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Women’s History Month Project

Kids Recurring Events

March 29

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop In

March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate there will be a drop in craft throughout the month where you can color in your own paper dolls of famous women. Stop by the Children’s Room to participate!

 

Free Tax Preparation from AARP

Hilton Branch Events

March 30

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sponsored by AARP Foundation Tax Aide and IRS.  February 9 through April 15, 2015. Every Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Call Gail at 973-669-4660 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. for appointment.  Leave clear message for call back.

Documents to bring to your appointment:

  • Government issued photo identification
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents
  • Last year’s (2013) Federal and State tax return
  • W-2 from each employer
  • All 1099 forms, Social Security benefits, Interest, Dividends, Pension, Sale of assets (with basis for gains or losses), Railroad Retirement benefits
  • Unemployment compensation statement (you must download and bring)
  • Proof of any that apply: a. Mortgage interest; b. property tax; c. medical/dental expenses, medical insurance costs, 1095A ACA; d. receipts for contributions to charity; e. records of tax refunds, Dependent care provider information (name, employer ID or SS#); f. Receipts; g. canceled checks or 1098 forms related to continuing education; h. Lottery winnings form.

Bring a blank check for routing informationif you want to do a direct deposit of any refund(s).

Women’s History Month Project

Kids Recurring Events

March 30

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop In

March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate there will be a drop in craft throughout the month where you can color in your own paper dolls of famous women. Stop by the Children’s Room to participate!

 

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Hilton Branch Kids Events

March 30

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch Library * Ages 2 1/2 – 5* Valid Maplewood Library card required

No registration required * All children must be accompanied by an adult

Ann Roth visits Maplewood Library

Events

March 30

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Broadway and Hollywood Costume Designer Ann Roth will be the featured guest on Monday, March 30 at 7 pm at Main Library. Roth won an Academy Award for The English Patient and a Tony Award for The Nance.

The Maplewood Ideas Festival features authors, architects, innovators, artists and visionaries. Programs are free and open to the public. See the full festival lineup.

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Women’s History Month Project

Kids Recurring Events

March 31

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop In

March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate there will be a drop in craft throughout the month where you can color in your own paper dolls of famous women. Stop by the Children’s Room to participate!

 

Hilton 3D CAD Workshop

Hilton Branch Teen Events

March 31

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hilton Branch – February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31, April 7, April 14  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 give new and returning participants the opportunity to learn the basics or increase their proficiency in Rhino 3D, a user-friendly industrial-strength 3D CAD program.

Class participants will have the opportunity to print their designs on the library’s 3d printer. The workshop is open to adults and high school and middle school students.   Click here to register

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

Hilton Pajama Storytime

Hilton Branch Kids Events

March 31

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hilton Branch * All ages * Drop In

Come to Hilton – in your pajamas if you’d like – and hear some stories.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free Tax Preparation from AARP

Hilton Branch Events

April 1

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sponsored by AARP Foundation Tax Aide and IRS.  February 9 through April 15, 2015. Every Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Call Gail at 973-669-4660 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. for appointment.  Leave clear message for call back.

Documents to bring to your appointment:

  • Government issued photo identification
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents
  • Last year’s (2013) Federal and State tax return
  • W-2 from each employer
  • All 1099 forms, Social Security benefits, Interest, Dividends, Pension, Sale of assets (with basis for gains or losses), Railroad Retirement benefits
  • Unemployment compensation statement (you must download and bring)
  • Proof of any that apply: a. Mortgage interest; b. property tax; c. medical/dental expenses, medical insurance costs, 1095A ACA; d. receipts for contributions to charity; e. records of tax refunds, Dependent care provider information (name, employer ID or SS#); f. Receipts; g. canceled checks or 1098 forms related to continuing education; h. Lottery winnings form.

Bring a blank check for routing informationif you want to do a direct deposit of any refund(s).

Hilton Baby Lit

Hilton Branch Kids Events

April 1

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.

 

SAT Math Practice Workshops

Teen Events

April 1

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library                    Wed. Apr. 1, 8 and15 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Hilton Branch                   Thurs. Apr. 16                        6:00-8:00 pm

Join us for a free series of SAT math practice sessions.  You will take practice tests, go over test results and learn ways to improve your test performance!  Come to one of the sessions or all three presented by Michael Steiner, certified high school math teacher.

To Register online:

April 1 – https://satmathpraticeapril1.eventbrite.com

April 8 – https://satmathpracticapril8.eventbrite.com

April 15 -https://satmathpracticeapril15.eventbrite.com

April 16 – https://satmathpracticeapril16.eventbrite.com

Please register for each practice session you wish to attend.

Saturday Storytime

Events

April 4

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Main Library * All ages * Drop in

Enjoy live music, stories and movement, featuring Marilyn Lehren and Wilma Van De Pol on guitar, with other musical guests. We especially welcome children with special needs. A wonderful way for the family to spend a Saturday morning!

Free Tax Preparation from AARP

Hilton Branch Events

April 6

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sponsored by AARP Foundation Tax Aide and IRS.  February 9 through April 15, 2015. Every Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Call Gail at 973-669-4660 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. for appointment.  Leave clear message for call back.

Documents to bring to your appointment:

  • Government issued photo identification
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents
  • Last year’s (2013) Federal and State tax return
  • W-2 from each employer
  • All 1099 forms, Social Security benefits, Interest, Dividends, Pension, Sale of assets (with basis for gains or losses), Railroad Retirement benefits
  • Unemployment compensation statement (you must download and bring)
  • Proof of any that apply: a. Mortgage interest; b. property tax; c. medical/dental expenses, medical insurance costs, 1095A ACA; d. receipts for contributions to charity; e. records of tax refunds, Dependent care provider information (name, employer ID or SS#); f. Receipts; g. canceled checks or 1098 forms related to continuing education; h. Lottery winnings form.

Bring a blank check for routing informationif you want to do a direct deposit of any refund(s).

Baby Lit

Kids Recurring Events

April 7

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages birth – 2 1/2 * No registration required

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Hilton 3D CAD Workshop

Hilton Branch Teen Events

April 7

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hilton Branch – February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31, April 7, April 14  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 give new and returning participants the opportunity to learn the basics or increase their proficiency in Rhino 3D, a user-friendly industrial-strength 3D CAD program.

Class participants will have the opportunity to print their designs on the library’s 3d printer. The workshop is open to adults and high school and middle school students.   Click here to register

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

What Do I Want to Do When I Grow Up?

Hilton Branch Teen Events

April 7

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch          Tues. April 7            6:30 – 8:00 pm

Main Library             Mon. May 18             7:30 – 9:00 pm

Learn more about yourself and get some ideas about what occupations, careers, and college majors will fit your interests and your career personality.   Participate in a fun and revealing activity in which you can develop greater self-awareness and learn about jobs and work environments that they may be a good fit for you and help lead you to a rewarding career in the future. This workshop will be led by Career & College Counselor Lisa Mark, M.A.

Free Tax Preparation from AARP

Hilton Branch Events

April 8

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sponsored by AARP Foundation Tax Aide and IRS.  February 9 through April 15, 2015. Every Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Call Gail at 973-669-4660 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. for appointment.  Leave clear message for call back.

Documents to bring to your appointment:

  • Government issued photo identification
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents
  • Last year’s (2013) Federal and State tax return
  • W-2 from each employer
  • All 1099 forms, Social Security benefits, Interest, Dividends, Pension, Sale of assets (with basis for gains or losses), Railroad Retirement benefits
  • Unemployment compensation statement (you must download and bring)
  • Proof of any that apply: a. Mortgage interest; b. property tax; c. medical/dental expenses, medical insurance costs, 1095A ACA; d. receipts for contributions to charity; e. records of tax refunds, Dependent care provider information (name, employer ID or SS#); f. Receipts; g. canceled checks or 1098 forms related to continuing education; h. Lottery winnings form.

Bring a blank check for routing informationif you want to do a direct deposit of any refund(s).

Lego Club

Kids Events

April 8

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop in

Tinker and build at LEGO club! Supported by ALA’s Junior Maker Grant, we have lots of LEGOs for everyone to build something and display their creations around the library.

 

SAT Math Practice Workshops

Teen Events

April 8

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library                    Wed. Apr. 1, 8 and15 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Hilton Branch                   Thurs. Apr. 16                        6:00-8:00 pm

Join us for a free series of SAT math practice sessions.  You will take practice tests, go over test results and learn ways to improve your test performance!  Come to one of the sessions or all three presented by Michael Steiner, certified high school math teacher.

To Register online:

April 1 – https://satmathpraticeapril1.eventbrite.com

April 8 – https://satmathpracticapril8.eventbrite.com

April 15 -https://satmathpracticeapril15.eventbrite.com

April 16 – https://satmathpracticeapril16.eventbrite.com

Please register for each practice session you wish to attend.

Preschool Storytime

Kids Recurring Events

April 9

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library * Ages 2 1/2 – 5 * No registration required

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Music with Wilma & the Wingers

Events

April 10

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library  * All ages * Drop In

Dance, sing, and get your body moving with some upbeat songs. Live music performed by Wilma Van De Pol and friends.

Saturday Knitting

Events

April 11

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.   Bring your own yarn and needles, or a project in progress. Registration is required. Register here.

 

To register for additional dates:

knittingmay16.eventbrite.com

knittingjune6.eventbrite.com

 

SAT Practice Test

Teen Events

April 11

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 

Main Library – Kaplan Test Prep will offer a FREE SAT Practice Test.  The test will be held from 12:30PM – 4:30PM at the Main Library. This is a full length practice SAT, proctored exactly like the real test.

To register go to: http://kaplan.formstack.com/forms/satmaplewoodlibrary

Every participant will receive a full score report and analysis by email within two weeks.  Please arrive early as the test will start promptly at 12:30.

April Art & Music Reception

Events

April 11

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Our April exhibit is Luce Mia (My Light), the photographic works of Maplewoodian Jon Fisher. These photographs were inspired during a trip in and around Florence, Rome, and Venice last summer. Utilizing formal design elements in their composition, as well as careful manipulation of tonal values, the images seek to capture a sense of place, infused with timelessness, mystery and passion.

Fisher’s influences include Diane Arbus and Henri Cartier Bresson. He operated a successful commercial photography studio after working with renowned photographers in the fields of advertising, fashion, corporate and editorial photography.  Fisher shares his passion and expertise with young people as a teacher of traditional and digital photography at Columbia High School.

The award-winning Columbia High School Excelsior Singers will perform. Under the direction of Ms. Jamie Bunce-Arraial, this  select chamber choir is the premier vocal ensemble of CHS. Film and TV actor Zach Grenier will perform the reading  of a letter written by Ansel Adams to his best friend, Cedric Wright.  Artist’s talk at 2:30

 

Free Tax Preparation from AARP

Hilton Branch Events

April 13

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sponsored by AARP Foundation Tax Aide and IRS.  February 9 through April 15, 2015. Every Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Call Gail at 973-669-4660 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. for appointment.  Leave clear message for call back.

Documents to bring to your appointment:

  • Government issued photo identification
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents
  • Last year’s (2013) Federal and State tax return
  • W-2 from each employer
  • All 1099 forms, Social Security benefits, Interest, Dividends, Pension, Sale of assets (with basis for gains or losses), Railroad Retirement benefits
  • Unemployment compensation statement (you must download and bring)
  • Proof of any that apply: a. Mortgage interest; b. property tax; c. medical/dental expenses, medical insurance costs, 1095A ACA; d. receipts for contributions to charity; e. records of tax refunds, Dependent care provider information (name, employer ID or SS#); f. Receipts; g. canceled checks or 1098 forms related to continuing education; h. Lottery winnings form.

Bring a blank check for routing informationif you want to do a direct deposit of any refund(s).

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Hilton Branch Kids Events

April 13

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages 2 1/2-5 * No registration required

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Fold-a-Book

Kids Events

April 13

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Create amazing sculptures out of recycled books from the library.

Hey, Sprout! Family Science

Kids Events

April 13

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 5 and up * Registration Required

Does your family like to tinker and experiment? Then come to the Main Library for some family fun with science! Working with the Maplewood Green Team for Green Week, we will learn about plants and the Earth by growing our own bean sprout in a recycled CD case. Please click here to register!

Baby Lit

Kids Recurring Events

April 14

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages birth – 2 1/2 * No registration required

All children must be accompanied by an adult