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Find Your Joy and Run With IT
Sep
19
2:30 PM14:30

Find Your Joy and Run With IT

Join two-time cancer survivor, motivation and positivity coach Rosie Mankes as she shares:
• How to live a purposeful, meaningful life every day
• How to overcome adversity
• Wake up to a new YOU each morning

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults, Teens

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Estate Planning Seminar
Sep
25
11:00 AM11:00

Estate Planning Seminar

Life Changes … Is Your Estate Plan Keeping Up? People get married, divorced and sometimes married again. There may children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, some may have special needs. You may relocate to another state, experience the loss of a loved one or have an increase or decrease in assets. There may be a falling out or reconciliation with a family member or friend. Unfortunate situations arise, Medicaid must be planned appropriately. Life changes, has your Estate Plan changed with it? Shira Frackt, Esq. will present.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Songs for the Seasons Live Musical Performance
Sep
25
2:00 PM14:00

Songs for the Seasons Live Musical Performance

Musical performance featuring a selection of Broadway hits, from classic to contemporary, that take you on a journey from Spring to Winter and back again. Jim Schubin, actor, singer and 2016 winner of the prestigious international Lotte Lenya Singing Competition and pianist Jeffrey Uhlig, Principal Keyboard and Vocal Coach with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, formerly with Princeton Symphony perform.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Hawaiian History and Culture Presentation
Oct
9
11:00 AM11:00

Hawaiian History and Culture Presentation

Learn about various facets of the Hawaiian Islands in this interactive and visually stimulating presentation. Mahealani will cover the geography, history, and culture of the islands.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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What’s Your Next Book? How to Find the Right Book for Your Group
Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

What’s Your Next Book? How to Find the Right Book for Your Group

So many books ... so little time. How do you know what your book group should read next? There are so many choices! A bestseller? Another book by a familiar author? A memoir? Rosalind Reisner will help you navigate the ocean of good discussion books; how to figure out what you enjoy reading and what works for your group.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Author Expo
Oct
23
10:00 AM10:00

Author Expo

Join us for this day-long author meet and greet event. Meet local authors and discuss their books. You may purchase books directly from the authors and have them autographed and ready for holiday gift-giving. Please bring cash or checks only.
Authors who wish to participate in this event should complete the application located on our website http://www.monroetwplibrary.org/news/local-author-expo or at any service desk within the Library.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Authors who wish to participate in this event should complete the application located on our website http://www.monroetwplibrary.org/news/local-author-expo or at any service desk within the Library.

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Confidence Workshop
Oct
24
11:00 AM11:00

Confidence Workshop

Have you ever felt that you are not enough? Has your lack of confidence led you to procrastinate? Have you ever watched opportunities pass you by? Professional confidence coach Judy-Ann Chung provides tips for building your confidence.
Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Evening DIY Craft
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Evening DIY Craft

Need something fun to do after dinner? Come do a seasonal craft you can actually use. The first craft is an autumn leaf Mason jar candle holder.

Registration is required. Register at the Reference Desk or www.monroetwplibrary.org.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration is required. Register at the Reference Desk or www.monroetwplibrary.org.

Photo source: https://www.maxpixel.net/Candle-Diy-Halloween-Autumn-Pumpkin-October-2912588

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Medicare Fraud
Oct
30
11:00 AM11:00

Medicare Fraud

Don’t be a victim! Learn how to protect yourself against Medicare fraud, waste and abuse. Have your Medicare questions answered. Medicare changes for 2020 will also be covered. Angela Ellerbe of Senior Medicare Patrol will present.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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The Beatles: The Beginnings
Aug
30
11:00 AM11:00

The Beatles: The Beginnings

John Paul Groom, a native of the City of Liverpool, followed the Beatles on their rise from obscurity to fame in the early 1960s. The presentation provides a detailed description of Liverpool during the 1950s and 1960s as well as the Beatles’ family circumstances and musical influences.
Registration is not required.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: All ages

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Musician’s Showcase: Ed Seifert & Friends
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Musician’s Showcase: Ed Seifert & Friends

Ed Seifert is a veteran of the New Jersey music scene who writes and performs in such well-known combos as Yung Wu, Speed the Plough, the Campfire Flies, and Ed Seifert and the Stimulus Package, with band mates who are also members of the Feelies, the Cucumbers, and the Thousand Pities. In addition to being a prolific songwriter, Ed sings and plays guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. Connie and Kathy Sharar make up half of the Sharar Sisters musical group, who’ve been longtime mainstays on the New Jersey folk scene. Over the years they’ve shared stages with Pete Seeger, John Gorka, Dar Williams, and others at events like the prestigious Black Potatoe and Falcon Ridge music festivals. Ed, Connie, and Kathy will sing and play some of Ed’s catchy original songs and some time-tested favorites from the 1960s and beyond.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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CANCELLED - Bookmobile Event: LEGO Contest
Aug
9
11:00 AM11:00

CANCELLED - Bookmobile Event: LEGO Contest

Design a bookmobile out of Legos and bring your creation to the Spray Park at Veteran's Park at 61 Avenue K, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

Age categories are 6-8 and 9-12. Rain date is August 16. Registration is required.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Children ages 6-12

Special instructions: To register, please call (732) 521-5000 x.126.

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Resume Review
Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

Resume Review

Are you looking for a job, or just need to edit your resume? Meet with a certified career counselor to get your resume questions answered.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults, Teens

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Abbott & Costello Tribute
Jul
31
2:00 PM14:00

Abbott & Costello Tribute

President of The Abbott & Costello Fan Club, Robert Attanasia and Howie Meshel will perform some of Abbott and Costello's classic routines, including “Who's On First.” Memorabilia will be on display.
Registration is not required.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Picnic)
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Picnic)

Join us for a fun summer evening, as we continue celebrating our 30th anniversary. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair along with a picnic dinner or snacks. We’ll provide lemonade and cookies. Open to all ages. In case of inclement weather, picnic will be moved indoors.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Bring your own blanket or lawn chair along with a picnic dinner or snacks.

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What’s Your Story: Leaving a Legacy
Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

What’s Your Story: Leaving a Legacy

This is a special Genealogy Club event. Steve Besserman presents his documentary film “Bunnie.” 101-year old Bunnie shares her inspirational life story. There will be a discussion about preserving your life story and family history after the 23-minute documentary.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Dealing with Dizziness & Vertigo
Jul
9
11:00 AM11:00

Dealing with Dizziness & Vertigo

A number of things cause dizziness, limiting your ability to function. Kelly A. Gray, PT, RN, DPT, CLT, Rehab Manager, Outpatient Rehab and Physical Therapist at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center presents the anatomy and physiology of the inner ear, common causes of dizziness and vertigo, loss of balance and vestibular rehabilitation. This program is Co-Sponsored by Penn Medicine Community Wellness.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Beyond the Basics for Your iPhone
Jun
28
10:30 AM10:30

Beyond the Basics for Your iPhone

AARP presents a workshop to help get the most out of your iPhone’s capabilities. Learn to download apps, set up Medical ID, wallpapers, shortcuts, security settings, conference & video calls.
Register at the Welcome Desk.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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“Piano Dave” Schlossberg in Concert
Jun
27
1:00 PM13:00

“Piano Dave” Schlossberg in Concert

Dave Schlossberg “Piano Dave” will perform in this entertaining, live musical performance.
Limit of 4 tickets per person.
Pick up tickets at the Welcome Desk.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Limit of 4 tickets per person.
Pick up tickets at the Welcome Desk.

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Census Bureau Jobs & Application Event
Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

Census Bureau Jobs & Application Event

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting workers for temporary jobs in advance of the 2020 Census. Census Bureau employees will be available to assist attendees with their online applications.
Register at the Welcome Desk.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Musician’s Showcase
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Musician’s Showcase

Coming down from the mountains, TC Carpenter will join us for a live performance of his unique style of American Folk Rock.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Registration is not required.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Medicare Workshop
Jun
21
11:00 AM11:00

Medicare Workshop

Learn the 5 biggest mistakes made by Medicare beneficiaries, what has changed in 2019, original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare supplement policies, Medicare prescription programs (Part D). Presented by Michael Salum of Senior Advisors.

Register at the Welcome Desk.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Creating Your Best Life, How to Pursue Meaningful Goals and Live with No Regrets Workshop
Jun
15
10:30 AM10:30

Creating Your Best Life, How to Pursue Meaningful Goals and Live with No Regrets Workshop

Susie De Lima Verde and Roopak Desai, Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner and Life Coach, present how to pursue meaningful goals, develop a growth mindset and live a life with no regrets. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Register at the Welcome Desk.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: All ages

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Native Plants for Pollinators
Jun
13
2:00 PM14:00

Native Plants for Pollinators

Nisha Khanna of the Middlesex County Master Gardeners will explain the benefits of planting native plants, and attracting pollinators to your yard, including bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
Register at the Welcome Desk.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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World Wide Knit in Public Day
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Spend an afternoon socializing with local stitchers on the same day as other Knit in Public Day events all around the world! Knitters, crocheters, cross stitchers and needleworkers of all skill levels are welcome. Bring your own supplies-yarn, crochet hooks, knitting needles, etc. Stitched baby blankets and hats will be accepted for charity.
Registration is not required.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: All ages

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Music Circle
Jun
7
3:00 PM15:00

Music Circle

Musicians of any level are welcome to play popular songs of various decades in a campfire-style setting. Songs will be done in simple 3-4 chord arrangements and lyrics will be shown on the projector for everyone to follow along.
Registration is not required.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Bookkeeping & Accounting Info Session
Jun
6
11:00 AM11:00

Bookkeeping & Accounting Info Session

Marvin Weiss, PhD, retired Professor of Accounting and founding Dean of the School of Management at the New York Institute of Technology will present a brief history of bookkeeping and accounting.
Light refreshments will be served.
Registration is not required.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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English Tea Traditions and Royal Weddings
May
17
11:00 AM11:00

English Tea Traditions and Royal Weddings

For centuries the British have had a love affair with tea. All classes, from the aristocracy to the working class, enjoy a nice hot cup of tea. They also enjoy the excitement and fanfare of their monarchs’ royal weddings. Learn about English tea traditions and etiquette along with royal wedding customs and ceremonies. Presented by tea historian, Judith Krall-Russo.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Teens and up

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Natural and Organic Gardening
May
16
2:00 PM14:00

Natural and Organic Gardening

Are you interested in gardening? Do you want fewer chemicals in your life? Nisha Khanna of the Middlesex County Master Gardeners will provide tips and techniques for natural and organic ways to get the most out of your garden.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Register at the Reference Desk, by phone or online at www.monroetwplibrary.org

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Music Circle
May
3
3:00 PM15:00

Music Circle

Musicians of any level are welcome to play popular songs of various decades in a campfire-style setting. Songs will be done in simple 3-4 chord arrangements and lyrics will be shown on the projector for everyone to follow along.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Confidence Workshop
Apr
25
11:00 AM11:00

Confidence Workshop

* Have you ever felt that you are not enough?
* Has your lack of confidence led you to procrastinate?
* Have you ever watched opportunities pass you by?

Professional confidence coach and founder of Coaching YOU Upward Judy-Ann Chung provides tips to help build your confidence.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=9775&EventID=368897&PK=

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Learn to Control Your Diabetes 6 Week Session
Apr
23
1:00 PM13:00

Learn to Control Your Diabetes 6 Week Session

Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm


Are you a person with Medicare who has Diabetes or know someone who does? Sign up for a FREE 6-week personalized workshop. Each session of the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) will address a new topic. Please plan to attend all 6 sessions. The workshop will be closed to new attendees after April 30.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Please plan to attend all 6 sessions. The workshop will be closed to new attendees after April 30. Space is limited. Registration is required. Register at the Welcome Desk.

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