Make a Suncatcher at Hilton

Wednesday, April 5

All Day

All Ages Drop In 
Stop by Hilton to make a colorful suncatcher to hang in your window!

Hilton Baby Lit

Wednesday, April 5

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Ages Birth – 2 1/2 * Drop In * Wednesdays @ 11-11:30 am

All children must be accompanied by an adult

4/5, 4/12, 3/19

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Read Around the World: Hungary

Wednesday, April 5

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.

This month’s title is The Door by Magda Szabo. The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women; the public-spirited writer Magda and her housekeeper, Emerence, an illiterate peasant. They share a kind of love—at least until Magda’s long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation.

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Future dates and readings for Read Around the World Book Club:

  • December 14–Jamaica–Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy
  • January 11–Colombia–The sound of things falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
  • February 8–Saudi Arabia–Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea
  • March 8–Japan–Death by water: a novel by Oe Kenzaburo
  • April 5–Hungary–The door by Elizabeth Szabo
  • May 10–Ethiopia–Cutting for stone by Abraham Verghese
  • June 14–Barbados–The star side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, August 21

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – KanbanFlow is a visual-tracking search tool for keeping track of the progress of your job search. This free internet-based tool is easy to use and provides great visuals for you throughout your search. Denny Capellan, software engineer/business systems analyst, will introduce the tool and show attendees how to use it.

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

 

Eclipse viewing

Live NASA Stream Viewing of the Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will be live streaming the eclipse at both library buildings, starting at noon on Monday and going till 5. Peak eclipse time in our area is around 2:45 pm. Free coffee will be provided.

Here’s a link to the NASA page, which includes safe viewing tips: https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive  and here’s a website with good spots in NJ to view:  http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/08/best_spots_to_see_the_solar_eclipse_in_nj_a_statew.html

 

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Free Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, August 23

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.

 

 

Labor Day

Libraries closed for Labor Day

Monday, September 4

All Day

Both libraries closed for Labor Day

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Read Around the World: Israel

Wednesday, September 6

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 Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen.

 

Future dates and readings for Read Around the World Book Club:

  • October 4–North Korea–The Accusation by Bandi
  • November 8–Italy–My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  • December 14–Kenya–Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESOL

ESOL Class Registration

Thursday, September 7

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex & Passaic Counties and the Hilton Branch of Maplewood Memorial Library are offering ESOL Classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Registration is available for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes.  Classes run from Oct. 3 to Dec. 21, 2017.

Fee $25.00. For more information please call 973-566-6200 ext. 217. Registration and classes held at the Hilton Branch Library.

Registration dates: Thursdays September 7, 14, 21, 28 9:00-11:00 am

 

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Library Closed for Staff Development/Township Employee Picnic

Friday, September 8

All Day

The Library is closed today for Staff Development in the morning, and the Township Staff Appreciation Picnic in the afternoon.

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Hilton Branch Closed for Painting

Saturday, September 9

All Day

Hilton Branch will be closed September 9 & 10 to get a new coat of paint!

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Art & Music Reception: Amy Zorn

Saturday, September 9

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Amy Zorn is a 19 year Maplewood resident who has too many hobbies. This is, perhaps, the fault of her mother and grandmothers on both sides whose artistic DNA she inherited.  She has an art history degree from Vassar College and a Masters in art history from Northwestern University. 

Amy has worked at the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the Whitney Museum. Aside from one drawing class, for which she earned her worst grade in college, she is self-taught, although sometimes she follows online tutorials. About a year ago she broke out her high school watercolor set to paint postcards to send to her parents in Florida. Since then she has upgraded her paint set and bought larger paper.  Her background as an art museum curator and long-time Maplewood Garden Club member led to watercolors of flowers, plants, and occasionally animals, usually without preliminary drawing. 

Rather than planning a composition in advance, Amy approaches painting like a puzzle, filling in and adding colors and shapes where they seem to fit, and she finds the process meditative and stress relieving. In addition to painting watercolors she has been sewing, quilting, embroidering, knitting, and crocheting since childhood. Amy hosts a monthly meeting of fiber enthusiasts at the library.You can see more of her artwork on Facebook at Amy Zorn Watercolors. Contact her at amyzornartist@gmail.com. Her website, amyzornart.com, is in the works.

Artist’s talk at 11:20. Live music will be provided by The Straus Brothers Plus One.

 

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Hilton Branch Closed for Painting

Sunday, September 10

All Day

Hilton Branch will be closed September 9 & 10 to get a new coat of paint!

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

 

Computer Explorations

Hilton Computer Explorations

Wednesday, September 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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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.

 

 

ESOL

ESOL Class Registration

Thursday, September 14

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex & Passaic Counties and the Hilton Branch of Maplewood Memorial Library are offering ESOL Classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Registration is available for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes.  Classes run from Oct. 3 to Dec. 21, 2017.

Fee $25.00. For more information please call 973-566-6200 ext. 217. Registration and classes held at the Hilton Branch Library.

Registration dates: Thursdays September 7, 14, 21, 28 9:00-11:00 am

 

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Hilton Naturalization Info Session & USCIS Info Desk

Tuesday, September 19

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – 12:00-12:30 pm USCIS Info Desk: Kelly C. Ayala, Community Relations Officer with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will host an Information Desk for questions not related to Naturalization. This is an opportunity for individuals to interact directly with USCIS, obtain printed materials and be directed to the proper office related to their questions.

12:30-2:00 pm Naturalization Info Session: Ms. Ayala will provide an overview of the Naturalization process and procedures, followed by a Q and A session. Free and open to everyone. No registration needed.

ESOL

ESOL Class Registration

Thursday, September 21

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex & Passaic Counties and the Hilton Branch of Maplewood Memorial Library are offering ESOL Classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Registration is available for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes.  Classes run from Oct. 3 to Dec. 21, 2017.

Fee $25.00. For more information please call 973-566-6200 ext. 217. Registration and classes held at the Hilton Branch Library.

Registration dates: Thursdays September 7, 14, 21, 28 9:00-11:00 am

 

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Hilton: Overlook Van Blood Pressure & Blood Glucose Screening

Thursday, September 21

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Find out if you are at risk for diabetes or high blood pressure with a FREE screening. Educational materials and individual counseling are also provided.

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Coding for Moms (and Other Grownups)

Friday, September 22

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch – 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 Technology.

Open to new and returning participants. Babes in arms ok. No registration needed.

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

 

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Community Meeting: Presentation of Conceptual Design

Tuesday, September 26

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library – Sage and Coombe Architects, who have been hired by the Maplewood Library Board of Trustees to design a Library for the Future, will present their conceptual design to the public.

The design was developed taking into consideration input from extensive meetings with focus groups, an open community forum and an online survey to which over 500 people responded.

The architects will give an overview of the process, discuss design considerations, and present their concepts for a library that will meet the needs of the community for  years to come.

Free and open to the public. Registration is not needed.

ESOL

ESOL Class Registration

Thursday, September 28

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex & Passaic Counties and the Hilton Branch of Maplewood Memorial Library are offering ESOL Classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Registration is available for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes.  Classes run from Oct. 3 to Dec. 21, 2017.

Fee $25.00. For more information please call 973-566-6200 ext. 217. Registration and classes held at the Hilton Branch Library.

Registration dates: Thursdays September 7, 14, 21, 28 9:00-11:00 am

 

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Read Around the World: North Korea

Wednesday, October 4

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 The Accusation by Bandi.

Accusation

 

Future dates and readings for Read Around the World Book Club:

  • November 8–Italy–My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  • December 14–Kenya–Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columbus day

Libraries closed for Columbus Day

Monday, October 9

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Columbus Day.

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

Tuesday, October 10

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Tuesdays October 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 1:00 pm               

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 or online at https://hiltonjobseeker.eventbrite.com.

The curriculum is as follows. Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Week 1: Resume and cover letters

Week 2: Finding jobs online

Week 3: Filling out job applications

Week 4: Using social media to find work

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

 

jobseeker

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

Tuesday, October 17

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Tuesdays October 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 1:00 pm               

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 or online at https://hiltonjobseeker.eventbrite.com.

The curriculum is as follows. Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Week 1: Resume and cover letters

Week 2: Finding jobs online

Week 3: Filling out job applications

Week 4: Using social media to find work

jobseeker

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

Tuesday, October 24

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Tuesdays October 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 1:00 pm               

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 or online at https://hiltonjobseeker.eventbrite.com.

The curriculum is as follows. Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Week 1: Resume and cover letters

Week 2: Finding jobs online

Week 3: Filling out job applications

Week 4: Using social media to find work

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

 

jobseeker

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

Tuesday, October 31

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Tuesdays October 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 1:00 pm               

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 or online at https://hiltonjobseeker.eventbrite.com.

The curriculum is as follows. Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Week 1: Resume and cover letters

Week 2: Finding jobs online

Week 3: Filling out job applications

Week 4: Using social media to find work

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Read Around the World: Italy

Wednesday, November 8

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 My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.

My brilliant friend

 

Future dates and readings for Read Around the World Book Club:

  • December 14–Kenya–Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

heart health

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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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