30 AM
 Sit-N-Stitch
Friday, Aug. 19, 10:30 AM
(Fridays, August 5 & 19, September 2 & 16, October 7 & 21, November 4 & 18, December 2 & 16, 10:30 AM)

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

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Java for Juniors
2 pm
 Java for Juniors
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2 pm
(5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20)

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 la...read more

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Seaside Spelling Bee
5:30 p.m.
 Seaside Spelling Bee
Monday, Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m.
Program Room
For children ages 6-9. Test your spelling skills and win free books! This program will be offered in-person. 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 ...read more
Author Talk with Dr. Michele Harper
9:00 p.m.
Author Talk with Dr. Michele Harper
Monday, Aug. 22, 9:00 p.m.
Zoom (virtual)
Join us for an enlightening discussion with Dr. Michele Harper as she highlights the lessons learned on her inspiring personal journey of discovery and self-reflection as written in her New York Times Best Selling memoir, The Beauty in Breaking. Register for Zoom link.The Beauty in Br...read more
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Music with Pat McKinley
11:45 a.m.
 Music with Pat McKinley
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 11:45 a.m.
Program Room
Join us for a fun music program for infants, toddlers & preschoolers! 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. This event will...read more
Friends of the Library Meeting
4:00 pm
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 4:00 pm
Program Room
Writers Group of Monroe Township Library
6:00pm-8:00pm
Writers Group of Monroe Township Library
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6:00pm-8:00pmWriters Group of Mon
Conference Room
The Writers Group of Monroe Township Library is a group for active fiction writers to share works in progress and receive meaningful feedback from a group of peers. This group is not a writing class, but rather a space for constructive critique of work and encouragement from fellow writers. This gro...read more
DIY Watercolor Paint Set
6pm - 7pm
 DIY Watercolor Paint Set
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6pm - 7pm
Activity Room
We will each take home a  watercolor paint kit made using basic household ingredients and food coloring.For teens only, 12 and up.

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Wills Information Session
2:30 p.m.
 Wills Information Session
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2:30 p.m.Wills Information Se
Meeting Room
This event will be held in person at the Library. Registration is required. Please register by clicking this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-wills-month-tickets-396743359067.There will be a Q&A session following the presentation by Midddlesex County Surrogate Claribel Cortes.&nb...read more
Meet Tom Smith - 30 Year Marvel Comic Colorist!
4:30 p.m.
Meet Tom Smith - 30 Year Marvel Comic Colorist!
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 4:30 p.m.Meet Tom Smith - 30
Program Room
This event will include Tom Smith discussing his 30 year career as a Marvel Comics colorist, including 10 years with the Avengers and answer questions from the audience. Tom will then guide students via a step-by-step procedure to create a drawing of Spiderman. Tom will sign all of the finished prod...read more

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Book Bingo
3:00 p.m.
 Book Bingo
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 3:00 p.m.
Program Room
Come play a couple of rounds of Bingo and win free books. For ages 5 & up.  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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Tech Buddies - Tech Support from Teen Volunteers
10am - 12pm
Tech Buddies - Tech Support from Teen Volunteers
Thursday, Aug. 25, 10am - 12pm
Study Tables near the big windows
Drop by the library between 10 am and 12 pm to get assistance from teen volunteers (the experts!) in using your iPhone, Android device, iPad, tablet, laptop or e-reader.  Teens can help you set up basic features, email accounts, download apps, get free digital materials from the library, and mo...read more
Author Talk with Liz Wiseman
12:00 p.m.
 Author Talk with Liz Wiseman
Thursday, Aug. 25, 12:00 p.m.
Zoom (virtual)
Join us as we sit down in conversation with Liz Wiseman, New York Times Best Selling author, researcher, and executive adviser as she showcases her latest book Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact and discusses why some people break through a...read more
Short Story Discussion Group
2:00 p.m.
 Short Story Discussion Group
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2:00 p.m.
Activity Room
We meet at 2:00 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of every month (except November!) to discuss one title from The Best American Short Stories of the Century edited by John Updike and one title from The Best American Short Stories edited by Roxanne Gay. This program is held in-pe...read more

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Farmers Market
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 Farmers Market
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(Thursdays, June 30 through September 15, 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Outside in the Library parking lot
A Farmers Market will be held in the Monroe Township Library’s parking lot on Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. this summer, beginning Thursday, June 30 and continuing through Thursday, September 15.For more information, visit the Library's website.
Make a Blinking Light Circuit
5:00 pm
 Make a Blinking Light Circuit
Thursday, Aug. 25, 5:00 pm
Activity Room
Build an electronic circuit that causes a light to blink. For children ages 9 to 17. Registration required. This is an In the Library program. Call, visit Youth Services, or go online to register beginning Tuesday, July 26th at 9:30 a.m.  

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Craft Available
 Craft Available
Friday, Aug. 26
Children's
For children ages 4 and up. As supplies last. 
All You Need is Love Book Club
11:00am
 All You Need is Love Book Club
Friday, Aug. 26, 11:00am
Conference Room
The Monroe Township Library has a new book club. Join us for a discussion about Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.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.

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Adventure Aquarium
11:00 a.m.
 Adventure Aquarium
Friday, Aug. 26, 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Room
Recommended for ages 3 & up.Presented by the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium. Children will learn about oceanic wildlife and how scientists are able to study the world's largest and most diverse habitat!From narwhals to horseshoe crabs, this 45-minute program will be engagi...read more
Friday Afternoon Movie
2:30 pm
 Friday Afternoon Movie
Friday, Aug. 26, 2:30 pm
Meeting Room
Monthly Friday afternoon movies return this month!Each month we will screen a different modern, classic movie. This program will be held in-person at the Library.*Registration is required. Register in advance at the Welcome Desk, on our website at www.monroetwplibrary.org/calendar or by phone at (73...read more

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Button Day
3:00 p.m.
 Button Day
Saturday, Aug. 27, 3:00 p.m.
Children's
Drop by and make buttons! Two buttons per person. First come first served. Registration is not required.  
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Health & Wellness Reading Club
2:30 - 3:30 pm
 Health & Wellness Reading Club
Monday, Aug. 29, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Activity Room
Join us in person for a discussion of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear. Reserve a copy through our online catalog, at the Welcome Desk, or by calling the library.  This title is also available in both ebook and...read more

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Dragonology
5:30 p.m.
 Dragonology
Monday, Aug. 29, 5:30 p.m.
Program Room
For children ages 6-9. Games and crafts about...dragons! 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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Music with Pat McKinley
11:45 a.m.
 Music with Pat McKinley
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 11:45 a.m.
Program Room
Join us for a fun music program for infants, toddlers & preschoolers! 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. This event will...read more
Teens Cook: Greek Zucchini Fritters
4:00 - 5:30pm
Teens Cook: Greek Zucchini Fritters
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4:00 - 5:30pm
Activity Room
We will be making a traditional Greek eggplant appetizer and tzatziki sauce as we continue our tour of Veggies Around the World.

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Arts & Crafts
11:00 a.m.
 Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 11:00 a.m.
Activity Room
For ages 3-5.
   
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