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Summer Reading Club 2017!

Events

June 19 - August 18

All Day

Our theme this year is BUILD A BETTER WORLD! Hands-On Science, Giant Blocks & Legos,  Storytimes & Crafts,  Music & Movement, High & Low Tech,  Family Service Projects, & MORE! REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 19th!

Join is for our Kick Off Celebration Monday June 26th at 7pm featuring “That Physics Show” Explosions! Rolling rockets! Bed of nails! www.ThatPhysicsShow.com

Learn all about the Summer Reading Club here!

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

June 24

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…

Dads Rock ‘n’ Read

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June 24

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Main Library  All Ages Drop In  

Parents who read to kids are vital in the creation of the next generation of readers. You may already be reading aloud to a child or maybe you’d like to start doing so. Hear a story, learn about some research, share coffee, and discuss your experiences.  Dads are especially welcome.

Summer Reading Club Kick Off!

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June 26

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our Summer Reading Club Kick Off celebration featuring Drama Desk Award winning “That Physics Show” Explosions! Rolling rockets! Bed of nails!  Check it out at www.ThatPhysicsShow.com!

Baby Lit

Events

June 27

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library * Ages birth – 2 ½ *Drop In

Tuesdays @ 10:30-11 am, 6/20 and 6/27

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Events

June 27

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 Hilton Branch * Ages 2 ½ – 5 * Drop In

Tuesday 6/27 @ 4-4:30pm

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

June 27

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 27

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

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June 28

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages Birth – 2 1/2 * Drop In 

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Wednesday @ 11-11:30 am 6/28

Hilton Baby Lit

Events

June 28

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages birth-2 ½ * Drop In

Stories, fingerplays, songs, & more!  

Wednesdays @11-11:30am: 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2  

All children must be accompanied by an adult.d

Paint Your House

Events

June 28

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop In

Paint a picture of your house to decorate the Children’s Room entrance. Bring a photo of your self o your family to include in your house. This is a messy craft!

ESOL Class Registration

Hilton Branch Events

June 29

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

 

Preschool Storytime

Events

June 29

11:00 am - 11:30 am

 Main Library * Ages 2 ½ – 5 * Drop In

Thursdays @ 11-11:30am, 6/22 and 6/29

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Build a Better World Service Projects!

Events

June 29

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop In

Small deeds can make a great impact! Work together with other community members on these multi-age projects. 6/29 @ 3-5pm  Hoops -2017 July 4th Art Project in Maplewood Park

7/6 @ 3-5pm  Birdfeeder craft

7/20 @ 3-5pm  Pick-Up at the Park  [card making  if raining]

7/27 @ 3-5pm  Dog Toys for Associated Humane Society

8/3 @ 3-5pm  Cards for the Homebound

Build a Better World: Hoops Project

Teen Events

June 29

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – All Ages. Drop-in. – Decorate a hoop for the 4th of July Community Art Project.

Need volunteer hours? Come to the Build a Better World programs and get a signed letter from our teen librarian for proof of volunteering!

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

June 29

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 29

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.

Summer Weekend Hours Start July 1

Events

July 1

All Day

Main Library will continue to remain open from 10-5 on Saturdays. Hilton Branch will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays from July through Labor Day.  Both buildings will be closed on Tuesday, July 4.

 

Hilton Kids Maker Monday

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July 3

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  Hilton Branch * Ages 2 – 6 * Drop In

Make cool things in the Hilton Branch Create Space!  

Mondays @11am-1pm: 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31 

Family Painting Workshop

Events

July 3

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 Main Library * All ages * Drop In

Paint a picture to adorn the walls of the children’s room all summer long!  

Libraries closed for Independence Day

Events

July 4

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Independence Day

Hilton Baby Lit

Events

July 5

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch * Ages birth-2 ½ * Drop In

Stories, fingerplays, songs, & more!  

Wednesdays @11-11:30am: 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2  

All children must be accompanied by an adult.d

Family Activity Night!

Events

July 5

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library * Ages vary * Registration required for some programs. See below.

Wednesdays @ 7pm:  

7/5 @ 7pm  Sponge Water Bombs (ages 6 and up)

7/12 @ 7pm Pool Noodle Rockets (ages 6 and up)

7/19 @ 7pm Ice Cream Making  (ages 5 and up)

7/26 @ 7pm Bicycle Chain Fidget  Spinner (ages 8 and up)
            REGISTER     https://fidgetspinner.eventbrite.com

8/2 @ 7pm My Virtual Family Vacation (ages 8 and up)

            REGISTER     https://virtualvacation.eventbrite.com

8/9 @ 7pm Fabric Crayon Pillow  (ages 6 and up)

Preschool Storytime)

Events

July 6

12:00 am

 Main Library * Ages 2 ½-5 * Drop In

Stories and activities to encourage reading readiness. 

Thurs @11am-11:30am: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10 or (HB) Tues @4-4:30pm: 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1

All children must be accompanied by an adult. *Preschool groups and camps must call in advance to schedule visits.*

Summer Reading Club Drop In Activity Day

Events

July 6

All Day

Main Library * All Ages * Drop In

You can complete these activities in the library, or take them home for later!  

7/6 @ 10am-9pm: Tangram – create your own puzzle

7/13 @ 10am-9pm Paper Sculpture

7/20 @ 10am-9pm:   Beaded Keychain

7/27 @ 10am-9pm: Felt Monsters

8/3 @ 10am-9pm:  Cards for the Homebound

8/10 @ 10am-9pm: Whirlygig

Build a Better World Service Projects!

Events

July 6

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop In

Small deeds can make a great impact! Work together with other community members on these multi-age projects. 6/29 @ 3-5pm  Hoops -2017 July 4th Art Project in Maplewood Park

7/6 @ 3-5pm  Birdfeeder craft

7/20 @ 3-5pm  Pick-Up at the Park  [card making  if raining]

7/27 @ 3-5pm  Dog Toys for Associated Humane Society

8/3 @ 3-5pm  Cards for the Homebound

Build a Better World: Bird Feeder Project

Teen Events

July 6

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library –  All Ages – Drop-in – Craft a Bird Feeder to help our feathered friends. Bring it home to hang in your own garden, or leave it at the library for the Maplewood Garden Club to integrate on the library grounds.

Need volunteer hours? Come to the Build a Better World programs and get a signed letter from our teen librarian for proof of volunteering!

Hilton Tinker Thursdays

Create Space Recurring Events

July 6

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Hilton Branch * Ages 6 – 11 * Drop In

Learn new skills, make cool stuff! See the Hilton Branch Create Camp flyer for more information.   

Thurs @4:30-6:30pm: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27  

Little Yogis

Events

July 7

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 2 1/2-5 * Registration Required

A fun-filled yoga class for kids taught by Dawn Yoselowitz.  

7/7 @ 11am-12pm Click here to register: https://littleyogisjuly7.eventbrite.com

7/21@ 11am-12pm Click here to register: https://littleyogisjuly21.eventbrite.com