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Baby Lit

Kids Recurring Events

September 1

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Ages Birth – 2 1/2 * No registration required * All children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

September 1

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday  and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm., and Saturdays 10-1 starting after Labor Day.   Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer or laminator.  There are also Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, littleBits and SparkFun kits for the kids. Raspberry Pi single board computers are also available to learn more about computer science.  More information about the Create Space…

Preschool Storytime

Kids Recurring Events

September 3

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library * Ages 2 1/2 – 5 * No registration required * All children must be accompanied by an adult

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

September 3

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday  and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm., and Saturdays 10-1 starting after Labor Day.   Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer or laminator.  There are also Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, littleBits and SparkFun kits for the kids. Raspberry Pi single board computers are also available to learn more about computer science.  More information about the Create Space…

American Classics Book Discussion Series

Events

September 3

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In our timeBrush up on your classics!  Our book group this year focuses on American Classics, and is facilitated by Alice Crozier, retired professor of English, Rutgers University. The readings for our first meeting are In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway AND the essay “Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Novels”, from Studies in Classic American Literature by D.H. Lawrence.  

“The items which make up the collection of “In Our Time” are not so much short stories, in the accepted meaning, as preludes to a mood, composed with accurate and acute finesse to converge in the mind of the reader.”

Copies of the essay are available at the Main Library circulation desk.  More information about the American Classics Book Discussion Series

This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Arts or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

NJ Council for the Humanities

Libraries closed for Labor Day

Events

September 7

All Day

Both libraries closed for Labor Day

Baby Lit

Kids Recurring Events

September 8

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Ages Birth – 2 1/2 * No registration required * All children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

September 8

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday  and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm., and Saturdays 10-1 starting after Labor Day.   Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer or laminator.  There are also Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, littleBits and SparkFun kits for the kids. Raspberry Pi single board computers are also available to learn more about computer science.  More information about the Create Space…

Preschool Storytime

Kids Recurring Events

September 10

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library * Ages 2 1/2 – 5 * No registration required * All children must be accompanied by an adult

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

September 10

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday  and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm., and Saturdays 10-1 starting after Labor Day.   Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer or laminator.  There are also Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, littleBits and SparkFun kits for the kids. Raspberry Pi single board computers are also available to learn more about computer science.  More information about the Create Space…

Admissions 101: The Secrets of College Admissions

Teen Events

September 10

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Need help separating college admissions fact from fiction? Join Collegewise counselor Rhiannon Schade to discuss grades, test scores, activities, and everything else colleges evaluate. Get straight answers about what college admissions committees really look for and how they decide who gets in. You may be surprised to learn that you don’t have to be a trilingual, opera-singing rocket scientist to get into college! Registration is suggested, but not required.

To register online: http://admissions101sept10.eventbrite.com

Main Library closes at 1:00 Friday for Employee Picnic

Events

September 11

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library will close at 1:00 on Sept. 11 for Maplewood’s Township Employee Appreciation Picnic

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

September 12

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday  and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm., and Saturdays 10-1 starting after Labor Day.  Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer or laminator.  There are also Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, littleBits and SparkFun kits for the kids. Raspberry Pi single board computers are also available to learn more about computer science.  More information about the Create Space…

Saturday Storytime

Events

September 12

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop in

Enjoy live music, stories and movement, featuring Marilyn Lehren and Wilma Van De Pol on guitar, with other musical guests. We especially welcome children with special needs. A wonderful way for the family to spend a Saturday morning!

 

SAT Practice Test

Teen Events

September 12

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – Kaplan Test Prep will offer a FREE SAT Practice Test. This is a full length practice of the CURRENT FORM of the SAT, proctored exactly like the real test. Students can take this form of the SAT officially through January 2016. The test will take approximately 4 hours. Students need to bring a calculator, two #2 pencils, water, and a snack. Every participant will receive a full score report and analysis by email within two weeks.

To register go to: http://kaplan.formstack.com/forms/satmaplewoodlibrarysept12

Please arrive early as the test will start promptly at 12:30 pm.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Events

September 14

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

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Hilton Branch Kids Events

September 14

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch Library * Ages 2 1/2 – 5* Drop in * All children must be accompanied by an adult

Baby Lit

Kids Recurring Events

September 15

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Ages Birth – 2 1/2 * No registration required * All children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Hilton Computers for Beginners

Hilton Branch Events

September 15

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Learn the basics: how to get started, use the Internet, set up email, view photos and more. The teacher will help you with your specific needs.  Intermediate students are also welcome.  Drop in: no registration needed!  Tuesdays Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

September 15

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday  and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm., and Saturdays 10-1 starting after Labor Day.   Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer or laminator.  There are also Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, littleBits and SparkFun kits for the kids. Raspberry Pi single board computers are also available to learn more about computer science.  More information about the Create Space…

Hilton Bow Wow Book Buddies

Hilton Branch Kids Events

September 15

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come to Hilton Branch and read to a dog… they LOVE stories! Sign up for a specific time or just drop in!

Hilton Baby Lit

Hilton Branch Kids Events

September 16

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages birth – 2 1/2 * Drop in

Hilton Free Adult Health Screening

Hilton Branch Events

September 16

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch – 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. Drop in

2015 dates

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

 

Preschool Storytime

Kids Recurring Events

September 17

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library * Ages 2 1/2 – 5 * No registration required * All children must be accompanied by an adult

Overlook Van Cholesterol Screening

Hilton Branch Events

September 17

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – This test includes LDL, HDL, and Total Cholesterol/ HDL ratio. A simple fingerstick method is used, and fasting is not required. There is a $10 fee.  Educational materials and individual counseling will also be provided.  Free Blood Pressure Screening also available.

For an appointment, call 1-800-247-9580. Drop-ins are also welcome.  In front of Hilton Branch

Hilton Bingo

Hilton Branch Kids Events

September 17

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Hilton Branch * All Ages * Drop In

If you know you’re numbers, you can play! Drop in to Hilton Branch library to join in on the fun!

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

September 17

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday  and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm., and Saturdays 10-1 starting after Labor Day.   Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer or laminator.  There are also Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, littleBits and SparkFun kits for the kids. Raspberry Pi single board computers are also available to learn more about computer science.  More information about the Create Space…

Savvy Social Security Planning

Events

September 17

7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Main Library – Maximize your retirement income. Learn important rules and strategies for collecting your retirement benefits. The decisions you make today can have a tremendous bearing on the total amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime.

Topics covered will include:

  • Estimating the benefits you expect to receive
  • Determining when to apply, and when it make sense to delay
  • Coordinating benefits with your spouse
  • Maximizing benefits and minimizing taxes
  • Understanding survivor benefits
  • Working while collecting benefits
  • Coordinating Social Security with pensions and IRAs

Free and open to the public. Presenter Sean M. Bailey is editor-in-chief of Horsesmouth.

 

Music with Wilma & the Wingers

Kids Events

September 18

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop In

Dance, sing, and get your body moving with some upbeat songs. Live music performed by Wilma Van De Pol and friends.