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Hilton Baby Lit

Events

May 4

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages birth – 2 ½ * Drop In

Wednesdays @ 11-11:20 am: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

Preschool Storytime

Events

May 5

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library * Ages 2 ½ – 5 * Drop In

Thursdays @ 11-11:30 am: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

May 5

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…

American Classics Book Discussion Series

Events

May 5

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – Our book group meets monthly to discuss provocative and often controversial titles that probe the questions of who we are and how we see each other.  Convener: Alice Crozier, Professor of English Emerita, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

This month features short stories: “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor (from the book A Good Man is Hard to Find, and Other Stories). Stories are included in the Reader’s Guide, available at the Main Library circulation desk.

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 Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Music with Wilma & the Wingers

Featured Kids Events

May 6

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 All ages * Drop In *  Main Library
Dance, sing, and get your body moving with some upbeat songs. Live music performed by Wilma Van De Pol and friends.  

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

May 7

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…

Hilton: Building a Website With WordPress

Create Space

May 7

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch Create SpaceSaturday, May 7 and 14 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Participants must be computer literate and must attend both sessions. Registration is required.

In this 2-session workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Choose the best domain name for your website
  • Select a hosting service
  • Download, install and configure WordPress on your computer and on a remote hosting service
  • Select and install an attractive theme for your site
  • Create and edit pages and integrate images and videos into them
  • Create and edit menus, navigation bars, and links
  • Install plugins and widgets for creating forms, adding social media links, and backing up your site
  • Test your website before going live
  • Upload the finished web site files to your web host

To register for the workshop go to http://mmlwordpress.eventbrite.com

 

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Events

May 9

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Values-Based Job Searching

Marian Janes will take participants through a workshop where they will identify their personal values, then determine if those values were honored in their most recent jobs. They will then look to see how those values will either be honored, (or not), in the jobs they are targeting.

Marian Janes is a Professional Growth &Transformation Leader; Associate Certified Coach; VP Programs, NNJ ATD

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

 

Baby Lit

Events

May 10

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages birth – 2 1/2 * Drop in

Tuesdays @ 10:30-11 am: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Events

May 10

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 2 ½ – 5 * Drop In

Tuesdays @ 4-4:30 pm: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

Digital Device Clinics

Create Space Recurring Events

May 10

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. 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

May 10

6:00 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…

Hilton Baby Lit

Events

May 11

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages birth – 2 ½ * Drop In

Wednesdays @ 11-11:20 am: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

Hilton Free Adult Health Screening

Hilton Branch Events

May 11

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch -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.

 

 

Paying for College: Financial Aid & Scholarships

Events

May 11

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – We think the process of applying for financial aid and scholarships is a lot more confusing and stressful than it needs to be. This seminar shares step-by-step advice for families, from how to estimate your eligibility to what forms to fill out to when to file them. We’ll answer the most common questions like, “Can applying for financial aid hurt a student’s chances of admission?” and “Should you apply for aid even if you think you won’t qualify?” We’ll even address the role of scholarships, how to find them, and how to evaluate a student’s potential eligibility. This seminar will also include updates on some very recent (2016!) changes to the financial aid process.

 

Read Around the World: Philippines

Events

May 11

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Explore thought-provoking fiction from around the globe. Our new book group meets once a month to discuss titles from foreign locales.  All titles are available from Maplewood Library or through the BCCLS consortium.

This month’s selection is Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan This harrowing mystery follows two priests on the hunt for a serial killer in a destitute, corrupt Manilla neighborhood built adjacent to a mouldering dump. It is a sensitive depiction of a time and place, and a fascinating story about the Catholic Church and its place in its devotees’ lives.

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Preschool Storytime

Events

May 12

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library * Ages 2 ½ – 5 * Drop In

Thursdays @ 11-11:30 am: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26

 

Hilton: Overlook Van Blood Glucose Screening

Hilton Branch Events

May 12

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Find out if you are at risk for diabetes with a free blood glucose screening. Educational materials and individual counseling will also be provided. Drop in.  (Additional charge of $10 if HbA1c screening is desired.)  Free Blood Pressure Screening is included. On Springfield Ave. in front of Hilton Branch

 

Karaoke Party

Teen Events

May 12

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – Teens come out and showcase your karaoke talents! This could be your first stop before American Idol or the X-Factor! There will be singing; dancing, PRIZES and snacks will be served.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

May 12

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…

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

May 14

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…

Hilton: Building a Website With WordPress

Create Space

May 14

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch Create SpaceSaturday, May 7 and 14 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Participants must be computer literate and must attend both sessions. Registration is required.

In this 2-session workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Choose the best domain name for your website
  • Select a hosting service
  • Download, install and configure WordPress on your computer and on a remote hosting service
  • Select and install an attractive theme for your site
  • Create and edit pages and integrate images and videos into them
  • Create and edit menus, navigation bars, and links
  • Install plugins and widgets for creating forms, adding social media links, and backing up your site
  • Test your website before going live
  • Upload the finished web site files to your web host

To register for the workshop go to http://mmlwordpress.eventbrite.com

 

 

Saturday Storytime

Events

May 14

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library All ages Drop in

Enjoy live music, stories and movement, with various musical guests. We especially welcome children with special needs. A fun way to spend a Saturday morning!

Art & Music Reception: Chrissy McIntyre

Events

May 14

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – The British Invasion: Collages by Chrissy McIntyre. Chrissy McIntyre’s fascination with England began at an early age. It grew out of her love of the language and the sense of humor that seems to identify the culture. As soon as she graduated college, she made for Britain and while she now resides in New Jersey, London will always be her second home.

Chrissy forms her collages by meticulously piecing together tiny squares cut from magazines and newspapers to create her subject matter. Her influences run far and wide from the gorgeous Roman mosaics to the highly stylized pop artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Her favorite artist is Chuck Close and he continues to be a strong influence on her work. Visit her website: http://chrissymcintyre.com/

Live music will be provided by Kathleen Potton, a soulful singer-songwriter with an eclectic style and a rich, compelling voice.  Her debut album Nero is due out in June. Hear her at kathleenpotton.com.

 

 

Dale Russakoff: Author Talk & Book Signing

Events

May 16

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – When Mark Zuckerberg announced that he was donating $100 million to the city of Newark to improve its schools, longtime Washington Post reporter Dale Russakoff followed the story over the next four years. The result is The Prize, a deeply researched and compelling report.  Most moving are Russakoff’s portraits from inside classrooms, as homegrown teachers and principals battle heroically to reach students damaged by extreme poverty and violence.

Russakoff details the missteps and controversies that plagued the reformers from the beginning. Even with additional funds, the efforts seems to have done shockingly little to improve the quality of Newark’s public schools. By focusing deeply on one city’s issues, the book illuminates many of the problems that all cities face. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

“The Prize may well be one of the most important books on education to come along in years.” –New York Times Book Review

 

Baby Lit

Events

May 17

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages birth – 2 1/2 * Drop in

Tuesdays @ 10:30-11 am: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 

Hilton Computers for Beginners

Hilton Branch Events

May 17

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!  

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Events

May 17

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 2 ½ – 5 * Drop In

Tuesdays @ 4-4:30 pm: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

Digital Device Clinics

Create Space Recurring Events

May 17

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.