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  • September 2014
    • Hilton Don’t Panic, Seniors!

      Thursday, September 18

      6:30 pm

      Hilton Branch – College Essay Workshop

      Focusing on the Common Application questions, this workshop will focus on brainstorming to help you hone ideas and develop an essay that tells your unique story and helps you stand out in the applicant pool. Already have an idea? Feel free to join the workshop to develop it and then sign up for a one-on-one consultation.

      To register go to:

      Sept. 18: https://collegeessaysept18.eventbrite.com

      Oct. 9: https://collegeessayoct2.eventbrite.com

       

       

    • SO/Maplewood Professionals in Transition

      Monday, September 22

      10:00 am

      Main Library  – Power vs. Perception: Ten Characteristics of Self-Empowerment for Job Seekers 

      Author , consultant and training specialist Mary Anne Kochut will present this motivating talk.

      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

    • Hilton Identity Theft Prevention

      Tuesday, September 23

      6:45 pm

      Hilton Branch – Identity Theft is a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, and reputation — and can take time, money, and patience to resolve. This PowerPoint presentation will show you how thieves obtain your information, how to protect yourself, and the steps to follow if you are a victim. A question and answer period will follow. Presented by Milda Rosa, Community Educator for New Jersey Citizen Action.

    • Hilton Bingo

      Thursday, September 25

      4:00 pm

      Hilton Branch * All Ages * Drop In

      You can play if you know your numbers!

      Thursday @ 4pm 9/25

  • October 2014
    • Starting October 2–Thursday Night Book Club

      Thursday, October 2

      7:00 pm

      Main Library–Join our new THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB, led by Library Director Sarah Lester.  Sarah has chosen a lineup of thought-provoking titles sure to generate lively discussions.   The first meeting will be held on Thursday, October 2. The selection is Claire of the Sea Light, by Edwidge Danticat.

      “…human stories and lives ramify through and across each other in ways both touching and tragic . . . Astonishing . . . True and beautiful.”
      – The Huffington Post.  Read more reviews here. The meeting starts at 7 pm. Refreshments will be served.

      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.

    • Free Adult Health Screenings

      Tuesday, October 7

      10:30 am

      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

       

    • Food for Thought Book Club

      Wednesday, October 8

      7:00 pm

      The FOOD FOR THOUGHT BOOK CLUB features food-based non-fiction, with snacks provided by local eateries.  The group will meet on Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 pm. The October title is My Year of Meats, by Ruth Ozeki.

      “A tale both heartwarming and horrific…Character gems and exquisite plotting make this a treasure to read.”  –Kirkus
      Read more about this riveting book on Ozeki’s website.

      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.

    • Hilton 15 Minute Child Break

      Thursday, October 9

      6:30 pm

      Hilton Branch – Did you know that children whose parents talk to them about their activities for an average of 15 minutes each day are 67% less likely to try marijuana?  The 15 Minute Child Break is a one-hour multi-media presentation for parents and caregivers, offered by the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey. Discover your role in substance abuse prevention. Learn how to talk to your children about drugs, signs of use and abuse to look for, current terminology, and trends of use.  The presentation is based on specific research conducted by the PDFNJ’s Center for Prevention Research.

      Find out the role you play and the power you have in preventing your children from abusing drugs and alcohol.

      Presenter Jamielee Smith is a school Student Assistance Coordinator and has worked in drug/alcohol treatment centers, schools, and other institutions for over 10 years.   Her wealth of expertise comes from interactions with clients, students, parents, and colleagues.

    • Hilton Don’t Panic, Seniors!

      Thursday, October 9

      6:30 pm

      Hilton Branch – College Essay Workshop

      Focusing on the Common Application questions, this workshop will focus on brainstorming to help you hone ideas and develop an essay that tells your unique story and helps you stand out in the applicant pool. Already have an idea? Feel free to join the workshop to develop it and then sign up for a one-on-one consultation.

      To register go to:

      Sept. 18: https://collegeessaysept18.eventbrite.com

      Oct. 9: https://collegeessayoct2.eventbrite.com

       

       

    • Saturday Knitting

      Saturday, October 11

      10:00 am

      Main LibraryKnitting 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.

       

    • Hilton Computers for Beginners

      Tuesday, October 14

      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.

       

       

       

       

    • Hilton Email for Beginners

      Tuesday, October 21

      1:00 pm

      Hilton Branch – Learn how to set up and use an email account. Participants must be comfortable using a keyboard and mouse.

       

    • SCORE Small Business Seminar

      Wednesday, October 22

      7:00 pm

      Main Library – Starting a Home-Based Business

      Learn the steps to take to start a home-based business, either full time or for supplementing your income. If you already operate a home-based business you’ll learn ways to keep it running smoothly.  No registration required.

      Presented by SCORE, The Service Core of Retired Executives.  Learn more about SCORE at http://www.sba.gov/content/score  or www.score.org

       

       

    • New Jersey Council for the Humanities Face to Face: Community Conversations

      Thursday, October 23

      7:00 pm

      Main Library – The Loving Story

      The Loving Story is the moving account of Richard and Mildred Loving, who were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage. Their struggle culminated in a landmark Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia (1967) which overturned anti-miscegenation laws in the United States. Following the film, Dr. Christopher Fisher, Associate Professor of History at The College of New Jersey, will facilitate a discussion.

      Co-sponsored by the Community Coalition on Race.

      New Jersey Council for the Humanities Face to Face: CommunityConversations is a community-based discussion program that encourages dialogue on issues central to civic life in New Jersey.

       

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

      Wednesday, October 29

      7:00 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.

       

       

  • November 2014
    • Friends Book Sale Saturday November 22-23

      Saturday, November 22

      10:00 am

      The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, November 22 10:00 am -5:00 pm and Sunday, November 23 11:00 am-5:00 pm.  

      Friends will accept donations from Saturday, September 20 through Saturday, November 15.  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.

       

      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.

    • Friends Book Sale Saturday November 22-23

      Sunday, November 23

      11:00 am

      The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, November 22 10:00 am -5:00 pm and Sunday, November 23 11:00 am-5:00 pm.  

      Friends will accept donations from Saturday, September 20 through Saturday, November 15.  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.

       

      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.