Thursday December 14, 2017
lib_book_bunch1
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 11 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 11 spaces available.

 
rec_yoga
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


 
rec_yoga
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

 
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4:00 PM
Reading to Therapy Dog Tucker

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

Tucker 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 Tucker. Please bring a book you'd like to read or come early and the librarian will help you pick one out!

Tucker 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


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 school 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 school aged children are welcome to join. 

Registration is required.

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


 
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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
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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 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
z_cust_berks1
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

 
anim_dog1
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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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Color Me Calm for Adults

Need a break from the holiday frenzy? Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind which helps promote overall wellness. Stop by anytime between 2 – 5 pm to unwind, color, enjoy a relaxing beverage and listen to some meditative music. Everything will be provided!

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

Need a break from the holiday frenzy? Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind which helps promote overall wellness. Stop by anytime between 2 – 5 pm to unwind, color, enjoy a relaxing beverage and listen to some meditative music. Everything will be provided!

CONTACT:
  Jill Stafford
  (732) 583.9100
  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 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
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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

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 piles 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 your 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 5 spaces available.

Going stir crazy in the house? Lost in piles 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 your 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 5 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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

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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