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Hilton Affordable Care Act Saturday Enrollment Services

Hilton Branch Events

December 20

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Make an appointment to get free help choosing and enrolling in a Health Care Plan.  Call Orange Navigators at 973-500-6031 or email Mark.oacanp@gmail.com.

Appointments are available for the following Saturdays at Hilton Branch Library from 10 am to 12 noon:

November 22 & 29; December 6, 13, 20 & 27.

What to Bring

  • Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
  • Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (for example, from pay stubs or W-2 forms—Wage and Tax Statements)
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household.
  • Green Card – Visa or proof of residency.
  • Drivers License – Passport – Birth Certificate
  • Photo ID

 

Dickens Village Story & Craft

Kids Events

December 20

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Main Library – All ages * Drop In

Join the Maplewood Library in celebrating the holiday season during Maplewood’s annual Dickens Village. The Library will be hosting a Story and Craft time to help the town spread some holiday cheer.

 

Hilton Open Computer Lab/Maker Space

Hilton Branch Events

December 22

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Maplewood Library’s MakerSpace at Hilton Branch is open! Drop in EVERY MONDAY from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer.  Printing times may vary, depending on file size and demand. Please contact 3Dprinter@maplewoodlibrary.org for more information about printing your objects. And get more info on Lab procedures and policies at http://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/3d-printer-policy/.

 

Movie Monday

Teen Events

December 22

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Main LibraryChilax, watch a movie and have a snack. We will be watching  A Christmas Story, the holiday classic comedy.

Flash Fiction Club

Teen Events

December 23

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Main LibraryFlash fiction is very very short stories. You choose from the stories provided, read it aloud and then we’ll talk about it. Refreshments will be served.

Christmas Eve

Events

December 24

1:00 pm

Both libraries close at 1:00 for Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day

Events

December 25

All Day

Both libraries closed for Christmas.

Hilton Affordable Care Act Saturday Enrollment Services

Hilton Branch Events

December 27

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Make an appointment to get free help choosing and enrolling in a Health Care Plan.  Call Orange Navigators at 973-500-6031 or email Mark.oacanp@gmail.com.

Appointments are available for the following Saturdays at Hilton Branch Library from 10 am to 12 noon:

November 22 & 29; December 6, 13, 20 & 27.

What to Bring

  • Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
  • Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (for example, from pay stubs or W-2 forms—Wage and Tax Statements)
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household.
  • Green Card – Visa or proof of residency.
  • Drivers License – Passport – Birth Certificate
  • Photo ID

 

Hilton Open Computer Lab/Maker Space

Hilton Branch Events

December 29

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Maplewood Library’s MakerSpace at Hilton Branch is open! Drop in EVERY MONDAY from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer.  Printing times may vary, depending on file size and demand. Please contact 3Dprinter@maplewoodlibrary.org for more information about printing your objects. And get more info on Lab procedures and policies at http://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/3d-printer-policy/.

 

New Year’s Eve

Events

December 31

1:00 pm

Both libraries close at 1:00 for New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s Day

Events

January 1

All Day

Both libraries closed for New Year’s Day.

Hilton Open Computer Lab/Maker Space

Hilton Branch Events

January 5

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Maplewood Library’s MakerSpace at Hilton Branch is open! Drop in EVERY MONDAY from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer.  Printing times may vary, depending on file size and demand. Please contact 3Dprinter@maplewoodlibrary.org for more information about printing your objects. And get more info on Lab procedures and policies at http://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/3d-printer-policy/.

 

Hilton Computers for Beginners

Hilton Branch Events

January 6

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Yes, you can learn how to use a computer!  You’ll learn the basics of computer use, and how to go on the Internet.  The teacher will help you with your specific needs.  Drop in: no registration needed!  Tuesdays January 6, February 10, March 10, April 7, May 12, June 9  1:00-2:00 p.m.

Flash Fiction Club

Teen Events

January 6

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main LibraryFlash fiction is very very short stories. You choose from the stories provided, read it aloud and then we’ll talk about it. Refreshments will be served.

Food for Thought Book Club

Events

January 7

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Join us for our monthly discussion of recent food-themed writing, with refreshments provided by local eateries.  Our title for January is Sweetness #9: A Novel  by  Stephan Eirik Clark.

“If the best social satire makes the bitter pill of truth easier to swallow, Sweetness #9 coats it with something better than sugar. This debut novel by Clark shows up our national obsession with instant gratification as both poisonous and desirable, and very, very funny.”Boston Globe

Refreshments will be provided by St. James Gate

Thursday Night Book Club

Events

January 8

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s selection is Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.  “Brooklyn unassumingly offers both a classic saga of an immigrant coming to terms with life in her new land and an equally appealing story of one young woman’s grasp of a hard-won maturity.” — Bookreporter.   Named by The Observer as “one of the 10 best historical novels.”

Facilitated by Library Director Sarah Lester.  Copies of the book are available through the BCCLS system.

 

Art & Music Reception

Events

January 10

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Main Library – Lisa Suss: Mixed Media Collage

Lisa Suss graduated with a B.F.A. from Beaver College in Glenside, PA and then went on for a M.F.A. in printmaking from N.Y.U.  After starting as a fiber artist and printmaker, she expanded her chosen media to include drawing, book arts and watercolor. Her particular focus on looking at the ordinary parts of life in different ways has led her to mixed media. She often uses collage and assemblage, frequently including toys and games, in her artwork. By incorporating odds and ends from garage sales and flea markets, her work questions our values and reflects our skewed views of the contemporary world.

Lisa Suss has exhibited widely throughout the United States and is a juried member of Exhibitors’ Co-op, a well-known artists’ exhibiting group in Northern New Jersey. In addition, she is a long time member of the West Orange Arts Council and served an eight-year term as its president.  She is Visual Arts Manager of JCC Metrowest and oversees four gallery spaces as well as being the coordinator for the annual Gaelen Juried Art Show and Sale. She was also a founding member of the Essex County Arts Advisory Board and often serves as an independent art show juror.

Saturday, January 10 at 2:00 pm,  artist’s talk at 2:30.  Live music with a guest to be announced.

Hilton Open Computer Lab/Maker Space

Hilton Branch Events

January 12

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Maplewood Library’s MakerSpace at Hilton Branch is open! Drop in EVERY MONDAY from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer.  Printing times may vary, depending on file size and demand. Please contact 3Dprinter@maplewoodlibrary.org for more information about printing your objects. And get more info on Lab procedures and policies at http://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/3d-printer-policy/.

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Events

January 12

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

Hilton Free Adult Health Screening

Hilton Branch Events

January 14

3:30 pm - 5:00 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. For an appointment, call the Maplewood Health Dept at (973) 762-8120 ext. 4300. Drop-ins are also welcome.

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

 

Karaoke Party

Teen Events

January 14

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main LibraryThe Teen Advisory Group is throwing a karaoke party! Teens, come out and showcase your karaoke talents. This could be your first stop before American Idol or the X-Factor! There will be singing, dancing and snacks will be served.

Health Insurance: Come In…Get Covered

Events

January 14

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open enrollment for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act  runs from November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015.  Trained in-person assisters will help you find a plan to fit your budget—one that covers emergencies, doctor visits, prescriptions, hospitalization and maternity care and pre-existing conditions.

Hilton Branch Library
Thursday, November 20  12-5 pm
Thursday, December 11  12-5 pm
Thursday, January 22       12-5 pm

Main Library
Monday, November 24    4-9 pm
Tuesday, December 16    10 am – 3 pm
Wednesday, January 14   4-9 pm
Thursday, February 12     10 am – 3 pm

Consultations are on a drop-in basis. No registration is required.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Social Security Numbers for all household members(or immigration documents)
  • Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (from pay stubs or W-2 forms)
  • Current health insurance plan information for everyone in the household

Brought to you by SRA International, Inc., under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

It’s Time to Start Thinking About College!

Events

January 15

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Do you have children in grade school?

It’s Time to Start Thinking About College!

By 2021, a four-year college education could cost over $200,000. Start planning now!

Join us as we discuss

  • College funding solutions
  • How life insurance can help pay for college costs
  • Options for grandparents to contribute towards their  grandchild’s education
  • And more

Presenter James Wilkes is a registered representative and investment advisor representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Securian Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC.

 

Savvy Social Security Planning

Events

January 17

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Maximize your retirement income. Learn important rules and strategies for collecting your retirement benefits. The decisions you make today can have a tremendous bearing on the total amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime.

Topics covered will include:

  • Estimating the benefits you expect to receive
  • Determining when to apply, and when it make sense to delay
  • Coordinating benefits with your spouse
  • Maximizing benefits and minimizing taxes
  • Understanding survivor benefits
  • Working while collecting benefits
  • Coordinating Social Security with pensions and IRAs

Free and open to the public. Presenter Sean M. Bailey is editor-in-chief of Horsesmouth.

 

Hilton Open Computer Lab/Maker Space

Hilton Branch Events

January 19

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Maplewood Library’s MakerSpace at Hilton Branch is open! Drop in EVERY MONDAY from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer.  Printing times may vary, depending on file size and demand. Please contact 3Dprinter@maplewoodlibrary.org for more information about printing your objects. And get more info on Lab procedures and policies at http://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/3d-printer-policy/.

 

Teen Advisory Group

Teen Events

January 20

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main LibraryAs a member of T.A.G., you can have a say in the library programs for teens. Join us to discuss books, play a game and more! Refreshments will be served at both meetings. Just drop in!

 

Hilton Health Insurance: Come In…Get Covered

Hilton Branch Events

January 22

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Open enrollment for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act  runs from November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015.  Trained in-person assisters will help you find a plan to fit your budget—one that covers emergencies, doctor visits, prescriptions, hospitalization and maternity care and pre-existing conditions.

Hilton Branch Library
Thursday, November 20  12-5 pm
Thursday, December 11  12-5 pm
Thursday, January 22       12-5 pm

Main Library
Monday, November 24    4-9 pm
Tuesday, December 16    10 am – 3 pm
Wednesday, January 14   4-9 pm
Thursday, February 12     10 am – 3 pm

Consultations are on a drop-in basis. No registration is required.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Social Security Numbers for all household members(or immigration documents)
  • Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (from pay stubs or W-2 forms)
  • Current health insurance plan information for everyone in the household

Brought to you by SRA International, Inc., under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Community Blood Drive

Events

January 24

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Main Library – Donated blood is urgently needed to meet the needs of patients in local hospitals and medical centers Each donated unit of blood is tested and broken down into different components. People who need blood components include:accident victims, premature babies, cancer, surgery and organ transplant patients, burn victims and people with blood disorders such as hemophilia, anemia and Sickle Cell Disease.  Donors must weigh 120 lbs, know your SS# & have photo or signed ID. Eat a meal and drink plenty of water prior to donation.

 

Hilton Open Computer Lab/Maker Space

Hilton Branch Events

January 26

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Maplewood Library’s MakerSpace at Hilton Branch is open! Drop in EVERY MONDAY from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer.  Printing times may vary, depending on file size and demand. Please contact 3Dprinter@maplewoodlibrary.org for more information about printing your objects. And get more info on Lab procedures and policies at http://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/3d-printer-policy/.