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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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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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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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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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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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Musician’s Showcase
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Musician’s Showcase

Michael Patrick, New Jersey-based songwriter and country & folk musician, will entertain us with songs from Cash, Lovett, Williams and the like. He has shared the stage with Randy Travis, Clint Black, Marty Stuart, Rosanne Cash & more.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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Spring Into Health: Healthcare Sampler
Apr
10
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Into Health: Healthcare Sampler

Learn about CentraState Medical Center’s programs and services, and meet with health professionals who specialize in Smoking Cessation, Diabetes Prevention, Balance, Nutrition, Chronic Disease, CPR, Speech, Brain Health, Rehabilitation Services, Cardiac Services, Pastoral Care, and more. Light refreshments and giveaways will be provided.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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Art of the World
Apr
4
2:00 PM14:00

Art of the World

We’re familiar with the works of Monet and Renoir. Join Roberta Hodes on a trip around the world to learn about the works of Native American artisans, as well as artists from China, India, Thailand and other counties.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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My Journey from Writer Wannabe to Published Author: A Workshop for Writers and Readers
Apr
4
1:00 PM13:00

My Journey from Writer Wannabe to Published Author: A Workshop for Writers and Readers

Author Francine Garson will discuss her own publication experience, the inspiration for her book Things and give advice for writers.

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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Are You Getting a Good Night’s Sleep? Seminar
Mar
27
2:00 PM14:00

Are You Getting a Good Night’s Sleep? Seminar

Lack of sleep can affect you in many ways. Andrew R. Freedman, M.D., Board certified Pulmonary Medicine will discuss sleep disorders and tips on how to get a better night’s sleep.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Makerfest
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Makerfest

Calling All Makers! We’re looking for exhibitors of all ages to come and show off what you make!
Demonstrate Electronics, Crafts, Science, Technology, Art, Hobbies. Exhibitors may sell their merchandise during the event for a $15 donation to the Friends of the Monroe Township Library. Space is limited.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Call 732-521-5000 x140 or email shrubes@monroetwplibrary.org to apply.

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Go, Van Gogh
Mar
21
2:30 PM14:30

Go, Van Gogh

At one point, Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother that since he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny. A painter and pastor, van Gogh produced more than 2,000 “brilliant children.” In this session, dozens of his works of art, with a focus on pieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be explored. An overview of his life experiences and how it influenced his art will lead to a lively discussion, which will include talking about the differences between experiencing original artwork and reproductions.
This program is funded by the NJ Council for the Humanities.

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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Brian Curry Musician’s Showcase
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Brian Curry Musician’s Showcase

Brian Curry, Indie Folk Artist and member of the popular band, Cold Weather Company, will give his unique voice to classic and current folk music; as well as a couple Irish tunes for St. Patrick’s Day.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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Money Management Seminar
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Money Management Seminar

Jeremy Faberlle, Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch will conduct an "Investing Basics" seminar to discuss financial management topics such as diversification, asset allocation, and the importance of identifying and planning for specific goals and life priorities.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Strange Things: A Cryptozoology Conference
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

Strange Things: A Cryptozoology Conference

Cryptozoology is the science of cryptids: creatures not discovered by science and unconfirmed from the wider community. With a roster ranging from Sasquatch to zombies, skeptics consider it a pseudoscience due to the general lack of evidence for any of these creatures. Cryptozoology highlights the divide between the scientific and pseudoscientific methods. Beyond looking at it as a science, cryptozoology also preserves folklore, history, and oral traditions. As a result, cryptozoology not only reveals perceptions of the past, but also reveals much about the present. At this conference, our speakers will examine various cryptids from a number of perspectives ranging from popular fiction, cinema, and traditional academic articles. Rutgers professor and folklorist Angus Gillespie moderates.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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Team Trivia * 1989 Edition
Feb
28
2:00 PM14:00

Team Trivia * 1989 Edition

Monroe Township Library is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a Trivia Game “1989” Edition. Test your knowledge of all things 1989. Anything associated with the year 1989 is fair game! Register as a team of 3 to 6 adult players, or sign up as an individual to be assigned to a team.
Register at the Welcome Desk

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

Audience: Teens and up

Special instructions: Register as a team of 3 to 6 adult players, or sign up as an individual to be assigned to a team. Register at the Welcome Desk

Link to event page: http://www.monroetwplibrary.org/news/30th-anniversary-team-trivia/

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Human Trafficking Lecture
Jan
29
6:30 PM18:30

Human Trafficking Lecture

Join our panel for a discussion about human trafficking. Presented by Keyla Munoz, FBI Victim Specialist, State Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer, State Senator Thomas H. Kean Jr., Vinish Patel, MTHS, Patricia Mojita of Prevent Child Abuse NJ and Sgt. Felix De La Cruz, Middlesex County Prosecutor's office. Q&A session will follow.
Presented in collaboration with the League of Women Voters.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Page Turners
Dec
20
11:00 AM11:00

Page Turners

Looking for something to read or add to your reading list? This ongoing event takes place on the third Thursday of every month. Library staff will present and recommend a variety of new titles pertaining to a different topic each month, both new and old titles. This month’s topic is Books in Cold Places. Light refreshments provided.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Boheme Opera NJ Series: Getting to Know Rogers & Hammerstein
Dec
12
1:00 PM13:00

Boheme Opera NJ Series: Getting to Know Rogers & Hammerstein

This lecture performance will focus on the classic Broadway shows of Rogers & Hammerstein. Shows featured will include Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Flower Drum Song and Sound of Music. Songs will include “People Will Say We're in Love,” “If I Loved You,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Getting to Know You,” “I Enjoy Being a Girl,” “My Favorite Things,” plus others.
Presented by the Cultural Arts Commission.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Boheme Opera NJ Series "Getting to Know Rogers & Hammerstein"
Dec
12
12:30 PM12:30

Boheme Opera NJ Series "Getting to Know Rogers & Hammerstein"

This lecture performance will focus on the classic Broadway shows of Rogers & Hammerstein. Shows featured will include Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Flower Drum Song and Sound of Music. Songs will include “People Will Say We're in Love,” “If I Loved You,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Getting to Know You,” “I Enjoy Being a Girl,” “My Favorite Things,” plus others.
Presented by the Cultural Arts Commission.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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New Jersey Library Association Holiday Store
Dec
7
to Dec 9

New Jersey Library Association Holiday Store

Friday, December 7 through Sunday, December 9

The full New Jersey Library Association Holiday Store will be open to everyone at the Monroe Township Library during library hours to shop for great book and library-themed gifts for almost everyone on your holiday shopping list. Purchase literary-themed toys, puzzles, mugs, tees, nightshirts, totes, throws, stationery, character stuffed animals, jewelry, Christmas cards, Hanukkah gifts, Poe, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Jane Austen, Vonnegut, gifts for the movie, mystery, music, sci-fi lover, and so much more. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.

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

Audience: All ages

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Louise Penny Book Discussion
Nov
27
2:00 PM14:00

Louise Penny Book Discussion

Join a discussion about Canada’s famous sleuth Chief Inspector Gamache and the good people of Three Pines, Quebec as they unravel a good mystery. Book discussion about "A Rule Against Murder," the 4th book in the series, moderated by Paula Simon.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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