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  • April 2014
    • Friends Book Sale Saturday April 26-27

      Saturday, April 26

      10:00 am

      The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, April 26 10:00 am -5:00 pm and Sunday, April 27 11:00 am-5:00 pm. (Entry via parking lot on Sunday).  Last day to drop off book donations is April 19. Book Sale Poster 

      Friends will accept donations from Saturday, March 8 through Saturday, April 19.  Please bring them to the door to the right of the main entrance (behind the flagpole). No textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines or mildewed books please!

      The weekly schedule to drop off your donations will be:

      Mondays – 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
      Wednesdays – 7:30-8:30 p.m.
      Thursdays – 2-4 p.m.
      Saturdays – 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

      Book Sale Poster

      The Friends Book Sale continues all year round on the Friends’ book carts at the Main Library and Hilton Branch….find great book bargains and help Friends support our Library.

    • Tying the Post-Windsor Knot: Financial and Estate Planning Issues for the LGBT Community after DOMA

      Saturday, April 26

      10:30 am

      Main LibraryEven though DOMA, the law that prohibited same sex marriage, has been mostly repealed, a myriad of regulations and statutes still remain for the members of the LGBT Community. In this presentation, financial advisor Daniel C. Singer and attorney Gary R. Botwinick will share their knowledge of the potential financial and legal problems that still exist, and discuss ways to deal with them.  Online registration is required. Register at  lgbtfinancial.eventbrite.com.

      The presenters are Daniel C. Singer CFP®, ADPA of Summit Financial Resources, Inc. and Gary R. Botwinick, Esq.  of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C. Recommendations expressed may not be suitable for all individuals. You should not rely exclusively on the information in this presentation.

      Independent research of the risks involved should be conducted. To determine which investment(s) may be appropriate for you, consult your financial advisor prior to investing.     

    • Friends Book Sale Saturday April 26-27

      Sunday, April 27

      11:00 am

      The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, April 26 10:00 am -5:00 pm and Sunday, April 27 11:00 am-5:00 pm. (Entry via parking lot on Sunday).  Last day to drop off book donations is April 19. Book Sale Poster 

      Friends will accept donations from Saturday, March 8 through Saturday, April 19.  Please bring them to the door to the right of the main entrance (behind the flagpole). No textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines or mildewed books please!

      The weekly schedule to drop off your donations will be:

      Mondays – 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
      Wednesdays – 7:30-8:30 p.m.
      Thursdays – 2-4 p.m.
      Saturdays – 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

      Book Sale Poster

      The Friends Book Sale continues all year round on the Friends’ book carts at the Main Library and Hilton Branch….find great book bargains and help Friends support our Library.

    • SO/Maplewood Professionals in Transition

      Monday, April 28

      10:00 am

      Main Library  – Emerging and Evolving Occupations

      Maplewood resident Judy Scherer, from 21st Century Career, is currently in the process of developing a book, and her talk is based on her research for that book. Judy will discuss careers that are developing that job seekers may not have considered, but to which their skills may be well suited.  Ms Scherer has been passionately helping those in job search for over 15 years, and has many refreshing insights to offer.

      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.

      Meeting dates 2014

      For more info about Professionals in Transition,  go to:                   http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/NNJ_PIT/info

    • 3D CAD Workshop

      Tuesday, April 29

      5:00 pm

      Hilton Branch Computer Lab – Computer generated animation, gaming landscapes and consumer products all start as 3D computer models.  This 8 WEEK WORKSHOP will present participants with the opportunity to learn the basics of Rhino 3D a user friendly industrial strength 3D CAD program.  The workshop is open to middle school students, high school students and adults.
      Please register online
      The classes will cover:

      • Drawing and editing lines and curves
      • Navigating 3-dimensional space.
      • Creating and transforming shapes.
      • Building 3D models of objects from simple to complex using a variety of modeling techniques.
      • Creating photorealistic renderings of models.
      • Creating designs for 3D printing.

      By attending all the classes in the workshop you will have the opportunity to print your design on the library’s new 3d printer.

      Thank you to the Maplewood Memorial Foundation for funding this workshop series and our new MakerSpace

       

  • May 2014
    • Town Hall Meeting: Our Town. Our Health. Our Future

      Thursday, May 1

      7:00 pm

      Main Library – Topics to be discussed:

      Underage Drinking: Current trends; What you can do to prevent it from happening.

      What’s What with Drugs & Alcohol: What to look out for; How to keep your child safe.

      Summer Resources: Extracurricular activities, summer work/voluneer opportunities, and more.

      Food and refreshments will be provided.

      More Information

    • Your House Has a History

      Saturday, May 3

      1:00 pm

      Robert H. Grasmere Local History Center at the Hilton Branch:  The Maplewood Historical Preservation Commission will hold an Open House on Saturday from 1 – 3.  Learn about the history and architecture of your Maplewood home, discover information and possibly early photographs of your home, and discuss repairs, replacement materials and resources.

      The MHPC offers open house hours at the Local History Center once a month on Saturdays.  These are free and open to the public.  Other hours are available on an appointment basis.  Interested persons should leave a message on the Durand Hedden House and Garden Association answering machine, 973-763-7712, or call Marilyn White, 973-763-3369

    • Opening Nights in the Afternoon

      Saturday, May 3

      2:00 pm

      Main Library - ”Two Rooms”, a play by Lee Blessing.  A script-in-hand performance followed by a discussion. Free and open to the public.

      Provocative and compelling, this arresting work deals with a subject much in the minds of contemporary society–the taking of innocent hostages by political terrorists.  The play illuminates both the numbing agony of the one detained and also the helpless fury of those who are left behind–loved ones impatient for something to be done, and officials who feel they must be guided by logic rather than emotion.

       

       

    • Garden State Reads

      Monday, May 5

      7:00 pm

      Main Library – May 5, 7:00 p.m.  Our May title is Orphan Train , #1 on the New York Times paperback bestseller list.  Author Christina Baker Kline will be our guest.  The group will meet for a half-hour discussion, followed by a visit by the author, and concluding with a book signing.  Check for book availability at the Main Library Information Desk or call 973-762-1622 ext. 5022.

    • Hilton Computers for Beginners

      Tuesday, May 6

      1:00 pm

      Hilton Branch – These classes are for people with little or no computer experience. Learn how to use a mouse, go on the Internet, and more. No registration is needed.

       

       

       

       

    • 3D CAD Workshop

      Tuesday, May 6

      5:00 pm

      Hilton Branch Computer Lab – Computer generated animation, gaming landscapes and consumer products all start as 3D computer models.  This 8 WEEK WORKSHOP will present participants with the opportunity to learn the basics of Rhino 3D a user friendly industrial strength 3D CAD program.  The workshop is open to middle school students, high school students and adults.
      Please register online
      The classes will cover:

      • Drawing and editing lines and curves
      • Navigating 3-dimensional space.
      • Creating and transforming shapes.
      • Building 3D models of objects from simple to complex using a variety of modeling techniques.
      • Creating photorealistic renderings of models.
      • Creating designs for 3D printing.

      By attending all the classes in the workshop you will have the opportunity to print your design on the library’s new 3d printer.

      Thank you to the Maplewood Memorial Foundation for funding this workshop series and our new MakerSpace

       

    • Savvy Social Security Planning

      Monday, May 12

      7:00 pm

      Main Library – This workshop will focus on what Baby Boomers need to know to maximize retirement income. Decisions made now can have a tremendous impact on benefits received later.

      Boomers will learn:

      • Factors to consider when deciding to apply
      • When to delay benefits (and when not to)
      • Checking your earnings records
      • Estimating your benefits
      • Coordinating benefits with your spouse
      • Minimizing taxes on benefits

      All participants will receive a copy of The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Social Security. Registration is not required.  Hosted by Michael Aloi, Certified Financial Planner™, Summit Financial Resources, Inc.  This is an educational workshop only. There is no cost or offer to purchase.

       

    • 3D CAD Workshop

      Tuesday, May 13

      5:00 pm

      Hilton Branch Computer Lab – Computer generated animation, gaming landscapes and consumer products all start as 3D computer models.  This 8 WEEK WORKSHOP will present participants with the opportunity to learn the basics of Rhino 3D a user friendly industrial strength 3D CAD program.  The workshop is open to middle school students, high school students and adults.
      Please register online
      The classes will cover:

      • Drawing and editing lines and curves
      • Navigating 3-dimensional space.
      • Creating and transforming shapes.
      • Building 3D models of objects from simple to complex using a variety of modeling techniques.
      • Creating photorealistic renderings of models.
      • Creating designs for 3D printing.

      By attending all the classes in the workshop you will have the opportunity to print your design on the library’s new 3d printer.

      Thank you to the Maplewood Memorial Foundation for funding this workshop series and our new MakerSpace

       

    • Hilton Free Adult Health Screenings

      Wednesday, May 14

      3:30 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. For an appointment, call the Maplewood Health Dept at (973) 762-8120 ext. 4300.  Drop-ins are also welcome

       

    • Hilton Overlook Van Bone Density Screening

      Thursday, May 15

      12:00 pm

      Hilton Branch - Find out if you are at risk for osteoporosis or fractures.  Easy, noninvasive  ultrasound with immediate results.  Educational materials and individual counseling is also provided.  For an appointment, call 1-800-247-9580. Drop-ins are also welcome. There is a $10 fee.

       

    • 3D CAD Workshop

      Tuesday, May 20

      5:00 pm

      Hilton Branch Computer Lab – Computer generated animation, gaming landscapes and consumer products all start as 3D computer models.  This 8 WEEK WORKSHOP will present participants with the opportunity to learn the basics of Rhino 3D a user friendly industrial strength 3D CAD program.  The workshop is open to middle school students, high school students and adults.
      Please register online
      The classes will cover:

      • Drawing and editing lines and curves
      • Navigating 3-dimensional space.
      • Creating and transforming shapes.
      • Building 3D models of objects from simple to complex using a variety of modeling techniques.
      • Creating photorealistic renderings of models.
      • Creating designs for 3D printing.

      By attending all the classes in the workshop you will have the opportunity to print your design on the library’s new 3d printer.

      Thank you to the Maplewood Memorial Foundation for funding this workshop series and our new MakerSpace

       

    • Special Screening: Painting Rules

      Thursday, May 22

      7:00 pm

      Main Library – An art film that’s more than just a primer on paint; it’s a primer on life!  The screening will be followed by a discussion with the Emmy-nominated, award-winning, husband-and-wife filmmakers Marylou & Jerome Bongiorno.

      Painting Rules provides an engaging look at the philosophy and technique of process painter Jerry Carniglia. Filmed at the famed MacDowell Colony while he and the directors were fellows, the documentary shows Carniglia at work and captures the abstract artist’s creative method — the influence of nature, the importance of being sensitive to the integrity of materials, the need to exercise restraint – as well as his inspiration from Aristotle to Keats to Nietzsche.  www.BongiornoProductions.com

      Photo Artist Jerry Carniglia in Painting Rules. Photo courtesy of and © Bongiorno Productions Inc.

    • 3D CAD Workshop

      Tuesday, May 27

      5:00 pm

      Hilton Branch Computer Lab – Computer generated animation, gaming landscapes and consumer products all start as 3D computer models.  This 8 WEEK WORKSHOP will present participants with the opportunity to learn the basics of Rhino 3D a user friendly industrial strength 3D CAD program.  The workshop is open to middle school students, high school students and adults.
      Please register online
      The classes will cover:

      • Drawing and editing lines and curves
      • Navigating 3-dimensional space.
      • Creating and transforming shapes.
      • Building 3D models of objects from simple to complex using a variety of modeling techniques.
      • Creating photorealistic renderings of models.
      • Creating designs for 3D printing.

      By attending all the classes in the workshop you will have the opportunity to print your design on the library’s new 3d printer.

      Thank you to the Maplewood Memorial Foundation for funding this workshop series and our new MakerSpace

       

    • LinkedIn – How to Create a Profile and Build a Network

      Wednesday, May 28

      7:00 pm

      Main Library – In this seminar, Career Quarterback will demonstrate how to get the most out of LinkedIn. We will show you how to create a great profile and how to optimize your presence on LinkedIn. You might uncover a network you never realized you had!

      At the end of the seminar you will walk away with an understanding of how to use this social media platform to your advantage.

      This seminar is perfect for high school and college students, people transitioning careers or re-entering the work force, small business owners  and entrepreneurs.

      About Career Quarterback: during their 20+ years in corporate recruiting, Sharon Cohen and Debra Horowitz have helped many get placed in jobs around the country. In 2012, they decided to launch their own company called Career Quarterback, because they saw a strong need for support among high school and college students who are looking for an internship or a first job. Using their comprehensive experience and extensive network, Sharon and Debra offer their clients personalized, set-by-step solutions that get results.

  • June 2014
    • 3D CAD Workshop

      Tuesday, June 3

      5:00 pm

      Hilton Branch Computer Lab – Computer generated animation, gaming landscapes and consumer products all start as 3D computer models.  This 8 WEEK WORKSHOP will present participants with the opportunity to learn the basics of Rhino 3D a user friendly industrial strength 3D CAD program.  The workshop is open to middle school students, high school students and adults.
      Please register online
      The classes will cover:

      • Drawing and editing lines and curves
      • Navigating 3-dimensional space.
      • Creating and transforming shapes.
      • Building 3D models of objects from simple to complex using a variety of modeling techniques.
      • Creating photorealistic renderings of models.
      • Creating designs for 3D printing.

      By attending all the classes in the workshop you will have the opportunity to print your design on the library’s new 3d printer.

      Thank you to the Maplewood Memorial Foundation for funding this workshop series and our new MakerSpace

       

    • 3D CAD Workshop

      Tuesday, June 10

      5:00 pm

      Hilton Branch Computer Lab – Computer generated animation, gaming landscapes and consumer products all start as 3D computer models.  This 8 WEEK WORKSHOP will present participants with the opportunity to learn the basics of Rhino 3D a user friendly industrial strength 3D CAD program.  The workshop is open to middle school students, high school students and adults.
      Please register online
      The classes will cover:

      • Drawing and editing lines and curves
      • Navigating 3-dimensional space.
      • Creating and transforming shapes.
      • Building 3D models of objects from simple to complex using a variety of modeling techniques.
      • Creating photorealistic renderings of models.
      • Creating designs for 3D printing.

      By attending all the classes in the workshop you will have the opportunity to print your design on the library’s new 3d printer.

      Thank you to the Maplewood Memorial Foundation for funding this workshop series and our new MakerSpace

       

    • 3D CAD Workshop

      Tuesday, June 17

      5:00 pm

      Hilton Branch Computer Lab – Computer generated animation, gaming landscapes and consumer products all start as 3D computer models.  This 8 WEEK WORKSHOP will present participants with the opportunity to learn the basics of Rhino 3D a user friendly industrial strength 3D CAD program.  The workshop is open to middle school students, high school students and adults.
      Please register online
      The classes will cover:

      • Drawing and editing lines and curves
      • Navigating 3-dimensional space.
      • Creating and transforming shapes.
      • Building 3D models of objects from simple to complex using a variety of modeling techniques.
      • Creating photorealistic renderings of models.
      • Creating designs for 3D printing.

      By attending all the classes in the workshop you will have the opportunity to print your design on the library’s new 3d printer.

      Thank you to the Maplewood Memorial Foundation for funding this workshop series and our new MakerSpace

       

    • Hilton Overlook Van Cholesterol Screening

      Thursday, June 19

      12:00 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. For an appointment, call 1-800-247-9580.  Drop-ins are also welcome.