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Hilton Open Computer Lab/Maker Space

Events

October 27

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Maplewood Library’s MakerSpace at Hilton Branch is open! Drop in EVERY MONDAY from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer.  Printing times may vary, depending on file size and demand. Please contact 3Dprinter@maplewoodlibrary.org for more information about printing your objects. And get more info on Lab procedures and policies at http://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/3d-printer-policy/.

 

Free Adult Health Screening

Events

October 27

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – 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.

Additional dates:

Wednesday, November 12 Hilton Branch 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 10 Main Library 10:30 am – 12 noon

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Kids Events

October 27

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages 2 and 1/2 – 5  *

Stories to encourage reading readiness! Valid Maplewood Library card required.

Drop In * No registration required.

Mondays @ 11am 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17

Career Exploration Seminar

Teen Events

October 27

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For High School Students and Parents

Main Library – There are many types of jobs and work environments that students haven’t been exposed to yet. Innovative technologies and a changing marketplace are creating new career paths. Learning about opportunities related to your interests and skills can help students feel excited about their future.  During this seminar, you and your parents can explore, find a direction, a college, or a program that is right for you.

  • Learn how your interests relate to different college majors and careers.
  • Discover alternatives to the college track.
  • Explore the pros & cons of the Gap Year and learn how to plan for it.
  • Gain an understanding of what “Best Fit” college really means.
  • Get workable advice for keeping your teen stay motivated in school

This interactive discussion will be led by Lisa Mark, MA of Your Career Direction Career & College Counseling www.yourcareerdirectionllc.com

Flash Fiction Club

Teen Events

October 28

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – Grades 6 & up -Flash fiction is very short stories.  You choose from the stories provided, read it aloud and then we’ll talk about it. Refreshments will be served.

Hilton 3D CAD Workshop

Teen Events

October 28

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, 25, Dec. 2 (no class Nov. 11)  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 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.  Click here to register

If you would like extra practice the Rhino 3D software is available on the Teen Zone computers at the Hilton Branch and the Teen Zone PCs at the Main Library.  By attending all the classes in the workshop you will have the opportunity to print your design on the library’s new 3d printer.  The workshop is open to middle school students, high school students and adults.

THANK YOU TO MAPLEWOOD MEMORIAL LIBRARY FOUNDATION FOR FUNDING THIS WORKSHOP AND OUR NEW MAKERSPACE

Hilton Bow Wow Book Buddies

Kids Events

October 28

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Oct. 28th from 6-7 * Hilton Branch * Ages 3-8 *

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

1 Hour to Savvy Cybersecurity: 10 Threats Every Person and Business Faces—and How to Fight Them Now

Events

October 29

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

1 Hour to Savvy Cybersecurity: 10 Threats Every Person and Business Faces—and How to Fight Them Now

Main Library – Cybersecurity is one of the biggest threats we face— nearly every day we are hearing news of a new data breach, hack, or attack targeting our personal information. The numbers are astounding:

  • 144 billion spam emails are sent every day…
  • 500,000 children’s identities stolen every year—and they don’t discover it until adulthood…
  • 100,000 new malware attacks released on the Internet every day
  • 1 in 5 businesses are the victims of business ID theft and60% of those go out of business in just six months after a data breach…
  • 1 in 4 data breach victims later suffer ID theft

Learn the biggest threats out there and the best prevention methods you can take today.  This workshop will also help you create an action plan to improve your cybersecurity and will also provide a cybersecurity checklist to follow.

Presenter  Sean M. Bailey is editor-in-chief of Horsesmouth and the creator of the creator of the Savvy Cybersecurity program.

 

Hilton Halloween Movie

Kids Events

October 30

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hilton Branch * All Ages * Drop In

A Very Brave Witch……and more great Halloween stories for kids!

Author Talk, Book Signing & Book Release Party

Events

October 30

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind, a visit by author Sarah Wildman

Main Library – When Sarah found a cache of her late grandfather’s World War II-era letters, it sparked her search for information about a mysterious woman; her grandfather’s lost love.  The letters revealed a woman desperate to escape yet still clinging to the memory of a love that defined her years of freedom.  In the process, Wildman explores the myths and memories that families cling to.

“Intimate and mesmerizing.”–Publisher’s Weekly
“A poignant and humane memoir.”–Kirkus Reviews

Join us on the book’s release date! Refreshments will be served.  Sarah’s website

Paper love

Hilton Open Computer Lab/Maker Space

Events

November 3

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Maplewood Library’s MakerSpace at Hilton Branch is open! Drop in EVERY MONDAY from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer.  Printing times may vary, depending on file size and demand. Please contact 3Dprinter@maplewoodlibrary.org for more information about printing your objects. And get more info on Lab procedures and policies at http://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/3d-printer-policy/.

 

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Kids Events

November 3

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages 2 and 1/2 – 5  *

Stories to encourage reading readiness! Valid Maplewood Library card required.

Drop In * No registration required.

Mondays @ 11am 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17

Hilton 3D CAD Workshop

Teen Events

November 4

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, 25, Dec. 2 (no class Nov. 11)  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 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.  Click here to register

If you would like extra practice the Rhino 3D software is available on the Teen Zone computers at the Hilton Branch and the Teen Zone PCs at the Main Library.  By attending all the classes in the workshop you will have the opportunity to print your design on the library’s new 3d printer.  The workshop is open to middle school students, high school students and adults.

THANK YOU TO MAPLEWOOD MEMORIAL LIBRARY FOUNDATION FOR FUNDING THIS WORKSHOP AND OUR NEW MAKERSPACE

Hilton Baby Lit

Kids Events

November 5

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages birth – 2 1/2 * Valid Maplewood Library card required.

Drop In * All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesdays @ 11am 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19

Thursday Night Book Club: Regeneration

Events

November 6

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s book club selection, Regeneration by Pat Barker, explores the experience of British army officers being treated for shell shock during World War I.  The book group is facilitated by Library Director Sarah Lester.  Copies of the book are available through the BCCLS system.  Free and open to the public.

During the month of November, Maplewood Library will present a series of special programs commemorating the World War I Centennial and honoring our veterans and active military.  Inspired by her grandfather’s experience of the war, Pat Barker draws extensively on first person narratives from the period.

Hilton Open Computer Lab/Maker Space

Events

November 10

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Maplewood Library’s MakerSpace at Hilton Branch is open! Drop in EVERY MONDAY from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer.  Printing times may vary, depending on file size and demand. Please contact 3Dprinter@maplewoodlibrary.org for more information about printing your objects. And get more info on Lab procedures and policies at http://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/3d-printer-policy/.

 

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Kids Events

November 10

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages 2 and 1/2 – 5  *

Stories to encourage reading readiness! Valid Maplewood Library card required.

Drop In * No registration required.

Mondays @ 11am 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17

Author Talk and Book Signing: Christian C. Sahner

Events

November 10

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library – As civil war rages in Syria, historian Christian C. Sahner blends history, reportage and memoir in a piercing account of a country whose rich past resonates in its tragic present.  Sahner is a 2003 graduate of Columbia High School.  He studied Art & Archaeology and History at Princeton, and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford.  He is back at Princeton completing his doctorate.  Copies of the book will be available for sale.  Free and open to the public.  Presented by Maplewood Library and [words] Bookstore.

Christian Sahner

Maplewood Library presents a month of special programs commemorating the World War I Centennial and honoring our veterans and active military.

Both Libraries Closed for Veteran’s Day

Events

November 11

All Day

Both Libraries Closed for Veteran’s Day

Hilton 3D CAD Workshop

Teen Events

November 11

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Holiday–No class today!

Hilton Branch – Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, 25, Dec. 2 (no class Nov. 11)  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 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.  Click here to register

If you would like extra practice the Rhino 3D software is available on the Teen Zone computers at the Hilton Branch and the Teen Zone PCs at the Main Library.  By attending all the classes in the workshop you will have the opportunity to print your design on the library’s new 3d printer.  The workshop is open to middle school students, high school students and adults.

THANK YOU TO MAPLEWOOD MEMORIAL LIBRARY FOUNDATION FOR FUNDING THIS WORKSHOP AND OUR NEW MAKERSPACE

Hilton Baby Lit

Kids Events

November 12

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages birth – 2 1/2 * Valid Maplewood Library card required.

Drop In * All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesdays @ 11am 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19

Hilton Free Adult Health Screening

Events

November 12

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – 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.

Additional dates:

Wednesday, December 10 Main Library 10:30 am – 12 noon

Karaoke Party

Teen Events

November 12

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main LibraryYouthNet and the Maplewood Library are throwing a karaoke party! 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 and snacks will be served.

Food for Thought Book Club

Events

November 12

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – A book discussion group featuring recent food writing with refreshments provided by local eateries.  This month’s selection is Meet Me at the Cupcake Café by Jenny Colgan. Refreshments will be provided by The Able Baker.  With your Maplewood Library card, you can request a copy of the book through the BCCLS website. Click here or call the Info Desk for help. (Have your Library card handy.)  The number is 973-762-1622 ext. 5002.

Ever dreamed of starting over?  Her friends say she can’t do it, but after losing her job, and armed with recipes from her Grampa, issy Randal attempts to prove them wrong and open her own café. Following your dreams is never easy and this is no exception.

Saturday Knitting

Events

November 15

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Knitting teacher Yasmin Esmek will get beginners started on the basics, and help intermediate and advanced students meet new challenges.   If you have materials, please bring them, or bring a project you’re working (or stuck!) on.  Registration is required.

Saturday, November 15 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Register here

Saturday, December 13 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Register here

Art & Music Reception

Events

November 15

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Main Library – Our November art exhibit features the photography of Ben Lowy, an award-winning photographer who covers major stories worldwide.  His images of Iraq are some of the most iconic of the 21st Century.  His image from Hurricane Sandy was the first iPhone photo to grace the cover of Time magazine.  Ben started as a conflict photographer, covering Iraq and Afghanistan.  He was one of the early adopters of camera phone photography, and tests new technologies to push the boundaries of photography.

The November exhibit is Life During Wartime: iPhone Images from Afghanistan.  After more than 30 years of war in Afghanistan, the obstinate violence no longer represents an assault on daily life.  Rather, life, in its obstinacy, represents a daily assault on the violence.   A reception with live music will feature the Maplewood Community Music Trombone Quartet playing military marches, patriotic medleys, and numbers from the war years.  Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.  Visit benlowy.com.

Maplewood Library presents a month of special programs commemorating the World War I Centennial and honoring our veterans and active military.

Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission Open House

Events

November 15

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Members of the Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission will be at the Robert H. Grasmere Local History Center at the Hilton Branch.  Maplewood residents are encouraged to stop by and learn about the history and architecture of their homes.  Come discover information and possibly early photographs of your Maplewood home. Local experts will be available to discuss repairs, replacement materials and resources on how to fix your home.  This is a free monthly event offered by the Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission.

Hilton Open Computer Lab/Maker Space

Events

November 17

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Maplewood Library’s MakerSpace at Hilton Branch is open! Drop in EVERY MONDAY from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer.  Printing times may vary, depending on file size and demand. Please contact 3Dprinter@maplewoodlibrary.org for more information about printing your objects. And get more info on Lab procedures and policies at http://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/3d-printer-policy/.

 

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Kids Events

November 17

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages 2 and 1/2 – 5  *

Stories to encourage reading readiness! Valid Maplewood Library card required.

Drop In * No registration required.

Mondays @ 11am 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17