Monday November 20, 2017
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10:00 AM
Yoga Buddies

Join us in the meeting room for Yoga Buddies. Children ages 2 - preschool can stretch, jump, and get moving. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or towel to use on the floor.

For children aged 2 - preschool.

This program is led by yoga instructor Stephanie Stillman, RYT200, RMT, CRMT, Certified Pilates Instructor and Animal Reiki Practitioner.

Registration is required. 

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Join us in the meeting room for Yoga Buddies. Children ages 2 - preschool can stretch, jump, and get moving. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or towel to use on the floor.

For children aged 2 - preschool.

This program is led by yoga instructor Stephanie Stillman, RYT200, RMT, CRMT, Certified Pilates Instructor and Animal Reiki Practitioner.

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org


 
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2:00 PM - 4:10 PM
Movie: The Glass Castle

Based on the memoir by author Jeannette Walls, this film tells the story of a young girl as she comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father. Influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her father, she found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

Starring: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts
Release Year: 2017
Rating:  PG-13 (for mature thematic content involving family dysfunction, and for some language and smoking)
Running Time: 127 Minutes

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Based on the memoir by author Jeannette Walls, this film tells the story of a young girl as she comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father. Influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her father, she found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

Starring: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts
Release Year: 2017
Rating:  PG-13 (for mature thematic content involving family dysfunction, and for some language and smoking)
Running Time: 127 Minutes

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
English Conversation

Do you want to learn to improve your English speaking ability? Come to the library! Informal small conversation groups for all levels of English ability. Please see the Reference Librarian if you have any questions about the ESL classes.

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  (732) 583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Do you want to learn to improve your English speaking ability? Come to the library! Informal small conversation groups for all levels of English ability. Please see the Reference Librarian if you have any questions about the ESL classes.

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  (732) 583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Tuesday November 21, 2017
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Craft on the Go

Stop by the Children's Department to get a special TUESDAY craft on the go! After you stuff yourself with Turkey, make your craft and enjoy your the holiday!  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 please.)

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Stop by the Children's Department to get a special TUESDAY craft on the go! After you stuff yourself with Turkey, make your craft and enjoy your the holiday!  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 please.)

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
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10:00 AM
Toddler Time

Join us in the meeting room for Toddler Time! This program is designed specifically to get our most rambuncious patrons up and moving. There is singing, dancing, wiggling, playing, and of course a story!

For children ages 18 - 36 months and their caregivers.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org
There are 4 spaces available.

Join us in the meeting room for Toddler Time! This program is designed specifically to get our most rambuncious patrons up and moving. There is singing, dancing, wiggling, playing, and of course a story!

For children ages 18 - 36 months and their caregivers.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM
Tuesday Morning Playgroup

Drop into the Children's Department for playtime and socializing. This is a designated time where caregivers of young children can interact while the little ones play. Stay for as long as you'd like!

All ages welcome.

No registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Drop into the Children's Department for playtime and socializing. This is a designated time where caregivers of young children can interact while the little ones play. Stay for as long as you'd like!

All ages welcome.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
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4:00 PM
Reading to Therapy Dog Kassidy

Elementary school aged children are invited to read to our therapy dog Kassidy. Please bring a book you'd like to read or come early and the librarian will help you pick one out!

Kassidy is a certified therapy dog and can't wait to hear you read!

Grades K - 5.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Elementary school aged children are invited to read to our therapy dog Kassidy. Please bring a book you'd like to read or come early and the librarian will help you pick one out!

Kassidy is a certified therapy dog and can't wait to hear you read!

Grades K - 5.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Wednesday November 22, 2017
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12:30 PM
LIBRARY CLOSING AT 12:30 PM

The library will be closing at 12:30 PM today for the Thanksgiving holiday.

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  (732) 583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

The library will be closing at 12:30 PM today for the Thanksgiving holiday.

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  (732) 583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Thursday November 23, 2017
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7:00 PM
LIBRARY CLOSED

The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  (732) 583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  (732) 583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Friday November 24, 2017
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7:00 PM
LIBRARY CLOSED

The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  (732) 583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  (732) 583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Saturday November 25, 2017
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Drop-in Craft: Maize

Did you know that corn can come in a-maize-ing colors?! Join us to make some of your own maize in the Children's Department. All materials will be provided, just bring your creativity and love of corn!!!

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Did you know that corn can come in a-maize-ing colors?! Join us to make some of your own maize in the Children's Department. All materials will be provided, just bring your creativity and love of corn!!!

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

Monday November 27, 2017
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10:30 AM
Crafty Kids: Pirate BINGO!

Shiver me timbers! Join us in the meeting room this morning for Pirate bingo. All me mateys will have a chance to win treasure from the prize box. 

For children ages 3 - preK.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Shiver me timbers! Join us in the meeting room this morning for Pirate bingo. All me mateys will have a chance to win treasure from the prize box. 

For children ages 3 - preK.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org


 
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2:00 PM - 3:35 PM
Movie: The Beguiled

The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls' boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning
Release Year: 2017
Rating: R (for some sexuality)
Running Time: 93 Minutes

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls' boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning
Release Year: 2017
Rating: R (for some sexuality)
Running Time: 93 Minutes

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

 
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7:00 PM
Adult Paint Night - Wait List only

We’ll take a look at some of the amazing folk art of Grandma Moses, a self-taught American painter. Then, using birch trees as our inspiration, we’ll create winter landscape paintings using watercolors. A step by step demonstration will be provided by a certified Art Teacher or Artist so no experience is necessary.

Must be at least 18-years-old and a Matawan Aberdeen library card holder to participate.

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  7325839100  mapladults@lmxac.org

We’ll take a look at some of the amazing folk art of Grandma Moses, a self-taught American painter. Then, using birch trees as our inspiration, we’ll create winter landscape paintings using watercolors. A step by step demonstration will be provided by a certified Art Teacher or Artist so no experience is necessary.

Must be at least 18-years-old and a Matawan Aberdeen library card holder to participate.

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  7325839100
  mapladults@lmxac.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
English Conversation

Do you want to learn to improve your English speaking ability? Come to the library! Informal small conversation groups for all levels of English ability. Please see the Reference Librarian if you have any questions about the ESL classes.

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  (732) 583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Do you want to learn to improve your English speaking ability? Come to the library! Informal small conversation groups for all levels of English ability. Please see the Reference Librarian if you have any questions about the ESL classes.

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  (732) 583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Wednesday November 29, 2017
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1:00 PM
Pinochle Club

Join us for Pinochle Club!

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Join us for Pinochle Club!

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Thursday November 30, 2017
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4:30 PM
How To Start A Small Business in New Jersey

This course will teach you about:

•The different business structures

•How to register a small business in New Jersey

  • Legal entity registration
  • Individual structured business registration

•How to report your New Jersey business income

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  7325839100  mapladults@lmxac.org

This course will teach you about:

•The different business structures

•How to register a small business in New Jersey

  • Legal entity registration
  • Individual structured business registration

•How to report your New Jersey business income

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  7325839100
  mapladults@lmxac.org


 
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7:00 PM
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Need volunteer hours? Want to have a say in the books and programs you see at the library?! Come to TAB, our Teen Advisory Board. At TAB you will get a chance decorate the Teen Place, plan events where teens can volunteer, and recommend books, music, graphic novels, movies, etc. for your peers.

For teens in grades 6-12.

TAB meets every last Thursday in the Teen Place at 7pm. 

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Need volunteer hours? Want to have a say in the books and programs you see at the library?! Come to TAB, our Teen Advisory Board. At TAB you will get a chance decorate the Teen Place, plan events where teens can volunteer, and recommend books, music, graphic novels, movies, etc. for your peers.

For teens in grades 6-12.

TAB meets every last Thursday in the Teen Place at 7pm. 

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

Friday December 1, 2017
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Craft on the Go

Stop by the Children's Department every Friday to pick up a craft on the go!  Everything you need to make the craft will be in a bag and all you need at home is a glue stick. Please take only one craft per child while supplies last.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Stop by the Children's Department every Friday to pick up a craft on the go!  Everything you need to make the craft will be in a bag and all you need at home is a glue stick. Please take only one craft per child while supplies last.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
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10:00 AM
Mahjong Club

Interested in playing Mahjong? Come join the club! 

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Interested in playing Mahjong? Come join the club! 

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Saturday December 2, 2017
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Drop-in Craft: Tree Decorating

The holidays are just around the corner so join us in the Children's Deparment to make a festive craft. We will have trees cut out and ready to decorate. Color it or glue on some shiny baubles to spruce it up. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

The holidays are just around the corner so join us in the Children's Deparment to make a festive craft. We will have trees cut out and ready to decorate. Color it or glue on some shiny baubles to spruce it up. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Gingerbread House Making

I hope you are as excited as we are at the library for gingerbread house making! Please join us to make one of your very own. This year, all parts of the house will be edible! We will provide the supplies, just come ready to have a good time!

All ages welcome.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

I hope you are as excited as we are at the library for gingerbread house making! Please join us to make one of your very own. This year, all parts of the house will be edible! We will provide the supplies, just come ready to have a good time!

All ages welcome.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org


Sunday December 3, 2017
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Drop-in Activity: What's in Your Present Game

Do you like hunting for good books? Well come to the Children's Department and you can participate in a holiday game to find books.Look under the present on the provided worksheet to see the book you will search for. When you find at least 3 of them, show the librarian your "gifts" and she will give you a special treat!

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Do you like hunting for good books? Well come to the Children's Department and you can participate in a holiday game to find books.Look under the present on the provided worksheet to see the book you will search for. When you find at least 3 of them, show the librarian your "gifts" and she will give you a special treat!

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

Monday December 4, 2017
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10:30 AM
Crafty Kids

Join us in the meeting room this morning for some Crafty Kids fun! We will read stories about snow, sing songs, play a snow game, and make a snowman puppet to take home.

For children ages 3 - preK.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Join us in the meeting room this morning for some Crafty Kids fun! We will read stories about snow, sing songs, play a snow game, and make a snowman puppet to take home.

For children ages 3 - preK.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org


 
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2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
Movie: Maudie

MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis () hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins
Release Year: 2017
Rating: PG-13 (for some thematic content and brief sexuality)
Running Time: 115 Minutes

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis () hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins
Release Year: 2017
Rating: PG-13 (for some thematic content and brief sexuality)
Running Time: 115 Minutes

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends of the Library Meeting

The Friends of the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library meet on the first Monday of each month. New members are welcome!

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

The Friends of the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library meet on the first Monday of each month. New members are welcome!

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Tuesday December 5, 2017
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10:00 AM
Toddler Time

Join us in the meeting room for Toddler Time! This program is designed specifically to get our most rambuncious patrons up and moving. There is singing, dancing, wiggling, playing, and of course a story!

For children ages 18 - 36 months and their caregivers.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org
There are 11 spaces available.

Join us in the meeting room for Toddler Time! This program is designed specifically to get our most rambuncious patrons up and moving. There is singing, dancing, wiggling, playing, and of course a story!

For children ages 18 - 36 months and their caregivers.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM
Tuesday Morning Playgroup

Drop into the Children's Department for playtime and socializing. This is a designated time where caregivers of young children can interact while the little ones play. Stay for as long as you'd like!

All ages welcome.

No registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Drop into the Children's Department for playtime and socializing. This is a designated time where caregivers of young children can interact while the little ones play. Stay for as long as you'd like!

All ages welcome.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
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4:20 PM
Book Bunch

Join us in the meeting room for Book Bunch! This month, we will be doing all things snow! We will read Big Snow by Jonathan Bean and make our own sparkly snow craft dough*.

For children in grades Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd.

Registration is required.

*Our dough recipe is not gluten-free. Please contact us if you have any allergies that require additional accomidation.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Join us in the meeting room for Book Bunch! This month, we will be doing all things snow! We will read Big Snow by Jonathan Bean and make our own sparkly snow craft dough*.

For children in grades Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd.

Registration is required.

*Our dough recipe is not gluten-free. Please contact us if you have any allergies that require additional accomidation.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org


Wednesday December 6, 2017
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10:30 AM
Puzzle Playtime

Join us in the Children's Department for Puzzle Playtime! We bring out a bunch of puzzles for you to solve. Bring your friends!!

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Join us in the Children's Department for Puzzle Playtime! We bring out a bunch of puzzles for you to solve. Bring your friends!!

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
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1:00 PM
Pinochle Club

Join us for Pinochle Club!

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Join us for Pinochle Club!

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Thursday December 7, 2017

This month we are going to be building our own winter village. Bring your creativity and building power because this village is going on display for everyone to see!

Elementary school aged children from kindergarten to 5th grade are welcome.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

This month we are going to be building our own winter village. Bring your creativity and building power because this village is going on display for everyone to see!

Elementary school aged children from kindergarten to 5th grade are welcome.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org


 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Homework Help

Homework Help* is back! Elementary aged children are welcome to get help with their homework from English National Honor Society students from Matawan High School. There will be 6 volunteers here each Thursday to help your little one with their homework.

Elementary aged students are welcome.

Registration is required.

*This program is not tutoring. Children must bring something that they need to work on with the volunteer. There may be a wait time for a volunteer to be free but every child will get help with their homework if they registered. Children can stay as long as they are working on their homework, but please plan on it being less than an hour. If you have further questions, please call Leslie!

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Homework Help* is back! Elementary aged children are welcome to get help with their homework from English National Honor Society students from Matawan High School. There will be 6 volunteers here each Thursday to help your little one with their homework.

Elementary aged students are welcome.

Registration is required.

*This program is not tutoring. Children must bring something that they need to work on with the volunteer. There may be a wait time for a volunteer to be free but every child will get help with their homework if they registered. Children can stay as long as they are working on their homework, but please plan on it being less than an hour. If you have further questions, please call Leslie!

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org


 
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7:00 PM
Genealogy Club

Join local genealogy enthusiasts, Diana Oliver and Barbara Plock, the first Thursday of every month at 7pm. They will offer tips and helpful hints, discuss searching technology and share success stories on family lineage. For more information about the club, please contact: barbanddiane@yahoo.com

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  7325839100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Join local genealogy enthusiasts, Diana Oliver and Barbara Plock, the first Thursday of every month at 7pm. They will offer tips and helpful hints, discuss searching technology and share success stories on family lineage. For more information about the club, please contact: barbanddiane@yahoo.com

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  7325839100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Friday December 8, 2017
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Craft on the Go

Stop by the Children's Department every Friday to pick up a craft on the go!  Everything you need to make the craft will be in a bag and all you need at home is a glue stick. Please take only one craft per child while supplies last.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Stop by the Children's Department every Friday to pick up a craft on the go!  Everything you need to make the craft will be in a bag and all you need at home is a glue stick. Please take only one craft per child while supplies last.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
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10:00 AM
Mahjong Club

Interested in playing Mahjong? Come join the club! 

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Interested in playing Mahjong? Come join the club! 

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

 
holiday_wreath
7:00 PM
After Hours Program: A Christmas Carol

Raconteur Radio performs live dramas in the style of a radio play for audiences across the state. They’ll be performing a rendition of Dickens’ holiday classic complete with costumes, props, and sound effects. We’ll serve light refreshments for a complete festive experience. Refreshments are generously provided by Atrium Post Acute Care of Matawan.

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  7325839100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Raconteur Radio performs live dramas in the style of a radio play for audiences across the state. They’ll be performing a rendition of Dickens’ holiday classic complete with costumes, props, and sound effects. We’ll serve light refreshments for a complete festive experience. Refreshments are generously provided by Atrium Post Acute Care of Matawan.

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  7325839100
  mapladults@lmxac.org


Saturday December 9, 2017
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Drop-in Craft: Polar Bear Craft

Nothing says 'snuggly' like a big, fluffy polar bear. Come to the library today and make a polar bear craft. We will have everything cut out and ready for you to assemble in the Children's Department.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Nothing says 'snuggly' like a big, fluffy polar bear. Come to the library today and make a polar bear craft. We will have everything cut out and ready for you to assemble in the Children's Department.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dress Up Your Holiday Table

Learn sewing basics while making an easy to sew snowflake table runner that will good for the holidays and throughout the winter season. 

No sewing experience needed. Each participant will make and take home a table runner.

Must be at least 18 years-old and a MAPL cardholder to participate.

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  7325839100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Learn sewing basics while making an easy to sew snowflake table runner that will good for the holidays and throughout the winter season. 

No sewing experience needed. Each participant will make and take home a table runner.

Must be at least 18 years-old and a MAPL cardholder to participate.

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  7325839100
  mapladults@lmxac.org


Sunday December 10, 2017
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1:00 PM
Teen Service Project: Dog Toy Creation

Still need a few more volunteer hours? Love dogs and want to make their lives a little brighter for the holidays? Well then join us to make dog toys out of old t-shirts and tennis balls. Please bring an old t-shirt to use and meet us in the Teen Place. Tennis balls and all other supplies will be provided. 

All teens that participate get a special treat as well as their volunteer hours fulfilled.

For teens in grades 6th - 12th.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org
There are 8 spaces available.

Still need a few more volunteer hours? Love dogs and want to make their lives a little brighter for the holidays? Well then join us to make dog toys out of old t-shirts and tennis balls. Please bring an old t-shirt to use and meet us in the Teen Place. Tennis balls and all other supplies will be provided. 

All teens that participate get a special treat as well as their volunteer hours fulfilled.

For teens in grades 6th - 12th.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

There are 8 spaces available.

 
holiday_santa_hat
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lincoln Center Movies Presents: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Experience the wonder of New York City Ballet’s iconic holiday classic on the big screen. In George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. Balanchine’s stunning choreography shines amidst awe-inspiring set pieces, ornate costumes, and grand one-of-a-kind visual effects, like the one-ton Christmas tree that grows to an astonishing 40 feet.

Run time is 100 minutes.

All ages welcome!

No registration needed.

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  7325839100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Experience the wonder of New York City Ballet’s iconic holiday classic on the big screen. In George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. Balanchine’s stunning choreography shines amidst awe-inspiring set pieces, ornate costumes, and grand one-of-a-kind visual effects, like the one-ton Christmas tree that grows to an astonishing 40 feet.

Run time is 100 minutes.

All ages welcome!

No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  7325839100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Monday December 11, 2017
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2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
Movie: Joyeux Noel

In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life. On Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the French, Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence.

Starring: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann
Release Year: 2005
Rating:  PG-13 (for some war violence and a brief scene of sexuality/nudity)
Running Time: 116 Minutes
Language: French, German, English, Latin – SUBTITLED

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life. On Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the French, Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence.

Starring: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann
Release Year: 2005
Rating:  PG-13 (for some war violence and a brief scene of sexuality/nudity)
Running Time: 116 Minutes
Language: French, German, English, Latin – SUBTITLED

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

 
holiday_gift
5:00 PM
Teen DIY Soap & Bath Bomb Gifts

Don't know what to get someone for the holidays? How about a mini spa jar?! Join us in the meeting room to make soap and bath bombs. We will decorate jars and add a few extra surprises to create a festive gift. Each teen can make two, one for them and one to give.

For teens in grades 6th - 12th.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org
There are 8 spaces available.

Don't know what to get someone for the holidays? How about a mini spa jar?! Join us in the meeting room to make soap and bath bombs. We will decorate jars and add a few extra surprises to create a festive gift. Each teen can make two, one for them and one to give.

For teens in grades 6th - 12th.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Smart Home Basics

“Smart Home” technology is one of the hottest trends in home improvement, allowing for customizing and improving living spaces for security, convenience, and even energy savings. This discussion-style class will go over what makes up a smart home, the costs involved, and how you can get started in upgrading your own house!

 
CONTACT: Jill Stafford  (732) 583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

“Smart Home” technology is one of the hottest trends in home improvement, allowing for customizing and improving living spaces for security, convenience, and even energy savings. This discussion-style class will go over what makes up a smart home, the costs involved, and how you can get started in upgrading your own house!

 
CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  (732) 583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org


Tuesday December 12, 2017
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10:00 AM
Baby Story Time

Babies (and their caregivers) are invited to Baby Story Time. This is a story time for our littlest patrons!  We will sing, read, sing, shake to music, sing some more, and end with bubble catching fun!

For children ages 6m-18m.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org
There are 12 spaces available.

Babies (and their caregivers) are invited to Baby Story Time. This is a story time for our littlest patrons!  We will sing, read, sing, shake to music, sing some more, and end with bubble catching fun!

For children ages 6m-18m.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM
Tuesday Morning Playgroup

Drop into the Children's Department for playtime and socializing. This is a designated time where caregivers of young children can interact while the little ones play. Stay for as long as you'd like!

All ages welcome.

No registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Drop into the Children's Department for playtime and socializing. This is a designated time where caregivers of young children can interact while the little ones play. Stay for as long as you'd like!

All ages welcome.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
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4:20 PM
Page Turners

Join us in the meeting room for a special holiday program just for the Page Turners. Shhhh! It's a surprise. You'll have to come to find out what we have in store for this program! We will also discuss the books we are currently reading, so bring your books with you!

Children in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grader are invited to join us. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org
There are 9 spaces available.

Join us in the meeting room for a special holiday program just for the Page Turners. Shhhh! It's a surprise. You'll have to come to find out what we have in store for this program! We will also discuss the books we are currently reading, so bring your books with you!

Children in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grader are invited to join us. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

There are 9 spaces available.

Wednesday December 13, 2017
z_cust_mckids
10:30 AM
Magnets in the Morning

Join us in the Children's Department for Magnets in the Morning! Magna Tiles are here to play with. Build something big. Build something small. See what you can make!

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Join us in the Children's Department for Magnets in the Morning! Magna Tiles are here to play with. Build something big. Build something small. See what you can make!

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
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1:00 PM
Pinochle Club

Join us for Pinochle Club!

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Join us for Pinochle Club!

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

 
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7:00 PM
Library Board Meeting

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 will be held at the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library, located at 165 Main Street.

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 will be held at the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library, located at 165 Main Street.

CONTACT:
  Kimberly Paone
  (732) 583.9100
  kpaone@lmxac.org

Thursday December 14, 2017
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11:00 AM
Homeschool Group

Join us in the Children's Department for Homeschool Group. We will read some stories, play games, and do a fun craft. Our program is always library related and helps them learn skills to search for information on their own. This month we will do a special holiday program!

For elementary aged students.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org
There are 12 spaces available.

Join us in the Children's Department for Homeschool Group. We will read some stories, play games, and do a fun craft. Our program is always library related and helps them learn skills to search for information on their own. This month we will do a special holiday program!

For elementary aged students.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM
Yoga Basics

This class is great for the beginner or experienced student as we give variations for all levels. Focusing on movement integrating breath, awareness, and alignment you will build strength, focus, flexibility, and balance for both mind and body. The class will be taught by Tula Yoga instructor, Jennifer Cavalieri. Please bring your own yoga mat or large towel. Must be at least 18 years-old to participate.

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  7325839100  mapladults@lmxac.org

This class is great for the beginner or experienced student as we give variations for all levels. Focusing on movement integrating breath, awareness, and alignment you will build strength, focus, flexibility, and balance for both mind and body. The class will be taught by Tula Yoga instructor, Jennifer Cavalieri. Please bring your own yoga mat or large towel. Must be at least 18 years-old to participate.

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  7325839100
  mapladults@lmxac.org


 
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1:30 PM
Chair Yoga

Interested in learning yoga, but have difficulty getting down on the floor? Now you too can enjoy all the benefits of yoga without having to get on a mat. You will learn many yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation while seated in a chair. The class will be taught by Danielle Meany, RYT. All levels welcome. No experience or equipment is necessary.

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  7325839100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Interested in learning yoga, but have difficulty getting down on the floor? Now you too can enjoy all the benefits of yoga without having to get on a mat. You will learn many yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation while seated in a chair. The class will be taught by Danielle Meany, RYT. All levels welcome. No experience or equipment is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  7325839100
  mapladults@lmxac.org


 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Homework Help

Homework Help* is back! Elementary aged children are welcome to get help with their homework from English National Honor Society students from Matawan High School. There will be 6 volunteers here each Thursday to help your little one with their homework.

Elementary aged students are welcome.

Registration is required.

*This program is not tutoring. Children must bring something that they need to work on with the volunteer. There may be a wait time for a volunteer to be free but every child will get help with their homework if they registered. Children can stay as long as they are working on their homework, but please plan on it being less than an hour. If you have further questions, please call Leslie!

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Homework Help* is back! Elementary aged children are welcome to get help with their homework from English National Honor Society students from Matawan High School. There will be 6 volunteers here each Thursday to help your little one with their homework.

Elementary aged students are welcome.

Registration is required.

*This program is not tutoring. Children must bring something that they need to work on with the volunteer. There may be a wait time for a volunteer to be free but every child will get help with their homework if they registered. Children can stay as long as they are working on their homework, but please plan on it being less than an hour. If you have further questions, please call Leslie!

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org


 
office_pencil
4:20 PM
Cursive Writing Club - Holiday Cards

Do you have awesome cursive writing skills? Do you want to learn how to write cursive? Come to a special program this month and write letters to soldiers. You can decorate the cards too!

For children in grades 3 and up.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Do you have awesome cursive writing skills? Do you want to learn how to write cursive? Come to a special program this month and write letters to soldiers. You can decorate the cards too!

For children in grades 3 and up.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org


 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Monthly Book Club

Contact moderator, Susan Pike, for more information at pikesusan120@gmail.com

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Contact moderator, Susan Pike, for more information at pikesusan120@gmail.com

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Friday December 15, 2017
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Craft on the Go

Stop by the Children's Department every Friday to pick up a craft on the go!  Everything you need to make the craft will be in a bag and all you need at home is a glue stick. Please take only one craft per child while supplies last.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Stop by the Children's Department every Friday to pick up a craft on the go!  Everything you need to make the craft will be in a bag and all you need at home is a glue stick. Please take only one craft per child while supplies last.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
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10:00 AM
Mahjong Club

Interested in playing Mahjong? Come join the club! 

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Interested in playing Mahjong? Come join the club! 

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Saturday December 16, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Polar Express Party

Toot toot! The Polar Express is coming to the library! Join us in the Children's Department for a special program for the holiday season.

  • Children should come dressed in their pajamas. They get an extra treat if they do!
  • To "pay" for their ticket, children should bring something to donate. It can be non-perishable food, a hat, mittens, gloves, socks, or a toy. The food and clothing will be donated to the Matawan Food Pantry and the toys will be given to Toys for Tots. But don't worry, we will have items on hand if you forget!
  • Children will then ride the Polar Express in the meeting room and receive hot chocolate and marshmallows. Please alert the staff if someone is allergic and we will provide hot apple cider.
  • After their ride on the train, there will be three stations in the Children's Department where they can make wintery crafts.

Elementary aged children are welcome to join. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Toot toot! The Polar Express is coming to the library! Join us in the Children's Department for a special program for the holiday season.

  • Children should come dressed in their pajamas. They get an extra treat if they do!
  • To "pay" for their ticket, children should bring something to donate. It can be non-perishable food, a hat, mittens, gloves, socks, or a toy. The food and clothing will be donated to the Matawan Food Pantry and the toys will be given to Toys for Tots. But don't worry, we will have items on hand if you forget!
  • Children will then ride the Polar Express in the meeting room and receive hot chocolate and marshmallows. Please alert the staff if someone is allergic and we will provide hot apple cider.
  • After their ride on the train, there will be three stations in the Children's Department where they can make wintery crafts.

Elementary aged children are welcome to join. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org


 
holiday_santa_hat
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Drop-in Craft: Elf Hat Craft

Brighten up your wardrobe with a festive elf hat! We'll be making our own in the Children's Department from 11am to close.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Brighten up your wardrobe with a festive elf hat! We'll be making our own in the Children's Department from 11am to close.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

Sunday December 17, 2017
nat_poppy
2:00 PM
Lavender Sachet Craft

Lavender sachets can be used to protect against moths or impart a lovely fragrance to clothes in a drawer. Some people heat them and use them for relaxing compresses.
This craft will combine simple sewing techniques using both a machine and by hand. Lavender buds and rice infused with lavender essential oil make a sachet whose fragrance will last.

Participants must be MAPL cardholders and at least 18 years-old.

 

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  7325839100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Lavender sachets can be used to protect against moths or impart a lovely fragrance to clothes in a drawer. Some people heat them and use them for relaxing compresses.
This craft will combine simple sewing techniques using both a machine and by hand. Lavender buds and rice infused with lavender essential oil make a sachet whose fragrance will last.

Participants must be MAPL cardholders and at least 18 years-old.

 

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  7325839100
  mapladults@lmxac.org


Monday December 18, 2017
z_cust_mckids
10:30 AM
Crafty Kids

Join us in the meeting room this morning for some Crafty Kids fun! We will read stories about reindeer, sing songs, and make our own reindeer craft.

For children ages 3 - preK.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Join us in the meeting room this morning for some Crafty Kids fun! We will read stories about reindeer, sing songs, and make our own reindeer craft.

For children ages 3 - preK.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org


 
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2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Movie: Holiday Inn


For its 75th anniversary, we share a seasonal classic. Four friends have a musical act that is popular on the New York night club scene, but the friends are going their separate ways. Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim is retiring to his family farm where he starts a supper club, Holiday Inn, which will only be open on holidays. It is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing. The timeless Irving Berlin tune White Christmas was introduced in this film.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds
Release Year: 1942
Rating:  Not rated
Running Time: 100 Minutes

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org


For its 75th anniversary, we share a seasonal classic. Four friends have a musical act that is popular on the New York night club scene, but the friends are going their separate ways. Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim is retiring to his family farm where he starts a supper club, Holiday Inn, which will only be open on holidays. It is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing. The timeless Irving Berlin tune White Christmas was introduced in this film.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds
Release Year: 1942
Rating:  Not rated
Running Time: 100 Minutes

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Tuesday December 19, 2017
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10:00 AM
Toddler Time

Join us in the meeting room for Toddler Time! This program is designed specifically to get our most rambuncious patrons up and moving. There is singing, dancing, wiggling, playing, and of course a story!

For children ages 18 - 36 months and their caregivers.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org
There are 11 spaces available.

Join us in the meeting room for Toddler Time! This program is designed specifically to get our most rambuncious patrons up and moving. There is singing, dancing, wiggling, playing, and of course a story!

For children ages 18 - 36 months and their caregivers.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM
Tuesday Morning Playgroup

Drop into the Children's Department for playtime and socializing. This is a designated time where caregivers of young children can interact while the little ones play. Stay for as long as you'd like!

All ages welcome.

No registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Drop into the Children's Department for playtime and socializing. This is a designated time where caregivers of young children can interact while the little ones play. Stay for as long as you'd like!

All ages welcome.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
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4:00 PM
Reading to Therapy Dog Kassidy

Elementary school aged children are invited to read to our therapy dog Kassidy. Please bring a book you'd like to read or come early and the librarian will help you pick one out!

Kassidy is a certified therapy dog and can't wait to hear you read!

Grades K - 5.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Elementary school aged children are invited to read to our therapy dog Kassidy. Please bring a book you'd like to read or come early and the librarian will help you pick one out!

Kassidy is a certified therapy dog and can't wait to hear you read!

Grades K - 5.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org


Wednesday December 20, 2017
rec_legoguy
10:30 AM
Duplo Fun!

Join us in the Children's Department for Duplo Fun! We will put out a huge tub of Duplo blocks and you are welcome to play with them as long as you like. Let's see what you can make!

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Join us in the Children's Department for Duplo Fun! We will put out a huge tub of Duplo blocks and you are welcome to play with them as long as you like. Let's see what you can make!

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
rec_games
1:00 PM
Pinochle Club

Join us for Pinochle Club!

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Join us for Pinochle Club!

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Thursday December 21, 2017
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7:00 PM
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Need volunteer hours? Want to have a say in the books and programs you see at the library?! Come to TAB, our Teen Advisory Board. At TAB you will get a chance decorate the Teen Place, plan events where teens can volunteer, and recommend books, music, graphic novels, movies, etc. for your peers.

For teens in grades 6-12.

TAB meets every last Thursday in the Teen Place at 7pm. 

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Need volunteer hours? Want to have a say in the books and programs you see at the library?! Come to TAB, our Teen Advisory Board. At TAB you will get a chance decorate the Teen Place, plan events where teens can volunteer, and recommend books, music, graphic novels, movies, etc. for your peers.

For teens in grades 6-12.

TAB meets every last Thursday in the Teen Place at 7pm. 

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

Friday December 22, 2017
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Craft on the Go

Stop by the Children's Department every Friday to pick up a craft on the go!  Everything you need to make the craft will be in a bag and all you need at home is a glue stick. Please take only one craft per child while supplies last.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Stop by the Children's Department every Friday to pick up a craft on the go!  Everything you need to make the craft will be in a bag and all you need at home is a glue stick. Please take only one craft per child while supplies last.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
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10:00 AM
Mahjong Club

Interested in playing Mahjong? Come join the club! 

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Interested in playing Mahjong? Come join the club! 

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Saturday December 23, 2017
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9:00 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED

The library will be closed for the Christmas weekend holiday.

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  (732) 583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

The library will be closed for the Christmas weekend holiday.

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  (732) 583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Sunday December 24, 2017
office_closedsign.GIF
9:00 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED

The library will be closed for the Christmas weekend holiday.

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  (732) 583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

The library will be closed for the Christmas weekend holiday.

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  (732) 583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Monday December 25, 2017
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7:00 PM
LIBRARY CLOSED

The library will be closed for the Christmas holiday.

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  (732) 583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

The library will be closed for the Christmas holiday.

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  (732) 583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Wednesday December 27, 2017
trans_towtruck
10:30 AM
Crazy Cars

Join us in the Children's Department for Crazy Cars! We unroll a special rug with roads where you can you play with cars. Bring your friends!!

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Join us in the Children's Department for Crazy Cars! We unroll a special rug with roads where you can you play with cars. Bring your friends!!

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
rec_games
1:00 PM
Pinochle Club

Join us for Pinochle Club!

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Join us for Pinochle Club!

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Thursday December 28, 2017
lib_teddybear_reading
10:00 AM
Family Story Time & Snow Globe Craft

Going stir crazy in the house? Lost in pile of wrapping and toys?! Get out and come to Family Story Time. We will read some stories, sing some songs, and make an awesome snow globe craft. If you child is under the age of 2, you can just come for the story and songs.

All ages welcome.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org
There are 11 spaces available.

Going stir crazy in the house? Lost in pile of wrapping and toys?! Get out and come to Family Story Time. We will read some stories, sing some songs, and make an awesome snow globe craft. If you child is under the age of 2, you can just come for the story and songs.

All ages welcome.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

There are 11 spaces available.

Friday December 29, 2017
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Craft on the Go

Stop by the Children's Department every Friday to pick up a craft on the go!  Everything you need to make the craft will be in a bag and all you need at home is a glue stick. Please take only one craft per child while supplies last.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Stop by the Children's Department every Friday to pick up a craft on the go!  Everything you need to make the craft will be in a bag and all you need at home is a glue stick. Please take only one craft per child while supplies last.

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
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10:00 AM
Mahjong Club

Interested in playing Mahjong? Come join the club! 

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  732-583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

Interested in playing Mahjong? Come join the club! 

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  732.583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org

Saturday December 30, 2017
z_cust_mckids
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
New Year's Craft

Join us anytime today to make a hat for New Years. You will be ready to count down in style on the 31st. All materials will be provided, just bring a head to wear it on!

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Join us anytime today to make a hat for New Years. You will be ready to count down in style on the 31st. All materials will be provided, just bring a head to wear it on!

All ages welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org

 
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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Noon Year Party

Ready to celebrate the New Year? Bring your little ones who can't make it till midnight to the library for a special Noon Year Party. We will have a craft to do while they wait for noon to come and then we will make a bunch of noise! In a library no less!

All ages welcome.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Leslie Kotzas  (732) 583-9100  maplkids@lmxac.org

Ready to celebrate the New Year? Bring your little ones who can't make it till midnight to the library for a special Noon Year Party. We will have a craft to do while they wait for noon to come and then we will make a bunch of noise! In a library no less!

All ages welcome.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Leslie Kotzas
  (732) 583.9100
  maplkids@lmxac.org


Sunday December 31, 2017
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7:00 PM
LIBRARY CLOSED

The library will be closed for the New Year's Eve holiday.

CONTACT: Jill Stafford  (732) 583-9100  mapladults@lmxac.org

The library will be closed for the New Year's Eve holiday.

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  (732) 583.9100
  mapladults@lmxac.org


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