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Preschool Storytime

Events

December 8

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library * Ages 2 1/2 – 5 * Drop In * All children must be accompanied by an adult

Thursdays @ 11-11:30am:  12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

December 8

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…

Maker Meetup

Create Space Recurring Events

December 8

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Create Space – Join the Maker Movement!  Help with one of our projects, or bring your own ideas. Maplewood Library’s Create Space at Hilton Branch offers a variety of high-tech equipment and software for a multitude of creative applications. The Create Space is outfitted with a Maker Gear 3D printer, a laminator and a color printer, as well as 12 Dell laptops loaded with Rhino 3D CAD and other productivity software.  There are also project kits for experimenting with electronics, circuits and programming.

Coding for Moms (and other grownups)

Events

December 9

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Main Library * Registration Required * It’s not just for your kids! Here’s your chance to learn about programming in a relaxed and non-intimidating setting. See what all the buzz is about: find out how much fun hands-on coding can be. Open to new and returning participants. Instructor Adriana Compagnoni is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stevens Institute of Technology. Registration is required. Go to http://codingformomsdec9.eventbrite.com

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

December 10

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…

Saturday Storytime

Events

December 10

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!

A Holiday Celebration at the Gazebo

Events

December 11

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch   All agesDrop In

Join your neighbors in a multicultural holiday celebration! There will be live holiday music, hot chocolate, cookies, stories, and other surprises and treats. Come to Hilton Branch during the celebration to hear winter stories and do a winter craft. The library will be open from 1-5pm that day. * This event is designed to bring families to the Avenue and will be supported and promoted by the Springfield Avenue Partnership.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

December 12

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Effective Ways to Understand Your Job Search ‘Customers’

Throughout your job search you’ll need to attract and develop relationships with many different people (network contacts, job prospects, people who work in the companies you are targeting, etc.). All of these contacts can be perceived as your ‘customers’.

This presentation will highlight the basic motivations and personality styles of your ‘customers’ that can strongly influence the success of your campaign.

Presenter Wilma Hurwitz is a management consultant with 10+ years of success in public relations account management, communications planning and management of business seminars.

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

2017 Meeting Dates: January 9 & 23; February 6 & 27; March 13 & 27; April 10 & 24; May 8 & 22; June 5 & 19; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21; September 11 & 25; October 16 & 30; November 13 & 27; December 11

 

Baby Lit

Events

December 13

12:00 am

Main Library * Ages Birth – 2 1/2 * Drop In * All children must be accompanied by an adult

Tuesdays @ 10:30-11 am: 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20

Hilton Computer Explorations

Hilton Branch Events

December 13

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Computer beginners and intermediate users can get help with:

  • Using a mouse
  • Creating basic documents
  • Managing an email account
  • Searching the Internet
  • Viewing photos online

The instructor will help with your specific needs. No registration needed.

HIlton Preschool Storytime

Events

December 13

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 2 1/2 – 5 * Drop In * All children must be accompanied by an adult

Tuesdays @ 4-4:30 pm: 12/6, 12/13

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

December 13

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…

Digital Device Clinic

Create Space Recurring Events

December 13

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. 

Free Adult Health Screening

Events

December 14

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – 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.

 

 

Hilton Baby Lit

Hilton Branch Kids Events

December 14

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages birth – 2 1/2 * Drop In * All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesdays @ 11am 12/7, 12/14

Read Around the World: Jamaica

Events

December 14

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Explore thought-provoking fiction from around the globe. Our Read Around the World book club 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 title is Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy. Faith Jackson is a British citizen of Jamaican descent working in NYC. Aware of the covert and public racism of her daily life, Faith goes to Jamaica, where her Aunt Coral’s storytelling provides her with ancestors whose lives span countries and centuries. Faith discovers her own vibrant heritage, which is far richer and wilder than she could have imagined. Fruit of the Lemon explores questions of race and identity with humor and freshness.

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Future dates and readings for Read Around the World Book Club:

  • December 14–Jamaica–Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy
  • January 11–Colombia–The sound of things falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
  • February 8–Saudi Arabia–Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea
  • March 8–Japan–Death by water: a novel by Oe Kenzaburo
  • April 5–Hungary–The door by Elizabeth Szabo
  • May 10–Ethiopia–Cutting for stone by Abraham Verghese
  • June 14–Barbados–The star side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preschool Storytime

Events

December 15

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library * Ages 2 1/2 – 5 * Drop In * All children must be accompanied by an adult

Thursdays @ 11-11:30am:  12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22

Hilton: Overlook Van Blood Pressure & Blood Glucose Screening

Hilton Branch Events

December 15

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Find out if you are at risk for diabetes or high blood pressure with a free screening. Educational materials and individual counseling are also provided. (Additional charge of $10 if HbA1c screening is desired.)

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

December 15

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…

Maker Meetup

Create Space Recurring Events

December 15

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Create Space – Join the Maker Movement!  Help with one of our projects, or bring your own ideas. Maplewood Library’s Create Space at Hilton Branch offers a variety of high-tech equipment and software for a multitude of creative applications. The Create Space is outfitted with a Maker Gear 3D printer, a laminator and a color printer, as well as 12 Dell laptops loaded with Rhino 3D CAD and other productivity software.  There are also project kits for experimenting with electronics, circuits and programming.

Coping with Behavior Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease

Events

December 15

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – Behavior changes in Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can pose concerns for family caregivers. As the disease progresses, behavior often becomes the primary way people with the disease communicate their needs. Learn why people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia experience behavior changes, what those behaviors mean, and how to cope when behaviors are changing.  There is no fee for attending this program, however, pre-registration is required. To register, please call Alzheimer’s New Jersey: 888-280-6055.

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College Application Essay Writing Clinic

Hilton Branch Teen Events

December 17

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchCollege application deadlines are just around the corner. Do you need an extra professional eye to take a look at that essay?  Come to the Hilton Library for one-on-one, 20-minute editing sessions.  To make the most of your time, please email a draft of your work in progress by Friday, Dec. 16 to teens@maplewoodlibrary.org, attention Genine Babakian.

To register, please go to: https://collegeessayclinicdec17.eventbrite.com

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

December 17

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…

Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Events

December 17

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – A gathering for people who knit, crochet, quilt, sew, embroider or do other creative things with yarn or fabric. Enjoy a relaxing morning working on your projects and get feedback and advice from fellow crafters. Bring your own supplies. All skill levels are welcome! Facilitated by Maplewood resident Amy Zorn. Drop in.

Dickens Village Craft: Scrooge’s Piggy Bank

Kids Events

December 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Main Library All Ages Drop In

Join us for our annual Dickens Village craft and the kick-off to our Thinking Money exhibit! Kids can make a Scrooge piggy bank and teens can craft a Scrooge duct tape wallet. Refreshments will be served

THINKING MONEY Kick-off Party

Teen Events

December 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Join us for the unveiling of the Thinking Money exhibit. Kids can make a Scrooge’s piggy bank, and teens can craft a Scrooge’s duct tape wallet. Keep your craft or give it as a gift!  Refreshments will be served.

Baby Lit

Events

December 20

12:00 am

Main Library * Ages Birth – 2 1/2 * Drop In * All children must be accompanied by an adult

Tuesdays @ 10:30-11 am: 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20

Post-Election  Immigrant Rights  Information Session

Hilton Branch Events

December 20

12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Hilton Branch – Know your rights!  Join us and learn about:

  • What the election results mean for the future of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and other paths to lawful immigration status;
  • Types of immigration benefits you or your loved ones might be eligible for; and
  • Ways to protect yourself if you are stopped by immigration agents or law enforcement

Free Legal Screenings will be  offered immediately following the presentation. Presented in Spanish and English

Speakers:  Kimberly D. Krone, Esq., American Friends Service Committee and Samantha Rumsey, Esq., Rutgers Law School Immigrant Rights Clinic. Sponsored by the Rutgers-Newark Immigrant Legal Services & Policy Project

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

December 20

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…