CANCELLED – Don’t Panic! Get Help Fine-tuning Your College Essay

Saturday, October 7

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

 CANCELLED Hilton Branch – Registration Required Stuck somewhere in the middle? Do you have a draft that needs a fresh eye? Then sign up! These one-on-one sessions with Genine Babakian are designed for students who have identified a theme and are in the process of writing a college application essay. To make the most of your […]

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Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Saturday, October 7

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 5:00-8:00 pm, Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm, and Saturday 10-1 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 […]

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Your Digital Doorway

Monday, October 23

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library -At this informational demonstration, you’ll learn how to easily access the library’s digital resources, including e-books, e-audiobooks, digital magazines, movies, TV shows and music-all free with a Maplewood Library card.  

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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 […]

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Coding for Moms (and Other Grownups)

Friday, October 27

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 […]

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Intro to Google Apps

Saturday, October 28

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

  Hilton Branch – 2 Saturdays, October 28 & November 4 from 10:30-12        Participants must have a Gmail account and must be computer proficient and familiar with navigating and managing files and folders.   Google Apps is a powerful suite of tools that’s completely free to use! It includes Google Drive, Google Docs, and a […]

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, October 30

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – 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 […]

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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 […]

The Leavers

Thursday Night Book Club

Thursday, November 2

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 November title is The Leavers by Lisa Ko, a story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he’s loved has been taken away–and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past. Future […]

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Intro to Google Apps

Saturday, November 4

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

  Hilton Branch – 2 Saturdays, October 28 & November 4 from 10:30-12        Participants must have a Gmail account and must be computer proficient and familiar with navigating and managing files and folders.   Google Apps is a powerful suite of tools that’s completely free to use! It includes Google Drive, Google Docs, and a […]

Care

Special Screening: Care, a documentary film

Saturday, November 4

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Care pulls back the curtain on the poignant and largely hidden world of in-home elder care. This deeply moving film reveals the bonds that form between paid care workers and elders while exposing the cracks in the U.S. care system. Through personal stories, Care reveals the deep humanity of care work, as […]

Art & Music: Audrey Yankielun

Saturday, November 4

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Audrey Yankielun is a self-taught artist who walked away from a corporate position to pursue her creative side. Delving into the art of handmade paper was a first step into creating unique paper art and sculptures. Artist’s talk at 3:20. Live music will be provided.

Computer Explorations

Hilton Computer Explorations: Now in the morning

Wednesday, November 8

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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Preventing Personal Bankruptcy

Wednesday, November 8

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hilton Branch -Learn how a bankruptcy works and the options available through the legal system for debt relief. Avoid loan modification and foreclosure rescue scams and learn how graduates and parents can handle student loan debt. The information session will include: The pros and cons of bankruptcy Answers to common bankruptcy questions Alternatives to bankruptcy […]

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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. This first in […]

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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 Branch – A Morning with “Absolutely Abby” Kohut,   A Human Resources professional, Abby shares the secrets of her industry to help the unemployed find and fill the 3+ million open jobs. She has held positions from corporate recruiter to Senior Director of Recruiting over the past 22 years. Network with other professionals who […]

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Organized Enough

Monday, November 13

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Author talk and book signing with Amanda Sullivan. Looking to declutter but not throw out most of your stuff? Just want to find what you’re looking for? Organized Enough offers a groundbreaking, science-driven method for getting–and staying–organized. Amanda Sullivan’s proven aproach will show you how to make cleaning up effortless and automatic. […]

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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.    

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Hilton: Overlook Van Blood Pressure & Blood Glucose Screening

Thursday, November 16

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hilton Branch -Find out if you are at risk for diabetes or high blood pressure with a free screening. Individual counseling is also provided. Drop in. No appointment needed.

Friends Book Sale

Friends Book Sale November 18-19

Saturday, November 18

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friends  will accept donations  from Saturday, Sept. 16 through Nov. 11.  Bring donations downstairs and enter through the basement door (behind the flagpole). No encyclopedias, magazines or mildewed books please! Please DO NOT leave donations on the library steps or in the book drop. The weekly schedule to drop off your donations will be: Mondays:  […]

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Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, November 18

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.

Friends Book Sale

Friends Book Sale November 18-19

Sunday, November 19

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friends  will accept donations  from Saturday, Sept. 16 through Nov. 11.  Bring donations downstairs and enter through the basement door (behind the flagpole). No encyclopedias, magazines or mildewed books please! Please DO NOT leave donations on the library steps or in the book drop. The weekly schedule to drop off your donations will be: Mondays:  […]

Small Business

How to Start a Small Business in New Jersey

Monday, November 20

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – This course will teach you about: Types of business structures How to register a small business in New Jersey Legal entity registration Invididual structured business registration How to report your New Jersey business income Offered by the New Jersey State Library and the Training and Outreach Unit of the New Jersey Division […]

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

Tuesday, November 21

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Tuesdays November 21,28,December 5 and 12 @ 1:00 pm                Looking for a job that doesn’t require a college degree? 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 hiltonjobseeker2.eventbrite.com . The curriculum is as follows. […]

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 Branch – My Dog’s View of Accountability Author and motivational speaker Joe Dwyer will talk about how the lessons he has learned in caring for and rescuing animals has in turn helped him to move forward his life. His lessons will help you move forward in your own search. Dwyer has over 25 years […]

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

Tuesday, November 28

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Tuesdays November 21,28,December 5 and 12 @ 1:00 pm                Looking for a job that doesn’t require a college degree? 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 hiltonjobseeker2.eventbrite.com . The curriculum is as follows. […]

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How to Read the News

Thursday, November 30

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library -Learn all about how the news media operates and get an introduction to news literacy tools. Learn strategies for wading through dubious information to discern the difference between marketing messages and propaganda and factual information. This presentation is nonpolitical and nonpartisan. Presenter Stephanie Schwartz has spent her career in media, in PR, as […]

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Coding for Moms (and Other Grownups)

Friday, December 1

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 […]

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

Tuesday, December 5

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Tuesdays November 21,28,December 5 and 12 @ 1:00 pm                Looking for a job that doesn’t require a college degree? 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 hiltonjobseeker2.eventbrite.com . The curriculum is as follows. […]

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Thursday Night Book Club

Thursday, December 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 December title is Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger Future readings: January 4 – Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie February 1 – A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler March 1 – […]

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Politics, Race and Culture in Our Country’s History: An Evening with Filmmaker Ken Burns

Saturday, December 9

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Maplewood and South Orange Library Foundations will host an evening with filmmaker Ken Burns in conversation with South Orange resident and Harvard Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad, discussing Burns’s work, including his recent film on the Vietnam War, and in particular the interplay of politics, race and culture in our country’s history. The event will […]

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, December 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – 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 […]

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

Tuesday, December 12

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Tuesdays November 21,28,December 5 and 12 @ 1:00 pm                Looking for a job that doesn’t require a college degree? 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 hiltonjobseeker2.eventbrite.com . The curriculum is as follows. […]

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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.         […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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  

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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  

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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  

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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.