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Events

Music & Mosaics

Kids Events

July 31

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.  

Artists Assemble! Superhero Drawing Workshop

Kids Events

July 31

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library *  Ages 6+ *  Learn how to draw your favorite superheroes, and maybe create a few of your own!
Register here

 

Maker Monday

Create Space

August 3

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

August 3

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!

Hilton Heroes from India

Hilton Branch Kids Events

August 3

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 8-12 * Discover the superheroes of Indian cinema in a workshop with rocking music and cool Bollywood dance moves.
Register here

Mehndi – the Art of Henna for Teens and Adults

Create Space

August 3

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – The mehndi, or henna plant has been used since the Bronze Age as a dye, fragrance and decoration, as well as for its medicinal value. This traditional form of decoration is used primarily by women to adorn their hands and feet for weddings, festivals and other special occasions. Its popularity continues to spread worldwide with the migration of people from India and other Eastern countries. In this hands-on workshop you will learn to draw traditional Indian motifs and application techniques, and then use real henna paste to make your own designs!  Register at MMLMehndi.eventbrite.com

 

Baby Lit

Kids Recurring Events

August 4

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

August 4

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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

 

Lego Ice Excavation

Kids Events

August 4

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 6+ * Registration Required

You are a world-class explorer and it is your mission to get your Lego guy out of a frozen glacier! How will you do it?

Register here

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

August 4

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

August 5

11:00 am - 11:30 am

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

 

Hilton Boomwhacker Fun

Hilton Branch Kids Events

August 5

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 6+ * Hit stuff. Make music. Repeat. Sing & play with local musician Michael Steiner .
Register here

SuperHero Writing Workshop

Kids Events

August 5

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 6-12 Registration Required

Parent/child teams work together to create a superhero story.  Presented by Gioya McRae of Mocha Mind. http://bit.ly/1KwU60w

Register here

Preschool Storytime & Craft

Kids Recurring Events

August 6

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

August 6

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…

Music & Mosaics

Kids Events

August 7

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.  

Lego Club

Kids Events

August 7

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop in

We provide the Legos, you provide ideas!  

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Events

August 10

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – 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/

2015 dates: January 12, January 26, February 9, February 23, March 9, March 23, April 13, April 27, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, August, 10, August 24, September 14, September 28, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, November 30, December 14

Maker Monday

Create Space

August 10

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

August 10

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!

Baby Lit

Kids Recurring Events

August 11

10:30 am - 11:00 am

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

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

August 11

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…

Meet the Monks

Events

August 11

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library.  Join us for a community reception for the Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Tibet, who will be creating a piece of mandala sand art at the Woodland. A speaker representing the monks will give a short background talk about their lives and the mandala project, then attendees will have a chance to ask questions and interact with the monks. Refreshments will be served.

Enter through the lower front entrance, behind the flag pole.

Free Adult Health Screening

Events

August 12

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. Drop in.

2015 dates

Main Library 10:30 am – 12:00 noon – Wednesday February 11; Tuesday April 14; Wednesday June 10; Wednesday August 12; Wednesday October 14; Wednesday December 9

Hilton Branch 3:30 – 5:00 pm – Wednesday January 14; Wednesday March 11; Wednesday May 13; Wednesday July 15; Wednesday September 16; Wednesday November 18

 

Design Your Own Mandala

Featured Kids Events

August 12

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library * For children grades K and up and families

Explore the ancient centering practice of mandala-drawing in a hands-on workshop with mandala designer, Madalina Blanton. Create your own unique mandala using paper and colored pencils in this fun and inspirational program. Click here to register.

 

Bingo

Hilton Branch Kids Events

August 12

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 Hilton Branch * All ages * Must know your numbers! DROP IN

Drop-in Craft: Stacking Superheroes

Kids Events

August 12

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library * All ages  * Build your very own superhero team! DROP IN

 

 

Preschool Storytime & Craft

Kids Recurring Events

August 13

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

 

Lego Club

Kids Events

August 13

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop in

We provide the Legos, you provide ideas!