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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!

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

Create Camp: Maplewoodshop

Create Space

July 26

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch Create Space – No shop class in school? No problem! We’ll bring Maplewoodshop to you. Learn the satisfaction of building something with your own hands, along with the skills it takes to do it! (Ages 10 & up) Registration Required  https://createcampmaplewoodshop.eventbrite.com

 

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

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…

Maker Meetup

Create Space Recurring Events

July 27

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Create Space – Join the Maker Movement!  Help with one of our projects, or bring your own ideas. Maplewood Library’s Create Space at Hilton Branch offers a variety of high-tech equipment and software for a multitude of creative applications. The Create Space is outfitted with a Maker Gear 3D printer, a laminator and a color printer, as well as 12 Dell laptops loaded with Rhino 3D CAD and other productivity software.  There are also project kits for experimenting with electronics, circuits and programming.

Bloodmobile

Events

July 29

10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Main Library – The blood you donate will help save the lives of trauma victims, patients with blood disorders, cancer and many other life- threatening injuries and illnesses in our area hospitals. Shortages occur throughout the year especially in this area of the country. This situation puts the lives of patients who need blood in danger.

Author Talk: Three Cents a Mile with Mark Mooney

Events

July 29

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Three Cents a Mile is a rollicking, exciting and often poignant tale of Mark’s 41,000-mile hitchhiking journey around the world, through the Iranian revolution, Mother Teresa’s convent, a Malaysian opium den, Paris, the Khmer Rogue, Thailand and more. He’ll talk about the characters he befriended, and what led him to his sometimes scary, always fascinating adventures.

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

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…

Digital Device Clinic

Create Space Recurring Events

August 1

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 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.*

Build a Better World: Cards for the Homebound

Teen Events

August 3

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library-All Ages-Drop-in – Help put a smile on the faces of our local senior citizens by sending a handmade greeting card to those who are homebound.

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

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!   

Maker Meetup

Create Space Recurring Events

August 3

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Create Space – Join the Maker Movement!  Help with one of our projects, or bring your own ideas. Maplewood Library’s Create Space at Hilton Branch offers a variety of high-tech equipment and software for a multitude of creative applications. The Create Space is outfitted with a Maker Gear 3D printer, a laminator and a color printer, as well as 12 Dell laptops loaded with Rhino 3D CAD and other productivity software.  There are also project kits for experimenting with electronics, circuits and programming.

Library open as normal today

Events

August 4

All Day

Main Library is open normal hours today