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Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
elect_multimedia It's FREADING FREEGAL Friday! Here's your weekly reminder to download your FREE eBooks & FREE music!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   (732) 583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

FREADING is MAPL’s newest FREE ebook service with NO wait time and over 20,000 titles to choose from! Download up to 4 books per week! Click Here To Download eBooks

FREEGAL is a downloadable music service which provides access to Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog of artists. Download a music video, or download up to three songs per week (for FREE)! Click Here To Download a Music Video and Music

All you need is your Matawan Aberdeen Library card! What are you waiting for? Start downloading!
Questions? Ask a librarian…call us or stop-in. We’re always here to help!

 
holiday_cornucopia We will be Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

We will reopen on Saturday, November 29 at 9am. 

Sunday November 30, 2014 Go To Top
food_salad 1:00 PM Whole Grain Salads     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   (732) 583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

Quinoa, millet, farro –when you see these healthy grains in the grocery store, do you wonder how to use them? Join us and we’ll create some delicious salads using these grains plus some familiar ingredients. You’ll get to taste the salads and go home with some recipes you can use at home.

To register for this FREE program, stop by the information desk, call us, or email Jill at jstafford@lmxac.org. 

Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
trans_mbta 10:30 AM Crafty Kids: Trains     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

Listen to train stories and make a conductor hat to wear and take home!

        There are 8 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Maleficent     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the person who can restore peace to their troubled land. 


Starring: Angelia Jolie, Ellie Fanning, Sharlto Copley
Release Year: 2014
Rating: PG
Running Time: 97 Minutes

 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM Friends of Matawan Aberdeen Public Library Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberly Paone   (732) 583-9100   kpaone@lmxac.org
   

The Friends of the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library Meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month.
All are welcome.

Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 9:30 AM Rhyme Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

A variety of stories, songs, rhymes, puppets and fingerplays will be shared.

        There are 13 spaces available.
 
ent_guitar01 11:00 AM Rhyme Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

A variety of stories, songs, rhymes, puppets and fingerplays will be shared.

        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM Scrabble Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

New players are always welcome!

Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM Online Alternatives to Cable TV     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   (732) 583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

Are you tired of the rising price of Cable TV? Have you thought you'd like to "cut the cord" and find a way to watch TV for less? In this hands-on computer class you will learn how an increasing number of people are dumping cable and watching their favorite programs online. 

To register for this FREE program, stop by the information desk, call us, or email Jill at jstafford@lmxac.org. 

 
rec_games 1:00 PM Pinochle Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
 
food_cupcake.GIF 4:30 PM Afternoon Adventures: Cookie Cutter     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

Celebrate Cookie Cutter Week by hearing some fun stories, decorating a cookie and making a cookie cutter painting.

 

Registration is required.

        There are 9 spaces available.
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Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
trans_mbta 10:30 AM Crafty Kids: Trains     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

Listen to train stories and make a conductor hat to wear and take home!

   
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jewelry Making - Bracelets     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

Make a gift for a friend, or for yourself. Our Adult Services Librarian, Jeanette, will lead a beginners’ level class on creating a beautiful beaded bracelet. She will walk you through the steps to assemble your own unique bracelet using beads in a variety of colors and sizes. Class size is limited, so be sure to sign up now. 

To register for this FREE program, stop by the information desk, call us at (732) 583-9100 or email Jill at jstafford@lmxac.org. 

 
misc_genealogy1 7:00 PM The Genealogy Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

Join local genealogy enthusiasts, Diane Oliver and Barbara Plock, will offer tips and helpful hints, discuss searching technology and share success stories on family lineage.

 

Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Craft on the Go!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

Stop by the Children's Room every Friday this month to pick up a craft to go!  Everything you need to make the craft will be in a bag and all you need at home is a glue stick!  (One craft per child, per day.)

 
rec_games 10:00 AM Mahjong Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
 
rec_games 1:30 PM Bridge Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
Saturday December 6, 2014 Go To Top
trans_mbta 10:30 AM Crafty Kids: Trains     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

Listen to train stories and make a conductor hat to wear and take home!

        There are 8 spaces available.
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 1:30 PM Technology Petting Zoo     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

Are you thinking about purchasing a tablet this holiday season? Unsure what would best suit your needs? Tyler is presenting a "Digital Petting Zoo" just in time for the holidays. Test drive a variety of popular devices, ask questions and learn more about the tablets before you go shopping. We'll have the following devices available: Apple iPAD, Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, and Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet (Windows 8.1).

To register for this FREE program, stop by the Information Desk, call 732-583-9100, or email Jill at jstafford@lmxac.org.

 
holiday_gift 2:30 PM Teens: Fleece Blankets     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732.598.9100   jfisher@lmxac.org
   

Teens in 6th grade and over will make a fleece blanket.  The blanket will be donated to someone in need through the library.  All attendees will receive mittens to donate to the mitten tree.

        There are many spaces available.
Sunday December 7, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 2:00 PM Tweens: Make a Gift     Tell a Friend
    Contact: jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

We'll be making fleece scarves.  Each tween can make two.  One will be donated to the library's mitten tree and the other can be taken home and used as a gift!

        There are 14 spaces available.
Monday December 8, 2014 Go To Top
nat_snow 10:30 AM Crafty Kids: Mittens     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

The library will donate a pair of mittens to our Mitten Tree for each child that attends this program.  We'll be sharing mitten stories and children will also participate in a mitten craft.

        There are 7 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Jersey Boys     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.

Starring: John Lloyd YoungErich BergenMichael Lomenda
Release Year: 2014
Rating: R
Running Time: 134 Minutes

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Tuesday December 9, 2014 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 9:30 AM Rhyme Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

A variety of stories, songs, rhymes, puppets and fingerplays will be shared.

        There are 13 spaces available.
 
ent_guitar01 11:00 AM Rhyme Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

A variety of stories, songs, rhymes, puppets and fingerplays will be shared.

        There are 14 spaces available.
 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM Scrabble Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

New players are always welcome!

Wednesday December 10, 2014 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM Pinochle Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM Library Board Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberly Paone   (732) 583-9100   kpaone@lmxac.org
   

Want to come find out how decisions about the library are made? All meetings are open to the public- come and let your voice be heard!

All board meetings in 2014 will be held at the Matawan Municipal Community Center located at 201 Broad Street.

Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
nat_snow 10:30 AM Crafty Kids: Mittens     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

The library will donate a pair of mittens to our Mitten Tree for each child that attends this program.  We'll be sharing mitten stories and children will also participate in a mitten craft.

   
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: IndieFlix-Film Fest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

Once again, we highlight our online film service of independent and classic films called IndieFlix. We will present a line-up of independent films or animations, with an emphasis on the holiday season. We are aiming for whimsical, endearing and even thought-provoking. Among the line-up are Don’t Tell Santa That You’re Jewish, The Silver Bow and Ornaments.

Starring: Various Artists
Release Year: Various Dates
Rating: Unrated
Running Time: ~ 90 Minutes

 
lib_book3 7:30 PM Monthly Book Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

For more information, please contact the moderator Susan Pike at pikesusan120@gmail.com

Friday December 12, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Craft on the Go!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

Stop by the Children's Room every Friday this month to pick up a craft to go!  Everything you need to make the craft will be in a bag and all you need at home is a glue stick!  (One craft per child, per day.)

 
rec_games 10:00 AM Mahjong Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
 
rec_games 1:30 PM Bridge Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
 
ent_note 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM After Hours Music: Holiday Concert     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

Join us for our final After Hours concert of 2014! An elegant string trio (violin, viola, and cello) from Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts will perform holiday music while we enjoy some holiday treats. Both the concert and refreshments are generously being provided by the Friends of the Matawan Aberdeen.

To register for this FREE event, stop by the information desk, call us at 732-583-9100 or email Jill at jstafford@lmxac.org. 

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Saturday December 13, 2014 Go To Top
nat_snow 10:30 AM Crafty Kids: Mittens     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

The library will donate a pair of mittens to our Mitten Tree for each child that attends this program.  We'll be sharing mitten stories and children will also participate in a mitten craft.

        There are 11 spaces available.
 
food_cupcake.GIF 2:30 PM Gingerbread Houses     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732.598.9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

Come by the library to make a yummy gingerbread house out of a milk carton and lots of candy treats!  

        There are 5 spaces available.
Sunday December 14, 2014 Go To Top
food_wineglass.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Winter Holidays     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

Winter — when the days are short and the nights are long. This is the perfect time to bring family and friends together for warm festivities. Learn the history, customs, and foods of various winter celebrations, including, Victorian Christmas, Hanukkah, Ancient Rome’s Saturnalia and the Winter Solstice.

Registration is recommended for this program. To register, please stop by the information desk, fill out a registration form, email Jill at jstafford@lmxac.org or call the library at 732-583-9100.

Monday December 15, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Begin Again     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.

Starring: Keira KnightleyMark RuffaloAdam Levine
Release Year: 2013
Rating: R
Running Time: 104 Minutes

Tuesday December 16, 2014 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM Scrabble Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

New players are always welcome!

Wednesday December 17, 2014 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM Introduction to Facebook     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   (732) 583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

Have you ever wondered why everyone seems to be on Facebook? What makes Facebook unique is the ability to instantly connect and share pictures and events with the people you know all at the same time. For many, having a Facebook account is now an expected part of being online, much like having your own email address. In this class you will learn to:

  • Create your own Facebook Account
  • Connect with friends on Facebook
  • Share photos and videos
  • Join Groups and Events
  • Chat with friends
  • Connect with businesses and celebrities
  • Play games and more!

To register for this FREE program, stop by the information desk, call us at (732) 583-9100, or email Jill at jstafford@lmxac.org. 

 
rec_games 1:00 PM Pinochle Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
 
nat_snowman 4:30 PM Afternoon Adventures: Winter Wonderland     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

Share some winter stories and make a winter gift to take home!  The library will donate a pair of mittens for our mitten tree for each child that attends this program.

        There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM The Knitting Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

The Knitting Club always welcomes new members!

Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Craft on the Go!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

Stop by the Children's Room every Friday this month to pick up a craft to go!  Everything you need to make the craft will be in a bag and all you need at home is a glue stick!  (One craft per child, per day.)

 
rec_games 10:00 AM Mahjong Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
 
rec_games 1:30 PM Bridge Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
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Monday December 22, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: A Christmas Carol     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Starring: George C. ScottFrank FinlayAngela Pleasence
Release Year: 1984
Rating: PG
Running Time: 100 Minutes

Tuesday December 23, 2014 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM Scrabble Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

New players are always welcome!

Wednesday December 24, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree We will be Closed for the Christmas Holiday     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberly Paone   (732) 583-9100   kpaone@lmxac.org
   

We will be closed on December 24 and December 25 for Christmas. 

The Library will reopen on Friday, December 26 at 9am.  

Thursday December 25, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree We will be Closed for the Christmas Holiday     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberly Paone   (732) 583-9100   kpaone@lmxac.org
   

We will be closed on December 24 and December 25 for Christmas. 

The Library will reopen on Friday, December 26 at 9am.  

Friday December 26, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Craft on the Go!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Fisher   732-583-9100   maplkids@lmxac.org
   

Stop by the Children's Room every Friday this month to pick up a craft to go!  Everything you need to make the craft will be in a bag and all you need at home is a glue stick!  (One craft per child, per day.)

 
rec_games 10:00 AM Mahjong Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
 
rec_games 1:30 PM Bridge Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
Monday December 29, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Hundred-Foot Journey     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.

Starring: Helen MirrenOm PuriManish Dayal
Release Year: 2014
Rating: PG
Running Time: 122 Minutes

Tuesday December 30, 2014 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM Scrabble Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Stafford   732-583-9100   jstafford@lmxac.org
   

New players are always welcome!

Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
food_wineglass.GIF We will Close at 12:30pm on New Year's Eve Day     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberly Paone   (732) 583-9100   kpaone@lmxac.org
   

We will Close early at 12:30pm on New Year's Eve Day and be closed on New Years Day. 

We will reopen on Friday, January 2 at 9am. 

Thursday January 1, 2015 Go To Top
food_wineglass.GIF We will Close at 12:30pm on New Year's Eve Day     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberly Paone   (732) 583-9100   kpaone@lmxac.org
   

We will Close at 12:30pm on New Year's Eve Day. We will also be closed on New Years Day. 

We will reopen on Friday, January 2 at 9am. 

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