Maplewood Speaks Out

Wednesday, February 1 – February 28

All Day

Main Library ● All Ages ● Drop In ●

Kids and families are invited to continue the conversation from the Kids Speak Out art display.  Throughout the month, feel free to share your thoughts, feelings, stories, and drawings.  Supplies will be available in the Children’s Room to create something that expresses your feelings about race, equality, and justice.  Your work will be displayed in the Children’s Room.

“You really can change the world if you care enough.” – Marian Wright Edelman

FOML Kids, Tween and YA Bag-of-Books Sale

Saturday, February 4

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Friends of the Maplewood Library present a Bag-of-Books sale just for kids, tweens and young adults! Check it out and support the library. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Maplewood Library.

Kids Speak Out

Saturday, February 4

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Main Library ● All Ages Drop In

Join us 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.

Post Election Parenting

Post-Election Parenting

Saturday, February 4

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

*This program is for adults; there will be an accompanying activity for kids!

The presidential election has left many children with questions about racism, sexism, and basic civility. How do we address our children’s fears and concerns? How do we raise them to be thoughtful, kind, and wise adults? There are three basic tools at our disposal: dialogue, education, and books. Please join us for a panel discussion with Monique Bostic, Annemarie Maini and Doreen Oliver, moderated by Joy Peskin, Maplewood parent and children’s books editor, about ways to talk with children of all ages about important issues.  Cosponsored by the Community Coalition on Race.

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The Climate Reality Project: There is No Planet B

Thursday, July 20

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – This presentation draws on the materials used by Nobel Laureate Al Gore for his Climate Reality summits. The program will offer a global perspective and will offer local opportunities for action.

The presentation will cover:

  • Global Warming. We’ve understood the science behind the greenhouse effect and greenhouse gasses for nearly 200 years. Global warming is real, it’s happening and the effects will have a significant impact on life on our home – planet Earth.
  • Climate and Ecology: How life on earth is being affected by global warming/climate change from heat waves and flooding to refugee crises.
  • Renewable Energy: What’s happening in the US and the world. The leadership challenge.
  • Call to Action: Thinking globally, acting locally – at home, in towns, counties, the state and regionally.

The challenges presented by human-caused global warming/climate change are immense but not insurmountable.  Progress has been made toward a sustainable, more equitable future for people around the world.

There is a great deal of uncertainty involved estimating the impact of climate change. Concerned climate scientists could be wrong. Continuing greenhouse gas emissions might have a smaller impact on the planet than their projections indicate. Or the impact could be much, much worse.

However, there is one certainty. There is no Planet B.

Presenter Ridge Kennedy has been personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project to serve as a volunteer Climate Reality Leader. Ridge attended the training program in Denver in March. A distinguished group of academic, scientific, industry and political figures led sessions on climate change and methods for communicating about climate change to general audiences.

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, July 24

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch –  Body Language for Interview Success

Are your interviews falling flat? Do you feel no one is listening? Are you unknowingly sending mixed messages Your body language may qualify (or disqualify) you for a position. If you are like most people, you probably spend hours preparing for interview questions and answers and no time on how to communicate most effectively. Yet body language is how the interviewer is making judgments and decisions about you. Some say body language is a reflection of your personality, others a measure of your qualifications. However interpreted, science has shown that it is not what you say, but how you say it. More than 55% of communication is non-verbal suggesting it is imperative that it should be a part of your interview preparation. 

Alex Freund is a Career Coach whose specialty is interview preparation

 

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

2017 Meeting Dates: January 9 & 23; February 6 & 27; March 13 & 27; April 10 & 24; May 8 & 22; June 5 & 19; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21; September 11 & 25; October 16 & 30; November 13 & 27; December 11

 

Jesse_Jones

The Secret to Chef Jesse’s Award Winning Ribs

Tuesday, July 25

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hilton Branch  (rain date: Thurs. July 27th)

 To register go to: https://chefjesseribsjuly25.eventbrite.com

Join us for a Southern Style barbecue! Chef Jesse will demonstrate how to season and prep ribs for the grill. Learn his seasoning and grilling technique and join in a tasting! Please bring your ticket! Bring a lawn chair or a blanket!!

Thanks to the Friends of the Maplewood Library

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Bloodmobile

Saturday, July 29

10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Main Library – The blood you donate will help save the lives of trauma victims, patients with blood disorders, cancer and many other life- threatening injuries and illnesses in our area hospitals. Shortages occur throughout the year especially in this area of the country. This situation puts the lives of patients who need blood in danger.

Mark Mooney

Author Talk: Three Cents a Mile with Mark Mooney

Saturday, July 29

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Three Cents a Mile is a rollicking, exciting and often poignant tale of Mark’s 41,000-mile hitchhiking journey around the world, through the Iranian revolution, Mother Teresa’s convent, a Malaysian opium den, Paris, the Khmer Rogue, Thailand and more. He’ll talk about the characters he befriended, and what led him to his sometimes scary, always fascinating adventures.

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Electrical-Repair-Services

Electrical Repairs August 4-5

Friday, August 4

All Day

Due to necessary electrical repairs, Main Library will be CLOSED on Friday August 4th and Saturday August 5th. To accommodate our patrons, the Hilton Branch will be OPEN Friday August 4th from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday August 5th from 10 am to 5 pm. Regular summer hours will resume on Monday, August 7th.

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Electrical Repairs August 4-5

Saturday, August 5

All Day

Due to necessary electrical repairs, Main Library will be CLOSED on Friday August 4th and Saturday August 5th. To accommodate our patrons, the Hilton Branch will be OPEN Friday August 4th from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday August 5th from 10 am to 5 pm. Regular summer hours will resume on Monday, August 7th.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, August 7

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchNetwork 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

2017 Meeting Dates: January 9 & 23; February 6 & 27; March 13 & 27; April 10 & 24; May 8 & 22; June 5 & 19; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21; September 11 & 25; October 16 & 30; November 13 & 27; December 11

 

Animation Workshop:

Saturday, August 12

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Maplewood Library * Ages 7 and up * Registration Required

Make an animated movie using HUE Animation software.

Mondays 8/7 & 8/14 @4 & Sat 8/12 @2pm

 https://hueanimation.eventbrite.com

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Free Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, August 16

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Blood pressure and carotid bruit screening,  medication, weight & health counseling. Open to Maplewood residents 18 and older. Staffed by Maplewood Health Dept. nurses. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 973-762-8120 ext. 4300. Drop-ins are welcome.

 

 

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Art & Music Reception: Village to Village

Saturday, August 19

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Village to Village (V2V) Summer Camp is a program to encourage dialogue, cultural exchange, friendship and fun between SOMA teens and Syrian teens in Elizabeth. The artwork and handmade books they create this summer will be on exhibit during August. Students will also read written works from their writing workshop. Live music will be provided by Ben Morris on keyboard.

Free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, August 21

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchNetwork 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

2017 Meeting Dates: January 9 & 23; February 6 & 27; March 13 & 27; April 10 & 24; May 8 & 22; June 5 & 19; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21; September 11 & 25; October 16 & 30; November 13 & 27; December 11

 

Labor Day

Libraries closed for Labor Day

Monday, September 4

All Day

Both libraries closed for Labor Day

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, September 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchNetwork 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

2017 Meeting Dates: January 9 & 23; February 6 & 27; March 13 & 27; April 10 & 24; May 8 & 22; June 5 & 19; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21; September 11 & 25; October 16 & 30; November 13 & 27; December 11

 

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Hilton Free Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, September 13

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Blood pressure and carotid bruit screening,  medication, weight & health counseling. Open to Maplewood residents 18 and older. Staffed by Maplewood Health Dept. nurses. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 973-762-8120 ext. 4300. Drop-ins are welcome.

 

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, September 25

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchNetwork 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

2017 Meeting Dates: January 9 & 23; February 6 & 27; March 13 & 27; April 10 & 24; May 8 & 22; June 5 & 19; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21; September 11 & 25; October 16 & 30; November 13 & 27; December 11

 

Columbus day

Libraries closed for Columbus Day

Monday, October 9

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Columbus Day.

heart health

Free Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, October 11

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Blood pressure and carotid bruit screening,  medication, weight & health counseling. Open to Maplewood residents 18 and older. Staffed by Maplewood Health Dept. nurses. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 973-762-8120 ext. 4300. Drop-ins are welcome.

 

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, October 16

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchNetwork 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

2017 Meeting Dates: January 9 & 23; February 6 & 27; March 13 & 27; April 10 & 24; May 8 & 22; June 5 & 19; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21; September 11 & 25; October 16 & 30; November 13 & 27; December 11

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, October 30

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchNetwork 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

2017 Meeting Dates: January 9 & 23; February 6 & 27; March 13 & 27; April 10 & 24; May 8 & 22; June 5 & 19; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21; September 11 & 25; October 16 & 30; November 13 & 27; December 11

 

veteran's day

Closed for Veteran’s Day

Saturday, November 11

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Veteran’s Day

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, November 13

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchNetwork 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

2017 Meeting Dates: January 9 & 23; February 6 & 27; March 13 & 27; April 10 & 24; May 8 & 22; June 5 & 19; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21; September 11 & 25; October 16 & 30; November 13 & 27; December 11

 

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Hilton Free Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, November 15

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Blood pressure and carotid bruit screening,  medication, weight & health counseling. Open to Maplewood residents 18 and older. Staffed by Maplewood Health Dept. nurses. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 973-762-8120 ext. 4300. Drop-ins are welcome.

 

 

Day before Thanksgiving-Both libraries close at 1:00

Wednesday, November 22

1:00 pm

Day before Thanksgiving-Both libraries close at 1:00

Libraries closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Thanksgiving.

Libraries closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Friday, November 24

All Day

Both libraries are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, November 27

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchNetwork 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

2017 Meeting Dates: January 9 & 23; February 6 & 27; March 13 & 27; April 10 & 24; May 8 & 22; June 5 & 19; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21; September 11 & 25; October 16 & 30; November 13 & 27; December 11

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, December 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchNetwork 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

2017 Meeting Dates: January 9 & 23; February 6 & 27; March 13 & 27; April 10 & 24; May 8 & 22; June 5 & 19; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21; September 11 & 25; October 16 & 30; November 13 & 27; December 11

 

heart health

Free Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, December 13

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Blood pressure and carotid bruit screening,  medication, weight & health counseling. Open to Maplewood residents 18 and older. Staffed by Maplewood Health Dept. nurses. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 973-762-8120 ext. 4300. Drop-ins are welcome.

 

 

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Library Closed for Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24

1:00 pm

The Library is closed for Christmas Eve.

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Both Libraries Closed for Christmas

Monday, December 25

All Day

Both libraries closed for Christmas.

New Year's

New Year’s Eve

Sunday, December 31

All Day

The Library is closed for New Year’s Eve