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!

Summer Reading Club Drop In Activity Day

Thursday, July 13

All Day

Main Library * All Ages * Drop In

You can complete these activities in the library, or take them home for later!  

7/6 @ 10am-9pm: Tangram – create your own puzzle

7/13 @ 10am-9pm Paper Sculpture

7/20 @ 10am-9pm:   Beaded Keychain

7/27 @ 10am-9pm: Felt Monsters

8/3 @ 10am-9pm:  Cards for the Homebound

8/10 @ 10am-9pm: Whirlygig

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, July 13

11:00 am – 11:30 am

 Main Library * Ages 2 ½-5 * Drop In

Stories and activities to encourage reading readiness. 

Thurs @11am-11:30am: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10 or (HB) Tues @4-4:30pm: 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1

All children must be accompanied by an adult. *Preschool groups and camps must call in advance to schedule visits.*

Create Camp

Hilton Tinker Thursdays

Thursday, July 13

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 6 – 11 * Drop In

Learn new skills, make cool stuff! See the Hilton Branch Create Camp flyer for more information.   

Thurs @4:30-6:30pm: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27  

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Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Thursday, July 13

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm. 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…

Hands-On Science: Pheel the Physics Phun!

Thursday, July 13

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 Main Library * All Ages * Drop In

Bring the family and  explore the hidden world of physics up close and in person.    www.ThatPhysicsShow.com   

Maker Meet Up

Maker Meetup

Thursday, July 13

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.

donate blood today

Bloodmobile

Saturday, July 29

10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Main Library – The blood you donate will help save the lives of trauma victims, patients with blood disorders, cancer and many other life- threatening injuries and illnesses in our area hospitals. Shortages occur throughout the year especially in this area of the country. This situation puts the lives of patients who need blood in danger.

Mark Mooney

Author Talk: Three Cents a Mile with Mark Mooney

Saturday, July 29

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Three Cents a Mile is a rollicking, exciting and often poignant tale of Mark’s 41,000-mile hitchhiking journey around the world, through the Iranian revolution, Mother Teresa’s convent, a Malaysian opium den, Paris, the Khmer Rogue, Thailand and more. He’ll talk about the characters he befriended, and what led him to his sometimes scary, always fascinating adventures.

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Library open as normal today

Friday, August 4

All Day

Main Library is open normal hours today

Library open as normal today

Saturday, August 5

All Day

Main Library is open normal hours today

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

 

Animation Workshop:

Saturday, August 12

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Maplewood Library * Ages 7 and up * Registration Required

Make an animated movie using HUE Animation software.

Mondays 8/7 & 8/14 @4 & Sat 8/12 @2pm

 https://hueanimation.eventbrite.com

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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.

 

 

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Art & Music Reception: Village to Village

Saturday, August 19

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Village to Village (V2V) Summer Camp is a program to encourage dialogue, cultural exchange, friendship and fun between SOMA teens and Syrian teens in Elizabeth. The artwork and handmade books they create this summer will be on exhibit during August. Students will also read written works from their writing workshop. Live music will be provided by Ben Morris on keyboard.

Free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served.

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

 

heart health

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.

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

 

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

 

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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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