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New PSAT Practice Test

Teen Events

May 30

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – Kaplan Test Prep will offer a FREE PSAT practice test. Students will take a fully-proctored exam so they learn what to expect in a real-test environment. The test will take approximately 2.5 hours. Students will need to bring a calculator and two number 2 pencils. Please arrive early as the test will start promptly at 12:30 am.

To register go to:  http://kaplan.formstack.com/forms/newpsatmaplewood

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Events

June 1

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 Coding Club

Create Space

June 2

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hilton Branch * Grades 4-7 * Registration Required

Tuesdays, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2 5-6pm

Come to the Hilton CreateSpace and learn coding from Mrs. Latimer, the Clinton School librarian. Make the computer do what YOU want! Space is limited. Call Hilton Branch 973-762-1688 to sign up. Made possible by a grant from the Junior League of the League of the Oranges and Short Hills.

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

June 2

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm and Thursday 4:00-8:00 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…

Gay Pride Month Panel

Events

June 3

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – Featuring Human Agenda Author Joe Wenke and Leading Change Agents from the LGBT Community.

The Human Agenda: Conversations About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by LGBTQI activist and author Joe Wenke opens up discussions about our shared humanity. For the book, Wenke talked to leading change agents from the LGBTQI community about topics like growing up, coming out, finding your identity, family, marriage, parenting, healthcare and careers in an effort to show that the LGBTQI agenda is “the human agenda.”

Panelists include Author Joe Wenke, Hi-Hop Artist Y-Love and Transgender model, artist, ballroom personality  and activist Gisele Xtravaganza. 

Free and open to everyone. Co-sponsored by St. George’s Church.

Hilton Naturalization and Citizenship Event

Events

June 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kelly Ayala, the Community Relations Officer for USCIS, Newark District, will provide an overview of the naturalization process and procedures, followed by a Q&A and drop-in information session. All are welcome. No registration required.

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

June 4

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm and Thursday 4:00-8:00 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…

Thursday Night Book Club

Events

June 4

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – We’ll be discussing two plays this month:

A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry: This groundbreaking play revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of a black family in Chicago’s South Side. Winner of the NY Drama Critic’s Award as Best Play of the Year, it has been hailed as a “pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” by Newsweek.

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris: This spin-off of A Raisin in the Sun portrays fictional events set before and after the Hansberry play, and is loosely based on historical events that took place in Chicago.

As described by the Washington Post, the play “applies a modern twist to the issues of race and housing and aspirations for a better life.” The play a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play.

 

TED Comes to the Maplewood Library

Events

June 8

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Sean Mayberry will preview his upcoming TED Talk.  In Depression in Africa: Why Should We Care?, he discusses the depression epidemic in Africa, shows the human toll of this disease and explains why the international community does not prioritize this important public health issue.  Sean also explains that there are new and cost-effective approaches to treating depression in Africa that can begin to turn the tide against this epidemic, and that these approaches may also be effective for use by more affluent societies battling their own depression epidemics, such as the United States.

Nature Magazine recently wrote, “depression is the biggest blight on human society—bar none,” and nowhere is that more clear than in Africa, where approximately 100 million people suffer from this mental illness.  For African women, who are afflicted at twice the rate of men, depression is the number one cause of disability.  Due to the lack of investment in mental health services in Africa, 90% of Africans with depression—including 60 million women—have no access to effective treatment for this debilitating disease.  Depression in Africa is particularly devastating for its sufferer, where extreme poverty and social stigma combine to magnify the harmful effects for the individual.   

 Sean Mayberry is the Founder and Executive Director of StrongMinds, a non-profit that provides access to mental health services for impoverished Africans.  He has twenty years of global management experience in the government, private and non-profit sectors and has lived and worked in the developing world for more than a decade.

 

Hilton Computers for Beginners

Hilton Branch Events

June 9

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.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

June 9

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm and Thursday 4:00-8:00 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…

Karaoke Party

Teen Events

June 10

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – Join us for the last Karaoke party of the school year! Come out and showcase your karaoke talents and win prizes. This could be your first stop before American Idol or the X-Factor! There will be singing, dancing and snacks will be served.

Food for Thought Book Club

Events

June 10

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Our June title is Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl.  New York Times restaurant critic Ruth Reichl shares lessons learned at the hands (and kitchen counters) of family members and friends throughout her life. Her stories shine with the voices and recipes of those she has encountered on the way.  Refreshments will be provided by The Roman Gourmet

 

 

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

June 11

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm and Thursday 4:00-8:00 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…

Nancy Drew & the Secretive Stratemeyer Syndicate

Events

June 13

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Main Library – Celebrating Nancy Drew’s 85th anniversary and the 110th anniversary of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a literary book packager that produced your favorite series like Nancy Drew,the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, and The Bobbsey Twins among many other series books. Get clued in and join The Nancy Drew Sleuths organization for a program about your favorite series like Nancy Drew and learn the history behind the mystery and Maplewood’s own Stratemeyer Syndicate.

Stratemeyer Syndicate Historian James D. Keeline

– Secrets of the Stratemeyer Syndicate

Tricia Zimic, Artist & Nancy Drew Files Illustrator

– A Painter’s View of Nancy Drew

A Free Event Sponsored by Maplewood Memorial Library & Nancy Drew Sleuths

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Events

June 15

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

Pride Month Author Talk & Book Signing

Events

June 15

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Daisy Hernandez; A Cup of Water Under My Bed.  In this lyrical, coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández chronicles what the women in her Cuban-Colombian family taught her about love, money, and race.  These lessons—rooted in women’s experiences of migration, colonization, y cariño—define in evocative detail what it means to grow up female in an immigrant home, and coming to identify as bisexual leads her to unexpected questions. A heartfelt exploration of family, identity, and language, A Cup of Water Under My Bed is ultimately a daughter’s story of finding herself and her community, and of creating a new, queer life.

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

June 16

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm and Thursday 4:00-8:00 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…

Free Adult Health Screening

Events

June 17

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. 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

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

June 18

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm and Thursday 4:00-8:00 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…

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

June 23

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm and Thursday 4:00-8:00 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…

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

June 25

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm and Thursday 4:00-8:00 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…

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Events

June 29

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

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

June 30

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm and Thursday 4:00-8:00 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…