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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Teens: Shelter Cat Art Contest
 Teens: Shelter Cat Art Contest
Wednesday, May. 22
Program Room
The beautiful babies at https://newbeginningsanimalrescuenj.org/adoptions/ are looking for good homes! Download a pic of any of the cats and turn it into an art piece.  It can be silly or sweet, digital/handmade/mixed media, etc. You will earn two hours of volunteer service for s...read more
Indo-American Dance, Dress and Culture
2:30 p.m.
Indo-American Dance, Dress and Culture
Wednesday, May 22, 2:30 p.m.
Meeting Room
Join us for a live presentation of Indian dance, dress and cultural identity.

or call 732-521-5000.
Teens: Therapy Dogs
3 - 5
 Teens: Therapy Dogs
Wednesday, May 22, 3 - 5
Program Room
Stop by after school to the teen section on Wednesday, May 22 to meet Nigel and Sarge, registered therapy dogs. 
Device Advice - Session C
3:30 p.m.
 Device Advice - Session C
Wednesday, May. 22, 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.

Crafty Creations (Quilling Special) Intermediate Level
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Crafty Creations (Quilling Special) Intermediate Level
Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Activity Room
Quilling is an art form using strips of paper that are rolled, shaped and glued together to create decorative designs. This is an intermediate quilling program for people who have some experience with quilling. You will learn quilling techniques and make a picture frame. Tools and materials wil...read more
or call 732-521-5000.
Crochet Along
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 Crochet Along
Wednesday, May. 22, 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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Short Story Discussion Group
2:00 p.m.
 Short Story Discussion Group
Thursday, May. 23, 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.
Device Advice - Session D
3:45
 Device Advice - Session D
Thursday, May. 23, 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.

or call 732-521-5000.
Make a Dancing Trapeze Toy
5:00 pm
 Make a Dancing Trapeze Toy
Thursday, May 23, 5:00 pm
Activity Room
Make a fun dancing monkey trapeze toy. 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.
Learn to Sew: Insulated Lunch Bag
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Learn to Sew: Insulated Lunch Bag
Thursday, May 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Conference Room
Learn to sew! Make an insulated lunch bag. Class is 2 hours.Students must bring: 1/4 yard of fabric OR 2 fat quarters for the exterior 1/4 yard of fabric OR 2 fat quarters for the interior A medium to large sized buttonStudents must take the Meet Your Sewing Machine class or have prior machine sewin...read more

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Open Maker Hours
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
 Open Maker Hours
Friday, May. 24, 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, May. 24, 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.
Dungeons and Dragons Club
230-430
 Dungeons and Dragons Club
Friday, May. 24, 230-430
Activity Room
Teens 13 to 19!  Join us each Friday in the back of the children's department for D&D! No experience required!NO MEETUP WHEN SCHOOL IS CLOSED OR ON HALF-DAY
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Sunday, May 26,
All Locations
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Monday, May 27,
All Locations
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Device Advice - Session B
10 a.m.
 Device Advice - Session B
Tuesday, May. 28, 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.

or call 732-521-5000.
Pokémon Club
1:00 p.m.
 Pokémon Club
Tuesday, May. 28, 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, May. 28, 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, May. 28, 4:00 pm
Program Room
LEGO Play
6:00 p.m.
 LEGO Play
Tuesday, May. 28, 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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Teens: Shelter Cat Art Contest
 Teens: Shelter Cat Art Contest
Wednesday, May. 29
Program Room
The beautiful babies at https://newbeginningsanimalrescuenj.org/adoptions/ are looking for good homes! Download a pic of any of the cats and turn it into an art piece.  It can be silly or sweet, digital/handmade/mixed media, etc. You will earn two hours of volunteer service for s...read more
Craft in a Bag
 Craft in a Bag
Wednesday, May. 29
Children's
Come grab all the supplies needed to make a fun craft at home. While supplies last.
Movers & Shakers
10:00am
 Movers & Shakers
Wednesday, May 29, 10:00am
Program Room
A fun movement based Story Time where we'll dance, jump, groove, and shake the sillies out!  For children ages 2-5 years old. 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'...read more
Crafty Creations (Quilling Special) Basic Level
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Crafty Creations (Quilling Special) Basic Level
Wednesday, May 29, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Activity Room
Quilling is an art form using strips of paper that are rolled, shaped and glued together to create decorative designs. In this program, you will learn basic quilling techniques and make a picture frame. Tools and materials will be provided by the library. This program will be held in-person. Sp...read more

Device Advice - Session C
3:30 p.m.
 Device Advice - Session C
Wednesday, May. 29, 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.
Crochet Along
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 Crochet Along
Wednesday, May. 29, 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, May. 30, 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.
Device Advice - Session D
3:45
 Device Advice - Session D
Thursday, May. 30, 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.

or call 732-521-5000.
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Mother Goose Time
11:00 a.m.
 Mother Goose Time
Friday, May. 31, 11:00 a.m.
Program Room
Music, rhymes and fun for ages 18-26 mos and caregiver. 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.
Dungeons and Dragons Club
230-430
 Dungeons and Dragons Club
Friday, May. 31, 230-430
Activity Room
Teens 13 to 19!  Join us each Friday in the back of the children's department for D&D! No experience required!NO MEETUP WHEN SCHOOL IS CLOSED OR ON HALF-DAY
 
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