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Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

April 21

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…

Friends Book Sale April 21-22

Events

April 21

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friends  will accept donations  from Saturday, Feb. 24 through April 14. Bring donations downstairs and enter through the basement door (behind the flagpole). No encyclopedias, magazines or mildewed books please! Please DO NOT leave donations on the library steps or in the book drop.

The weekly schedule to drop off your donations will be:

  • Mondays:  10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wednesdays:  7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays:  2-4 p.m.
  • Saturdays:  10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.  

If these times do not work for you, please speak with a Library staff member.

The Friends of the Library sponsor library programs and improvements, and fund the purchase of special Library materials and equipment. www.maplewoodlibrary.org/friends/

Hilton Saturday Morning Cartoons

Events

April 21

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 8-12 ● Drop in 

Come learn how to make your own animations in our Create Space! Space is limited, so come on time!

Art & Music Reception: Sue Ellen Leys

Events

April 21

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Art That Sings, Swings, & Surfs. Sue Ellen’s representational paintings are inspired by her candid snapshots of people celebrating art, music, and style at events where elements of retro style intersect with moments of modern technology, and people from all backgrounds have an opportunity to come together. Her website is https://sueellenleys.com/

With live music; an instrumental blend of surf, swing and twang with Martin Leys and Peter Seckel

 
 

Friends Book Sale April 21-22

Events

April 22

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friends  will accept donations  from Saturday, Feb. 24 through April 14. Bring donations downstairs and enter through the basement door (behind the flagpole). No encyclopedias, magazines or mildewed books please! Please DO NOT leave donations on the library steps or in the book drop.

The weekly schedule to drop off your donations will be:

  • Mondays:  10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wednesdays:  7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays:  2-4 p.m.
  • Saturdays:  10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.  

If these times do not work for you, please speak with a Library staff member.

The Friends of the Library sponsor library programs and improvements, and fund the purchase of special Library materials and equipment. www.maplewoodlibrary.org/friends/

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

April 23

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchYou Can’t Change the Wind But You Can Redirect Your Sails!

Do you have an idea that would take you out of your comfort zone, or want to take a risk against advice otherwise? Learn how to bring your ideas to fruition, get support and avoid costly mistakes. Know the tools you should you have before you embark on something new and how to know when to move on or keep sailing in the other direction. Danielle Lindner is the founder of the London Day School® recognized among the most innovative preschools in the country.

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

 

Normal Aging and the Brain

Hilton Branch Events

April 23

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hilton Branch – This talk will cover the changes that occur in our thinking skills as we age, such as memory, attention, decision making, and spatial orientation Learn the difference between normal aging and symptoms that may need further evaluation, and what can be done to preserve your memory and thinking skills.

Presented by Overlook Medical Center’s New Vitality Program.

Trivia Mondays

Teen Events

April 23

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 

Cuentos y canciones: Bilingual Storytime

Events

April 23

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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. 

Main Library: el lunes/ Monday, April 9 @  4:00pm ● el lunes/ Monday, April 23@  4:00pm

Hilton Branch: el jueves / Thursday, April 12 @ 4:00pm ● el miercoles / Wednesday, April 25 @ 4:00pm 

Making the Right Decisions for College: SAT vs. ACT and Planning College Visits

Teen Events

April 23

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – David Twersky, an Independent Education Consultant and the founder of College Link Consulting, will lead a discussion to help prepare both students and parents for the college application experience. 

  • SAT vs. ACT: Most colleges use the SAT or ACT to help decide whether to admit students or not. Neither test is harder than the other – but each test benefits a different type of student. Learn the differences between the two tests and discover which one might be best for you!
  • Planning College Visits: Visiting a college is the best way to get a feel for the campus — from classes and dorms to the cafeteria menu. A visit also gives you the chance to talk to students, faculty, and financial aid and admission officers. Find out how to make the most of your time when visiting.  

Hilton LEGO Challenge

Events

April 24

4:00 pm - 6:00 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.

Kid Power! Art Workshop: Zen Doodles

Events

April 24

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Main Library ● Grades 1-5 ● Limited to first 12 children

Learn the art of the zen doodles from a CHS student.  Will include an opportunity to create your own artwork to take home. 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

April 24

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

April 24

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 Cuentos y canciones: Bilingual Storytime

Events

April 25

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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. 

Main Library: el lunes/ Monday, April 9 @  4:00pm ● el lunes/ Monday, April 23@  4:00pm

Hilton Branch: el jueves / Thursday, April 12 @ 4:00pm ● el miercoles / Wednesday, April 25 @ 4:00pm 

 

 

Maplewoodshop Labs

Create Space Recurring Events

April 25

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

 

Coding for Moms (and Other Grownups)

Hilton Branch Events

April 26

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch – It’s not just for your kids! Here’s your chance to learn about programming in a relaxed and non-intimidating setting. See what all the buzz is about and find out how much fun hands-on coding can be. 

Instructor Adriana Compagnoni is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Open to new and returning participants. Babes in arms ok. No registration needed.

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.

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. 

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…