Kids Events

Children's Room Flyer May 2018

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

May 29

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm and Saturday 10-1. Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer or laminator.  There are also Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, littleBits and SparkFun kits for the kids. Raspberry Pi single board computers are also available to learn more about computer science.  More information about the Create Space…

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

May 31

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm and Saturday 10-1. Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer or laminator.  There are also Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, littleBits and SparkFun kits for the kids. Raspberry Pi single board computers are also available to learn more about computer science.  More information about the Create Space…

Music with Wilma & the Wingers

Events

June 1

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library ● All ages ●  Drop In 

Dance, sing, and get your body moving with live music performed by Wilma Van De Pol & friends.

Multicultural Storytime @ the X-Roots Festival

Events

June 2

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Memorial Park  @ 2:00-2:30pm & 3:00-3:30pm 

Enjoy a full day of cultural heritage activities at the X-Roots Fest hosted by the South Orange Maplewood Community Coalition on Race. Stop by the Edutainment tent in the afternoon for a multicultural read aloud.

*Check the festival webpage for most up to date schedule of events.

Baby Lit

Events

June 5

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

Hilton Tennis Can Terrariums

Events

June 5

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 3+ ● Drop in

Make a self-watering planter out of a used tennis can, and take your plant home to watch it grow! A great introduction to gardening, plant care, and the water cycle.

Preschool Storytime

Events

June 7

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library ● Ages 2 ½ – 5 ● Drop in

Hilton Messy Mosaics

Events

June 7

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 4+ ● Drop in

Come get creative and messy as we make mosaic stepping stones! Make one to take home and one to display at the library.

Saturday Storytime

Events

June 9

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library ● All ages ● Drop In

Enjoy live music, stories and movement, with various musical guests. We especially welcome children with special needs.  A fun way to spend your Saturday morning!

Homeschool Monday

Events

June 11

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.

Parents’ Circle            

Events

June 15

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library ● For caregivers  and children ages 0-5 ● Drop In

Join Anne Grossman Sussman, a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor, www.mindfulnessmeetingplace.com, as she teaches parents and caregivers how to fit this meaningful practice into our busy lives.

Parents’ Circle is a monthly discussion group open to all. We cover a range of topics in a supportive, non-judgmental space for  parents/caregivers to share their experience, wisdom, and learn from one another.

Questions? jenniferburlesonlcsw@gmail.com

Summer Reading Club Begins!

Events

June 18

All Day

Registration begins today for all our Summer Reading Club programs. This year’s theme is Libraries Rock! It’s going to be a great summer!

Hilton Read to Rover

Events

June 19

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● All ages ● Drop in 

Come read to a dog! Local therapy dogs make great listeners. Sit down with one and read him or her the book of your choice.

Hilton Hello Summer Party!

Events

June 20

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● All ages ● Drop in

Celebrate the start of summer vacation featuring Father Goose Music! Come dance to live music! Stay to explore local trucks from the Fire Department, Police Department, and Department of Public Works! Music starts at 1:30 and the vehicles will arrive at 3:00. Messy art, temporary tattoos, and snacks will be available for the duration of the event! Check out Father Goose here:  http://goosehut.com/index.php

LEGO Club

Events

June 22

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library ● All ages ● Drop in

We have lots of LEGOs for everyone to build and display their creations at the library!

Fairy House Workshop

Events

June 23

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop In

Therese Ojibway, maker of the fairy houses in the South Mountain Reservation, will guide participants in the construction of their own fairy houses. Bring ecofriendly materials (no plastic!) — such as twigs, shells,stones, and feathers — and a hammer and saw.

*Please note, this event will be filmed for CBS Sunday Morning.

Hilton Saturday Morning Cartoons

Events

June 23

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 8-12 ● Drop in 

Come learn how to make your own animations in our Create Space! Space is limited, so come on time!

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Bash the Trash

Events

June 25

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library ● Monday, 6/25 @ 7:00pm
All ages ● Drop in
Join us for Bash the Trash, a band of inventively creative musicians who make instruments from trash and other recycled materials.  Bash the Trash has performed at Carnegie Hall, and with Yo Yo Ma. Their music is a part of the Broadway play Once on This Island, and they’ve taught master classes at the Kennedy Center!  Fun for all ages!!  http://www.bashthetrash.com/events-family-bash

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Hilton Branch Kids Events

June 26

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 2 ½ – 5 ● Drop in

 

Hilton LEGO Challenge

Events

June 26

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 4+ ● Drop in

Every month, stop by to build with our Legos and see if you can finish our monthly Lego challenge! Test your engineering and design skills, make new friends, and have fun.

Hilton Baby Lit

Hilton Branch Kids Events

June 27

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

 

Cuentos y canciones: Bilingual Storytime

Events

June 27

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library Para todas las edades/ for all ages ●  No se requiere registro/ Drop In

Compartiremos historias, canciones y rimas en inglés y español. / We will share stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish.

¡Todos son bienvenidos! / All are welcome!

* Ambos programas serán los mismos. / *Both programs will be the same. 

Hilton Cuentos y canciones: Bilingual Storytime

Events

July 2

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch Para todas las edades/ for all ages ●  No se requiere registro/ Drop In

Compartiremos historias, canciones y rimas en inglés y español. / We will share stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish.

¡Todos son bienvenidos! / All are welcome!

* Ambos programas serán los mismos. / *Both programs will be the same.