Preschool Storytime

Thursday, March 16

11:00 am – 11:30 am

 Main Library * Drop In * Ages 2 ½ – 5 * All children must be accompanied by an adult Thursdays @ 11-11:30am: 3/9, 3/16

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Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Thursday, March 16

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm and Saturday 10-1. 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 […]

Maker Meet Up

Maker Meetup

Thursday, March 16

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Create Space – Join the Maker Movement!  Help with one of our projects, or bring your own ideas. Maplewood Library’s Create Space at Hilton Branch offers a variety of high-tech equipment and software for a multitude of creative applications. The Create Space is outfitted with a Maker Gear 3D printer, a laminator and a color printer, as […]

Friends Book Sale

Friends Book Sale November 18-19

Saturday, November 18

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friends  will accept donations  from Saturday, Sept. 16 through Nov. 11.  Bring donations downstairs and enter through the basement door (behind the flagpole). No encyclopedias, magazines or mildewed books please! Please DO NOT leave donations on the library steps or in the book drop. The weekly schedule to drop off your donations will be: Mondays:  […]

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Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, November 18

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – A gathering for people who knit, crochet, quilt, sew, embroider or do other creative things with yarn or fabric. Enjoy a relaxing morning working on your projects and get feedback and advice from fellow crafters. Bring your own supplies. All skill levels are welcome! Facilitated by Maplewood resident Amy Zorn. Drop in.

Friends Book Sale

Friends Book Sale November 18-19

Sunday, November 19

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friends  will accept donations  from Saturday, Sept. 16 through Nov. 11.  Bring donations downstairs and enter through the basement door (behind the flagpole). No encyclopedias, magazines or mildewed books please! Please DO NOT leave donations on the library steps or in the book drop. The weekly schedule to drop off your donations will be: Mondays:  […]

Small Business

How to Start a Small Business in New Jersey

Monday, November 20

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – This course will teach you about: Types of business structures How to register a small business in New Jersey Legal entity registration Invididual structured business registration How to report your New Jersey business income Offered by the New Jersey State Library and the Training and Outreach Unit of the New Jersey Division […]

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Applying for Jobs in the 21st Century: A workshop for the non-professional job seeker

Tuesday, November 21

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Tuesdays November 21,28,December 5 and 12 @ 1:00 pm                Looking for a job that doesn’t require a college degree? This 4-session course is free and open to non-professional jobseekers who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Register by phone at 973-762-1688. The curriculum is as follows. Students are expected to attend […]

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 Branch – My Dog’s View of Accountability Author and motivational speaker Joe Dwyer will talk about how the lessons he has learned in caring for and rescuing animals has in turn helped him to move forward his life. His lessons will help you move forward in your own search. Dwyer has over 25 years […]

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ACA Open Computer Lab

Monday, November 27

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Monday, November 27;  Wednesday, November 29; Monday, December 4 @ 1:00-3:00 pm              Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act is November 1 to December 15. Use our dedicated computers to investigate your options and find a plan that works for you. We’ll direct you to the website for enrollment, […]

jobseeker

Applying for Jobs in the 21st Century: A workshop for the non-professional job seeker

Tuesday, November 28

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Tuesdays November 21,28,December 5 and 12 @ 1:00 pm                Looking for a job that doesn’t require a college degree? This 4-session course is free and open to non-professional jobseekers who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Register by phone at 973-762-1688. The curriculum is as follows. Students are expected to attend […]

ACA

ACA Open Computer Lab

Wednesday, November 29

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Monday, November 27;  Wednesday, November 29; Monday, December 4 @ 1:00-3:00 pm              Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act is November 1 to December 15. Use our dedicated computers to investigate your options and find a plan that works for you. We’ll direct you to the website for enrollment, […]

News

How to Read the News

Thursday, November 30

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library -Learn all about how the news media operates and get an introduction to news literacy tools. Learn strategies for wading through dubious information to discern the difference between marketing messages and propaganda and factual information. This presentation is nonpolitical and nonpartisan. Presenter Stephanie Schwartz has spent her career in media, in PR, as […]

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Coding for Moms (and Other Grownups)

Friday, December 1

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – It’s not just for your kids! Here’s your chance to learn about programming in a relaxed and non-intimidating setting. See what all the buzz is about and find out how much fun hands-on coding can be.  Instructor Adriana Compagnoni is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stevens Institute of […]

Aging as a Spritual Experience

Aging as a Spiritual Experience

Saturday, December 2

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – Aging well can be the climax of a life well lived, wise and full. Discover some depths of this goal and consider changes that can help you achieve a more meaningful elderhood. You are never too young or too old to explore these possibilities. The instructor, E. Betty Levin MA is a […]

ACA

ACA Open Computer Lab

Monday, December 4

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Monday, November 27;  Wednesday, November 29; Monday, December 4 @ 1:00-3:00 pm              Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act is November 1 to December 15. Use our dedicated computers to investigate your options and find a plan that works for you. We’ll direct you to the website for enrollment, […]

jobseeker

Applying for Jobs in the 21st Century: A workshop for the non-professional job seeker

Tuesday, December 5

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Tuesdays November 21,28,December 5 and 12 @ 1:00 pm                Looking for a job that doesn’t require a college degree? This 4-session course is free and open to non-professional jobseekers who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Register by phone at 973-762-1688. The curriculum is as follows. Students are expected to attend […]

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Maplewood Job Fair

Wednesday, December 6

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Improve Your Chances for a Successful Job Search This Job Fair, sponsored by Maplewood’s DCH Millburn Audi and the Maplewood Memorial Library, will include presentations on creating an effective, comprehensive resume and proper dressing for a successful interview. Attendees will have an opportunity to have their resumes reviewed by professional hiring managers. […]

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Thursday Night Book Club

Thursday, December 7

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – The Thursday Night Book Club returns, facilitated by Maplewood Library’s well-read, literature-loving librarians. The December title is Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger. This collection of 9 classic stories is filled with the humor, intensity, and authenticity that make Salinger such a well-loved author. It is considered one of the best short story collections […]

yarn

Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, December 9

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – A gathering for people who knit, crochet, quilt, sew, embroider or do other creative things with yarn or fabric. Enjoy a relaxing morning working on your projects and get feedback and advice from fellow crafters. Bring your own supplies. All skill levels are welcome! Facilitated by Maplewood resident Amy Zorn. Drop in.

Jackson Loutus Pond

Art & Music Reception

Saturday, December 9

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Main Library – Nancy Jackson has used the histories of decorative arts, surrealism, folk art and ancient craft art to rearrange and develop the ideas which animate her processes. Working in a range of media, the objects she makes are placed in the canon of western modernist art, but follow surrealism, ideas about natural history, […]

Ken Burns event

Politics, Race and Culture in Our Country’s History: An Evening with Filmmaker Ken Burns

Saturday, December 9

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Maplewood and South Orange Library Foundations will host an evening with filmmaker Ken Burns in conversation with South Orange resident and Harvard Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad, discussing Burns’s work, including his recent film on the Vietnam War, and in particular the interplay of politics, race and culture in our country’s history. The event will […]

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, December 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Mastering the Pain Letter Learn what a Pain Letter is and how to develop yours to get the direct attention of hiring managers concisely and effectively. Ruth Kunstadter is a Board Certified Coach and is associated with the New Start Career Network at Rutgers University. Network with other professionals who are currently […]

The Meaning of Names with Neala Shane

Monday, December 11

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Are you curious about your name, or those of your family members? Your name is the link that connects your inner self with the outer world. For many, it represents the soul and foundation of its bearer, and helps in forming one’s character.. Neela Shane, a name expert with 15 years research, […]

jobseeker

Applying for Jobs in the 21st Century: A workshop for the non-professional job seeker

Tuesday, December 12

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Tuesdays November 21,28,December 5 and 12 @ 1:00 pm                Looking for a job that doesn’t require a college degree? This 4-session course is free and open to non-professional jobseekers who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Register by phone at 973-762-1688. The curriculum is as follows. Students are expected to attend […]

Computer Explorations

Hilton Computer Explorations: Now in the morning

Wednesday, December 13

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Get the help YOU need! For beginner and intermediate computer users.  We’ll help you with documents, email, Internet, photos, social media etc. The instructor will help with YOUR specific needs.   Drop in. No registration needed.

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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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Read Around the World: Kenya

Thursday, December 14

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Explore thought-provoking fiction from around the globe. Our Read Around the World book club meets once a month to discuss titles from foreign locales.  All titles are available from Maplewood Library or through the BCCLS consortium. No registration needed. This month’s book is Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor. Dust portrays the violent […]

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Community Blood Drive

Saturday, December 16

10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Main Library – The blood you donate gives someone another chance at life. Accident victims and the very ill must rely on the generosity of volunteer blood donors who take the time to give of themselves for others. Sponsored by the Maplewood Library, Maplewood Health and Police Departments and Legal Services New Jersey. Donor Guidelines: […]

Socially Responsible Investing

Monday, December 18

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Learn how to make your investment approach reflect your values.

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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

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Thursday Night Book Club

Thursday, January 4

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – The Thursday Night Book Club returns, facilitated by Maplewood Library’s well-read, literature-loving librarians. The January title is Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Future readings: February 1 – A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler March 1 – Watched by Marina Budhos April 5 – This […]

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Thursday Night Book Club

Thursday, February 1

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – The Thursday Night Book Club returns, facilitated by Maplewood Library’s well-read, literature-loving librarians. The February title is A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler. Future readings: March 1 – Watched by Marina Budhos April 5 – This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz May 3 – An […]

Watched by Marina Budhos

Thursday Night Book Club

Thursday, March 1

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – The Thursday Night Book Club returns, facilitated by Maplewood Library’s well-read, literature-loving librarians. The March title is Watched by Marina Budhos. Future readings: April 5 – This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz May 3 – An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine June 7 – Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie  

This is how you lose her

Thursday Night Book Club

Thursday, April 5

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – The Thursday Night Book Club returns, facilitated by Maplewood Library’s well-read, literature-loving librarians. The April title is This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz. Future readings: May 3 – An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine June 7 – Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie  

An unnecessary woman

Thursday Night Book Club

Thursday, May 3

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – The Thursday Night Book Club returns, facilitated by Maplewood Library’s well-read, literature-loving librarians. The May title is An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine. Future readings: June 7 – Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie  

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Thursday Night Book Club

Thursday, June 7

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – The Thursday Night Book Club returns, facilitated by Maplewood Library’s well-read, literature-loving librarians. The June title is Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie.