Tina Kelley, Journalist, Poet, Author, will be interviewed by Library Director Sarah Lester, and will receive the 2019 Maplewood Literary Award.
Two brothers, who grew up in Maplewood in the 1940s and 50s, discuss the evolution of the town over 8 decades, and how their experiences in the Maplewood of their youth led to their contributions in local leadership, philanthropy, sustainability, and organic agriculture.
Learn how little ideas can turn into big stories. Christopher Healy, author of A Dastardly Plot and the Hero’s Guide series, will lead this interactive group workshop in story creation and plot building.
The Art of the Interview -- Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s All of It changes roles and answers the questions. We’ll hear about the secret sauce of great interviewing and what happens when live radio goes badly. All of It is a live daily conversation about culture and the culture in and around New York City. She’ll be interviewed by WNYC’s Nancy Solomon, Managing Director of New Jersey Public Radio.
Taffy Brodesser-Akner with Ilena Silverman.
Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and writes for the newspaper's Arts & Leisure section.
Ilena Silverman is the Features Editor of the New York Times Magazine. She has been an editor at Harper's magazine, GQ and Vogue.
Maplewood Library's 6th Ideas Festival kicks off with NJ Makers Day, with high-and low-tech activities for kids, teens and adults will include stereoscopes, CD spinners, spool knitting, vorpal robotics, and a project with Maplewoodshop.
At a time when newspapers are struggling to stay afloat and laying off reporters who once covered local news, public radio – and its offspring, podcasting – are flourishing. WNYC’s Nancy Solomon, Matt Katz and Sarah Gonzalez talk about what makes storytelling for the ear work, and why audio is in the midst of a boom.
Main Library – The recipient of the 2018 Maplewood Literary Award is Marina Budhos.
Main Library – Wednesday March 14 @ 7 pm. Goldberg fights for targets of stalking, sexual assault, and blackmail. Her firm provides cutting edge legal help for clients under attack, and she is currently representing a victim of the disgraced Harvey Weinstein.
Main Library – CHS graduate Clark is known as one of the strongest US middle distance front runners of her time and is a three time Olympian and World Olympic finalist. Martino is a writer, reporter and broadcaster and is currently a reporter and analyst for the SNY network.
Main Library – Saturday, March 10 @ 3-4 pm. Our Ideas Festival exhibit is a The Last of the Hawks, a photo essay by Onnie Strother of the men and women who sell newspapers on the corners of Newark, and mortar and mixed media sculpture by Eric Beckerich. Live music will be provided by Los Traficantes del Amor, playing 80’s & 90’s music with a Latin twist.
Hilton Branch * All ages * Drop In. Maker’s Day features Space, Tech, and Maker projects for kids, teens & adults! This year’s projects will include: The Wind Tunnel Challenge, Build An Analog Clock, Make Your Own Art Spinner, Arduino Pen Plotter, String Art with Maplewoodshop, and Escape Room.
Main Library - The Maplewood Ideas Festival concludes with the presentation of the 4th Annual Maplewood Literary Award to Pamela Erens, author of Eleven Hours, The Virgins and The Understory. Ms. Erens will be interviewed by library director Sarah Lester. A book signing will follow.
Main Library - Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, is an expert in organizing and mobilizing grassroots support around social-justice issues, including human rights, media reform and representation, and reproductive freedom.
Main Library * Drop In Join local author Holly McGhee as we celebrate her debut middle-grade novel, Matylda, Bright & Tender, about two best friends, Sussy & Guy, and their Leopard Gecko, Matylda. Holly will tell us why she chose to write the story she was most scared to write. Part of the Maplewood Ideas Festival.
Main Library - Ideas Festival artist Samar Hussaini is an Arab American fine artist and graphic designer. She seeks to visualize the layered challenges and enriching distinction of being a Palestinian-American while striving to create thought-provoking ideas of dialogue and hope. Live music will be provided by Columbia High School’s a cappella group Unaccompanied Minors.
Hilton Branch - Join kids, teens, and families across the state as we host a day of making! In Maplewood, you will find: Battling Robots, 3D Crater Creator, Kaleidoscopes, Kinetic Sand Projects, Apple Product Museum, Balloon Lunar Vehicles, and 3D ‘Enable Hand’ Demo. Part of the Maplewood Ideas Festival.
Main Library - Frank Rimalovski, Executive Director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. Rimalovski leads an initiative to spur and support entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, and directs a seed-stage venture fund formed to invest exclusively in startups. His talk will focus on how ideas are developed and the process of seeing them through to fruition.
At the Woodland: Khalil Gibran Muhammad in conversation with Angie Thomas. Muhammad is Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Thomas is the author of the powerful and gripping new novel The Hate U Give, which has already been optioned for a major motion picture.
Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Ibtihaj Muhammad is a member of the United States Olympic Fencing Team and will be competing in Rio de Janiero this summer. She is the first Muslim woman to represent the United States in international competition…
Ideas Festival 2016: Sheldon Harnick with Fiddler on the Roof Actors Adam Dannheisser and Mitch Greenberg
Monday, April 4 @ 7 pm at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood.
Sheldon Harnick’s career began in the 1950s with songs in revues both on and off Broadway. With Jerry Bock he has created a number of memorable musicals, including Fiorello (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize), She Loves Me (Grammy), The Apple Tree, the Rothschilds and Fiddler on the Roof (Tony).
Actor/Director/Writer Adam Dannheisser is currently starring as Lazar Wolfe in the Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof. He has had numerous film and television appearances over the last two decades.
Mitch Greenberg is an award-winning actor, songwriter and audiobook narrator. A Brooklynite (surprise!) and crossword nut, he lives in Maplewood with his wife Irene and daughter Eve. A member of Midtown Direct Rep, Mitch studied acting with Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen and William Esper. He’s currently in Fiddler…
Main Library – Saturday April 2, 2:00-3:30 pm. The recipient of the 2016 Maplewood Literary Award is Dan Barry. Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and reporter for The New York Times and the author of four books, including the forthcoming The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland, set to be released in May 2016.
Main Library – Thursday, March 31 @ 7:00 pm. Oscar-nominated film editor Tim Squyres will talk about what film editors do, show before-and-after clips, and discuss how scenes are shot and what an editor can do to create different styles. A Q&A session will follow.