Kids Events

2017 Summer Reading Club Flyer

Summer Reading Club 2017!

Events

June 19 - August 18

All Day

Our theme this year is BUILD A BETTER WORLD! Hands-On Science, Giant Blocks & Legos,  Storytimes & Crafts,  Music & Movement, High & Low Tech,  Family Service Projects, & MORE! REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 19th!

Join is for our Kick Off Celebration Monday June 26th at 7pm featuring “That Physics Show” Explosions! Rolling rockets! Bed of nails! www.ThatPhysicsShow.com

Learn all about the Summer Reading Club here!

Summer Reading Club Drop In Activity Day

Events

July 20

All Day

Main Library * All Ages * Drop In

You can complete these activities in the library, or take them home for later!  

7/6 @ 10am-9pm: Tangram – create your own puzzle

7/13 @ 10am-9pm Paper Sculpture

7/20 @ 10am-9pm:   Beaded Keychain

7/27 @ 10am-9pm: Felt Monsters

8/3 @ 10am-9pm:  Cards for the Homebound

8/10 @ 10am-9pm: Whirlygig

Preschool Storytime

Events

July 20

11:00 am - 11:30 am

 Main Library * Ages 2 ½-5 * Drop In

Stories and activities to encourage reading readiness. 

Thurs @11am-11:30am: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10 or (HB) Tues @4-4:30pm: 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1

All children must be accompanied by an adult. *Preschool groups and camps must call in advance to schedule visits.*

Hilton Tinker Thursdays

Create Space Recurring Events

July 20

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 6 – 11 * Drop In

Learn new skills, make cool stuff! See the Hilton Branch Create Camp flyer for more information.   

Thurs @4:30-6:30pm: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27  

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

July 20

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm. 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…

Little Yogis

Events

July 21

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 2 1/2-5 * Registration Required

A fun-filled yoga class for kids taught by Dawn Yoselowitz.  

7/7 @ 11am-12pm Click here to register: https://littleyogisjuly7.eventbrite.com

7/21@ 11am-12pm Click here to register: https://littleyogisjuly21.eventbrite.com

Lego Club 

Events

July 21

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 Main Library * All Ages * Drop In

We provide the Legos, you provide the ideas! Fun for the whole family. 

Fairy House Workshop

Events

July 22

11:00 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 a few ecofriendly materials (no plastic!) — such as shells, stones, feathers, twigs — and hammer and nails.  

Hilton Kids Maker Monday

Events

July 24

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  Hilton Branch * Ages 2 – 6 * Drop In

Make cool things in the Hilton Branch Create Space!  

Mondays @11am-1pm: 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31 

SOMA Kids Film Festival Drive-In Family Movie

Events

July 24

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Main Library * All Ages * Drop In

Decorate your own cardboard  car and then “drive – in” to enjoy a special encore screening of the  2017 SOMA Film Festival Kid’s Program! Car construction will take place from 4-4:40, and the screening will begin promptly at 4:45pm. Run time is 1 hour and 5 minutes. 

40 cars and materials to decorate will be provided on a first come, first served basis. This is an indoor event.  www.SOMAFilmFestival.com     

Baby Lit

Events

July 25

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages birth – 2 ½ *Drop In

Stories, fingerplays, songs, & more!  

Tuesdays @ 10:30-11 am, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Anthology  

Events

July 25

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Main Library * Ages 6-11 * Registration Required

Become an author! Have your book on the shelf in the library for check-out! You can write or draw for our 2017 summer anthology. Snacks, prizes, and quadruple credit!

Tuesdays @4-5:30pm:  7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15  

Limited to 15 participants per session. You may register for a single session or multiple sessions.   

https://anthologysummer2017.eventbrite.com

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Events

July 25

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 2 ½-5  * Drop In

Stories and activities to encourage reading readiness.   

Tues @4-4:30pm: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1

All children must be accompanied by an adult. *Preschool groups and camps must call in advance to schedule visits.*

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

July 25

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm. 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…

Hilton Baby Lit

Events

July 26

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages birth-2 ½ * Drop In

Stories, fingerplays, songs, & more!  

Wednesdays @11-11:30am: 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2  

All children must be accompanied by an adult.d

Family Activity Night!

Events

July 26

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library * Ages vary * Registration required for some programs. See below.

Wednesdays @ 7pm:  

7/5 @ 7pm  Sponge Water Bombs (ages 6 and up)

7/12 @ 7pm Pool Noodle Rockets (ages 6 and up)

7/19 @ 7pm Ice Cream Making  (ages 5 and up)

7/26 @ 7pm Bicycle Chain Fidget  Spinner (ages 8 and up)
            REGISTER     https://fidgetspinner.eventbrite.com

8/2 @ 7pm My Virtual Family Vacation (ages 8 and up)

            REGISTER     https://virtualvacation.eventbrite.com

8/9 @ 7pm Fabric Crayon Pillow  (ages 6 and up)

Summer Reading Club Drop In Activity Day

Events

July 27

All Day

Main Library * All Ages * Drop In

You can complete these activities in the library, or take them home for later!  

7/6 @ 10am-9pm: Tangram – create your own puzzle

7/13 @ 10am-9pm Paper Sculpture

7/20 @ 10am-9pm:   Beaded Keychain

7/27 @ 10am-9pm: Felt Monsters

8/3 @ 10am-9pm:  Cards for the Homebound

8/10 @ 10am-9pm: Whirlygig

Preschool Storytime

Events

July 27

11:00 am - 11:30 am

 Main Library * Ages 2 ½-5 * Drop In

Stories and activities to encourage reading readiness. 

Thurs @11am-11:30am: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10 or (HB) Tues @4-4:30pm: 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1

All children must be accompanied by an adult. *Preschool groups and camps must call in advance to schedule visits.*

Build a Better World: Make a Dog Chew Toy

Kids Events

July 27

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – All Ages – Drop-in – Bring some old jeans or t-shirts to make a dog chew toy for the Associated Humane Society.

Need volunteer hours? Come to the Build a Better World programs and get a signed letter from our teen librarian for proof of volunteering!

Hilton Tinker Thursdays

Create Space Recurring Events

July 27

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 6 – 11 * Drop In

Learn new skills, make cool stuff! See the Hilton Branch Create Camp flyer for more information.   

Thurs @4:30-6:30pm: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27  

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

July 27

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm. 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…

String Art

Events

July 29

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 6 and up * Drop In

Hammer, nails, and design!

Hilton Kids Maker Monday

Events

July 31

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  Hilton Branch * Ages 2 – 6 * Drop In

Make cool things in the Hilton Branch Create Space!  

Mondays @11am-1pm: 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31 

Family Storytime

Events

July 31

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop In

Listen to new and classic picture books and do a book based craft. 

Baby Lit

Events

August 1

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages birth – 2 ½ *Drop In

Stories, fingerplays, songs, & more!  

Tuesdays @ 10:30-11 am, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Anthology  

Events

August 1

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Main Library * Ages 6-11 * Registration Required

Become an author! Have your book on the shelf in the library for check-out! You can write or draw for our 2017 summer anthology. Snacks, prizes, and quadruple credit!

Tuesdays @4-5:30pm:  7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15  

Limited to 15 participants per session. You may register for a single session or multiple sessions.   

https://anthologysummer2017.eventbrite.com

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Events

August 1

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 2 ½-5  * Drop In

Stories and activities to encourage reading readiness.   

Tues @4-4:30pm: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1

All children must be accompanied by an adult. *Preschool groups and camps must call in advance to schedule visits.*

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

August 1

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm. 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…

Hilton Baby Lit

Events

August 2

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages birth-2 ½ * Drop In

Stories, fingerplays, songs, & more!  

Wednesdays @11-11:30am: 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2  

All children must be accompanied by an adult.d

Family Activity Night!

Events

August 2

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library * Ages vary * Registration required for some programs. See below.

Wednesdays @ 7pm:  

7/5 @ 7pm  Sponge Water Bombs (ages 6 and up)

7/12 @ 7pm Pool Noodle Rockets (ages 6 and up)

7/19 @ 7pm Ice Cream Making  (ages 5 and up)

7/26 @ 7pm Bicycle Chain Fidget  Spinner (ages 8 and up)
            REGISTER     https://fidgetspinner.eventbrite.com

8/2 @ 7pm My Virtual Family Vacation (ages 8 and up)

            REGISTER     https://virtualvacation.eventbrite.com

8/9 @ 7pm Fabric Crayon Pillow  (ages 6 and up)

Summer Reading Club Drop In Activity Day

Events

August 3

All Day

Main Library * All Ages * Drop In

You can complete these activities in the library, or take them home for later!  

7/6 @ 10am-9pm: Tangram – create your own puzzle

7/13 @ 10am-9pm Paper Sculpture

7/20 @ 10am-9pm:   Beaded Keychain

7/27 @ 10am-9pm: Felt Monsters

8/3 @ 10am-9pm:  Cards for the Homebound

8/10 @ 10am-9pm: Whirlygig

Preschool Storytime

Events

August 3

11:00 am - 11:30 am

 Main Library * Ages 2 ½-5 * Drop In

Stories and activities to encourage reading readiness. 

Thurs @11am-11:30am: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10 or (HB) Tues @4-4:30pm: 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1

All children must be accompanied by an adult. *Preschool groups and camps must call in advance to schedule visits.*

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

August 3

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm. 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…

Hilton Building Better Bridges

Events

August 3

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 6 – 11 * Drop In

Come learn all about the construction of  the new Goethals Bridge and do some bridge-building of your own!   

Animation Workshop

Events

August 7

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 7 and up * Registration Required

Make an animated movie using HUE Animation software.

Mondays 8/7 & 8/14 @4 & Sat 8/12 @2pm

 https://hueanimation.eventbrite.com

Hilton Family Fort Night

Events

August 7

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hilton Branch * All ages * Drop In

Bring the whole family to Hilton after closing to build a reading fort! Bring flashlights – we’ll provide fort-building materials, books, and a snack. 

Baby Lit

Events

August 8

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages birth – 2 ½ *Drop In

Stories, fingerplays, songs, & more!  

Tuesdays @ 10:30-11 am, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Anthology  

Events

August 8

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Main Library * Ages 6-11 * Registration Required

Become an author! Have your book on the shelf in the library for check-out! You can write or draw for our 2017 summer anthology. Snacks, prizes, and quadruple credit!

Tuesdays @4-5:30pm:  7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15  

Limited to 15 participants per session. You may register for a single session or multiple sessions.   

https://anthologysummer2017.eventbrite.com

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

August 8

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm. 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…

Family Activity Night!

Events

August 9

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library * Ages vary * Registration required for some programs. See below.

Wednesdays @ 7pm:  

7/5 @ 7pm  Sponge Water Bombs (ages 6 and up)

7/12 @ 7pm Pool Noodle Rockets (ages 6 and up)

7/19 @ 7pm Ice Cream Making  (ages 5 and up)

7/26 @ 7pm Bicycle Chain Fidget  Spinner (ages 8 and up)
            REGISTER     https://fidgetspinner.eventbrite.com

8/2 @ 7pm My Virtual Family Vacation (ages 8 and up)

            REGISTER     https://virtualvacation.eventbrite.com

8/9 @ 7pm Fabric Crayon Pillow  (ages 6 and up)