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Baby Lit

Events

May 2

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages birth – 2 ½ *Drop In

Tuesdays @ 10:30-11 am, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Events

May 2

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 Hilton Branch * Ages 2 ½ – 5 * Drop In

Tuesdays @ 4-4:30pm, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

May 2

5:00 pm - 8:00 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…

Digital Device Clinic

Create Space Recurring Events

May 2

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 Math Tutoring for Grades K– 7

Events

May 2

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Hilton Branch ● Grades K-7 ● Drop In

Have questions about your math homework? Come work with Danielle Perrotta, who has years of experience working with the school district’s math system, specializing in working with students in grades K-7.

Hilton Baby Lit

Hilton Branch Events

May 3

11:00 am - 11:30 am

 Hilton Branch * Ages birth – 2 ½ * Drop In

 Wednesdays @ 11-11:30 am, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17

All children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

May 4

5:00 pm - 8:00 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…

Maker Meetup

Create Space Recurring Events

May 4

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.

American Classics II

Events

May 4

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is American Pastoral by Phillip Roth. Philip Roth gives us an elegy for all the twentieth century’s promises of prosperity, civic order, and domestic bliss. Seymour Levov – a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, comes of age in thriving, triumphant post-war America. When his adored daughter becomes a teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism, he is wrenched out of his idyllic existence into the indigenous American berserk. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, this is considered Roth’s masterpiece.

Convened by Alice Crozier, Professor of English Emerita, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Free and open to the public. Copies of the book are available from BCCLS.

Next month’s reading is:

  • June 1–Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

 

Music with Wilma & the Wingers

Events

May 5

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 and friends. 

 

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

May 6

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…

Hilton Youth Activists of SOMa

Events

May 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● Sundays May 7th and May 21st @ 2:00 pm Grades 4-8 Drop in 

Youth Activists of SOMa is a program led by Danielle Perrotta, designed to encourage young people to make their voices heard in Maplewood and South Orange. Come learn how our community works, meet some of the people who make the big decisions, and learn how to ask questions, express your concerns, and get involved!

Forever Bouquet Craft 

Events

May 8

All Day

Main Library ● All ages ●  Drop In 

Make a beautiful spring time  bouquet for a very  special person in your life! These vibrant paper flowers won’t ever wilt.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

May 8

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchSecrets of the Human Resources Industry. “Absolutely Abby” Kohut, award-winning Career Success Consultant and HR professional will share the secrets of her industry and  how the  unemployed can find and fill the 3+ million open jobs.

“Absolutely Abby” tells job seekers the absolute truth, and helps and encourages candidates looking to land their dream jobs.

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

 

Homeschool Monday

Events

May 8

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Main Library ● Mondays  4/10, 5/8, 6/12  @ 12-2 pm All Ages Drop In
Meet other homeschool families, share homeschooling stories and curriculum, and
let your kids interact with each other.  Bring board games, snacks, and resources to share. 
Open to families who homeschool and families who are considering homeschooling.

Teen Zone Trivia

Teen Events

May 8

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Win candy with the right answer!

Forever Bouquet Craft 

Events

May 9

All Day

Main Library ● All ages ●  Drop In 

Make a beautiful spring time  bouquet for a very  special person in your life! These vibrant paper flowers won’t ever wilt.

Baby Lit

Events

May 9

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages birth – 2 ½ *Drop In

Tuesdays @ 10:30-11 am, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Teen Zone Trivia

Hilton Branch Teen Events

May 9

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Win candy with the right answer!

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Events

May 9

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 Hilton Branch * Ages 2 ½ – 5 * Drop In

Tuesdays @ 4-4:30pm, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

May 9

5:00 pm - 8:00 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…

Digital Device Clinic

Create Space Recurring Events

May 9

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 Math Tutoring for Grades K– 7

Events

May 9

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Hilton Branch ● Grades K-7 ● Drop In

Have questions about your math homework? Come work with Danielle Perrotta, who has years of experience working with the school district’s math system, specializing in working with students in grades K-7.

Forever Bouquet Craft 

Events

May 10

All Day

Main Library ● All ages ●  Drop In 

Make a beautiful spring time  bouquet for a very  special person in your life! These vibrant paper flowers won’t ever wilt.

Hilton Baby Lit

Hilton Branch Events

May 10

11:00 am - 11:30 am

 Hilton Branch * Ages birth – 2 ½ * Drop In

 Wednesdays @ 11-11:30 am, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17

All children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Hilton Free Adult Health Screening

Hilton Branch Events

May 10

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.

 

 

Read Around the World: Ethiopia

Events

May 10

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.

This month’s title is Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.

cutting-for-stone

 

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

  • December 14–Jamaica–Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy
  • January 11–Colombia–The sound of things falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
  • February 8–Saudi Arabia–Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea
  • March 8–Japan–Death by water: a novel by Oe Kenzaburo
  • April 5–Hungary–The door by Elizabeth Szabo
  • May 10–Ethiopia–Cutting for stone by Abraham Verghese
  • June 14–Barbados–The star side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forever Bouquet Craft 

Events

May 11

All Day

Main Library ● All ages ●  Drop In 

Make a beautiful spring time  bouquet for a very  special person in your life! These vibrant paper flowers won’t ever wilt.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

May 11

5:00 pm - 8:00 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…