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Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

May 27

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…

Writing the College Essay

Teen Events

May 27

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Find out how to construct a fantastic college essay from soup to nuts with Alisha Davlin, an NYU outside undergraduate admissions reader who is well versed in what makes a memorable college essay.

Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

Events

May 29

All Day

Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

May 30

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 30

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 30

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.

ESOL Class Registration

Hilton Branch Events

June 1

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 July 11- September 28, 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 June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 9:00-11:00 am

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

June 1

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

June 1

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

June 1

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959.  A suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

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.

 

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

June 3

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…

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

June 5

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchWhat To Do When You Can’t Do What You Used To Do

Has your former job or industry changed to skills you don’t have? Are you unable to keep up with the physical rigors of your job? This program examines why you can’t do what you used to do, and discusses ways to leverage your professional expertise in order to move forward in your career.

David Schuchman Information Technology professional and leader of the Professional Services Group of Mercer County

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

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

June 6

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

June 6

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. 

ESOL Class Registration

Hilton Branch Events

June 8

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 July 11- September 28, 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 June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 9:00-11:00 am

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

June 8

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

June 8

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

June 10

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…

Art & Music Reception: Steve Beal & Ken Witkowski

Events

June 10

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Saturday, June 10, 3:00-4:00 pm.  Live music will be provided by the artists!

Steve Beal is a watercolor artist. He has said “ …when I paint, I use a wet in wet technique, which allows me to be a sort of spectator as I watch the colors interact with one another. I consider it a form of magic. Shadows intrigue me – most of my paintings feature this interplay of values from dark to light”

Kenneth Witkowski is a pastel artist who refers to his work as Industrial American Landscapes, an homage to his roots in the Perth Amboy/Carteret area of NJ.

Ken and Steve also enjoy playing music together as a duo and are two thirds of the musical trio The eMKayS, who can be found performing in coffee houses throughout the area.

Homeschool Monday

Events

June 12

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.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

June 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…

Digital Device Clinic

Create Space Recurring Events

June 13

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

June 14

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.

 

 

Read Around the World: Barbados

Events

June 14

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 book is The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson. This tautly paced coming-of-age novel of community, betrayal, and love centers on two sisters, exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados after their mother can no longer care for them. Dionne spends the summer in search of love, and wanting to go home, while Phaedra investigates their mother’s mysterious life.

star-side-of-bird-hill

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESOL Class Registration

Hilton Branch Events

June 15

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 July 11- September 28, 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 June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 9:00-11:00 am

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

June 15

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

June 15

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

June 17

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…

Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Events

June 17

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – A gathering for people who knit, crochet, quilt, sew, embroider or do other creative things with yarn or fabric. Enjoy a relaxing morning working on your projects and get feedback and advice from fellow crafters. Bring your own supplies. All skill levels are welcome! Facilitated by Maplewood resident Amy Zorn. Drop in.