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Summer Reading Kick-Off: Bash the Trash

Events

June 25

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library ● 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

Village 2 Village: Reel Stories

Teen Events

June 26 - June 30

All Day

Main Library – June 26-30.Inviting all teens ages 13-18 from the Maplewood-South Orange vicinity! Join us this summer for “V2V: Reel Stories”!  Learn filmmaking skills while building friendships and cross cultural connections in a free week-long program!

Apply at: https://www.village2villageunited.com/programs

AGES 13-18 | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The Maplewood Library is proud to host Village 2 Village, a program to encourage dialogue, cultural exchange, friendship, and fun between SOMA teens and Syrian teens based out of Elizabeth, NJ. These programs require registration through  https://www.village2villageunited.com/programs

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Hilton Branch Events

June 26

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: 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/24, 7/31

*Preschool groups and camps must call in advance to schedule visits.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

June 26

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…

Digital Device Clinic

Create Space Recurring Events

June 26

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Get free one-on-one support for using your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device.  The clinics will take place during the Create Space drop-in hours. Open to adults, teens and children. 

Hilton Lego Challenge

Events

June 26

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Ages 4+ – Drop In

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

 

Hilton Baby Lit

Events

June 27

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  

Cuentos y Canciones: Bilingual Storytime

Events

June 27

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – All Ages – Drop In

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

Main Library Wednesdays 6/27,  8/8 @4:00pm 

Hilton Branch Mondays 7/2, 8/6 @4:00pm 

ESOL Class Registration

Hilton Branch Events

June 28

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex & Passaic Counties and the Hilton Branch of Maplewood Memorial Library are offering ESOL Classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Registration is available for Beginner and Intermediate classes.  Classes run from July 10 – September 27, 2018, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 am – 12 pm.

Fee $25.00. For more information please call 973-566-6200 ext. 217. Registration and classes held at the Hilton Branch Library.

Registration dates: Thursdays June 14, 21 & 28, July 5  9:00-11:00 am

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

June 28

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…

Drop In Project: Paper Plate Dragon Glider

Events

June 29

All Day

Main Library – All ages – Drop In

On Fridays and Saturdays you can complete these activities in the library, or take them home for later! 

6/29 and 6/30: Paper Plate Dragon Glider

7/13 and 7/14: Felted Unicorn Bookmark

7/27 and 7/28: Straw Rockets

8/10 and 8/11: Slap Bracelets

Drop In Project: Paper Plate Dragon Glider

Events

June 30

All Day

Main Library – All ages – Drop In

On Fridays and Saturdays you can complete these activities in the library, or take them home for later! 

6/29 and 6/30: Paper Plate Dragon Glider

7/13 and 7/14: Felted Unicorn Bookmark

7/27 and 7/28: Straw Rockets

8/10 and 8/11: Slap Bracelets

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

June 30

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 5:00-8:00 pm, Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm, and Saturday 10-1 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…

Summer Weekend Hours Start July 1

Events

July 1

All Day

Hilton Branch will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays beginning July 1.  Weekend hours will resume on September 8. Main Library hours will remain the same throughout the summer. Both buildings will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.

Hilton Maker Monday: Percussion Palooza

Create Space

July 2

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Ages 2 – 6 – Drop In

Make cool things and learn new maker skills in the Hilton Branch Create Space!  

Mondays @11:00am-1:00pm

7/2: Percussion  Palooza

7/9: Upcycled Kazoo

7/16: Banjo Bonanza

7/23: String Phones

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. 

Baby Lit

Events

July 3

10:30 am - 11:00 am

 Main Library – Ages birth-2 ½ Drop In

Stories, fingerplays, songs, & more!  

Tues @10:30-11:00am: 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7 

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Hilton Branch Events

July 3

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: 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/24, 7/31

*Preschool groups and camps must call in advance to schedule visits.

Digital Device Clinic

Create Space Recurring Events

July 3

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Get free one-on-one support for using your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device.  The clinics will take place during the Create Space drop-in hours. Open to adults, teens and children. 

Libraries closed for Independence Day

Events

July 4

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Independence Day

ESOL Class Registration

Hilton Branch Events

July 5

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex & Passaic Counties and the Hilton Branch of Maplewood Memorial Library are offering ESOL Classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Registration is available for Beginner and Intermediate classes.  Classes run from July 10 – September 27, 2018, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 am – 12 pm.

Fee $25.00. For more information please call 973-566-6200 ext. 217. Registration and classes held at the Hilton Branch Library.

Registration dates: Thursdays June 14, 21 & 28, July 5  9:00-11:00 am

 

Preschool Storytime

Events

July 5

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – Ages 2 ½-5 – Drop In*

Stories and activities to encourage reading readiness.  

Thurs @11:00am-11:30am: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9

*Preschool groups and camps must call in advance to schedule visits.

Stay & Make

Events

July 5

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

 Main Library – Ages 2 ½-5 – Drop In

Join us after Preschool Storytime to work on an art project. 

Thurs @11:30am-12:15pm: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26

Hilton Tinker Thursday: Wind Chimes

Create Space

July 5

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 Hilton Branch – Ages 6 – 11 – Drop In

Learn new skills and make cool stuff at our Create Camp! 

Thursdays 4:00 – 6:00 pm

7/5 Wind Chimes

7/12 PVC Ball Maze

7/19 Bite Boom Box

7/26 Cardboard City

School Garden Kids 

Events

July 5

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 Main Library – Ages K and up – Registration Recommended

Recipes for A Successful School Garden is the new book by Seth Boyden gardener Maggie Tuohy along with Elizabeth Ebinger.  Join them for a fun hands-on event. 

Register at  https://schoolgardenkids.eventbrite.com

Lego Club

Events

July 6

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – All ages – Drop In Fri @3:30-4:30pm: 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3    

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

Art & Music Reception

Events

July 7

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Our summer exhibit is a collection of works by Denise Hardie. Denise’s lifelong love of art has led her to experiment in a variety of media–from ceramics to painting to photography. Live music with Laredo the Band, playing a mix of rock, folk, blues and country.  Artist’s talk at 3:20

Adult Drop-In Craft: Zendoodling

Events

July 9

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library –  Zendoodling, the simple repetitive nature of drawing patterns will relax you and boost your creativity. It combines the calming benefits of meditation with the soothing effects of drawing. No artistic talent needed!