Lunar New Year Craft: Dragon Puppet

Thursday, February 22

All Day

Main Library ● All ages ● Drop In

Drop in to the Children’s Room any time Thursday, Feb 21 or Friday Feb 22 to celebrate the Lunar New Year with us!

 

coding for moms

Coding for Moms (and Other Grownups)

Thursday, February 22

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.

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 22

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Main Library ● Ages 2 ½ – 5 ● Drop in

Thursdays @ 11:00 – 11:30 am

February 8, 15, 22 

 

Overlook Van Screenings

Thursday, February 22

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. Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose screening and Heart Health materials will be offered.  Drop in. No appointment needed.

Teen Steam

Teen STEAM

Thursday, February 22

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Main Library – Pick up a hammer and nail and get creative! Maplewoodshop is brought to the Main Library

donate blood today

Community Blood Drive

Thursday, February 22

4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Main Library – Did you know that 80% of the population will need it at some time in their lives? Or that every 2.5 seconds someone needs blood? It could be a friend, a family member, or maybe even you. Each donor will receive a free cholesterol and glucose screening. (16-year olds can donate with a parental consent form and proof of age.). Please bring a signed photo ID, and remember to eat beforehand!  Please make an appointment at  (201) 251-3703  or https://donor.cbsblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/47639 Drop-ins are also welcome.

Co-sponsored by the Maplewood Township Health Department

 

tinker Thursday

Hilton Tinker Thursday

Thursday, February 22

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 6 – 11 * Drop In

Tinker Thursday is now a monthly event! Drop in to learn new maker skills and create something cool.

Build a computer

Build a Computer

Thursday, February 22

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every other Thursday beginning January 25th    6:30 – 8:00 pm   

By disassembling and then rebuilding old computers you’ll learn about the different hardware components that make up a personal computer. You’ll also learn how to install RAM, hard drives, network cards, etc. Further along in the program we’ll be installing and configuring Ubuntu Linux, creating a Linux media server and building a Linux file server.  For teens and adults. Drop in.

An Extraordinary Union

Romance Lovers Book Club

Thursday, February 22

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hilton Branch – The February title is An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole.

As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past.

 

Senior Studio

Art & Music Reception

Saturday, August 25

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – A reception for our August exhibit by Senior Studio. Live music with Nick Straus & Bill Tally.

Senior Studio is a private non-profit organization that provides an innovative approach to senior learning through its quality arts education programs for independent seniors.

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

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Library closed Friday Sept. 7

Friday, September 7

All Day

The library will be closed Friday for Staff Development Day/Township Employee Picnic. We’ll be open as usual on Saturday.

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.

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.

 

 

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Read Around the World: India

Wednesday, September 12

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is Ghachar Ghochar by Viveka Sanabhaga, a quietly enthralling, deeply unsettling novel about the shifting meanings—and consequences—of financial gain in contemporary India. The New Yorker calls it “A classic tale of wealth and moral ruin.”

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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Nancy Solomon

The Next Big Thing: How Podcasting is Changing Radio

Thursday, September 13

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library – WNYC’s Nancy Solomon will moderate a panel of top producers discussing the state of the podcasting industry, where it’s going and its current and anticipated impact on radio. Panelists include: Julie Snyder, producer of This American Life and Serial; Lee Hernandez, producer of Audible podcasting; Tony Phillips, VP of On-Demand Content for WNYC Studios; and Erik Diehn, CEO of Midroll and Stitcher.

Julie Snyder is the co-creator of Serial, the Peabody Award winning and most-listened-to podcast. She is a senior producer for This American Life, one of public radio’s most popular shows that is also a leader in the podcast listenership.

Lee Hernandez is a producer of original content for Audible. Previously, Lee produced Morning Edition for WNYC and worked for Nevada Public Radio.

Erik Diehn is the CEO of Midroll, the parent company of Earwolf, a maker of some of the most popular podcasts on the market, and Stitcher, a listening platform. Earwolf distributes more than 300 podcasts, including including WTF with Mark Maron and The Bill Simmons Podcast.

Tony Phillips is the vice-president for on-demand content at New York Public Radio and is a former Commissioning Editor at BBC Radio 4 and the World Service.

yarn

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.

Art & Music Reception

Saturday, September 15

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Watercolors by Jane Sosnow and photography by Carol Bonosky. Live music with the Johnny Woods Band.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, September 17

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchFeaturing Rob Dinnerman, executive director of the John Maxwell Team.

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

 

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.

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.

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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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.

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

 

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.

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.

 

savage theories pola oloixarac

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.

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.

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

10:00 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.

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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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.

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.

evening is the whole day

 

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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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