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

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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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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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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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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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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