Storytime at Dickens’ Village     

Kids Events

Saturday, December 1

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Maplewood Dicken’s Village  ● For  families ● Drop In



Stop by Maplewood Dickens’ Village for a special wintry storytime.

Blood Drive

Saturday, April 27

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Blood Drive

Main Library

Blood donations are urgently needed. Every 2 seconds someone in the US needs blood. It is essential for traumatic injuries, surgeries, cancer treatment, and chronic illnesses. Please help save a life with a blood donation.

Donor Guidelines

* Weigh at least 110 lbs.

* Eat a meal before      donation.

* Bring ID.

* Drink plenty of water before and after donation

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

Saturday, April 27

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Main Library

Wide-ranging selection of books available on a variety of subjects plus DVDs, CDs, audiobooks–all at great prices.  On Sunday a bag (supplied by Friends) can be filled with the buyer’s choice of books, etc. Enter from the parking lot on Sunday.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

Sunday, April 28

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Main Library

Wide-ranging selection of books available on a variety of subjects plus DVDs, CDs, audiobooks–all at great prices. On Sunday a bag (supplied by Friends) can be filled with the buyer’s choice of books, etc. Enter from the parking lot on 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

 

Professionals in Transition

Monday, April 29

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Hilton Branch

The guest speaker is Pernethia Arrington, Project Management Professional, coach and leader of strategic direction and implementation for multi business units and IT disciplines.

Coding for Moms (and other grownups)

Thursday, May 2

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

Yarn and Fiber Arts Exhibit

Art & Music Reception: Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, May 4

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 Main Library

Our May exhibit features wonderful hand-crafted items created by the Yarn and Fiber Arts Group. Live music will be provided by the Straus Brothers. Artists’ talk at 3:20.

The Yarn and Fiber Arts Group is an informal gathering of people interested in pursuing their craft in the company of other fiber enthusiasts. The group has been meeting at Maplewood Library monthly since 2016. Everyone brings their own supplies to the casual meetings where they knit, crochet, sew, weave, embroider, do needlepoint; any craft involving yarn or thread, needles or hooks.

There are people of all ages and skill levels in the group which includes working professionals, retired people, stay-at-home moms, teens, mother/daughter duos and occasionally a parent and tot from the Children’s Room.

Some make things for themselves, friends or family; others make items for sale or for charity groups. Participants come and go anytime during the 2 hour window and as it is a drop in group, no registration or rsvp is involved.

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

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition: Finding Your Voice

Monday, May 6

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Hilton Branch

Career Transition and Finding Your Voice

Making a career transition requires effort, diligence, patience and a sense of curiosity about yourself – your skillset, how you perceive of yourself and how you present yourself to the people you interact with. This seminar will provide opportunities to bring your actions, words, thoughts and career transition into closer alignment. With David Malchman, Project Manager, Business Analyst

and Coach.

Adult Health

Free Adult Health Screenings

Wednesday, May 8

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. Drop in.

Read Around the World (Germany)

Wednesday, May 8

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Main Library

Our May title is This House is Mine by Doerte Hansen

Though virtual strangers to each other, two strong-willed and very different women, Vera and her niece Anne, share a great old house and they find they have more in common than they think, and what they have never thought to search for: a family.

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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 Book Discussion Group

Thursday, May 9

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 Main Library

Our May title is the short story “The Dead” by James Joyce

“The Dead” is one of the twentieth century’s most beautiful pieces of short literature. Taking his inspiration from a family gathering held every year on the Feast of the Epiphany, Joyce pens a story about a married couple attending a Christmas-season party at the house of the husband’s two elderly aunts. A shocking confession made by the husband’s wife toward the end of the story showcases the power of Joyce’s greatest innovation: the epiphany, that moment when everything, for character and reader alike, is suddenly clear.

Copies may be picked up at the Main Library Circulation Desk.

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.

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

 

Yarn and Fiber Arts Group

Saturday, May 11

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. Get feedback & advice. Bring your own supplies. All skill levels are welcome!

Healthy Living Tips from the Latest Alzheimer’s Research

Saturday, May 18

10:30 am - 11:30 am

 Main Library

For centuries we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Learn the latest in diet & nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

 

Professionals in Transition: a Transition Template

Monday, May 20

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch

Making Moves:A Transition Template

An interactive experience in two parts. The first part features The 5 Guideposts of Transition. In the second part, the speaker will feature a powerful, thought-provoking coaching inquiry (while listening to a fun playlist) to create a successful year. With Stephen G. Sainato, Coach, Attorney, Author, Speaker.

Winesburg, Ohio: A Centennial Concept Album

Wednesday, May 22

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Main Library

This May marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Winesburg,Ohio by Sherwood Anderson. Winesburg is a concept album centered entirely on the novel. It was created by Maplewood musician Harrison Clock (Scott Anderson), to celebrate the Centennial. Clock will discuss the making of the record and perform songs from the album. The program will be recorded for Facebook.

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Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 27

All Day

Both Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

Identity Theft & Fraud Prevention

Tuesday, May 28

10:30 am - 11:30 am

 Main Library

This informative talk will cover the many common types of exploitation and scams, including phone scams, debt collection and IRS imposters. Some scams target seniors and NJ residents. Learn how thieves get your information, how to protect yourself and what to do if you become a victim.

Presented by Mariela Santana, Bilingual Community Educator for New Jersey Citizen Action

Problems Falling Asleep

Thursday, May 30

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 Hilton Branch

We all know the value of sleeping well, and the feeling of fatigue after a poor night’s sleep. Many individuals are not getting the quality sleep needed to truly receive the health benefits of sleep. Specialist from St Barnabas’ Sleep Center will talk about good sleep hygiene, how sleep affects your health, and common sleep disorders.

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.

 

 

veteran's day

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.