732.521.5000
Directions
4 Municipal Plaza
Monroe Twp., NJ 08831
Library Hours
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.
Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
New York Book Discus
Meeting Room
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 11:00 a.m. (Tuesdays, February 8, April 5 and June 7 at 11:00 a.m.)
or call 732-521-5000.

Join us for a three-part book discussion series about New York: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd. Reserve a copy through our online catalog or by calling the library. The ebook and audiobook are available through eLibraryNJ using the Libby app. This is a hybrid program. *Registration is required. Join us via Zoom or in person. Please register with a valid email address and you will receive an email reminder with a link to the Zoom meeting.

Tuesday, February 8 at 11:00 a.m.- Beginning through Revolutionary War (first 350 pages)

Tuesday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m. - 18th & 19th Century (pages 351 - 550)

Tuesday, June 7 at 11:00 a.m. - 20th & Early 21st Century (pages 551 - end)

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85752605103

Meeting ID: 857 5260 5103
Passcode: newyork

Activity Room
Thursday, May 26, 2:00 p.m.
or call 732-521-5000.

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-person at the Library. *Registration is required.

 

Thursday, April 28

 “The Christmas Gift” by Robert Penn Warren 
"A Big True" by Dina Nayeri

Thursday, May 26

“Bright and Morning Star” by Richard Wright
"Items Awaiting Protective Enclosure" by Téa Obreht

 

Program Room
Thursday, May 26, 5:00 pm
or call 732-521-5000.
Join us in the library as we make a stomp rocket. See how high yours will fly. 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, April 26th at 9:30 a.m.  
Conference Room
Thursday, May 26, 6:30 p.m.
or call 732-521-5000.

Learn how to make a zippered bag. 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 2 fat quarters (a fat quarter is a cut of material measuring 18” x 21”) and a 12” zipper fabric to class. **

Registration is required.
Children's
Friday, May 27
As supplies last. For children ages 4 and up. 
Program Room
Friday, May 27, 11:00 a.m.
Join us for a story, songs and an activity! 
This event is first come first serve. 18-36 months - In Person. Tickets available 30 minutes before the program at the children's desk.
Meeting Room
Friday, May 27, 2:30 pm
or call 732-521-5000.
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 (732) 521-5000.
All Locations
Sunday, May 29
All Locations
Monday, May 30
Program Room
Tuesday, May 31, 11:45 a.m. (Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7 & 28)

Join us in person or virtually for a fun music program for infants, toddlers & preschoolers! Space for in person attendance is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 

Program Room
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 11:00 a.m.
or call 732-521-5000.
What have you been reading? We want to know! Join other book lovers for a lively discussion. Book Café is a perfect place to find your next great read or share what you have enjoyed.
This is a hybrid program. Join us via Zoom or in person. 
*Registration is required. Zoom details will be sent if a valid email address is used to register.
New sessions of Book Café have been added! If this session is full, sign up for Tuesday morning at 11am or Thursday evening at 7pm.
Program Room
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 1:00 p.m.
or call 732-521-5000.
What have you been reading? We want to know! Join other book lovers for a lively discussion. Book Café is a perfect place to find your next great read or share what you have enjoyed.
This is a hybrid program. Join us via Zoom or in person. 
*Registration is required. Zoom details will be sent if a valid email address is used to register.
New sessions of Book Café have been added! If this session is full, sign up for Tuesday morning at 11am or Thursday evening at 7pm.
Conference Room
Thursday, Jun. 2, 7:00 p.m (Thursdays, January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, 7:00 p.m.)
May and June sessions have been canceled due to low registration.
Book Café now has an evening session! Beginning in January 2022, the evening Book Café will meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm.
What have you been reading? We want to know! Join other book lovers for a lively discussion. Book Café is a perfect place to find your next great read and share what you have enjoyed.

Children's
Friday, Jun. 3
As supplies last. For children ages 4 and up. 
Program Room
Friday, Jun. 3, 11:00 a.m.

For ages 18 – 36 months. Enjoy nursery rhymes and songs. 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. 

Program Room
Saturday, Jun. 4, 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)
or call 732-521-5000.
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.
The library has a limited amount of laptops for use during this program, on a first come, first served basis.

Open to grades 6, 7, 8.
Registration required.


Led by teen volunteers Aarya R. and Shiven P.
Students are expected to attend all twelve sessions​​​​​​​
Program Room
Sunday, Jun. 5, 11:00 a.m.

For ages 18 – 36 months. Enjoy nursery rhymes and songs. 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. 

Children's
Monday, Jun. 6, 5:30 p.m.
For children ages 4-9. Use markers to decorate a shield. 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. 
Program Room
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 11:00 a.m.
or call 732-521-5000.
What have you been reading? We want to know! Join other book lovers for a lively discussion. Book Café is a perfect place to find your next great read or share what you have enjoyed. This is a hybrid program. Join us via Zoom or in person. 
*Registration is required. Zoom details will be sent if a valid email address is used to register.
Program Room
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 11:45 a.m. (Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7 & 28)

Join us in person or virtually for a fun music program for infants, toddlers & preschoolers! Space for in person attendance is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 

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