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Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

December 10

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchPositivity Expert Emily Klein will talk you through handling the holiday blues and jumpstarting 2019. Network with other professionals who are between jobs or looking for new career opportunities. 

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

 

Homeschool Monday

Events

December 10

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Main Library ●  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 are considering homeschooling.

Cuentos y canciones: Bilingual Storytime

Hilton Branch Kids Events

December 10

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

el lunes / Monday Dec 10 @4:00pm ● Main and el miercoles / Wednesday Dec 12 @ 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. 

Don’t Panic! One-on-One College Essay Help @ Main

Teen Events

December 10

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Still struggling with your college application essay? 

Those who have started the college essay process and need some feedback are welcome to sign up for one-on-one editing sessions on December 10th at the Main Library and December 15th at Hilton Branch. These sessions are open to all, but sign up is required.

Genine Babakian is a writer and editor who has worked for newspapers, nonprofits and UN agencies.  She has been conducting the Don’t Panic workshops at Maplewood Library since 2013.

Registration REQUIRED
https://bit.ly/2Odbz3O

Baby Lit

Kids Events

December 11

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

Tuesdays, Dec 4, 11, and 18 @ 10:30am

 

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Hilton Branch Kids Events

December 11

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 2 ½ – 5 ● Drop in

Tuesdays, Dec 4 and 11 @ 4:00pm

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

December 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…

Digital Device Clinic

Create Space Recurring Events

December 11

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drop in for free one-on-one support for using your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device. Open to adults, teens and children.  Every Tuesday evening from 5 – 7 pm at Hilton Branch.

Computer Explorations

Hilton Branch Events

December 12

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.

Adult Health Screening

Events

December 12

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Medication, weight & health counseling; blood pressure and carotid bruit screening, diabetes risk assessment. FREE and 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.

 

 

Hilton Baby Lit

Hilton Branch Kids Events

December 12

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

Wednesdays, Dec 5 and 12 @ 11:00am

Cuentos y canciones: Bilingual Storytime

Hilton Branch Kids Events

December 12

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

el lunes / Monday Dec 10 @4:00pm ● Main and el miercoles / Wednesday Dec 12 @ 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. 

How To Help Your Child Succeed On The SAT and ACT

Teen Events

December 12

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CHS educator, tutor, and author Mark Richman gives us the ins and outs of the SAT & ACT exams and the best ways to prepare for the big test. With dates for both exams coming up in early spring, you won’t want to miss this!

Mr. Richman has been teaching, tutoring and educating for over 45 years. He is the author of four books on education. His latest book is 
How To Help Your Child Succeed On The SAT and ACT.

Registration Recommended
https://mml-sat-or-act.eventbrite.com

ESOL Class Registration

Hilton Branch Events

December 13

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 January 8 – March 28, 2019

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

The registration dates are as follows:

  • Thurs. Dec. 6
  • Thurs. Dec. 13
  • Thurs. Dec. 20
  • Thurs. Jan. 3

Registration times are 9 am – 11 am.   

 

Preschool Storytime

Kids Recurring Events

December 13

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library ● Ages 2 ½ – 5 ● Drop in

Thursdays, Dec 6 and 13 @ 11:00am

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

December 13

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…

Conversations on Gender with Dr. Eunice Aviles Part III

Kids Events

December 13

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Part III: Gender Identity & Cultural Diversity with Family Nurse Practitioner Dana Delgardo, APNc

Main Library ●  Ages 14+ *● Drop in

This is the last of a 3 part series on Gender facilitated by  Eunice Avilés, PsyD, LMHC, LPC.

New Jersey is a melting pot made up of a beautiful mix  of humans from different cultural backgrounds. Join us in a conversation that will focus on aspects of cultural diversity and gender.  

This dialogue will emphasize cultural considerations to make our community safe for transgender individuals and those who do not identify within the binary of male and female.

Dr. Aviles is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Gender Specialist and an AASECT certified Sex Therapist. She provides psychological care, professional training, and regularly speaks at educational conferences  about gender identity, gender dysphoria, and related topics.  http://www.transcendingidentities.com

Target audience:Anyone interested in gender identity and cultural diversity.

Refreshments will be served. *Lego Club for children ages 5 and up in the Children’s Room 7-8:30 pm

LEGO Club

Kids Events

December 13

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library ● All ages ● Drop in

We have lots of LEGOs for everyone to build and display their creations at the library!

New Thursday Night Book Group: Classic and Contemporary

Events

December 13

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Maplewood Library is pleased to announce Classic and Contemporary, our new book discussion group. The group will be facilitated by Dennis Donahue, Ph.D., former director of the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT. Meetings are at 7 pm at Main Library. This month’s title is Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan.

Manhattan Beach

Upcoming titles and dates are as follows. The books can be borrowed from Maplewood Library or requested through the BCCLS consortium with your Maplewood Library card.

January 10: Sister Carrie by Theodore Drieser

February 14: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 

March 14: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

April 11: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

May 9: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

December 15

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…

Don’t Panic! One-on-One College Essay Help @ Hilton Branch

Hilton Branch Events

December 15

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Still struggling with your college application essay? Sign up for one-on-one editing sessions with Genine Babakian, a writer and editor who has worked for newspapers, non-profits and UN agencies.  She has been conducting the Don’t Panic workshops at Maplewood Library since 2013.

These sessions are designed for students who have started their essays but need some advice or a second set of eyes. 

Please sign up for a 30 minute time slot at https://bit.ly/2ERuiTk and email your essay ahead of time to Genine Babakian at gbabakian@earthlink.net in order to get the most out of your 30 minute sessions

Saturday Storytime

Kids Events

December 15

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library ● All ages ● Drop In

Enjoy live music, stories and movement, with various musical guests. We especially welcome children with special needs.  A fun way to spend your Saturday morning!

Dickens Village Story and Craft

Kids Events

December 15

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Main Library ● All Ages  ● Drop in

Take part in the Dickens Village festivities at the Library. Hear a holiday story and make an LED light-up card.

Savvy Caregiving for Boomers: Keys to Making a Difference in a Family Caregiving Challenge

Events

December 17

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – A caregiving crisis can leave your family confused and uncertain where to turn. Be prepared for the tricky emotional, legal, residential, medical and financial issues that arise when caregiving becomes a necessity.

  • Families need to ask:
  • What happens when a parent or spouse needs caregiving?
  • How do you guarantee they get the best care possible?
  • Who will oversee their care, and how will expenses be covered?
  • In this free workshop you will learn:
  • Your number one priority when creating a plan
  • The most overlooked aspect of caregiving planning
  • Best ways to start the discussion in your family
  • Why now is the best time to start the process
  • The critical legal issues that must be addressed quickly
  • What caregivers need in order to help their family as much as possible
  • The key topics covered in a good caregiving plan
  • The key roles professionals play in caregiving challenges

Presented by Sean Bailey and Amanda Chase of Savvy Caregiving for Boomers

Baby Lit

Kids Events

December 18

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

Tuesdays, Dec 4, 11, and 18 @ 10:30am

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

December 18

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

December 18

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drop in for free one-on-one support for using your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device. Open to adults, teens and children.  Every Tuesday evening from 5 – 7 pm at Hilton Branch.

Hilton LEGO Challenge

Hilton Branch Kids Events

December 18

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 4+ ● Drop in

Every month, stop by to build with our Legos and see if you can finish our monthly Lego challenge! Test your engineering and design skills, make new friends, and have fun.

ESOL Class Registration

Hilton Branch Events

December 20

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 January 8 – March 28, 2019

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

The registration dates are as follows:

  • Thurs. Dec. 6
  • Thurs. Dec. 13
  • Thurs. Dec. 20
  • Thurs. Jan. 3

Registration times are 9 am – 11 am.