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!

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, June 29

11:00 am – 11:30 am

 Main Library * Ages 2 ½ – 5 * Drop In

Thursdays @ 11-11:30am, 6/22 and 6/29

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Build a Better World Service Projects!

Thursday, June 29

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop In

Small deeds can make a great impact! Work together with other community members on these multi-age projects. 6/29 @ 3-5pm  Hoops -2017 July 4th Art Project in Maplewood Park

7/6 @ 3-5pm  Birdfeeder craft

7/20 @ 3-5pm  Pick-Up at the Park  [card making  if raining]

7/27 @ 3-5pm  Dog Toys for Associated Humane Society

8/3 @ 3-5pm  Cards for the Homebound

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Build a Better World: Hoops Project

Thursday, June 29

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Main Library – All Ages. Drop-in. – Decorate a hoop for the 4th of July Community Art Project.

Need volunteer hours? Come to the Build a Better World programs and get a signed letter from our teen librarian for proof of volunteering!

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Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Thursday, June 29

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 computers are also available to learn more about computer science.  More information about the Create Space…

Maker Meet Up

Maker Meetup

Thursday, June 29

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 well as 12 Dell laptops loaded with Rhino 3D CAD and other productivity software.  There are also project kits for experimenting with electronics, circuits and programming.

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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 history of Kenya in the second half of the 20th century. The story moves between the lamentation of a single family and the corruption of national politics, swirling around one young man’s death to create a vortex of grief that draws in generations of deceit and Kenya’s tumultuous modern history.

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electrical upgrade

Main Library Closed for Electrical Upgrade; Hilton Branch is Open!

Friday, December 15

All Day

The Main Library is closed today for an electrical upgrade.  The Hilton Branch is open today from 10-5 pm.

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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:

  • Weigh at least 110 lbs.
  • Eat a meal before donation
  • Bring ID

 

 

 

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Chef Jesse Author Talk, Tasting & Book Launch

Saturday, December 16

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – Chef Jesse Jones and Linda Eckhardt are proud to announce their new cookbook-memoir which offers 40 of Chef Jesse’s favorite feasts, along with the story of his life.

Chef Jesse Jones’s story is honest and heartfelt as he describes how the kitchen saved him from the streets. When he used his hard-won French     technique to make Southern fried chicken, then served it alongside his sweet potato waffles, all his diners could say was POW!

Chef Jesse is a gifted American chef who has owned his own restaurant, cooked in five-star restaurants, and cheffed for celebrities. He gives himself to charity events, to teaching kids to cook, and to encouraging everybody to get in the kitchen and cook.

“It’s the actual celebration of Chef Jesse’s way of life…through delicious food. We are all so fortunate to take a peek into the life of one of America’s    finest chefs and, more importantly, to share a little of his bon vivant personality.” -Thomas Griffiths, CMC, Campbell’s Global Culinary Institute

Special guest appearance by award-winning cookbook author Linda Eckhardt.

electrical upgrade

Main Library Closed for Electrical Upgrade; Hilton Branch is Open!

Friday, December 22

All Day

The Main Library is closed today for an electrical upgrade.  The Hilton Branch is open today from 10-5 pm.

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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 is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

May 3 – An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine

June 7 – Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

 

heart health

Hilton Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, January 10

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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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 Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine

June 7 – Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

 

heart health

Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, February 7

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.

 

 

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

 

heart health

Hilton Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, March 14

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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Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, April 4

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.

 

 

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

 

heart health

Hilton Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, May 9

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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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.

 

 

Midnight's children

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.

 

 

 

heart health

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.

 

 

heart health

Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, August 1

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.

 

 

heart health

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.

 

 

heart health

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.

 

 

heart health

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.

 

 

heart health

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.