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Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

August 21

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – KanbanFlow is a visual-tracking search tool for keeping track of the progress of your job search. This free internet-based tool is easy to use and provides great visuals for you throughout your search. Denny Capellan, software engineer/business systems analyst, will introduce the tool and show attendees how to use it.

Network with other professionals who are currently unemployed or looking for new career opportunities. Meetings alternate between guest speakers and career workshops. Programs are free and open to the public. Subscribe to the group here.

More information about Professionals in Transition

2017 Meeting Dates: January 9 & 23; February 6 & 27; March 13 & 27; April 10 & 24; May 8 & 22; June 5 & 19; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21; September 11 & 25; October 16 & 30; November 13 & 27; December 11

 

Live NASA Stream Viewing of the Solar Eclipse

Events

August 21

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will be live streaming the eclipse at both library buildings, starting at noon on Monday and going till 5. Peak eclipse time in our area is around 2:45 pm. Free coffee will be provided.

Here’s a link to the NASA page, which includes safe viewing tips: https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive  and here’s a website with good spots in NJ to view:  http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/08/best_spots_to_see_the_solar_eclipse_in_nj_a_statew.html

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

August 22

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 22

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. 

Free Adult Health Screening

Events

August 23

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Blood pressure and carotid bruit screening,  medication, weight & health counseling. Open to Maplewood residents 18 and older. Staffed by Maplewood Health Dept. nurses. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 973-762-8120 ext. 4300. Drop-ins are welcome.

 

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

August 24

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

August 24

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.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

August 29

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 29

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. 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

August 31

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

August 31

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.

Libraries closed for Labor Day

Events

September 4

All Day

Both libraries closed for Labor Day

Free SAT Practice Session for the Math Section

Hilton Branch Teen Events

September 5

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s a good time to start planning for the October 7th SAT Test date! Choose one session (both sessions will cover the same material) and in two hours, participants will enjoy a simulated, timed test environment, followed by a review of the material/questions with experienced test prep tutor, Michael Steiner.Registration Required

Tuesday Sep. 5 @ Hilton 6-8pm https://hbsatpractice.eventbrite.com

Wednesday Sep. 6 @ Main 7-9pm https://mainsatpractice.eventbrite.com

Free SAT Practice Session for the Math Section

Teen Events

September 6

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It’s a good time to start planning for the October 7th SAT Test date! Choose one session (both sessions will cover the same material) and in two hours, participants will enjoy a simulated, timed test environment, followed by a review of the material/questions with experienced test prep tutor, Michael Steiner.Registration Required

Tuesday Sep. 5 @ Hilton 6-8pm https://hbsatpractice.eventbrite.com

Wednesday Sep. 6 @ Main 7-9pm https://mainsatpractice.eventbrite.com

Read Around the World: Israel

Events

September 6

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Explore thought-provoking fiction from around the globe. Our Read Around the World book club meets once a month to discuss titles from foreign locales.  All titles are available from Maplewood Library or through the BCCLS consortium. No registration needed.

This month’s book is Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen.

 

Future dates and readings for Read Around the World Book Club:

  • October 4–North Korea–The Accusation by Bandi
  • November 8–Italy–My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  • December 14–Kenya–Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESOL Class Registration

Hilton Branch Events

September 7

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, Intermediate and Advanced classes.  Classes run from Oct. 3 to Dec. 21, 2017.

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 September 7, 14, 21, 28 9:00-11:00 am

 

Library Closed for Staff Development/Township Employee Picnic

Events

September 8

All Day

The Library is closed today for Staff Development in the morning, and the Township Staff Appreciation Picnic in the afternoon.

Hilton Branch Closed for Painting

Hilton Branch Events

September 9

All Day

Hilton Branch will be closed September 9 & 10 to get a new coat of paint!

Art & Music Reception: Amy Zorn

Events

September 9

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Amy Zorn is a 19 year Maplewood resident who has too many hobbies. This is, perhaps, the fault of her mother and grandmothers on both sides whose artistic DNA she inherited.  She has an art history degree from Vassar College and a Masters in art history from Northwestern University. 

Amy has worked at the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the Whitney Museum. Aside from one drawing class, for which she earned her worst grade in college, she is self-taught, although sometimes she follows online tutorials. About a year ago she broke out her high school watercolor set to paint postcards to send to her parents in Florida. Since then she has upgraded her paint set and bought larger paper.  Her background as an art museum curator and long-time Maplewood Garden Club member led to watercolors of flowers, plants, and occasionally animals, usually without preliminary drawing. 

Rather than planning a composition in advance, Amy approaches painting like a puzzle, filling in and adding colors and shapes where they seem to fit, and she finds the process meditative and stress relieving. In addition to painting watercolors she has been sewing, quilting, embroidering, knitting, and crocheting since childhood. Amy hosts a monthly meeting of fiber enthusiasts at the library.You can see more of her artwork on Facebook at Amy Zorn Watercolors. Contact her at amyzornartist@gmail.com. Her website, amyzornart.com, is in the works.

Artist’s talk at 11:20. Live music will be provided by The Straus Brothers Plus One.

 

Hilton Branch Closed for Painting

Hilton Branch Events

September 10

All Day

Hilton Branch will be closed September 9 & 10 to get a new coat of paint!

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

September 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchNetwork with other professionals who are currently unemployed or looking for new career opportunities. Meetings alternate between guest speakers and career workshops. Programs are free and open to the public. Subscribe to the group here.

More information about Professionals in Transition

2017 Meeting Dates: January 9 & 23; February 6 & 27; March 13 & 27; April 10 & 24; May 8 & 22; June 5 & 19; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21; September 11 & 25; October 16 & 30; November 13 & 27; December 11

 

Back to School Trivia

Teen Events

September 11

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – Do you think you were a victim of the summer slide? Let’s see with some trivia inspired by Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

 

Back to School Trivia

Hilton Branch Teen Events

September 12

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Do you think you were a victim of the summer slide? Let’s see with some trivia inspired by Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

 

Hilton Computer Explorations

Hilton Branch Events

September 13

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch -Get the help YOU need! For beginner and intermediate computer users.  We’ll help you with documents, email, Internet, photos, social media etc.

The instructor will help with YOUR specific needs.   Drop in. No registration needed.

Hilton Free Adult Health Screening

Hilton Branch Events

September 13

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Blood pressure and carotid bruit screening,  medication, weight & health counseling. Open to Maplewood residents 18 and older. Staffed by Maplewood Health Dept. nurses. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 973-762-8120 ext. 4300. Drop-ins are welcome.

 

 

Minute to Win It

Teen Events

September 13

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – Ten challenges using household items. 60 seconds on the clock. $1 million on the… well, maybe not $1 million on the line, but we have prizes! Think you can do it? You’ve got a Minute to Win It! Drop In

 

ESOL Class Registration

Hilton Branch Events

September 14

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, Intermediate and Advanced classes.  Classes run from Oct. 3 to Dec. 21, 2017.

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 September 7, 14, 21, 28 9:00-11:00 am

 

Teen STEAM

Teen Events

September 14

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Blow off some steam and get creative in the Teen Zone after school.

 

 

Friday Movie

Teen Events

September 15

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library  – Teens, sit back, relax, and pop some snacks while we enjoy some animated shorts!