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Word Wall

Teen Events

April 26

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library  – Work together to create a communal poem on our word wall.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

April 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…

Navigating the Maze of Medicare

Events

April 26

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Will you be eligible for Medicare this year?  Are you confused by your parent’s Medicare plan? Do you wonder if you should enroll in Medicare at 65 if you are still working? How does COBRA work with Medicare? To get the answers to these questions and more join us for an overview presentation on Medicare.  Learn to understand the different parts of Medicare and how to get the best value for your money. This session is helpful for those already enrolled in Medicare and those who are planning for the future. Presented by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest New Jersey.

 

LEGO Club

Events

April 27

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!

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

April 28

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…

Trivia Mondays

Teen Events

April 30

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Main Library – Trivia Mondays – Guess (or research) the answer to win some candy! This month all trivia will be related to National Poetry Month 

Parents’ Circle

Events

April 30

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library ● For caregivers ● Drop In
Looking to make a change in your career or start your own business? Join Sasha McDowell, MPA, MSW, founder of epicycle group, an organization that supports mothers and fathers striving to integrate meaningful careers and engaged parenthood. Sasha is a leadership, career and business coach, and will provide tips for professionals wanting to change careers, negotiate for more flexibility, pursue new leadership roles, or start their own businesses.

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.

Children ages 0-5 are welcome.

Friends Annual Meeting: Making Movies in Maplewood

Events

April 30

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library – Filmmaker Bob Pusateri, a longtime Maplewood resident, will be guest speaker at the Friends of the Maplewood Library annual meeting on Monday, April 30, 7:30 p.m., at the Main Library. The meeting will also include a brief business session and election of officers.

Bob’s presentation will include a screening of one of his latest productions, PEZZONOVANTE (Big Shot), a short about a young girl who makes a deal with the mob. It was screened at the NY Short Film Festival at the world-famous Cinema Village in Manhattan last November, and it was presented at the Orlando Film Festival and other short film fests around the country.

Working with a host of local actors and crew members, Bob functions as writer/director/producer/sometime actor and general factotum on his film projects. “I just really enjoy making movies,” he says.

The evening promises to be both entertaining and informative, and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Thanks to Program Chair Anne Smith for arranging Bob’s presentation.

Baby Lit

Hilton Branch Kids Events

May 1

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

Tuesdays,  May 1, 8, and 15  @ 10:30 am

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Hilton Branch Kids Events

May 1

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 2 ½ – 5 ● Drop in

Tuesdays, 5/1, 5/8, and 5/15 @ 4:00 pm

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

May 1

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

May 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

Hilton Branch Kids Events

May 2

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

Wednesdays, 5/2, 5/9, and 5/16 @ 11:00 am

Maplewoodshop Labs

Create Space Recurring Events

May 2

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Create Space – Learn the satisfaction of building something with your own hands, along with the skills it takes to do it! Work with Maplewoodshop to create woodworking tools and learn design skills in a small, hands on environment. While there will be some geometry, it will be in the service of real world applications. Lessons are adapted from the book, “From Truth to Tools” by George Walker and Jim Tolpin

Interested participants must be in grades 4-6 and register for all dates

Registration Required: https://mmlmaplewoodshop.eventbrite.com

Wednesdays 4-5pm, Hilton Branch Create Space
April 4, April 18, April 25, May 2

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

May 3

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…

Build a Computer

Create Space Recurring Events

May 3

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every other Thursday beginning January 25th    6:30 – 8:00 pm   

By disassembling and then rebuilding old computers you’ll learn about the different hardware components that make up a personal computer. You’ll also learn how to install RAM, hard drives, network cards, etc. Further along in the program we’ll be installing and configuring Ubuntu Linux, creating a Linux media server and building a Linux file server.  For teens and adults. Drop in.

Thursday Night Book Club

Events

May 3

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – The Thursday Night Book Club returns, facilitated by Maplewood Library’s well-read, literature-loving librarians. The May title is An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine. During reclusive Aaliya’s late-life crisis, she muses on literature, philosophy, and art and relives memories of the Lebanese Civil War and her volatile past. As she tries to overcome her aging body and spontaneous emotions she is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left.

Future readings:

June 7 – Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

 

Parents’ Circle            

Events

May 4

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library ● For caregivers ● Drop In

This month’s guest speaker is Yvelisse Gonzalez MSW, LSW, Perinatal Mental Health Coordinator, from Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey.

Speaking up about New Baby, New Emotions

Come and learn about your emotional well-being during pregnancy and after birth. Hear about ways to take care of yourself during the postpartum period and tips on self-care. Pregnant moms are welcome as well!

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.

Children ages 0-5 are welcome

Questions? jenniferburlesonlcsw@gmail.com

Music with Wilma & the Wingers

Events

May 4

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.

Art & Music Reception

Events

May 5

3:00 am - 4:00 am

Main Library – Roberta Reynolds: Acrylic & Paper Collages

New Jersey native and Park Slope transplant Roberta Reynolds has lived in Maplewood for the past 20 years. She studied in the 1970’s and 80’s at the Art Students League in Manhattan and created oil paintings based on her photos and sketches of urban scenes. While commuting on NJ Transit from Maplewood to New York, she became entranced by the Meadowlands landscape. Using her photos taken from the train, she created abstract oil pastels. A class in collage making expanded the content of Roberta’s art enabling her to express her concerns for the natural environment and need for wildlife protection. The acrylic paintings and paper collages in this exhibit are her most recent work on this subject. Live music will be provided by guitarist & singer Steve Jones. Artist’s talk at 3:20.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

May 5

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…

Make & Take Crafts

Events

May 7 - May 11

All Day

Main Library ● All ages● Drop in

  • Monday, May 7- Friday, May 11 Mother’s Day flower card
  • Monday, May 14- Friday, May 18 Haitian Flag Day bookmark
  • Saturday, May 19th & Monday May 21st Royal Wedding “jeweled” crown

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

May 7

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Getting Clear: Enhancing the World With Your True Gift

This workshop will focus on three core principles for your life: discovering what you really want; uncoveing the lies you tell yourself; and embracing the feeling of being the real you. Through self-reflective exercises, you’ll get a new belief of what is possible for you, and a first step to bring you closer to fulfilling your dream. You will have a new understanding of why giving your divine gift cannot be ignored.

Speaker Rosie Battista is an author, Life & Business Strategist, and Trainer of Mind-Body-Spirits who reinvented herself in her 50s. www.rosiebattista.com

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

2018 Meeting Dates: January 8 & 22; February 5 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 27; September 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 26; December 10

 

Cuentos y canciones: Bilingual Storytime

Events

May 7

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

el lunes 7 de mayo a las 4:00 pm / Monday May 7 @ 4:00pm ● Main

and el jueves 10 de mayo a las 4:00 pm / Thursday May 10 @ 4:00pm ● Hilton

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

Hilton Branch Kids Events

May 8

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

Tuesdays,  May 1, 8, and 15  @ 10:30 am

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Hilton Branch Kids Events

May 8

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 2 ½ – 5 ● Drop in

Tuesdays, 5/1, 5/8, and 5/15 @ 4:00 pm

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

May 8

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

May 8

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. 

Computer Explorations

Hilton Branch Events

May 9

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Get the help YOU need! For beginner  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.