Bonsai Monday, May 13th 7PM - The Free Public Library of Monroe



Bonsai Monday, May 13th 7PM - The Free Public Library of Monroe
The monthly newsletter of
The Free Public Library of
Monroe Township
"My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move
people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to
the library."~ Pete Golkin
Monday, May 13th
11 AM—9 PM
Friday & Saturday
12 PM—5 PM
Tom De Simone, founder and current President of the Bonsai Society of
South Jersey, will give a PowerPoint presentation on the art of Bonsai.
A hands on demonstration of pruning, wiring, shaping and potting a
tree will follow the presentation. This program is free and open to the
public. Registration is required. Call 856-629-1212 ext 206 to sign up.
Closed on Saturdays in July & August
By the Sea: A History of the Swimsuit and Seashore Memorabilia
Wednesday, May 22nd
7-8:00 PM
The Library will be closed
Saturday, May 25Monday, May 27th
Happy Memorial Day!
Circulation Desk
ext. 210 or 211
Reference Desk
ext. 206
Children's Reference
ext. 204
Teen and Youth Services
ext. 208
ext. 203
Reminisce and explore swimwear fashions and shore memorabilia
from days gone by. Journey with early ocean lovers as they make
their way “Down the Shore,” traveling from New York, Philadelphia
and Camden to Historic Atlantic City, Cape May and all the sandy
shores in between.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own memorabilia items
for free Informal Evaluations. Audience participation is encouraged
and question and answer session follows talk.
Your Library to Go…
With the Library Anywhere App!
*Search the catalog for books, movies, music and more.
*Check your account
*Place holds
*Renew materials
*Find library events
Library Anywhere is a free app available for smart phones and other
mobile devices. All you need to do is go to your device‟s app store and
search for Library Anywhere, or scan the QR code.
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Needle Arts Group
Beginning May 1st, 6:30-8:30 PM
Do you knit or crochet? Like to do embroidery, needlepoint, beading, quilting
or other needlework? Bring a current project to work on in a fun and informal
atmosphere. All levels of experience are welcome. This is not a class.
However, sharing of tips and experience are encouraged. Meeting the first
Wednesday of each month. No registration required.
The Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, May 2nd
Franklin and Eleanor: an extraordinary Marriage
By Hazel Rowley
In this groundbreaking account of the marriage, critically acclaimed biographer
Hazel Rowley describes the remarkable courage and lack of convention -private and public-- that kept FDR and Eleanor together. She reveals a partnership that was both
supportive and daring. Most of all, she depicts an extraordinary evolution-- from conventional
Victorian marriage to the bold and radical partnership that has made Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
go down in history as one of the most inspiring and fascinating couples of all time.
Creative Oxygen: Writing Group
“You want to write but don't!”
Wednesday, May 8th (and every second Wednesday monthly)
This is a new Creative Writing Group looking for fun, creative, artistic writers who find it
hard to stay motivated to write. Join us as we encourage each other in maintaining a
writing schedule with the goal of using writing as a tool of empowerment, healing and
personal discovery. Critique sessions, writing prompts, artistic encouragement, for
writers of any genre.
Free Film Screenings
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom
Monday, May 20th
6:30 PM
Fiction, 1968, 93 minutes
Harriet Blossom (Shirley MacLaine), the lonely wife of a workaholic brassiere manufacturer
(Richard Attenborough), breaks her sewing machine and ends up in bed with the repairman
(James Booth), a mechanic from one of her husband‟s factories. The man, Ambrose, is supposed
to leave during the night but Harriet finds him the next day still hiding in the attic. Harriet lets her
new lover stay in the attic for years, managing to keep it all secret from her husband and from the
detectives investigating the sudden disappearance of a certain Mr. Ambrose Tuttle.
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Bookmarks Book Club
May 28th
Friendship Cake
By Lynne Hinton
When five women from Hope Springs Community Church in North Carolina form a committee
to create a church cookbook, they embark on a project more meaningful than they could have
ever imagined. As novice pastor Charlotte Stewart, no-nonsense Margaret Peele, maverick
Louise Fisher, steadfast Jessie Jenkins, and busybody Beatrice Newgarden meet to share
recipes, they begin to open their lives and hearts as well.
Calling all writers, poets and scriptwriters!
Anyone Can Be A Novelist!
Have you ever had an idea for a book but never got it started?
Or did you start a book but the fear of it being „accepted‟ has kept you from moving forward?
Then join us! Learn everything you need to know from the essentials of writing to getting your book on the shelf.
Classes are on Mondays and run from 7-8:30
April 22nd – Introduction, concept ideas
April 29th - Developing the concept, getting started and brainstorming
May 6th - Developing a process and method that works for you
May 13th - Creating a goal and sticking to it
June 3rd - Publishing avenues, getting over the hurdles and the obstacles
June 10th - Editing process, making plans to finish the book
For more information or to sign up call the library at 856-629-1212 ext. 206
or email [email protected]
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, May 16th, from 2:00-7:30 PM.
For an appointment please call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Thursday, June 6th, 5:30PM
The Quarter Life Crew is a new group for adults ages 19-30.
Coming in June
are planning Movie Nights, Book Clubs and other programs
The Quarter Life Crew We
in addition to online resources.
Kicking off with a showing of Pulp Fiction. Join us for the movie and
to share ideas for future programs.
Check our website for New Resource and Literature Guides. These guides give
you book lists and links to helpful websites on popular, relevant topics. Our first
guide, on parenting, will be available on our website soon.
No Registration Required. Ages 19-30. For more information call 856-629-1212 ext 206
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Join us for our second annual
Enjoy an evening of fine dining while supporting the Monroe Township Library. It is easy.
Just bring this coupon and present it to your server at the end of your meal. Dine anytime
between 4:00 and 10:00PM. Order anything you like from the Bar Menu to a full dinner! The
Library IV will take 10% of the cost of your meal and donate it to the Monroe Township Public
Library for use in increasing and expanding our collection and computer technology. It is an
easy, and delicious, way to help support the Monroe Township Library.
Make your reservation at or call 856-728-0425. Walk-ins are welcome as
This is a limited time, one evening offer. May not be substituted for any other offers, discounts
or coupons.
We hope to see you there!
_______________________________________________________________ _________
Bring this coupon with you to the Library IV Restaurant on the Black Horse Pike in Williamstown, New Jersey
10% of the cost of your meal will be donated to support
The Free Public Library of Monroe Township
713 Marsha Avenue
Williamstown, New Jersey
(Good on Wednesday, May 22, 2012 ONLY)
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National Children‟s Book Week Drawing Contest
National Children‟s Book Week is May 13th-May 19th. Ages 8 - 15 are invited to
enter our drawing contest. Draw a new cover for your favorite book on 8 1/2 by
11 inch paper. Drop your drawing and an entry form, available at your school or
the library, by 5PM on Friday May 10th. We will hang them up in the Library for
people to vote on their favorites. At the end of Children‟s Book Week we will tally
up the votes and award prizes for the first, second and third most popular pictures. Good luck to all of our young artists out there!
Spring Storytime
April 16th through May 23rd
The schedule is:
18-36 months old: Tuesdays 2:00PM
3-4 year olds: Wednesdays 2:00PM
4-6 year olds: Thursdays at 2:00PM
We‟ll enjoy stories, songs, crafts, games and films - and if the weather is nice
we can use our children‟s courtyard!. No signups are required--just show up for your age group‟s time slot.
The 18-36 month group MUST have an adult in the Story Room with them at all times. Adult attendance at
other age groups is optional. Older/younger siblings welcome at all times. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, May 8th, 7 PM--A Cupcake for Mom. Want to give your mom something nice for
Mother's Day? Ages 4 and up can join us at our cupcake-decorating program. We'll provide
undecorated cupcakes, icing, and other stuff to decorate them with--you decorate them! Signups required. Remember, you MUST sign up by Monday, May 6th Call 629-1212 ext 204
Lego Night
Wednesday, May 15th, 7PM
Ages 4 and up are invited to come build with the Lego we provide. Sign ups required.
Call 856-629-1212 ext 204 or stop by the Children‟s Desk for more information or to sign up.
Saturday, May 18th, 7 PM--Groovy Tie-Dye with Markers. Come have a "groovy" time
doing some easy tie-dye! All you need to do is color areas on the shirt with sharpie
markers and spray rubbing alcohol on the spot--and watch it spread into amazing patterns!
Please remember to wear old clothes. Registration is required. Please leave tee-shirt size
when you register. Please sign up by Thursday, May 16th. Call 856-629-1212 ext. 204
Thursday, May 23rd, 7 PM--Movie Night: Despicable Me. Get yourself prepped for the sequel this
summer by seeing the original! No signups required, but seating is first-come, first-served.
Thursday, May 30th, 7 PM--No-Sew Doll Clothes. Ages 4 and up can bring their dolls
to learn how to make and decorate some great no-sew doll clothes. Please sign up by
Tuesday, May 28th. Call 856-629-1212 ext 204 or stop by the Children‟s Desk.
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Ages 13-19
Yu Gi Oh Card Game Night
Tuesday, May 7th, 5:30-8PM
The library's Yu Gi Oh card game nights are a place to play, trade and learn more about Yu Gi Oh.
No sore losers, no rudeness, no stealing, fair trades only. n00bs welcome! Ages 13 – 19 no sign up.
Book Talks
Saturday, May 11th, 2:30PM
The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
Our Book Club is still going strong! Come join us as we read the I AM NUMBER FOUR series. We’re on
the second book, but the first one is a quick read so you can catch up! This isn’t a boring book club— we
eat pizza, do a craft, compete in trivia games and chat about music and books.
Sign up required, email [email protected] or 856-629-1212 ext 206.
Tuesday, May 14th, 6-8PM
Ace Ventura Pet Detective
A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of a missing dolphin mascot of a football team.
Parents should make the determination as to whether or not they want their teen to come to a film event.
Bring a pillow and wear your pjs if you'd like. We’ll have snacks inspired by the movies, play some trivia
games and sit on our comfy yellow seats! Ages 13 – 19, no sign up required.
Monday Night Teen Writers Group
Tuesday, May 21st, 7PM-8:30PM
Calling all teen writers! We’re a small group of aspiring novelists and poets who meet each
month and talk about the writing process. Sign up to join the welcoming and supportive
Ages 13-19. Sign up required at [email protected], 856-629-1212 ext 206.
Cupcake Crafts
Tuesday, May 28th, 6-8PM
Love cupcakes? Love to paint and do crafty things? Come enjoy some delicious cupcakes and
decorate a ceramic cupcake bank and other sweet ceramic treats! All supplies will be provided
free. We will be using acrylic paint so wear appropriate clothing. Spots are limited so sign up
early. Ages 13-19. Sign up required [email protected], 856-629-1212 ext 206.

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