Adult Summer Reading Club: Exercise Your Mind


You’ll have a chance to exercise your mind in lots of ways at Maplewood Library this summer, with programs and other offerings, weekly drawings for a tote bag, and a Grand Prize drawing for a Fire HD 8 tablet. The program runs from June 27 to August 27. Most programs are free and open to the public, and the drawings are for adult resident cardholders.

With the exception of Make a Book, all programs are drop-in and do not require registration.

Do a Puzzle
Pick up a new puzzle each week at the adult Circulation Desk. There will be different varieties and different challenges!

Make Something in the Create Space
Our Maker Space at Hilton Branch is open every Tuesday & Thursday from 5:00 -8:00 pm. You can use our 3d software or printer, learn circuitry and try other hands-on projects.

Visit a Museum
If you’re a Maplewood Library resident cardholder, you can borrow passes for the Guggenheim, Morris, Montclair and Newark Museums and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Available at Main Library.

De-clutter and Downsize 
Get help deciding what to keep, what to let go and how to get rid of unwanted items. Also learn how to prevent it from building up again! If you’re planning a move, learn the best way to de-clutter and get organized before you have to pack. With Diane Thomson of Creative Organizing LLC.
Thursday, July 7   7:00 pm at Main Library

Discover Your Spark  
Explore the art and science of intuition and learn techniques to develop intuition and incorporate it into your daily life. Learn how to recognize and access your intuition to live your best life now. You will understand “SPARK,” the key components to individual success and falling in love with your work. You will also gain confidence in your daily actions, and be better able to reach your goals. Presenter Deb Wilber is an intuitive coach and personal transformation expert.                                           
Monday, July 11  10:00 am at Main Library

Try Origami Hexa-Flexagon   
Make a fascinating geometric creation. You’ll create your own unique pattern on paper, then fold the paper in such a way that the pattern will change depending on how it’s flexed.
Thursday, July 14   7:00 pm at Main Library

Plan, Execute and Complete Your Projects 
Learn how to plan and strategize your projects, prioritize tasks and follow through with your goals. With Diane Thomson of Creative Organizing LLC
Thursday, July 21  7:00 pm at Main Library

Do Creative Coloring for Adults
Coloring relieves stress, takes you away from your cares for a while, trains your brain to focus, and gives you a sense of accomplishment. You may even help keep dementia at bay! The library provides a variety of designs and a supply of colored pencils.                                                       
Monday, July 25 & August 22  10:30 am to Noon at Main Library

Make a Book  (Registration is required)
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.   To register                                                                
Saturday, July 30 10:30 am at Main Library

Enter our weekly drawings
Adult Maplewood Library cardholders can pick up a pack of weekly tickets at Main Library or Hilton Branch. Each week on e entry will win an Exercise Your Mind tote bag, and all weekly entries will be eligible for the Grand Prize, a Fire HD 8 tablet.