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September Is Library Card Sign Up Month!

Hilton Branch Kids Events

September 1 - September 30

All Day

19,878 of your neighbors (and growing!) have a Maplewood Library Card, what about you? This month when you sign up for a library card, you will receive a free gift! Been waiting for that perfect moment to get a card of your own? September is the time to do it!

Banned Books Week Sept 25 – Oct 1

Teen Events

September 28

12:00 am

Daily Trivia Questions–Come to the Main Library Teen Zone between 3:30-5:00 pm–answer the trivia question correctly and win a prize!

Foreign Policy Association Great Decisions Discussion Program

Events

September 28

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This fall, Maplewood Library will be hosting Great Decisions, America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Participants read the materials provided and meet to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. There will be 8 discussion meetings on Wednesday mornings from September 14 to November 9. Participants are expected to attend all sessions. Discussion Program materials will be provided by the library. Open to all. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Participants need to make a serious commitment to reading the material provided as well as the supplementary articles available online.

Meeting Dates: Wednesdays from 10 am to noon on:

September 14: Shifting Alliances in the Middle East

September 21: The Rise of ISIS

September 28: The Future of Kurdistan

October 5: International Migration

October 19: Korean Choices

October 26: The United Nations Post-2015

November 2: Climate Geopolitics

November 9: Cuba and the U.S.

Space is limited. To register, please email dakaslow@comcast.net

For more information go to www.fpa.org/great_decisions/

Foreign Policy Association

Hilton Baby Lit

Events

September 28

11:00 am - 11:30 am

* There is no Baby Lit on September 14th *

Hilton Branch * Ages Birth – 2 1/2 * Drop In

 

Banned Books Week Sept 25 – Oct 1

Teen Events

September 29

12:00 am

Daily Trivia Questions–Come to the Main Library Teen Zone between 3:30-5:00 pm–answer the trivia question correctly and win a prize!

ESOL Class Registration

Hilton Branch Events

September 29

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Register for ESOL classes.  Fee: $25

Classes and Conversation Groupto be held Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 am – 12 pm starting October 4 at the Hilton Branch.  Sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of American, Essex & Passaic Counties and the Hilton Branch.

For more information please call 973-566-6200 ext 217

Preschool Storytime

Events

September 29

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library * Ages 2 1/2 – 5 * Drop In

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

September 29

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 5:00-8:00 pm, Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm, and Saturday 10-1 pm.. 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…

Banned Books Week Sept 25 – Oct 1

Teen Events

September 30

12:00 am

Daily Trivia Questions–Come to the Main Library Teen Zone between 3:30-5:00 pm–answer the trivia question correctly and win a prize!

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 1

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 5:00-8:00 pm, Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm, and Saturday 10-1 pm. 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…

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

October 3

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch (PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION)  – 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. Subscribe to the group here.

More information about Professionals in Transition

2016 Meeting Dates: January 11 & 25; February 8, 22 & 29; March 14; April 11 & 25; May 9 & 23; June 13 & 27; July 11 & 25; August 8 & 22; September 12 & 26; October 3, 17 & 31; November 14 & 28; December 12

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 4

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 5:00-8:00 pm, Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm, and Saturday 10-1 pm. 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…

Digital Device Clinic

Create Space Recurring Events

October 4

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Get free one-on-one support for using your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device.  The clinics will take place during the Create Space drop-in hours. Open to adults, teens and children. 

FAFSA Workshop

Hilton Branch Events

October 4

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch –  The NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA)  will provide a brief overview (approximately 30  minutes) of Federal and State grants, scholarships, and loan programs available through the FAFSA. Key information on filing the FAFSA will be covered.  This overview will be followed by an actual FAFSA filing workshop in a computer lab. The workshop is approximately 2 hours in duration and includes a presentation, materials and assistance in filing the FAFSA. To register:  http://fafsaworkshopoct4.eventbrite.com

Foreign Policy Association Great Decisions Discussion Program

Events

October 5

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This fall, Maplewood Library will be hosting Great Decisions, America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Participants read the materials provided and meet to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. There will be 8 discussion meetings on Wednesday mornings from September 14 to November 9. Participants are expected to attend all sessions. Discussion Program materials will be provided by the library. Open to all. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Participants need to make a serious commitment to reading the material provided as well as the supplementary articles available online.

Meeting Dates: Wednesdays from 10 am to noon on:

September 14: Shifting Alliances in the Middle East

September 21: The Rise of ISIS

September 28: The Future of Kurdistan

October 5: International Migration

October 19: Korean Choices

October 26: The United Nations Post-2015

November 2: Climate Geopolitics

November 9: Cuba and the U.S.

Space is limited. To register, please email dakaslow@comcast.net

For more information go to www.fpa.org/great_decisions/

Foreign Policy Association

Flash Fiction

Teen Events

October 5

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – Flash fiction is very, very short stories or poems. You choose from the stories provided, read it aloud and then we’ll talk about it. Refreshments will be served.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 6

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 5:00-8:00 pm, Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm, and Saturday 10-1 pm.. 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…

Don’t Panic, Seniors! College Essay Workshop

Events

October 6

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Using the Common Application questions, this workshop will focus on brainstorming to help you hone ideas and develop an essay that tells your unique story and helps you stand out in the applicant pool. Already have an idea? Feel free to join the workshop to develop it and then sign up for a one-on-one consultation.
To register go to: http://collegeappessayoct6.eventbrite.com

American Classics II

Events

October 6

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – This month’s selection is The Round House by Louise Erdrich.  Set on an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota, The Round House is an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family. It is at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture. 

Convened by Alice Crozier, Professor of English Emerita, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Free and open to the public. Copies of the book are available from BCCLS.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 8

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 5:00-8:00 pm, Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm, and Saturday 10-1 pm. 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…

Libraries closed for Columbus Day

Events

October 10

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Columbus Day.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 11

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 5:00-8:00 pm, Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm, and Saturday 10-1 pm. 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…

Digital Device Clinic

Create Space Recurring Events

October 11

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Get free one-on-one support for using your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device.  The clinics will take place during the Create Space drop-in hours. Open to adults, teens and children. 

Free Adult Health Screening

Events

October 12

10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

 

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 13

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 5:00-8:00 pm, Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm, and Saturday 10-1 pm.. 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…

Film Screening: Left Bank Bookseller, A Celebration of Literary History and Freedom of Speech

Events

October 13

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – When prohibitions against obscenity were making it impossible for James Joyce to publish his revolutionary novel Ulysses, Sylvia Beach, pioneering proprietor of the Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris took great risks to publish it, with the encouragement and help of her lover and soul-mate, Adrienne Monnier.  The book caused a literary sensation and the first edition sold out immediately.  

The film re-creates the bohemian milieu of 1920s Paris when Shakespeare and Company was a mecca for the literary elite of the era. A Q. and A. with the director, Lisa Reznick, will follow.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.leftbankbooksellerfilm.com/#!video/c65q

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 15

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 5:00-8:00 pm, Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm, and Saturday 10-1 pm. 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…

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

Events

October 15

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch – For intermediate computer users who are competent using a mouse and keyboard. Registration is required. Register at http://word2016.eventbrite.com/ This 2-part workshop will teach you how to create, edit and save documents in the latest version of Word. You’ll learn how to use menus and toolbars and work with templates and photos. Participants must attend both sessions. Word 2016 is installed on all Maplewood Library public computers. If you have an older version at home, the basics you’ll learn will still be useful.

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

October 17

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch (PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION)  – 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. Subscribe to the group here.

More information about Professionals in Transition

2016 Meeting Dates: January 11 & 25; February 8, 22 & 29; March 14; April 11 & 25; May 9 & 23; June 13 & 27; July 11 & 25; August 8 & 22; September 12 & 26; October 3, 17 & 31; November 14 & 28; December 12