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Events

Hilton Open Computer Lab/Maker Space

Hilton Branch Events

January 26

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Maplewood Library’s MakerSpace at Hilton Branch is open! Drop in EVERY MONDAY from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer.  Printing times may vary, depending on file size and demand. Please contact 3Dprinter@maplewoodlibrary.org for more information about printing your objects. And get more info on Lab procedures and policies at http://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/3d-printer-policy/.

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Events

January 26

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – Financial Strategies During Transition

Financial considerations are a major source of worry during a career transition.  Professional adviser Bill LaChance will present a number of financial strategies to consider.  Get your questions answered and your individual issues addressed with a professional on the subject.

For more info about Professionals in Transition, go to: http://216.246.77.209/~shining/NNJ_PIT/

2015 dates: January 12, January 26, February 9, February 23, March 9, March 23, April 13, April 27, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, August, 10, August 24, September 14, September 28, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, November 30, December 14

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Hilton Branch Kids Events

January 26

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch Library * Ages 2 1/2 – 5* Valid Maplewood Library card required

No registration required * All children must be accompanied by an adult

Movie Monday

Teen Events

January 26

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Main Library – Chilax, watch a movie and have a snack. We’ll be watching an action-packed space adventure!

LEGO Club

Kids Events

January 26

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library * All Ages * Drop In

Tinker and build at LEGO Club! Supported by ALA’s Junior Maker Grant, we have lots of LEGOs for everyone to build something and display their creations around the library!

Baby Lit

Kids Events

January 27

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages birth – 2 1/2 * Valid Maplewood Library card required

All children must be accompanied by an adult * No registration required

Hilton Pajama Storytime

Hilton Branch Kids Events

January 27

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hilton Branch Library * Ages 2 -10 * No registration required

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Come to Hilton Branch Library for some bedtime stories. Wear your pajamas if you’d like!

Hilton Baby Lit

Hilton Branch Kids Events

January 28

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch Library * Ages birth – 2 1/2 * Valid Maplewood Library card required

All children must be accompanied by an adult * No registration required

Preschool Storytime

Kids Events

January 29

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library * Ages 2 1/2 – 5* Valid Maplewood Library card required

No registration required * All children must be accompanied by an adult

SCORE Small Business Seminar

Events

January 29

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Starting and Managing a Successful Business

Learn about marketing/sales, operations and finance in the day-to-day management of a business This seminar also addresses the importance of a business plan, in terms of providing a road map of steps that need to be taken for successfully launching a business. Please register by email: programs@maplewoodlibrary.org

 

Hilton Affordable Care Act Saturday Enrollment Services

Hilton Branch Events

January 31

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Make an appointment to get free help choosing and enrolling in a Health Care Plan.  Call Orange Navigators at 973-500-6031 or email Mark.oacanp@gmail.com.

Appointments are available for the following Saturdays at Hilton Branch Library from 10 am to 12 noon:

November 22 & 29; December 6, 13, 20 & 27.

What to Bring

  • Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
  • Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (for example, from pay stubs or W-2 forms—Wage and Tax Statements)
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household.
  • Green Card – Visa or proof of residency.
  • Drivers License – Passport – Birth Certificate
  • Photo ID

 

 

Baby Lit

Kids Events

February 3

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages birth – 2 1/2 * Valid Maplewood Library card required

All children must be accompanied by an adult * No registration required

Nuts and Bolts of Financial Trading for Teens

Teen Events

February 4

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library – Play a simulated trading game that takes place over 3 consecutive weekly sessions.  Learn about buying and selling commodities.  All you need to bring is your basic arithmetic skills!

February 4, 11 and 18 from 7-9 p.m.

SPACE IS LIMITED PLEASE REGISTER AT : https://nutsandboltstrading.eventbrite.com

For more info email the Teen Librarian at

 

 

 

Preschool Storytime

Kids Events

February 5

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library * Ages 2 1/2 – 5* Valid Maplewood Library card required

No registration required * All children must be accompanied by an adult

Thursday Night Book Club

Events

February 5

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s selection is Family Life by Akhil Sharma, one of the NY Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2014

This book, deeply unnerving and gorgeously tender at its core, charts the young life of Ajay Mishra as he struggles to grow within a family shattered by loss and disoriented by a recent move from India to America. Family Life is equally the story of Ajay’s parents, whose response to grief renders them unable to find the space in which to cherish and raise him… is devastating as it reveals how love becomes warped and jagged and even seemingly vanishes in the midst of huge grief. But it also gives us beautiful, heart-stopping scenes where love in the Mishra family finds air and ease.”   — New York Times Book Review

Thursday, February 5  7:00 pm at Main Library

Facilitated by Library Director Sarah Lester.  Copies of the book are available through the BCCLS system.  The title for March is The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster.

 

Friends Bag of Books Sale

Events

February 7

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Main Library – Friends One Day Bag of Books Sale

Fill a bag (provided by the Friends) with some new-found treasures. Offerings include all categories of fiction and nonfiction, kids & teens, movies and music.

 

Hilton Affordable Care Act Saturday Enrollment Services

Hilton Branch Events

February 7

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Make an appointment to get free help choosing and enrolling in a Health Care Plan.  Call Orange Navigators at 973-500-6031 or email Mark.oacanp@gmail.com.

Appointments are available for the following Saturdays at Hilton Branch Library from 10 am to 12 noon:

November 22 & 29; December 6, 13, 20 & 27.

What to Bring

  • Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
  • Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (for example, from pay stubs or W-2 forms—Wage and Tax Statements)
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household.
  • Green Card – Visa or proof of residency.
  • Drivers License – Passport – Birth Certificate
  • Photo ID

 

 

Art and Music Reception for February

Events

February 7

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Main Library – Our Black History Month show is a printmaking exhibit, featuring photographically-derived images, both figurative and nature-inspired., by Onnie Strother and Yvette Lucan.  Live music will be provided by the James White Band.  Saturday February 7 at 2:00 pm, with the artist’s talk at 2:30.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Events

February 9

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – Network with other professionals who are currently unemployed or looking for new career opportunities. Meetings alternate between guest speakers and career workshops. Programs are free and open to the public.

For more info about Professionals in Transition, go to: http://216.246.77.209/~shining/NNJ_PIT/

2015 dates: January 12, January 26, February 9, February 23, March 9, March 23, April 13, April 27, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, August, 10, August 24, September 14, September 28, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, November 30, December 14

Understanding Medicare

Events

February 9

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Basics for Boomers & Caregivers in Need of Guidance

Main Library – It’s easy to become confused by Medicare’s many parts and plans, and to keep up with the yearly changes. This seminar will cover everything you need to know, in easy-to-understand terms. You will learn:

  • What Medicare covers
  • When to apply, even if you’re still working, even if you’re not eligible for Social Security.
  • The difference between Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medigap

Free and open to the public.

Presenter Neil Berger has 35+ years experience in the Human Resources profession, including benefits and compensation administration. He developed this seminar for individuals who had incorrect or non-existent information about their benefits

Hilton Computers for Beginners

Hilton Branch Events

February 10

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Yes, you can learn how to use a computer!  You’ll learn the basics of computer use, and how to go on the Internet.  The teacher will help you with your specific needs.  Drop in: no registration needed!  Tuesdays January 6, February 10, March 10, April 7, May 12, June 9  1:00-2:00 p.m.

Free Adult Health Screening

Events

February 11

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Free medication, weight & health counseling, blood pressure screening, carotid bruit screening. Free and open to adults 18 and over. Staffed by Maplewood Health Dept. Nurses. For an appointment, call the Maplewood Health Dept at (973) 762-8120 ext. 4300. Drop-ins are also welcome.

2015 dates

Main Library 10:30 am – 12:00 noon – Wednesday February 11; Tuesday April 14; Wednesday June 10; Wednesday August 12; Wednesday October 14; Wednesday December 9

Hilton Branch 3:30 – 5:00 pm – Wednesday January 14; Wednesday March 11; Wednesday May 13; Wednesday July 15; Wednesday September 16; Wednesday November 18

 

Food for Thought Book Club

Events

February 11

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Join us for our monthly discussion of recent food-themed writing, with refreshments provided by local eateries.  Our title for January is Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves, the debut novel by Dave Lowry.

Lowry’s wry debut combines a caper story with foodie culture in an entertaining mix…a zestful first novel.” —Publishers Weekly

“Lowry’s fast-paced tale is…a chaotic, intriguing, and fun read that delivers quite a punch.” —Booklist

Refreshments will be provided by Bill & Harry

 

 

 

Nuts and Bolts of Financial Trading for Teens

Teen Events

February 11

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library – Play a simulated trading game that takes place over 3 consecutive weekly sessions.  Learn about buying and selling commodities.  All you need to bring is your basic arithmetic skills!

February 4, 11 and 18 from 7-9 p.m.

SPACE IS LIMITED PLEASE REGISTER AT : https://nutsandboltstrading.eventbrite.com

For more info email the Teen Librarian at

 

 

 

Health Insurance: Come In…Get Covered

Events

February 12

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Open enrollment for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act  runs from November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015.  Trained in-person assisters will help you find a plan to fit your budget—one that covers emergencies, doctor visits, prescriptions, hospitalization and maternity care and pre-existing conditions.

Hilton Branch Library
Thursday, November 20  12-5 pm
Thursday, December 11  12-5 pm
Thursday, January 22       12-5 pm

Main Library
Monday, November 24    4-9 pm
Tuesday, December 16    10 am – 3 pm
Wednesday, January 14   4-9 pm
Thursday, February 12     10 am – 3 pm

Consultations are on a drop-in basis. No registration is required.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Social Security Numbers for all household members(or immigration documents)
  • Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (from pay stubs or W-2 forms)
  • Current health insurance plan information for everyone in the household

Brought to you by SRA International, Inc., under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Hilton Affordable Care Act Saturday Enrollment Services

Hilton Branch Events

February 14

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Make an appointment to get free help choosing and enrolling in a Health Care Plan.  Call Orange Navigators at 973-500-6031 or email Mark.oacanp@gmail.com.

Appointments are available for the following Saturdays at Hilton Branch Library from 10 am to 12 noon:

November 22 & 29; December 6, 13, 20 & 27.

What to Bring

  • Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
  • Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (for example, from pay stubs or W-2 forms—Wage and Tax Statements)
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household.
  • Green Card – Visa or proof of residency.
  • Drivers License – Passport – Birth Certificate
  • Photo ID

 

 

Nuts and Bolts of Financial Trading for Teens

Teen Events

February 18

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library – Play a simulated trading game that takes place over 3 consecutive weekly sessions.  Learn about buying and selling commodities.  All you need to bring is your basic arithmetic skills!

February 4, 11 and 18 from 7-9 p.m.

SPACE IS LIMITED PLEASE REGISTER AT : https://nutsandboltstrading.eventbrite.com

For more info email the Teen Librarian at

 

 

 

Your House: Tips on Its History and Care

Hilton Branch Events

February 21

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Curious about the age of your house or ways to maintain its style when planning a repair or renovation? Help is just around the corner at the R. H. Grasmere Local History Center at the Hilton Library, 1688 Springfield Ave., Maplewood (use the door closest to Tuscan St.) Saturday January 24, February 21 and March 21 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. residents are encouraged to meet members of the Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission to explore the history and architecture of their houses and to discover information and possibly early photographs. These local experts can also discuss repairs, replacement materials and resources on how to fix your home.  This is a free monthly outreach event offered by the Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission. For more information see http://historicmaplewood.com

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Events

February 23

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – Network with other professionals who are currently unemployed or looking for new career opportunities. Meetings alternate between guest speakers and career workshops. Programs are free and open to the public.

For more info about Professionals in Transition, go to: http://216.246.77.209/~shining/NNJ_PIT/

2015 dates: January 12, January 26, February 9, February 23, March 9, March 23, April 13, April 27, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, August, 10, August 24, September 14, September 28, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, November 30, December 14