The Holidays at Your Library - The Free Public Library of Monroe



The Holidays at Your Library - The Free Public Library of Monroe
The monthly newsletter of
The Free Public Library of
Monroe Township
The Holidays at Your Library
The Library is here to help make your holidays a little easier. We have a display of
Holiday cookbooks, craft books, and decorating books for inspiration and ideas. In our
media section we have a many classic holiday movies and music CD’s to put you in the
spirit of the season.
Have you checked out our Library store? We
are always putting out new books, some in
beautiful condition and all for fifty cents or a
dollar. We also have Library bags and travel
mugs. You may be able to check some gifts
off your list the next time you are in to
borrow a book.
11 AM—9 PM
Friday & Saturday
12 PM—5 PM
Closed on Saturdays in July & August
Christmas Holiday
Saturday, December 24th
Monday, December 26th
New Years Holiday
Saturday, December 31st
Monday, January 2nd
Circulation Desk
ext. 210 or 211
Reference Desk
ext. 206
Children's Reference
ext. 204
Teen and Youth Services
ext. 208
ext. 203
Looking to give back to the community? We are collecting donations of food and
clothing for the Rotary Club. We have a box under our tree for new toy donations for
Toys for Tots. We didn’t forget our furry friends. We are also collecting food, toys and
all other pet supplies for the Gloucester County Animal Shelter.
Try not to let the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season wear you
out. Stop by the library and pick a good book. From the classic “A
Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens to the inspirational
“Christmas Box” by Richard Paul Evans to the funny and heart
warming “Skipping Christmas” and laugh out loud “Visions of
Sugar Plums” by Janet Evanovich the library has just the right book
for you to escape from the holiday rush. Take some time to enjoy
the season and join us on December 12 for a holiday concert with
the Shades of Harmony. It is sure to be a fun festive night.
We wish you a Happy Holiday from the Library and hope that we
have helped make it a little less stressful and more enjoyable.
What can you get the person who has everything?
The Library is selling bricks that will pave the
exterior path of our main entrance. “Buy a
Brick...Build a Memory.” You may purchase a
brick with a message or name engraved on it by
picking up a flyer in the Library.
Bricks are $75.00 each and may contain 3 lines
per brick and 13 spaces and/or characters per line.
All proceeds will support your Library.
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Computer Skills Workshops for Job Seekers
It’s time to land that Job. The Free Public Library can help!
Get started by registering for a free workshop taught by Lauri Kuder, a
Microsoft Certified Specialist and Instructor at Gloucester County College.
Workshops Offered
Job Seekers can learn how to :
-Set up an email account
-Conduct an Online Job Search
-Fill Out an Online Application
-Write an Effective Resume
Introduction to Windows XP
Monday, December 5th
Tuesday, December 13th
Introduction to Internet Explorer
Monday, December 5th
Tuesday, December 13th
Introduction to Word 2007
Monday, December 12th
Thursday, December 15th
Introduction to Email
Monday, December 12th
Thursday, December 15th
Holiday Concert with Shades of Harmony
Monday, December 12
7:00 PM
Enjoy the beautiful sounds of the season
performed by Shades of Harmony, the women’s
chorus of Williamstown.
This program is free and open to the public.
No registration is required.
Light refreshments will be served.
Gardening Lectures
Wednesday, December 28th
7:00 PM
Join us for a new series of Garden Lectures
presented each month throughout the winter
by a different Master Gardener on different
topics. December’s lecture will presented by
Jessica Ferguson and will be all about “Bees.”
Blood Drive
On the third Thursday of every month the American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive
in the Library Meeting Room. The date this month is Thursday, December 15, from 2:00-7:30
PM. For an appointment please call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
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The Bookmarks
Remember, Bookmarks, the library’s monthly book club does not meet in December.
Happy Holidays. Stop by and get the reading list for 2012 and join us in January!
2012 Adult Book Club List
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara
The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula McLain
Thin, Rich, Pretty by Beth Harbison
Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation by John Carlin
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Wings: A Novel of WWII Flygirls by Karl Freidrich
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Music
Tuesday, December 6th 7-8:30 PM
This fall the lectures will focus on “Four late romantics
and their followers.” December’s topic is “Sibelius’s
Worlds Evolve.”
This series is presented free to the public on the first
Tuesday of every month by the
Bay-Atlantic Symphony and the Monroe Township
No registration is required.
Independent Film Screening
I’m Dangerous With Love
84 minutes
Monday, December 5th
6:30 PM
86 minutes
Monday, December 19th
6:30 PM
Dimitri Mugianis ends his
20-year heroin addiction
with a single dose of the
hallucinogenic plant ibogaine. West-African shamans have
used ibogaine in their rituals for centuries, but in the USA it
is a Schedule 1 controlled substance. No longer a drug user,
Dimitri illegally takes addicts through the same detox that he
claims saved his life.
This film is not for the squeamish.
Directed by famous
documentarian Frederick Wiseman, this exclusive fly-on
-the-wall portrait chronicles daily life of a Benedictine
monastery in Michigan. In the Order, where the focus of
life is the relationship of individual work and worship to
the community as a whole, the brethren must cope with
the same issues that arise in any community: rules, work,
worship, values, love and play.
For more information on the Independent Film Club Check out
Free to the public. Must be 18 or older. No registration required. An open-discussion follows each screening.
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Ages 13-19. No sign up needed
College Application
Essay Writing Workshop
Saturday, December 3rd
1:00-4:00 PM
Learn what a college essay is and why it is important; the elements of
a good college essay and what it should accomplish. Brain storm and
pick a topic and generate an outline. Learn about structuring a college
essay and write an intro paragraph. Students who have already started
can workshop and edit their essay.
Duct Tape Holiday Gifts
Saturday, December 10th
1:00-4:00 PM
Make ornaments, jewelry, picture frames and other small items out of
duct tape to give to your loved ones this holiday season.
Xbox 360 Kinect Game Nights
Thursday, Dec. 8th & Tuesday, Dec. 13th
5:00-8:00 PM
Teens can have dance competitions, cooperate in adventure games
and play life size board games. The library will offer monthly game
nights in Meeting Room A with a snack.
Teen Advisory board
Tuesday, December 20th
5:00-7:00 PM
Want to put together a poetry writing club? Got some good book
recommendations? The Teen Advisory Board will be an essential tool
in helping to shape the programming for 2012 and teen collection.
Teens can also help develop our teen blog and newsletter. Let your
voice be heard.
Crafts and Cookies
Tuesday, Dec. 27th & Thursday, Dec. 29th
2:00-4:00 PM
Using a scrap-booking calendar kit that contains cut-out illustrations,
stickers and appointment stickers, teens will be able to create a
custom calander for 2012. All materials provided.
Read Review and Win!
Savanna Sampson won a $10 gift card to iTunes in the monthly Read,
Review and Win raffle. Savanna's entry recommended the book, "It's
Kind of a Funny Story" by Ned Vizzini, which she described as "life
changing and compelling." Congrats Savanna! Next month's winner
will win a Barnes & Noble Nook! So read those books, write your
reviews and enter to win! Just read a book, write a short review and
put it in our big red raffle box in the teen section of our library.
After School Homework Hour
Mondays through Thursdays 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Technology Lab
The Technology Lab is a closed door computer classroom that will
allow students to work quietly together on homework assignments.
You will need to sign up for this privilege and adhere to our code of
Call 629-1212 ext. 204 for sign ups and details.
Gingerbread Fun
Wednesday, December 7th
7:00 PM
Join us for cookie decorating and holiday stories.
Ages 5 and up are welcome. Sign up by Tuesday,
December 6th.
Lego Night
Wednesday, December 14th
7:00 PM
Join us in our large meeting room to create with
Legos. We provide the Legos you provide the
imagination. We’ll take pictures of your creations.
Ages 4 and up are welcome. Space is limited so sign
ups are required.
Snack & Storytime with Santa
Saturday December 17th
1:30 PM
Santa will be visiting us in our large meeting room.
Have your list ready because everyone will get a
chance to talk to Santa and have their picture taken.
We will also have cookies to snack on, stories to hear
and ornaments to make. All are welcome.
Mr. Grinch Story and Craft
December 21st
7:00 PM
Hear the classic story
of “How the Grinch
Stole Christmas” and
other holiday
favorites. Watch a
holiday film and make
a festive wreath. Ages
3 and up. Sign ups are

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