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Adult Summer Reading Club Begins

Monday, June 18

All Day

Pick up prize entries at Main Library or Hilton Branch. Every book read = one entry. You can enter every time you finish a book. Ten winners will receive a Libraries Rock goody bag, and one Grand Prize winner will receive a Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa. Adults 18 and over with a resident Maplewood Library card in good standing are eligible. Enter through August 18.

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June 18 – Summer Reading Club Begins!

Monday, June 18

All Day

It’s the last week of school, but it’s the first week of the summer reading club! Start registering for programs and submitting your reading to up your chances for winning a prize!

Summer Reading Club Begins!

Monday, June 18

All Day

Listen to live music, discover the science behind the world, learn a new skill, or move to the beat of your own drum all summer long!   Enjoy fun-filled programs for all ages.  Kids can earn prizes for reading, writing, and attending programs.   Participation is easy and free, even if you are away.  Keep your brain engaged this summer!

Prize-Giving Hours for June 18th — Friday August 17th

Come to both libraries and double your fun!

 

PRIZES AT MAIN LIBRARY:  

STARTING MONDAY JULY 2nd:

Mon – Fri        10:00-11:30am

Mon – Fri        3:00-4:15pm

Mon & Wed   6:30-8:30pm

Sat             10:30-12 and 3-4:15pm

 

PRIZES AT HILTON BRANCH:

STARTING MONDAY JUNE 18th:

Visit Hilton anytime during open hours to pick up

your prizes! Don’t forget to pick up a weekly maker kit, too!

Mon & Wed 10-5pm

Tues & Thurs 12-8pm

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, June 18

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Brainstorming to Improve Your Writing

When job hunting (and in life) you need to be able to convey your message to others in both a verbal and written format. Learn how to avoid being overly wordy and how to make your communication concise and to the point through tips and exercises with writing instructor Lori Unterkoefler.

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

 

Homeschool Monday

Monday, June 18

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Main Library ●  All ages ● Drop in

Meet other homeschool families, share homeschooling stories and curriculum, and let your kids interact with each other. Bring board games, snacks, and resources to share. Open to families who are considering homeschooling.

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ESOL Class Registration

Thursday, June 28

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 and Intermediate classes.  Classes run from July 10 – September 27, 2018, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 am – 12 pm.

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 June 14, 21 & 28, July 5  9:00-11:00 am

 

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Summer Weekend Hours Start July 1

Sunday, July 1

All Day

Hilton Branch will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays beginning July 1.  Weekend hours will resume on September 8. Main Library hours will remain the same throughout the summer. Both buildings will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.

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Libraries closed for Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Independence Day

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ESOL Class Registration

Thursday, July 5

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 and Intermediate classes.  Classes run from July 10 – September 27, 2018, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 am – 12 pm.

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 June 14, 21 & 28, July 5  9:00-11:00 am

 

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Art & Music Reception

Saturday, July 7

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Our summer exhibit is a collection of works by Denise Hardie. Denise’s lifelong love of art has led her to experiment in a variety of media–from ceramics to painting to photography. Live music with Laredo the Band, playing a mix of rock, folk, blues and country.  Artist’s talk at 3:20

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Adult Drop-In Craft: Zendoodling

Monday, July 9

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library –  Zendoodling, the simple repetitive nature of drawing patterns will relax you and boost your creativity. It combines the calming benefits of meditation with the soothing effects of drawing. No artistic talent needed!       

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, July 9

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Leverage being ‘overqualified’ to your advantage with career coach Marty Latman.

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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Pressed Flower Bookmarks

Monday, July 9

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library –  Make your own beautiful, bookmarks with pressed flowers. Each one will be unique—the possibilities are endless! With instructor Mary Kao. All supplies provided.         

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Adult Drop-In Craft: Paint a flower pot

Wednesday, July 11

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – Start with a plain white pot and make it  your own with paint, markers and other fun things.

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Read Around the World: Peru

Wednesday, July 11

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is The neighborhood: A novel by Mario Vargas Llosa, a politically charged detective novel set in the corrupt years of Fujimori’s presidency.

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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Bag of Books

Friends Bag-of-Books Sale

Saturday, July 14

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Saturday, July 14 @ 10 to 4; Sunday, July 15 @ 11 to 4 
On Sunday, entry is through the Parking Lot only

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Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, July 14

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.

Bag of Books

Friends Bag-of-Books Sale

Sunday, July 15

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Saturday, July 14 @ 10 to 4; Sunday, July 15 @ 11 to 4 
On Sunday, entry is through the Parking Lot only

Adult Drop-In Craft

Monday, July 16

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – Create a collage card or a ‘quilt’ greeting card. Use pre-cut paper and templates to make the designs of your choice.

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Bedroom Feng Shui

Monday, July 16

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library –  Proper use and understanding of bedroom feng shui can promise balance in your life, magnetize love, increase prosperity, and anchor health and personal well-being. Bring your bedroom floor plans for discussion. With Deanna Trust of Trust Feng Shui.

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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.

 

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, July 23

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – The Many Faces of the Job Seeker: Career counselor Rosanna Conti will lead an  interactive discussion on the issues faced by a variety of job seekers; those who are entry-level, terminated, re-entering the market; disabled, etc.

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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Adult Drop-In Craft

Wednesday, July 25

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – Coloring like you’ve never experienced it. Choose a tessellation and decide on your own design within the template. This approach to coloring is fun and makes you engage your brain.

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Origami for Adults

Thursday, July 26

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Learn the fun and creative art of paper folding with experienced  instructor Mary Kao.

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Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, August 4

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, August 6

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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Adult Health Screening

Wednesday, August 8

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.

 

 

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

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.

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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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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.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, September 17

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 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

 

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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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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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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

 

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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