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Long Term Care

Addressing Long Term Care

Wednesday, September 26

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – An overview of current long-term care options and costs. Get a better understanding of how you can position your assets now to better protect yourself from this potentially major financial burden. Presented by Jonathan Barrett, Certified Financial Planner from AXA Advisors. Jonathan has over 10 years experience in the financial industry and has attended The Harvard and Wharton Schools of Business.

ESOL

ESOL Class Registration

Thursday, September 27

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex & Passaic Counties and the Hilton Branch of Maplewood Memorial Library are offering ESOL Classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Registration is available for Beginner classes.  Classes run from October 2 – December 20, 2018,

Fee $25.00. For more information please call 973-566-6200 ext. 217. Registration and classes held at the Hilton Branch Library.

Registration dates: Thursdays September 13, 20, 27  9:00-11:00 am

 

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

 

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.

 

 

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Read Around the World: France

Wednesday, October 3

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is Submission by Michel Houellebecq, a dark satire and profound meditation on isolation, faith and love.

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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Coding for Moms (and Other Grownups)

Thursday, October 4

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – 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 Technology.

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

Columbus day

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.

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Hilton Maximizing Social Security Benefits

Wednesday, October 10

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Learn how to better prepare for your retirement. Topics covered will include:

  • Maximizing overall benefit payments
  • Factors to consider when deciding when to apply
  • Calculating your future benefits
  • Minimizing tax implications
  • Coordinating spousal benefits

For current retirees, there will be tips for maximizing benefits you may be overlooking.

A question and answer period will follow. Drop in. No registration required. Presented by Jonathan Barrett, Certified Financial Planner from AXA Advisors. Jonathan has over 10 years experience in the financial industry.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Hilton Naturalization Information Session

Thursday, October 11

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Featuring  Kelly C. Ayala, Community Relations Officer with the U.S.                           

Ms. Ayala will provide an overview of the Naturalization process and procedures, followed by a Q. and A. session. Free and open to everyone. No registration needed.

 

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Hilton Sew It! for Adults

Saturday, October 13

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Learn to sew a useful bag for your tablet (or other device).  Then, create a one-of-a-kind button on the 3-D printer colored to match your imagination!  No prior sewing experience needed. All materials will be provided.

Registration is required. Register at https://sewitforadults.eventbrite.com.

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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

 

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Estate Planning: Sorting Fact from Fiction

Monday, October 15

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – When it comes to sorting facts from fiction in estate planning, Paul R. Daniele, Esq. will cover the frequently asked questions and common misconceptions. Paul will speak about wills, living wills, power of attorney, trust, asset protection along with Medicaid qualification as well as estate taxes. He will address the need for you to prepare a plan so that your assets are protected for you and your loved ones while making sure that your wishes are honored. Paul has been practicing law in New Jersey since 1967 and is the founder of Daniele Law LLC. He served for 6 years as an assistant Essex County Prosecutor and sat as a Judge in Newark for 27 years. In 1991 Paul was awarded the Newark Peace Prize.

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Intro to Google Apps

Saturday, October 20

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

 
Hilton Branch – 2 Saturdays, October 20 & 27 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 number of other applications.
In this 2-session course you will learn how to create and access files via any web browser on any device. We’ll show you how to create and store documents, spreadsheets and presentations, store music, videos and photos and use Google Calendar and Google Drawings. Students are expected to attend both sessions. Please register using your Gmail account at  https://googleappsoctober.eventbrite.com

 

CASA

CASA Information Program

Thursday, October 25

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – There are nearly 1,500 children in Essex County’s foster care system waiting for you to speak up for them. Come to our free information session to learn how CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Volunteer Advocates speak up for Essex County’s abused and neglected children. Learn the role of a CASA Volunteer Advocate and hear from current CASA advocates about their experience. CASA staff will be on hand to answer your questions. Help change the life of a vulnerable child by becoming a CASA Volunteer Advocate today. RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/CASAEssex

google-apps

Intro to Google Apps

Saturday, October 27

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

 
Hilton Branch – 2 Saturdays, October 20 & 27 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 number of other applications.
In this 2-session course you will learn how to create and access files via any web browser on any device. We’ll show you how to create and store documents, spreadsheets and presentations, store music, videos and photos and use Google Calendar and Google Drawings. Students are expected to attend both sessions. Please register using your Gmail account at  https://googleappsoctober.eventbrite.com

 

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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Coding for Moms (and Other Grownups)

Thursday, November 1

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – 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 Technology.

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

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.

 

 

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Read Around the World: Argentina

Wednesday, November 7

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is Savage Theories by Pola Oloixarac.  Savage Theories wryly explores fear and violence, war and sex, eroticism and philosophy. Its complex and flawed characters grapple with a mess of impossible, visionary theories, searching for their place in our fragmented digital world.

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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Job Search

Hilton Job Search in the 21st Century

Thursday, November 8

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hilton Branch –  Thursdays, November 8 & 15

More and more jobs require you to apply online. Topics discussed will include creating resumes and cover letters, finding jobs online and filling out job applications. This 2-session course is free and open to jobseekers who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.                         

Registration is required. Please register at: https://jobsearch21c.eventbrite.com/                                 

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Navigating the Maze of Medicare

Thursday, November 8

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Will you be eligible for Medicare this year? Are you confused by your parent’s Medicare plan? Do you wonder if you should enroll in Medicare at 65 if you are still working?  How does COBRA work with Medicare?

To get the answers to these questions and more join us for an overview presentation on Medicare.  Learn to understand the different parts of Medicare and how to get the best value for your money. This session is helpful for those already enrolled in Medicare and those who are planning for the future. You will also have an opportunity to sign up for a one-on-one session with a Medicare counsellor.

Presented by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ.

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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.

veteran's day

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.

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Vietnam War Memorabilia

Wednesday, November 14

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Local historian Stuart Lutz has the largest archive of Vietnam War materials in private hands. He will discuss the war, illustrated with numerous original artifacts he will bring in for the audience. Come see materials signed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and carried by ordinary GIs.

Job Search

Hilton Job Search in the 21st Century

Thursday, November 15

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hilton Branch –  Thursdays, November 8 & 15

More and more jobs require you to apply online. Topics discussed will include creating resumes and cover letters, finding jobs online and filling out job applications. This 2-session course is free and open to jobseekers who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard.                         

Registration is required. Please register at: https://jobsearch21c.eventbrite.com/                                  

Friends Book Sale

Friends Book Sale November 17-18

Saturday, November 17

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Friends Book Sale

Friends Book Sale November 17-18

Sunday, November 18

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

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.

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Business Registration and Reporting Business Income

Monday, November 26

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Main Library – This course is ideal for small business owners and individuals thinking about starting a business. You will learn about:

  • Different business structures
  • Registering a business in New Jersey
  • Legal entity vs. individual structured business registration
  • How to report your New Jersey business income

Offered by the New Jersey State Library, in conjunction with Taxation University, the training and outreach unit of the New Jersey Division of Taxation.

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Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, November 26

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchKenneth Lang will talk you through using LinkedIn from your mobile device, which has a different interface from the desktop version.

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

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: Malaysia

Wednesday, December 5

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is Evening is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan. Evening is the Whole Day offers an unflinching look at relationships between parents and children, brothers and sisters, the wealthy and the poor, a country and its citizens—and the ways in which each sometimes fails the other.

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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coding for moms

Coding for Moms (and Other Grownups)

Thursday, December 6

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – 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 Technology.

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

yarn

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.

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.

 

 

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Savvy Caregiving for Boomers: Keys to Making a Difference in a Family Caregiving Challenge

Monday, December 17

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – A caregiving crisis can leave your family confused and uncertain where to turn. Be prepared for the tricky emotional, legal, residential, medical and financial issues that arise when caregiving becomes a necessity.

  • Families need to ask:
  • What happens when a parent or spouse needs caregiving?
  • How do you guarantee they get the best care possible?
  • Who will oversee their care, and how will expenses be covered?
  • In this free workshop you will learn:
  • Your number one priority when creating a plan
  • The most overlooked aspect of caregiving planning
  • Best ways to start the discussion in your family
  • Why now is the best time to start the process
  • The critical legal issues that must be addressed quickly
  • What caregivers need in order to help their family as much as possible
  • The key topics covered in a good caregiving plan
  • The key roles professionals play in caregiving challenges

Presented by Sean Bailey and Amanda Chase of Savvy Caregiving for Boomers

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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