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Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Events

July 25

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Money Saving Strategies during a Career Transition: Health Insurance, Taxes, Etc.
This presentation will cover a number of strategies to help with cash flow during a career transition. The focus will be on those strategies that may not be well known or understood. Topics will include: medical insurance through the Affordable Care Act; tax implications of 401k/403b rollovers and withdrawals; tax deductibility of job hunting expenses; strategies to take advantage of lower marginal tax rates during a transition; and potential adjustments to financial aid. With Bill LaChance Certified Financial Planner and senior financial advisor.

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

 

Creative Coloring for Adults

Events

July 25

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Adult coloring is taking the world by storm. Coloring relieves stress, takes you away from your cares for a while, trains your brain to focus, and gives you a sense of accomplishment.  It may even help keep dementia at bay!  Each month, the library will provide a variety of designs and a supply of colored pencils. 

Exercise your mind-adult

Create Space Maker Mondays

Create Space

July 25

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hilton Branch Create Space * All Ages * Drop In

Make cool things in the Create Space every Monday @11am-1pm: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15 

Hilton Monday @ the Movies

Events

July 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hilton Branch * All Ages * Drop In

Drop in, get cool, have a snack and watch a family friendly movie!

Teens Read to Kids

Events

July 25

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – Ages 11 & up.  Join with other teens to provide a story time to a group of kids ages 4 and up.  Each teen will read one or two picture books to the group.  Please arrive at 3:30 pm to choose a book and allow time for practice.  The storytime will begin at 4:00 pm.  To register go to:

July 11 – http://teensreadtokidsjuly11.eventbrite.com

July 25 – http://teensreadtokidsjuly25.eventbrite.com

Meet the Wolf Dogs

Events

July 25

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 4 & up * Registration Required  

These aren’t like your family’s dogs! Meet dogs who are true descendants of wolves from the Howling Woods Farm. Click here to register

Baby Lit

Events

July 26

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages birth-2 ½ * Drop In  Tues @10:30am: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9

Pool Storytime

Events

July 26

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Maplewood Community Pool * All Ages * Drop In

The library comes to you at the pool with storytime to start your day in the sun!  

Hilton Preschool Storytime & Craft

Events

July 26

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 2 ½-5 * Drop In

Stories and activities to encourage reading readiness.  

Tuesdays @4pm-5pm: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

July 26

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm and Thursday 6:00-8:00 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…

Digital Device Clinics

Create Space Recurring Events

July 26

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 Pajama Storytime

Hilton Branch Kids Events

July 26

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.

Hilton Baby Lit

Events

July 27

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages Birth-2 1/2 * Drop In Wed @11am: 6/22, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 

Create Camp: Motorized Paper Airplane

Create Space

July 27

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

motorized paper airplaneCreate Space @ Hilton Branch – ages 9 & up 
Build multiple paper airplanes, learn simple and more complex folds, and experiment with different styles. Then we’ll add a PowerUp 2.0 electric motor kit for paper airplanes and watch ‘em fly!                                                        
To register go to: http://motorizedairplane.eventbrite.com

 

Sciencetellers: Power & Energy

Events

July 27

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 5 & up * Registration Required

Throw on your lab coat and help the Sciencetellers make things fly, spin, move, and soar through the magic of science and storytelling. Click here to register.  

Preschool Storytime & Craft

Events

July 28

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 2 ½-5 * Drop In

Stories and activities to encourage reading readiness.   

Thursdays @11am-12pm: 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11

Hilton Motion Commotion: Scavenger Hunt

Events

July 28

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 5-12 * Drop In

Join us for an outdoor scavenger hunt!

Create Camp: Chef Jesse teaches Asian Cooking 

Create Space

July 28

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

spring-rollsHilton Branch – ages 9 & up
Learn to prep ingredients to be rolled into a spring roll wrap –  you’ll also be making Asian dipping sauce to go with your spring rolls! To register go to: http://chefjesseasiancooking.eventbrite.com

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

July 28

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm and Thursday 6:00-8:00 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…

The Art of the College Application

Teen Events

July 28

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main LibraryApplying to college this fall? This seminar will teach you the “nuts and bolts” of how to present information clearly and compellingly in your college applications. We will focus primarily on the Common Application, but also go over strategies to help you save time and energy on other applications you may be filing (Rutgers anyone?). Take what you learn and apply to many other college applications. This is for students graduating from high school in 2017. Bring a pen and paper as you’ll want to take notes! Reservations are recommended.

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

Little Yogis

Events

July 29

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 2 1/2-5 * Registration Required 

A fun-filled yoga class for kids taught by Dawn Yoselowitz. Click here to register.

 

Lego Club

Events

July 29

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library * All Ages * Drop In

We provide the Legos, you provide the ideas! Fun for the whole family!

Digital Device Clinic at the Main Library

Create Space Recurring Events

July 30

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Get free one-on-one support for using your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device.  At the Main Library on Saturday mornings during the month of July.  Open to adults, teens and children. 

Bookin’ It

Events

July 30

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Learn the importance of books and how they were originally made, then make your own with Meg Wastie, from the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts.  Registration required.  Register at:  bookinit.eventbrite.com                                           

Exercise your mind-adult                                                                                       

Create Space Maker Mondays

Create Space

August 1

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hilton Branch Create Space * All Ages * Drop In

Make cool things in the Create Space every Monday @11am-1pm: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15 

Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show

Events

August 1

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 5 & up * Registration required

On your mark, get set, science! Learn about how your body works while you are being active from the science experts of the Franklin Institute. Click here to register.

Baby Lit

Events

August 2

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages birth-2 ½ * Drop In  Tues @10:30am: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9

Pool Craft

Events

August 2

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Maplewood Community Pool *  All ages * Drop In 

The library comes to you at the pool with hands-on crafts delivered during adult swim times!

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

August 2

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm and Thursday 6:00-8:00 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…