Build a Better World

Summer Reading Club 2017!

Monday, June 19 – August 18

All Day

Our theme this year is BUILD A BETTER WORLD! Hands-On Science, Giant Blocks & Legos,  Storytimes & Crafts,  Music & Movement, High & Low Tech,  Family Service Projects, & MORE! REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 19th!

Join is for our Kick Off Celebration Monday June 26th at 7pm featuring “That Physics Show” Explosions! Rolling rockets! Bed of nails! www.ThatPhysicsShow.com

Learn all about the Summer Reading Club here!

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, June 19

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchThe Value Proposition: Why Do People Say Yes?

The essence of marketing is the message. The essence of the message is the value proposition. Learn how to articulate a forceful value proposition so that clients, hiring managers or decision-makers can determine how you align with the needs of their organizations. The presentation includes both the conceptual and practical aspects of the value proposition, including its 4-part structure, methods for intensifying the force of the statement, and techniques for deploying a well-crafted value proposition across print, online, and verbal channels.

Presenter Chip Hartman was one of four lead web developers who built AT&T’s first internal news portal, The InfoCenter@AT&T. His business, ChipHartman.com, provides branding and value proposition development services.

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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Coding for Moms (and Other Grownups)

Monday, June 19

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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The Grass is Gayer OUT in the Suburbs

Monday, June 19

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Main Library – Maplewood Library is celebrating Pride Month with a special program featuring field notes from life in the burbs: readings and musings by local writers Peggy Hannis, Doreen C. Jones and Robert Shaffron. The women’s a cappella group Olympia’s Daughters will provide musical entertainment, singing songs of liberation. Co-sponsored by North Jersey Pride. Refreshments will be served. Free — and open to everyone!

Peggy HannisPeggy Hannis is a Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter, and has been earning a living as an interpreter for 32 years. As a hobby she has been a singer and performer for more than 20 years. A self-proclaimed choir geek, she spends much of her free time running to rehearsals and performances from up in Teaneck, and down to Asbury Park. She has recently began exploring story telling, which she finds far more terrifying than singing to large crowds. She moved to South Orange in 2014 with her two teenage daughters, and is feeling right at home in our diverse and artsy community.

 

 

Robert ShaffronRobert Shaffron and his husband John are permitted to remain in their Maplewood residence through the generosity of their two magnificent sons, Benjamin and Jordan.  Robert has been, variously, a playwright, an advertising creative director, stock boy, dishwasher, actor/waiter, and is currently a stay-at-home LGBT activist. He also bakes a wicked lemon square.

 

 

Doreen ChilaDoreen C. Jones is a freelance writer whose comedic stylings can be found in NY Dogs, Hot Guys ABZ and Say What? 700 Quotes That Should Never Have Been Said. While Doreen specializes in the humor genre her offerings on children with special needs are gaining attention. Ms. Jones musings can also be found in Matters Magazine and her daily blog mamasucksblog.wordpress.com. 

 

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Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 28

All Day

Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

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Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, June 2

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 4

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

2018 Meeting Dates: January 8 & 22; February 5 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 27; September 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 26; December 10

 

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Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, June 6

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Medication, weight & health counseling; blood pressure and carotid bruit screening, diabetes risk assessment. FREE and 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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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.

 

 

 

Maplewood South Orange Book Festival

Maplewood South Orange Book Festival

Friday, June 8

All Day

June 8 & 9, 2018 at the Woodland & Words Bookstore

80+ authors, including Anna Quindlen,Tayari Jones, Mets Star Keith Hernandez and 40+ children’s authors

More information at MAPSOBOOKFEST.ORG

David Baldacci

SOMA Library Benefit with David Baldacci

Friday, June 8

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Maplewood-South Orange (MAPSO) Book Festival is proud to host an Evening With Best-Selling Author David Baldacci, to benefit our libraries. The proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit the Maplewood and South Orange Library Foundations equally. Each library foundation is fundraising to support planned major capital renovations and expansions, and the MAPSO Book Festival is delighted to support these efforts. Purchase tickets at https://maplewoodlibraryfoundation.org/

DAVID BALDACCI is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world’s favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 130 million copies in print. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.

Presented by the Maplewood South Orange Book Festival

Maplewood South Orange Book Festival

Maplewood South Orange Book Festival

Saturday, June 9

All Day

June 8 & 9, 2018 at the Woodland & Words Bookstore

80+ authors, including Anna Quindlen,Tayari Jones, Mets Star Keith Hernandez and 40+ children’s authors

More information at MAPSOBOOKFEST.ORG

Computer Explorations

Computer Explorations

Wednesday, June 13

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Get the help YOU need! For beginner  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.

Overlook Van Screenings

Wednesday, June 13

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Find out if you are at risk for a variety of conditions with these FREE screenings. Educational materials and individual counseling is also provided. Bone Density screening and Men’s Health educational materials will be offered.  Drop in. No appointment needed.

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Read Around the World: Uganda

Wednesday, June 13

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. 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.

 

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Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, June 18

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

2018 Meeting Dates: January 8 & 22; February 5 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 27; September 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 26; December 10

 

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Libraries closed for Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Independence Day

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, July 9

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

2018 Meeting Dates: January 8 & 22; February 5 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 27; September 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 26; December 10

 

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Read Around the World: Peru

Wednesday, July 11

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is The neighborhood: A novel by Mario Vargas Llosa.. 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.

 

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Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, July 14

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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Hilton Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, July 18

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Medication, weight & health counseling; blood pressure and carotid bruit screening, diabetes risk assessment. FREE and 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 23

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

2018 Meeting Dates: January 8 & 22; February 5 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 27; September 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 26; December 10

 

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Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, August 4

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, August 6

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

2018 Meeting Dates: January 8 & 22; February 5 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 27; September 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 26; December 10

 

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Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, August 8

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Medication, weight & health counseling; blood pressure and carotid bruit screening, diabetes risk assessment. FREE and 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 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

2018 Meeting Dates: January 8 & 22; February 5 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 27; September 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 26; December 10

 

Labor Day

Libraries closed for Labor Day

Monday, September 3

All Day

Both libraries closed for Labor Day

Computer Explorations

Computer Explorations

Wednesday, September 12

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Get the help YOU need! For beginner  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 Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, September 12

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Medication, weight & health counseling; blood pressure and carotid bruit screening, diabetes risk assessment. FREE and 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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Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, September 15

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, September 17

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

2018 Meeting Dates: January 8 & 22; February 5 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 27; September 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 26; December 10

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, October 1

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

2018 Meeting Dates: January 8 & 22; February 5 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 27; September 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 26; December 10

 

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Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, October 3

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Medication, weight & health counseling; blood pressure and carotid bruit screening, diabetes risk assessment. FREE and 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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Libraries closed for Columbus Day

Monday, October 8

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Columbus Day.

Computer Explorations

Computer Explorations

Wednesday, October 10

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Get the help YOU need! For beginner  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.

yarn

Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, October 13

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, October 15

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

2018 Meeting Dates: January 8 & 22; February 5 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 27; September 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 26; December 10

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, October 29

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

2018 Meeting Dates: January 8 & 22; February 5 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 27; September 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 26; December 10

 

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Hilton Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, November 7

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Medication, weight & health counseling; blood pressure and carotid bruit screening, diabetes risk assessment. FREE and 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.

 

 

yarn

Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, November 10

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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Closed for Veteran’s Day

Monday, November 12

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Veteran’s Day

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, November 12

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

2018 Meeting Dates: January 8 & 22; February 5 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 27; September 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 26; December 10

 

Computer Explorations

Computer Explorations

Wednesday, November 14

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Get the help YOU need! For beginner  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.

Day before Thanksgiving-Both libraries close at 1:00

Wednesday, November 21

1:00 pm

Day before Thanksgiving-Both libraries close at 1:00

Libraries closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Thanksgiving.

Libraries closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Friday, November 23

All Day

Both libraries are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, November 26

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

2018 Meeting Dates: January 8 & 22; February 5 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 27; September 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 26; December 10

 

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Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, December 8

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, December 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

2018 Meeting Dates: January 8 & 22; February 5 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 27; September 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 26; December 10

 

Computer Explorations

Computer Explorations

Wednesday, December 12

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Get the help YOU need! For beginner  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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Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, December 12

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Medication, weight & health counseling; blood pressure and carotid bruit screening, diabetes risk assessment. FREE and 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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Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24

1:00 pm

Both libraries close at 1:00 for Christmas Eve.

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Both Libraries Closed for Christmas

Tuesday, December 25

All Day

Both libraries closed for Christmas.

New Year's

New Year’s Eve

Monday, December 31

1:00 pm

Both libraries close at 1:00 p.m.

New Year's

New Year’ Day

Tuesday, January 1

All Day

The Libraries are closed for New Year’s Day