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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Puppy Pals: The Seeing Eye
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Puppy Pals: The Seeing Eye

The world's oldest guide dog school is coming to Monroe Library! Learn what it takes to raise and train puppies to become Seeing Eye guide dogs. Meet and greet the puppies after the presentation.
All ages welcome. 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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Practicing Positive Psychology: Wellness Engineering
Nov
17
10:30 AM10:30

Practicing Positive Psychology: Wellness Engineering

Learn to create a life of greater health, happiness, well-being by using different tools, practices, habits and cultivating attitudes that make a profound difference in your personal and professional life in this introductory workshop led by Roopak Desai, positive psychology practitioner and coach. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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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Spams and Scams
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Spams and Scams

The FBI Newark Division will offer information and advice on types of frauds, recent fraud trends, debt collection, identity theft, imposter scams, banks and lenders, telephone and mobile services, and other topics. This program is offered in partnership with the Jewish Federation.
Registration is required and begins Monday, October 1.
Register at the Welcome Desk, or online at www.monroetwplibrary.org.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration is required and begins Monday, October 1.
Register at the Welcome Desk, or online at www.monroetwplibrary.org.

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It’s Still Funny: Satire in Opera - Boheme Opera NJ Series
Nov
14
1:00 PM13:00

It’s Still Funny: Satire in Opera - Boheme Opera NJ Series

Explore the use of satire in opera over a span of more than 100 years with music by composers such as Mozart, Rossini, Offenbach and Gilbert & Sullivan. Works featured will include The Music Director, An Italian in Algiers, Orfeo aux Enfers, HMS Pinafore, Mikado, and Pirates of Penzance, 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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American Sign Language Beginner Class
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

American Sign Language Beginner Class

Communicate with your hands! Learn basic American Sign Language (ASL) signs in this 1-hour class taught by instructor Diana Meade. She will cover the alphabet, numbers, colors and more. For ages High School & Up. No prior experience is necessary.

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

Audience: High School and Up

Special instructions: Space is limited.
Registration is required. Sign up online at www.monroetwplibrary.org or call 732-521-5000, beginning Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Link to event page:http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=9775&EventID=352890&PK

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Senior Health Jeopardy!
Nov
7
2:00 PM14:00

Senior Health Jeopardy!

A fun, interactive and educational program for older adults in a Jeopardy game format. Grab a giveaway! Just like the TV show! Sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Local Author Expo
Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

Local Author Expo

Join us for this day-long author meet and greet event. You may purchase books directly from the authors and get them autographed and ready for holiday gift-giving! Please bring cash or checks
only. Author applications may be found on our website (www.monroetwplibrary.org) and at every service desk.

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

Audience: All ages

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Page Turners
Oct
18
11:00 AM11:00

Page Turners

Looking for something to read or add to your reading list? This new, 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 War Stories. 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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Non-Fiction Book Discussion
Oct
15
2:00 PM14:00

Non-Fiction Book Discussion

Irene Goldberg leads a discussion about What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner. If you want to read more about this topic, you may be interested in Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics by Charles Krauthammer, as well.
Register and reserve a copy at the Welcome Desk.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register and reserve a copy at the Welcome Desk.

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Midterm Elections 2018: What You Need to Know
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Midterm Elections 2018: What You Need to Know

Part two of the Civics Education Series in Memory of Joan Leon. Learn who is on the ballot and what public questions Monroe residents will vote upon this election season. Find out how to register and locate your polling place. Presented by Andrea Pellezzi, President and & Marsha Rosenbaum, Chair, Voter Services Committee of the Monroe League of Women Voters. Voter registration table open immediately following the program. To register to vote, please bring a valid driver’s license or non-driver’s license identification card issued by Motor Vehicle. Light refreshments provided. 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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Genealogy Club Guest lecture “Relatively Speaking: How to Be the Best Ancestor”
Oct
10
1:30 PM13:30

Genealogy Club Guest lecture “Relatively Speaking: How to Be the Best Ancestor”

Guest lecture “Relatively Speaking: How to Be the Best Ancestor” presented by Donna Atkins, “The Life Story Lady.” Donna presents a brand new program in her Life Story series with this one-hour interactive lecture. She will discuss the reasons why it is important to document your life story and give tips on how to begin. Beginner and experienced genealogists are welcome.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Boheme Opera NJ Series
Oct
10
1:00 PM13:00

Boheme Opera NJ Series

“Leonard Bernstein at 100” Presented by the Cultural Arts Commission. This celebration of centennial anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth will feature selections from “On the Town,” “Wonderful Town,” “Candidate,” “West Side Story,” and others. Songs featured are “New York, New York,” “Christopher Street,” “Glitter and Be Gay,” “Tonight,” “Maria,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere,” plus others.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Hudson Shakespeare Company Performance
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Hudson Shakespeare Company Performance

Free live performance of "The Spanish Tragedy,” presented by the Hudson Shakespeare Company. The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again, is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1582 and 1592.
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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Emily Dickinson Lecture
Oct
4
2:00 PM14:00

Emily Dickinson Lecture

Irene Curran, literary lecturer and former Monroe Township teacher, speak about Emily Dickinson, the Belle of Amherst, her life and her poetry. Several examples of her poetry will be recited and read!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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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Be An Informed Voter: New Jersey State Government & Politics
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Be An Informed Voter: New Jersey State Government & Politics

Part one of the Civics Education Series in Memory of Joan Leon. Presented by Ingrid Reed, Retired Director of the New Jersey Project at Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics. Voter registration table open immediately following the program. To register to vote, please bring a valid driver’s license or non-driver’s license identification card issued by Motor Vehicle. Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library. Special thanks to the Monroe League of Women Voters.
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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