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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.

Hilton Baby Lit

Wednesday, July 11

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Hilton Branch – Ages birth-2 ½ – Drop In

Stories, fingerplays, songs, & more!  

Wednesdays @11-11:30am: 6/27, 7/18, 7/25, 8/8  

Hilton Music and More with Kelly!

Wednesday, July 11

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Hilton Branch – Ages birth – 5 – Drop In*

Drop in for 45 minutes of singing, dancing, and playing instruments with Music and More w/Kelly! Great for kids ages birth to 5 and their caregivers! Owned and operated by Kelly Heinze, who has been offering the acclaimed Music Together program throughout SOMa and Millburn communities since 1998.  

*This program is in place of  Hilton Baby Lit this week.

 

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Create Camp: Tesla Coil

Wednesday, July 11

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch Create Space – Practice your mad scientist skills by creating your own replica of the Tesla Coil that will produce electricity. 

AGES 10+ | REGISTRATION REQUIRED  https://createcampteslacoil.eventbrite.com

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Raising Our Voices!

Wednesday, July 11

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Julie Burstein and Holly McGhee, creators of RaisingOurVoices.today, to write postcards and send love and support to kids who have been separated from their families.
Raising Our Voices has created a series of beautiful postcards with images by famous illustrators, designed specifically to send messages of hope to children who need a friend right now.

Julie Burstein is a Peabody Award-winning radio producer, TED speaker, author of Spark: How Creativity Works, and creator of public radio’s Studio 360.  Holly McGhee is a noted literary agent and critically-acclaimed writer. Her most recent work is Come with Me, a New York Times bestseller & E. B. White Readaloud Finalist, illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre.

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Storytime in the Park

Wednesday, July 11

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

All ages – Drop In

Listen to stories at the park under a shady tree. Each session will end with a craft. 

Wednesdays @4:00-5:00pm:

7/11 DeHart Park

 7/18 Maplecrest Park

7/25 Memorial Park 

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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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Sew It! At the Library

Wednesday, July 11

7:00 pm

 Main Library – Ages 9-12  – Registration Required

Sew a project from start to finish with sewing expert Ellen Lumpkin Brown.  This hands-on experience will teach you how to operate a sewing machine and sew a simple item for yourself.  Have fun working with the “original power tool”  — the sewing machine! Registration required https://sewlibrary.eventbrite.com

Ms. Brown is a sewing and fashion instructor at M Avery Designs and a visiting instructor at the Newark Museum.  She is the author of several books about sewing, a regular contributor to major sewing magazines, and founder of the Doll Loft http://www.thedollloft.com

 

Presidents Day

Both libraries closed for Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 18

All Day

Both libraries closed today for Presidents’ Day.

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Great Ancient African Civilizations

Saturday, February 23

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Main Library

Through curated film clips, explore ancient African civilizations. Learn about the empires, people and cultures that have made their mark on history. A discussion will follow, facilitated by Tom Puryear, M.S., an enthusiast in ancient African civilizations and the evolution of mankind. With a special performance by the Maria Priadka School of Dance.
Presented by Maplewood Library and NAACP Oranges and Maplewood Unit.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, February 25

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch

The Personal Power Pyramid
Using the pyramid as a metaphor, we explore how to integrate four important focuses for everyone in transition:• professional development • new tools • new people • well-being. With Marc Strano, President/Lead Consultant, SHIFT Leadership Development LLC.
Network with other professionals who are between jobs or looking for new career opportunities. Meetings include guest speakers and career workshops.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, February 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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

Brain Games: Keep Your Mind Sharp

Wednesday, February 27

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Main Library

This interactive presentation will emphasize the importance of keeping your brain — the “master computer”– healthy. Learn routine maintenance activities you can do on a daily basis to help keep this master organ in its best working order, especially as you age. Discover games and exercises to stimulate different areas of your brain and keep memory strong. Diet, physical exercise and proper rest will also be covered. Presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

Chef Jesse Talk & Tasting

Thursday, February 28

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch
Maplewood’s favorite Chef Jesse Jones is loved by locals and celebrities alike for his modern approach to southern cooking, taking traditional dishes and making them his own. He’ll share techniques and tips and talk about his recent demo at the famed Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans, followed by a tasting of his inspired Seafood Creole Soup. Copies of Chef Jesse’s cookbook and memoir Pow! My Life in 40 Feasts will be available for sale.

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Read Around the World: Brazil

Wednesday, March 6

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is The invisible life of Euridice Gusmao  by Martha Batalha.

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.

 

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, March 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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

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New Thursday Night Book Group: Classic and Contemporary

Thursday, March 14

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Maplewood Library is pleased to announce Classic and Contemporary, our new book discussion group. The group will be facilitated by Dennis Donahue, Ph.D., former director of the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT. Meetings are at 7 pm at Main Library. This month’s title is The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen.

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Upcoming titles and dates are as follows. The books can be borrowed from Maplewood Library or requested through the BCCLS consortium with your Maplewood Library card.

April 11: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

May 9: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, March 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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, April 8

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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

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Read Around the World: Canada

Wednesday, April 10

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is Brother by David Chariandy

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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New Thursday Night Book Group: Classic and Contemporary

Thursday, April 11

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Maplewood Library is pleased to announce Classic and Contemporary, our new book discussion group. The group will be facilitated by Dennis Donahue, Ph.D., former director of the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT. Meetings are at 7 pm at Main Library. This month’s title is Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.

Madam Bovary

Upcoming titles and dates are as follows. The books can be borrowed from Maplewood Library or requested through the BCCLS consortium with your Maplewood Library card.

May 9: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

Library closed for Good Friday

Friday, April 19

All Day

Library closed for Good Friday

Library closed for Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 21

All Day

The Library is closed for Easter Sunday

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, April 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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, May 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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

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Read Around the World: Germany

Wednesday, May 8

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is This house is mine by Doerte Hansen.

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.

 

 

Classic & Contemporary

New Thursday Night Book Group: Classic and Contemporary

Thursday, May 9

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Maplewood Library is pleased to announce Classic and Contemporary, our new book discussion group. The group will be facilitated by Dennis Donahue, Ph.D., former director of the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT. Meetings are at 7 pm at Main Library. This month’s title is In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende.

In the midst of winter

The books can be borrowed from Maplewood Library or requested through the BCCLS consortium with your Maplewood Library card.

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, May 20

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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

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Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 27

All Day

Both Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, June 3

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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

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Read Around the World: Indonesia

Wednesday, June 5

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is The birdwoman’s palate by Laksmi Pamuntjak.

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.

 

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, June 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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

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Libraries closed for Independence Day

Thursday, July 4

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Independence Day

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, July 8

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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, July 22

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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, August 5

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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, August 19

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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

Labor Day

Libraries closed for Labor Day

Monday, September 2

All Day

Both libraries closed for Labor Day

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, September 9

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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

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Read Around the World: Algeria

Wednesday, September 11

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud.

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.

 

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, September 23

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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

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Read Around the World: Chile

Wednesday, October 2

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is In the distance with you by Carla Guelfenbein.

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.

 

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, October 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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

Columbus day

Libraries closed for Columbus Day

Monday, October 14

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Columbus Day.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, October 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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, November 4

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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

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Read Around the World: Lebanon

Wednesday, November 6

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is An unnecessary woman by Rabih Alameddine.

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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Closed for Veteran’s Day

Monday, November 11

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Veteran’s Day

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, November 18

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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

Day before Thanksgiving-Both libraries close at 1:00

Wednesday, November 27

1:00 pm

Day before Thanksgiving-Both libraries close at 1:00

Libraries closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Thanksgiving.

Libraries closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Friday, November 29

All Day

Both libraries are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, December 2

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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

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Read Around the World: Haiti

Wednesday, December 11

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is Mouths don’t speak by Katia D. Ulysse.

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.

 

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Monday, December 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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

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Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24

1:00 pm

Main Library will close at 1:00 for Christmas Eve. Hilton Branch is closed.

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Both Libraries Closed for Christmas

Wednesday, December 25

All Day

Both libraries closed for Christmas.

New Year's

New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, December 31

1:00 pm

Main Library will close at 1:00 for New Year’s Eve. Hilton Branch is closed.