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Little Yogis

Kids Events

July 6

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library *  Ages 3-5 * Registration Required

A fun-filled yoga class for kids taught by Dawn Yoselowitz.

Register here

 

Maker Monday

Create Space

July 6

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Create Space @ Hilton Branch – July 6, 13, 20, 27 Aug. 3 & 10 – 11 am – 1 pm – All ages

Make cool things in the Create Space!  Drop In!

Hilton Monday @ the Movies

Featured Kids Events

July 6

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 Hilton Branch * All ages *

Want to see a movie about a hero/heroine? Come in, get cool, bring some popcorn!

Teens Teach LED Banners

Create Space

July 6

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – Ages 11 & up

Teens will work with kids to build a low tech LED alphabet banner. Teens arrive at 3:30 pm to practice.  Register at: teensteachLED.eventbrite.com

Junk Rethunk: LED Banner

Kids Events

July 6

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Teens and kids work together to create a simple LED banner.
Register here

Escape the Ordinary: Origami for Adults

Events

July 6

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – The great American magician and escape artist Houdini capitalized on the magical aspect of origami and used it in his act. Origami artist Mary Kao will guide you in escaping from the ordinary through hands-on experience. You won’t be disappointed—come see what extraordinary accomplishments await you.

For adult Maplewood Library cardholders. Register at MMLOrigami.eventbrite.com

 

Family Science: Unplugged

Kids Recurring Events

July 6

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 5+ * Mon @ 7pm on 6/22, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27
Family game night meets Nerd City! Hilarious fun … learn computer science without ever touching a computer! Family teams encouraged to participate. 

Register online:
Register for 6/22
Register for 7/6
Register for 7/13
Register for 7/20
Register for 7/27

Baby Lit

Kids Recurring Events

July 7

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages birth – 2 1/2 * Stories, fingerplays, songs, & more! DROP IN

 

Hilton Preschool Storytime & Craft

Hilton Branch Kids Events

July 7

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 2 1/2 – 5 * Stories and activities to encourage reading readiness. DROP IN

 

Kids Create: Superhero Juggling Balls

Kids Events

July 7

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 6+ * Make your own superheroes and learn how to juggle, all at the same time!
Register here

3D Modeling Workshop

Create Space

July 7

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Create Space @ Hilton Branch – Tuesdays Jun 30 – Jul 28, 4pm-5pm – Ages 11 & up

Create 3D models through several fun and engaging techniques using 123D Design, 123D Sculpt and 123D Capture.  Register at: 3dmodelingworkshop.eventbrite.com

Thank you to the Maplewood Library Foundation for funding this workshop.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

July 7

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday  and Thursday 5:00-8:00 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

Hilton Branch Kids Events

July 8

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages birth – 2 1/2 * Stories, fingerplays, songs, & more! DROP IN

 

BrushBot Project

Create Space

July 8

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Create Space @ Hilton Branch – Ages 11 & up

Build a mini robot using a toothbrush head, a motor and a battery. We’ll set up a race track to test the BrushBots! Register at: brushbot.eventbrite.com

Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show

Kids Events

July 8

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 5-10 * Mix up some wild weather with this hands on program.
Register here

Preschool Storytime & Craft

Kids Recurring Events

July 9

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 2 1/2 – 5 * Stories and activities to encourage reading readiness.

 

Kids Create @ HB

Hilton Branch Kids Events

July 9

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hilton Branch *  Ages 6-12 * Thurs @3pm  DROP IN

7/2: Celebrate the 4th with heroes & a fireworks painting.

7/9: Hear some stories about animal heroes & make a collage

7/16: Make ice cream and hear stories about sports heroes!

7/30:  Stories about the Trojan War & make a Trojan horse.

Lego Club

Kids Events

July 9

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop in

We provide the Legos, you provide ideas!  

Coding Club

Hilton Branch Kids Events

July 9

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Create Space @ Hilton Branch – Thursdays July 2, 9, 23 and 30, 4pm-5pm – Ages 8-13 years

Learn to Code using Scratch with Media Specialist Jennifer Latimer.  You will get a free manual to use at home!   Register at: createcodingclub.eventbrite.com  

Thank you to the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

July 9

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday  and Thursday 5:00-8:00 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…

iPadology with Mansa Mussa

Create Space

July 9

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library Ages 12-16

The iPadology Workshop utilizes the iPad to create artwork from a series of still life and portraits with the Photo Booth application on the iPad home page. The images are then edited using a variety of apps and printed on photo paper with a digital printer. Register at: ipadology.eventbrite.com

Music & Mosaics

Kids Events

July 10

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop in

Listen to different types of music while you design your own mosaic out of a variety of materials.  

Magnet Magic

Kids Events

July 10

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 7+ * Registration Required

Construct a machine that makes magnets move and dance!

Register here

Friends of the Library One-Day Bag of Books Sale

Events

July 11

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Main Library  –  $8.00 Per Bag (Supplied by Friends) * Hardbacks/Trade Paperbacks – 6 for $5 * Mass Market Paperbacks – 3 for $1

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Events

July 13

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – Open Discussion

Job Search and Acclimation Coach Tony Calabrese will facilitate.  This session will give each attendee an opportunity to share a bit about their search, provide others tips on methods that have worked for them, and seek feedback on things they would like to improve about their search.

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/

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Maker Monday

Create Space

July 13

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Create Space @ Hilton Branch – July 6, 13, 20, 27 Aug. 3 & 10 – 11 am – 1 pm – All ages

Make cool things in the Create Space!  Drop In!

Hilton Monday @ the Movies

Featured Kids Events

July 13

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 Hilton Branch * All ages *

Want to see a movie about a hero/heroine? Come in, get cool, bring some popcorn!

Duct Tape Sculptures Workshop

Kids Events

July 13

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 8 and up * Registration required

Learn how to make amazing creatures out of duct tape (or gaffers tape).  This hands-on art class is taught by a local 7th grader.  

Register here

 

Upcycle Belts and Inner Tubes

Create Space

July 13

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library  – Ages 11 & up

Repurpose, upcycle, recycle belts and inner tubes into bracelets, necklaces or decorations. Register at: upcyclebelts.eventbrite.com