Hilton Big Reads: Make a Family Garland

Wednesday, April 19

All Day

Big  Reads: Families, Families, Families
Everyone in Essex County is reading the same book: Families, Families, Families by Suzanne Lang.
Join the fun!  Big Reads events are sponsored by the NEA http://www.essexcountybigread.org.

Big Reads: Make a Family Garland  ●  Mon 4/17 through Thurs 4/20
All day All agesDrop In Hilton Branch
Make a unique paper or yarn-wrapped garland to represent your family.

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Free Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, April 19

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.

 

 

Hilton Baby Lit

Wednesday, April 19

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

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Essex County Big Read: Tell Us We’re Home

Wednesday, April 19

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Main Library – Jaya, Maria, and Lola are just like the other 8th-grade girls in the wealthy suburb of Meadowbrook, New Jersey. But there’s one big difference. Author Marina Budhos talks with readers about her book, quizzes us on catching the “Maplewood” in the fictional “Meadowbrook,” and discusses the experience of immigrant teenagers in America today.

Tell Us We're Home

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Poetry Open Mic Night

Wednesday, April 19

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Main Library – Celebrate National Poetry Month! Poets 18 and older, professional, beginner and all levels in between, are invited to read original works (or to share their favorite works by other poets).  Registration will begin at 6:45 pm and the readings will begin at 7.  Facilitated by the poet and artist Mary Franklin and the poet Phyllis Dhumez.

 

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American Classics II

Thursday, May 4

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is American Pastoral by Phillip Roth. Philip Roth gives us an elegy for all the twentieth century’s promises of prosperity, civic order, and domestic bliss. Seymour Levov – a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, comes of age in thriving, triumphant post-war America. When his adored daughter becomes a teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism, he is wrenched out of his idyllic existence into the indigenous American berserk. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, this is considered Roth’s masterpiece.

Convened by Alice Crozier, Professor of English Emerita, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Free and open to the public. Copies of the book are available from BCCLS.

Next month’s reading is:

  • June 1–Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, May 8

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchSecrets of the Human Resources Industry. “Absolutely Abby” Kohut, award-winning Career Success Consultant and HR professional will share the secrets of her industry and  how the  unemployed can find and fill the 3+ million open jobs.

“Absolutely Abby” tells job seekers the absolute truth, and helps and encourages candidates looking to land their dream jobs.

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

 

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Hilton Free Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, May 10

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.

 

 

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Read Around the World: Ethiopia

Wednesday, May 10

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 Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Building a Website With WordPress

Saturday, May 13

10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Hilton Branch Create SpaceSaturday, May 13 and 20 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Participants must be computer proficient and must be familiar with Windows operating systems and Windows file and folder management. Registration is required. Register at websitemay2017.eventbrite.com

In this 2-session workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Install and configure WordPress on your computer
  • Choose a domain name and hosting service for your website
  • Select and install an attractive theme for your site
  • Create and edit pages and integrate images and videos
  • Create and manage menus, navigation bars, and links
  • Install plugins and widgets
  • Test your website before going live
  • Upload the finished website files to your web host

 

 

 

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Hilton Computer Explorations

Tuesday, May 16

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Computer beginners and intermediate users can get help with:

  • Using a mouse
  • Creating basic documents
  • Managing an email account
  • Searching the Internet
  • Viewing photos online

The instructor will help with your specific needs. No registration needed.

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Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, May 20

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.

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Building a Website With WordPress

Saturday, May 20

10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Hilton Branch Create SpaceSaturday, May 13 and 20 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Participants must be computer proficient and must be familiar with Windows operating systems and Windows file and folder management. Registration is required. Register at websitemay2017.eventbrite.com

In this 2-session workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Install and configure WordPress on your computer
  • Choose a domain name and hosting service for your website
  • Select and install an attractive theme for your site
  • Create and edit pages and integrate images and videos
  • Create and manage menus, navigation bars, and links
  • Install plugins and widgets
  • Test your website before going live
  • Upload the finished website files to your web host

 

 

 

Aida Jones: Art & Music Reception

Saturday, May 20

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – By exploring the concept of landscape in an unexpected way, Aida Jones tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations. Live music will be provided by Steve Jones.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, May 22

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Write Content That Gets You Noticed!

Presenter Susan Toth writes hard-hitting, attention-grabbing content for websites, social media, PR materials, grant applications and LinkedIn profiles. She also edits materials written by her clients. Susan is accomplished at working with all types of editorial content, including fiction and nonfiction; and works to ensure your communication is error free and sends the message you need people to see.

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

 

Coding for Moms (and Other Grownups)

Monday, May 22

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Drop In

It’s not just for your kids! See what all the buzz is about: find out how much fun hands-on coding can be. Here’s your chance to learn about programming in a relaxed and non-intimidating setting.

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

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Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 29

All Day

Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

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American Classics II

Thursday, June 1

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959.  A suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

Convened by Alice Crozier, Professor of English Emerita, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Free and open to the public. Copies of the book are available from BCCLS.

 

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, June 5

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, June 14

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: Barbados

Wednesday, June 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.

This month’s book is The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson. This tautly paced coming-of-age novel of community, betrayal, and love centers on two sisters, exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados after their mother can no longer care for them. Dionne spends the summer in search of love, and wanting to go home, while Phaedra investigates their mother’s mysterious life.

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

yarn

Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, June 17

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.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, June 19

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

 

laptop

Hilton Computer Explorations

Tuesday, June 20

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Computer beginners and intermediate users can get help with:

  • Using a mouse
  • Creating basic documents
  • Managing an email account
  • Searching the Internet
  • Viewing photos online

The instructor will help with your specific needs. No registration needed.

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Libraries closed for Independence Day

Tuesday, July 4

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Independence Day

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, July 10

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, July 12

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, July 24

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, 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

 

heart health

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.

 

 

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.

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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