Matawan Aberdeen Public Library

Matawan Aberdeen Public Library Public library serving the Borough of Matawan and the Township of Aberdeen.
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12/21/2023

Teen BINGO - Next Thursday, December 28th @ 7 pm β˜•πŸ†πŸ₯³ RESCHEDULED FROM 12/6!
Calling all teens! Come test your luck at the library! Join us in the meeting room as we play several rounds of BINGO. There will be fun prizes, a hot chocolate bar, and holiday tunes. What better way to spend a December evening? Make sure to register B 4 it's too late!
Open to patrons in grades 6-12. Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/MAPLPrograms
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/21/2023

Book Discussion Group (in person) - TONIGHT @ 7:30 pm πŸ•›πŸ“š
This month, the group is reading "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck. For more information on our book discussion group, please email our moderator, Susan Pike, at [email protected]
OTHER QUESTIONS? Call: (732) 583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/21/2023

Chair Yoga on ZOOM - Next Thursday the 28th @ 2 pm πŸͺ‘πŸ§˜πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈπŸ§˜β€β™€οΈπŸ–₯️
We have returned to a virtual chair yoga program that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home!
For patrons who have difficulty with traditional on-the-floor yoga - try this relaxing alternative with Allison Sorokin.
Allison, E-RYT 500, is the founder of Align Yoga and Strength, a local studio here in Matawan. She specializes in guiding students through smart functional movements connected with breath. She believes that everyone can do yoga no matter the age and ability. Her mission is to help people learn about their body and mind, improve posture, and relieve stress.
No registration required.
Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82148972411?pwd=S3NrWDIraGRWZjhiNXBQQkErejFmUT09

Meeting ID: 821 4897 2411
Passcode: 782168
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

Yesterday's Baby Explorers class was relaxing and fun... and the kids enjoyed it as well! πŸ˜‰   Open to children ages 6-18...
12/21/2023

Yesterday's Baby Explorers class was relaxing and fun... and the kids enjoyed it as well! πŸ˜‰

Open to children ages 6-18 months and their caregivers.
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/21/2023

Drop-in Beading - Next Thursday the 28th from 10 am - 5 pm πŸ“Ώ
Tired from the holidays? Shake It Off and come to the library to make some beaded jewelry! We are in our bracelet Era and we want you to join us. Leave your Bad Blood at home, and come to the Children's Room where we will have a variety of beads for you to create something completely in Style. We can't wait to see you all Bejeweled.
Open to children of all ages. No registration required.
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/21/2023

Book Discussion Group (in person) - TOMORROW NIGHT @ 7:30 pm πŸ•›πŸ“š
This month, the group is reading "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck. For more information on our book discussion group, please email our moderator, Susan Pike, at [email protected]
OTHER QUESTIONS? Call: (732) 583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/20/2023

Wacky Wednesday Zoom Craft - Next Wednesday the 27th @ 4:20 pm
Join us on Zoom for some crafting fun! We will provide you with a kit of surprise supplies. Log into Zoom and see what we will make together. Don't forget to bring your creativity! A librarian will call you the week of the program when your kit is ready to be picked up.
Open to patrons in grades K-5. Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/MAPLPrograms
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89514281319?pwd=MU1DOGtiUy8yRkg3NFB0WmF6MjVWQT09

Meeting ID: 895 1428 1319
Passcode: 911638
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/20/2023

Manga-Tile Play - Next Wednesday the 27th from 10 am - Noon
Drop into the Children's Room to play with our Magna-Tiles. We have some animal friends to go with our tiles so you can build a zoo, or an aquarium, or anyplace else where you might find wild creatures. We can't wait to see where your imagination takes you!
Open to children of all ages. No registration required.
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/20/2023

Stories & STEM - TODAY @ 4:20, only 1 spot left!!! PLEASE NOTE! This month's program is on a Wednesday!
The holidays are upon us! What better way to get in on the fun than participating in an exciting STEM challenge? This month, we will test our building skills by making our very own gingerbread houses! We will talk about different types of building styles and hear a fun story too.
Open to children in grades 1-5. Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/MAPLPrograms
QUESTIONS? Call: (732) 583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/20/2023

Baby Explorers - TODAY @ 10:30 am
We invite you to join us for our newest program for our littlest patrons! Our meeting room will be set up as a safe place for babies to explore lots of age-appropriate toys while caregivers can meet and chat. Each month we will put out different toys that make noise, light up, or are just plain fun. We can't wait to see you!
Open to children ages 6-18 months and their caregivers. Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/MAPLPrograms
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

Freegal Fans, here is your December Newsletter! 🎧🎼🎸https://mailchi.mp/libraryideas/us-freegal-music-newsletter-december-...
12/20/2023

Freegal Fans, here is your December Newsletter! 🎧🎼🎸
https://mailchi.mp/libraryideas/us-freegal-music-newsletter-december-2023?e=74f188f53a
The featured new album is "11:11" by Chris Brown, and the featured new song release is Walker Hayes's "Fancy Like Christmas". The Playlist Spotlight is "2024 GRAMMY Nominees"... "Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, SZA, Bruce Springsteen, and more are vying for this prestigious award. While we wait to find out who the winners will be, give this playlist a listen." Judas Priest is the Featured Artist, and there are Editor's Picks in Holiday, Rock, and Classical as well as Upcoming Titles! Take a listen today, download songs for free...
And spend some time listening to the MAPL 2023 Playlist that YOU helped create!!

The December Freading Newsletter is here! πŸ“šπŸŽ„πŸŽhttps://mailchi.mp/libraryideas/us-freading-newsletter-december-2023?e=74f1...
12/19/2023

The December Freading Newsletter is here! πŸ“šπŸŽ„πŸŽ
https://mailchi.mp/libraryideas/us-freading-newsletter-december-2023?e=74f188f53a

Check out the Notable New Additions with a New Book Spotlight of "Shot in the Dark" by Anna Britton. The December Author Showcase highlights Alex Gough and recommends the book "Who All Die". If you are ready to start a series, Freading suggests beginning with book 1 of the Duke Estates series, "The Duke Who Loved Me" by Jane Ashford, it has a fun Bridgerton vibe! The Editor's pick in Humorous Fiction recommends "Western Swing" by Tim Sandlin. There are also Editor's picks in Science Fiction ("Zombie, Ohio" by Scott Kenemore - absolutely reading that one, looks awesome) and in Holiday Fiction ("Silent Days, Holy Night" by Phyllis Clark Nichols) plus Upcoming Titles, so take a minute and click on the link above to peruse the newsletter!

When rural Ohio college professor Peter Mellor dies in an automobile accident during a zombie outbreak, he is reborn as a highly intelligent (yet somewhat amnesiac) member of the living dead. With society crumbling around him and violence escalating into daily life, Peter quickly learns that being a...

12/19/2023

Stories & STEM - TOMORROW @ 4:20, only 1 spot left!!! PLEASE NOTE! This month's program is on a Wednesday!
The holidays are upon us! What better way to get in on the fun than participating in an exciting STEM challenge? This month, we will test our building skills by making our very own gingerbread houses! We will talk about different types of building styles and hear a fun story too.
Open to children in grades 1-5. Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/MAPLPrograms
QUESTIONS? Call: (732) 583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/19/2023

Baby Explorers - TOMORROW @ 10:30 am
We invite you to join us for our newest program for our littlest patrons! Our meeting room will be set up as a safe place for babies to explore lots of age-appropriate toys while caregivers can meet and chat. Each month we will put out different toys that make noise, light up, or are just plain fun. We can't wait to see you!
Open to children ages 6-18 months and their caregivers. Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/MAPLPrograms
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/19/2023

Story Tales - TODAY @ 10:30 am πŸ“šπŸŽΆπŸ«§πŸŽ¨
Join us in the meeting room for storytime! Miss Erica can't wait to read books, sing songs, and do a craft together!
Open to children ages 18 - 36 months. Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/MAPLPrograms
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

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12/19/2023

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12/18/2023

Story Tales - TOMORRROW @ 10:30 am πŸ“šπŸŽΆπŸ«§πŸŽ¨
Join us in the meeting room for storytime! Miss Erica can't wait to read books, sing songs, and do a craft together!
Open to children ages 18 - 36 months. Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/MAPLPrograms
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/18/2023

Movie: A Christmas Memory - TODAY @ 2 pm πŸŽ₯🎞️
A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried. Buddy brings life to the house and develops a close friendship with one of the older, simpler ladies, Sook. Buddy and Sook undertake adventures together, including the baking of 31 fruitcakes which they give as Christmas presents, even mailing them to President and Mrs. Roosevelt and Jean Harlowe! Just before Christmas, one of the older cousins begins to wonder if it is best for Buddy to be living with them. Based on a story by Truman Capote.
A Kanopy film
Starring: Patty Duke, Piper Laurie, Eric Lloyd
Release Date: 1997
Rating: TVG
Duration: 1 hr. 36 min.
QUESTIONS? Call: (732) 583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/18/2023

Fisher-Price Little People Fun - TODAY from 10 am - Noon!
The Children's Department has some new toys and we are excited for you to play with them! Stop by to play pretend with our Little People sets. There's a house that makes sounds and vehicles that roll. And lots of people too!
Open to children of all ages. No registration required.
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/18/2023

The Adult Services featured electronic resource for December is CREATIVEBUG!
Found on our Electronic Resources page in the Art category, Creativebug offers thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, bake, and more!
Creativebug is now more accessible - they partnered with accessiBe to provide you the means to customize your experience to meet your individual needs. You can set custom accessibility profiles, adjust contrast and colors, adjust the orientation and much more!
Try it today, all you need is your library card to make an account and retain your learning history: https://www.creativebug.com/lib/matawanaberdeen
QUESTIONS? Call: (732) 583-9100 or email: [email protected]

The featured electronic Youth Services resource this month is MUZZY! BBC Muzzy is the "World's  #1 Language Course for C...
12/17/2023

The featured electronic Youth Services resource this month is MUZZY! BBC Muzzy is the "World's #1 Language Course for Children" - change your child's life with the power of a second language. This program taps into kids' innate language learning abilities to teach them using the natural immersion method in the form of a series of online videos featuring an adorable fuzzy monster and his friends. Each video lays the foundation for the next through repetition and spiral learning. Loved by millions of children worldwide; trusted by parents, teachers and librarians for over 30 years. Find it on our K-8 Youth Resources page: (https://www.matawanaberdeenlibrary.com/pages/students.php),
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/17/2023

Movie: A Christmas Memory - TOMORROW @ 2 pm πŸŽ₯🎞️
A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried. Buddy brings life to the house and develops a close friendship with one of the older, simpler ladies, Sook. Buddy and Sook undertake adventures together, including the baking of 31 fruitcakes which they give as Christmas presents, even mailing them to President and Mrs. Roosevelt and Jean Harlowe! Just before Christmas, one of the older cousins begins to wonder if it is best for Buddy to be living with them. Based on a story by Truman Capote.
A Kanopy film
Starring: Patty Duke, Piper Laurie, Eric Lloyd
Release Date: 1997
Rating: TVG
Duration: 1 hr. 36 min.
QUESTIONS? Call: (732) 583-9100 or email: [email protected]

Our consortium friends at Old Bridge Library are having a screening of the documentary "How Saba Kept Singing" TODAY at ...
12/17/2023

Our consortium friends at Old Bridge Library are having a screening of the documentary "How Saba Kept Singing" TODAY at 2 pm at their library and YOU are invited. This film tells the story of David Wisnia and how he survived the Holocaust. His grandson, Avi Wisnia, is also featured in the documentary and will be conducting a Q&A session after the screening.
To learn more and register go to: https://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/event/how-saba-kept-singing/..or call the OB Library at 732.721.5600 x 5033

12/17/2023

Fisher-Price Little People Fun - TOMORROW from 10 am - Noon!
The Children's Department has some new toys and we are excited for you to play with them! Stop by to play pretend with our Little People sets. There's a house that makes sounds and vehicles that roll. And lots of people too!
Open to children of all ages. No registration required.
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/17/2023

Drop-in Foam Block Building - Next Saturday the 23rd from 9 am - 5 pm
Stop by the Children's Room to test your building skills! We have a big bin of foam blocks to play with. We can't wait to see all the fantastic things you build! Open to children of all ages. No registration required.
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

Here are the pics from today's second Stuffed Animal Workshop - hope everyone had a great time creating and naming their...
12/16/2023

Here are the pics from today's second Stuffed Animal Workshop - hope everyone had a great time creating and naming their snowman stuffies... no matter how much hugging you give your new friend, no melting will occur!
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

The Snowman Party ends at 4 today; if you haven't yet had your face painted or played snowman hopscotch, snowball toss, ...
12/16/2023

The Snowman Party ends at 4 today; if you haven't yet had your face painted or played snowman hopscotch, snowball toss, colored in a snowy activity page, or decoded your snowman name, NOW IS THE TIME!! β˜ƒοΈ
NOBODY knows how to party like a snowman! Join us in the Children's Department!
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

Our consortium friends at Old Bridge Library are having a screening of the documentary "How Saba Kept Singing" TOMORROW ...
12/16/2023

Our consortium friends at Old Bridge Library are having a screening of the documentary "How Saba Kept Singing" TOMORROW at 2 pm at their library and YOU are invited. This film tells the story of David Wisnia and how he survived the Holocaust. His grandson, Avi Wisnia, is also featured in the documentary and will be conducting a Q&A session after the screening.
To learn more and register go to: https://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/event/how-saba-kept-singing/..or call the OB Library at 732.721.5600 x 5033

Our first Stuffed Animal Workshop was crowded and magical, thank you to all the parents and caregivers that helped our y...
12/16/2023

Our first Stuffed Animal Workshop was crowded and magical, thank you to all the parents and caregivers that helped our young patrons create their snowman plushies with love and care. β˜ƒοΈπŸ’™
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

Snowman Party (TODAY from NOW - 4 pm) β˜ƒοΈ We love our painter extraordinaire, EVERYONE is welcome to have a splash of col...
12/16/2023

Snowman Party (TODAY from NOW - 4 pm) β˜ƒοΈ
We love our painter extraordinaire, EVERYONE is welcome to have a splash of color added, parents and staff included!!! Come by and find out what your Snowman Name is... perhaps you, too, might secretly be "Festive McGlisten".
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/16/2023

The Snowman Party has begun!! TODAY from NOW - 4 pm β˜ƒοΈ
Our teen volunteers decorated our Meeting Room and turned it into a winter wonderland for the Stuffed Animal Workshops (both require registration and are full at this time).
Join us in the Children's Department for a special day of snowy activities including snowman games and wintery face painting! We can't wait to celebrate in this winter wonderland with you.
Open to children of all ages.
There is no registration required for the snowman party, but registration is required for the , which are full at this time.
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/16/2023

Snowman Party - TODAY from NOW - 4 pm β˜ƒοΈ
NOBODY knows how to party like a snowman! Join us in the Children's Department for a special day of snowy activities including snowman games and wintery face painting! We can't wait to celebrate in this winter wonderland with you.
Open to children of all ages.
There is no registration required for the snowman party, but registration is required for the Stuffed Animal Workshops, which are full at this time.
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

Anyone else hearing thunder in their head???
12/16/2023

Anyone else hearing thunder in their head???

Our adult patrons at the Build-A-Bracelet Program this past weekend learned the ropes on how to piece together a memorab...
12/15/2023

Our adult patrons at the Build-A-Bracelet Program this past weekend learned the ropes on how to piece together a memorable holiday gift... for others OR themselves! You all look fabulous; those are some unique creations!
PS. Jennifer G., it was wonderful to have you back at MAPL; we miss you in our
Children's Department; so glad you're a patron as well, and we can see you at our programs! WOOP WOOP!
QUESTIONS? Call: (732) 583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/15/2023

Snowman Party - TOMORROW from 9 am - 4 pm β˜ƒοΈ
NOBODY knows how to party like a snowman! Join us in the Children's Department for a special day of snowy activities including snowman games and wintery face painting! We can't wait to celebrate in this winter wonderland with you.
Open to children of all ages.
There is no registration required for the snowman party, but registration is required for the Stuffed Animal Workshops, which are full at this time.
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/15/2023

Special Friday Craft on the Go TODAY from 10 am to 6 pm!
It's the holiday season and that means it's time for lots of festive fun! Swing by the library on Fridays between 10 am and 6 pm and grab a Special Craft on the Go. They're bigger, they're brighter, and they're more fun than ever! Crafts will be in the Children's Room waiting for you! No need to call ahead.
Please take one per child so that everyone can enjoy them! Children of all ages welcome.
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

12/15/2023

Reading Time - TODAY @ 10:30 am πŸ“–πŸ˜πŸ§ΈπŸŽ¨
Join us in the Children's Room for great stories! Miss Erica and Miss Bernadette have picked out some books to share with you. This story time is designed for children of all ages to promote literacy through rhymes, finger plays, giggles, and fun. After we read, you can explore our toy area, do some coloring, and take home a Craft on the Go for the weekend.
Open to children of all ages and their caretakers. No registration required.
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]
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12/15/2023

Mahjong Club (in person) - TODAY @ 10:30 am πŸ€„οΈπŸŽ²
This is for anyone who loves the game, wants to meet new people, and have some fun. We provide the Mahjong sets, but players need to supply their own card. Beginners are welcome to watch until they learn the rules. No registration required.
QUESTIONS? Call: 732-583-9100 or email: [email protected]

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165 Main Street
Matawan, NJ
07747

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Monday 10am - 9pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 9pm
Thursday 10am - 9pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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(732) 583-9100

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