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Lego Club

Kids Events

February 12

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library All ages Drop In

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

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

February 13

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday and 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

Featured Kids Events

February 13

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!

Black History Month Art & Music Reception

Events

February 13

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our February artist is Ronald Freeman: My inspiration comes from the music and movement that surrounds me. Music being my first love creates a visual and very personal experience which is portrayed in my work. I’m intrigue at the ability to make marks that eventually become an image. This personal renaissance gives me the opportunity to experiment with various techniques & color pallets while creating expressive and meaningful artwork.”

He works in Oils, Pastels, Charcoal, Ball Point Pen and Pencils.  He enjoys using an extensive and expanded color palette in his works. His current work explores ball point drawings on canvas. 3-4 pm at Main Library  Artist’s talk at 3:20. Live music will be provided by pianist Bob Richards

Both libraries closed for Presidents’ Day

Events

February 15

All Day

Both libraries closed today for Presidents’ Day.

Baby Lit

Kids Events

February 16

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages Birth – 2 ½ * Drop In

Tuesdays @ 10:30-11 am: 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 and 2/23

Hilton Computers for Beginners

Hilton Branch Events

February 16

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Learn the basics: how to get started, use the Internet, set up email, view photos and more. The teacher will help you with your specific needs.  Intermediate students are also welcome.  Drop in: no registration needed!  

Hilton Black History Month Trivia for Teens

Teen Recurring Events

February 16

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – Thursdays in February – 3:00-5:00 pm
Hilton Branch – Tuesdays in February – 3:00-5:00 pm

Each week there will be a new question about art, poetry and music.  Answer the question correctly and win a prize!

 

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Hilton Branch Kids Events

February 16

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 2 ½ – 5 * Drop In

Tuesdays @ 4-4:30 pm: 2/9, 2/16 and 2/23

Midtown Direct Rep Theatre presents a Valentine Storytime

Kids Events

February 16

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library Ages 4 and up Drop in

Valentines Day may have officially come and gone but it does not mean that we can’t continue to read lovey-dovey books! Join us for a dramatic storytime with the professional actors of Midtown Direct Rep.

Hilton Black History Month Movie

Hilton Branch Teen Events

February 16

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Hilton Branch –  Watch the story of one of the most important men in American sports, Jackie Robinson. 

 

 

Hilton Black History Month Movie

Hilton Branch Events

February 16

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Kids and Teens ages 10-16 Drop in

Watch the story of one of the most important men in American sports, Jackie Robinson.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

February 16

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday and 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 Clinics

Create Space Recurring Events

February 16

6:00 pm - 8:00 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. 

Hilton Baby Lit

Hilton Branch Kids Events

February 17

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages Birth – 2 ½ * Drop In

Wednesdays @ 11-11:20 am: 2/10, 2/17 and 2/24

Hilton Financial Empowerment

Hilton Branch Events

February 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hilton Branch – New year, new start! Learn about different methods of saving and how to create a budget.  Get the scoop on credit reports, how to obtain free reports and how to dispute inaccurate accounts.  Presented by the Irvington Family Development Center’s Family Success Center.

SAT Math Practice Workshops

Teen Events

February 17

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library – Wed.  Feb. 3 and 17, 7– 9 pm

Hilton Branch – Tues.  Feb. 9, 6-8 pm

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

To Register go to:

Feb. 3: http://satmathworkshopfeb3.eventbrite.com

Feb. 9: https://satmathworkshopfeb9.eventbrite.com

Feb. 17: http://satmathworkshopfeb17.eventbrite.com

 

Preschool Storytime

Kids Events

February 18

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library * Ages 2 ½ – 5 * Drop In

Thursdays @ 11-11:30 am: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 and 2/25

 

Black History Month Trivia for Teens

Teen Recurring Events

February 18

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – Thursdays in February – 3:00-5:00 pm
Hilton Branch – Tuesdays in February – 3:00-5:00 pm

Each week there will be a new question about art, poetry and music.  Answer the question correctly and win a prize!

 

Explore-A-Civil Rights Story with NJPAC

Events

February 18

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library Ages 6-12 Drop in

Master NJPAC teaching artist, Wincey Terry, will guide children through an interactive exploration of the Civil Rights Movement as she brings to life MLK’s message of justice, righteousness, and peace.

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

February 18

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday and 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…

Hilton Neo_SoulZ Spoken Word and Poetry Open Mic

Hilton Branch Events

February 18

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come share your own work or the poetry you love at our Open Mic night, led by Neo_SoulZ! For more information, call Zenobia @ 408-676-8597.

Free and open to the public.

Maker Meetup

Create Space

February 18

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Create Space – Our Maker team is making progress building a 3D printer from recycled computer parts. Join them, or bring your own projects and ideas. Are you interested in 3d printing, or do you want to find out more about the library’s new Create Space? Come to our next Maker Meetup. Maker Meetups are held monthly, for people ages 17 and up.

Maplewood Library’s new 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, including Little Bits, Snap Circuits, Raspberry P+ and SparkFun Inventors Kit.    

 

 

How to Help Your Child Succeed on the SAT/ACT

Teen Events

February 18

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main LibraryAll sections of the NEW SAT and ACT will be covered in this program. Find out how to help your child with math, reading, grammar, writing and science sections and get answers to your SAT and ACT questions! The program is mainly for parents, but students are welcome! This workshop is presented by veteran CHS teacher Mark Richman, author of “How to Help Your Child Succeed on the SAT/ACT”. Find out more at: www.TutorTeacherTrainer.com

To register go to: http://succeedsatactfeb18.eventbrite.com

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

February 20

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday and 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…

Kids Speak Out: On Black History

Kids Events

February 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library * Drop In

Eat, drink, and meet our local writers and artists from the SOMSD school district! Join us on Saturday, February 20 as we celebrate the work of students in our local elementary schools as they speak out about Black History Month. Refreshments will be served as students show off their artwork and read their poetry.

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Events

February 22

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Watching Your Language, Communicating Your Success

When tailoring your message for others, you need to understand their style and the ways they receive information.  Business Performance Coach Paul Hatrak will instruct attendees in how to be observant listeners and watchers, while they are looking to tell their story.

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

2016 Meeting Dates: January 11 & 25; February 8, 22 & 29; March 14; April 11 & 25; May 9 & 23; June 13 & 27; July 11 & 25; August 8 & 22; September 12 & 26; October 3, 17 & 31; November 14 & 28; December 12

 

Baby Lit

Kids Events

February 23

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages Birth – 2 ½ * Drop In

Tuesdays @ 10:30-11 am: 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 and 2/23

Hilton Black History Month Trivia for Teens

Teen Recurring Events

February 23

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – Thursdays in February – 3:00-5:00 pm
Hilton Branch – Tuesdays in February – 3:00-5:00 pm

Each week there will be a new question about art, poetry and music.  Answer the question correctly and win a prize!