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Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 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…

Composting Workshop

Events

October 21

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Main Library – Did you know that more than 1/3 of your garbage is compostable? Composting reduces landfill waste and restores nutrients to your soil. Learn the basics of backyard composting and techniques to make your composting efforts a success year-round. Presented by Java’s Compost.

October Art & Music Reception

Events

October 21

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library — Our October exhibit is the mixed media paintings of Marianne Trent. Her wooden assemblages are intended to be bridges between the imaginary world of the painting and our physical world. See her work at Main Library through October, or on her website at mariannetrent.com.

Artist’s talk at 3:20. Live music will be provided by Steve Jones.

Your Digital Doorway

Events

October 23

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library -At this informational demonstration, you’ll learn how to easily access the library’s digital resources, including e-books, e-audiobooks, digital magazines, movies, TV shows and music-all free with a Maplewood Library card.

 

Applying for Jobs in the 21st Century: A workshop for the non-professional job seeker

Hilton Branch Events

October 24

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Tuesdays October 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 1:00 pm               

This 4-session course is free and open to non-professional jobseekers who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Register by phone at 973-762-1688 or online at https://hiltonjobseeker.eventbrite.com.

The curriculum is as follows. Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Week 1: Resume and cover letters

Week 2: Finding jobs online

Week 3: Filling out job applications

Week 4: Using social media to find work

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Events

October 24

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 2 ½ – 5 ● Drop in

Tuesdays Oct 3, 10, 17, and 24 @ 4:00 pm

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 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

October 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. 

Read to Rover

Events

October 24

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● All ages ● Drop in

Come read to a dog! Local therapy dogs make great listeners. Sit down with one and read him or her the book of your choice.

Hilton Baby Lit

Events

October 25

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

Wednesdays Oct 4, 11, 18, and 25 @ 11:00 am

 

Spooky Storytime

Events

October 26

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Hilton Branch ● All ages ● Drop in

Get in the October mood with some spooky stories, songs, and rhymes, then stay afterward to make some glow-in-the-dark art!

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 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…

Maker Meetup

Create Space Recurring Events

October 26

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.

Coding for Moms (and Other Grownups)

Hilton Branch Events

October 27

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.

LEGO Club

Events

October 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!

Intro to Google Apps

Hilton Branch Events

October 28

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

 
Hilton Branch – 2 Saturdays, October 28 & November 4 from 10:30-12       
Participants must have a Gmail account and must be computer proficient and familiar with navigating and managing files and folders.
 
Google Apps is a powerful suite of tools that’s completely free to use! It includes Google Drive, Google Docs, and a number of other applications.
In this 2-session course you will learn how to create and access files via any web browser on any device. We’ll show you how to create and store documents, spreadsheets and presentations, store music, videos and photos and use Google Calendar and Google Drawings. Students are expected to attend both sessions. Please register using your Gmail account at  mmlgoogleapps.eventbrite.com

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

October 30

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchNetwork 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

 

Applying for Jobs in the 21st Century: A workshop for the non-professional job seeker

Hilton Branch Events

October 31

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Tuesdays October 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 1:00 pm               

This 4-session course is free and open to non-professional jobseekers who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Register by phone at 973-762-1688 or online at https://hiltonjobseeker.eventbrite.com.

The curriculum is as follows. Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Week 1: Resume and cover letters

Week 2: Finding jobs online

Week 3: Filling out job applications

Week 4: Using social media to find work

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 31

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

October 31

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. 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

November 2

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…

Maker Meetup

Create Space Recurring Events

November 2

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.

Thursday Night Book Club

Events

November 2

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – The Thursday Night Book Club returns, facilitated by Maplewood Library’s well-read, literature-loving librarians. The November title is The Leavers by Lisa Ko, a story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he’s loved has been taken away–and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past.

Future readings:

December 7 – Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

January 4 – Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

February 1 – A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler

March 1 – Watched by Marina Budhos

April 5 – This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

May 3 – An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine

June 7 – Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

 

Intro to Google Apps

Hilton Branch Events

November 4

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

 
Hilton Branch – 2 Saturdays, October 28 & November 4 from 10:30-12       
Participants must have a Gmail account and must be computer proficient and familiar with navigating and managing files and folders.
 
Google Apps is a powerful suite of tools that’s completely free to use! It includes Google Drive, Google Docs, and a number of other applications.
In this 2-session course you will learn how to create and access files via any web browser on any device. We’ll show you how to create and store documents, spreadsheets and presentations, store music, videos and photos and use Google Calendar and Google Drawings. Students are expected to attend both sessions. Please register using your Gmail account at  mmlgoogleapps.eventbrite.com

 

Special Screening: Care, a documentary film

Events

November 4

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Care pulls back the curtain on the poignant and largely hidden world of in-home elder care. This deeply moving film reveals the bonds that form between paid care workers and elders while exposing the cracks in the U.S. care system.

Through personal stories, Care reveals the deep humanity of care work, as well as the challenges faced by elders, their families and their care workers. It also reveals the beginning of a movement to improve how we care–both for the growing number of older adults and for those who make their lives livable. A discussion will follow the screening, facilitated by Edgar A. Brisbon, Certified Senior Advisor.

Care forces us to ponder how we are going to live out our remaining years.”

Co-sponsored by theLibrary, the Maplewood Health Department and SOMA Two Towns for All Ages

Art & Music: Audrey Yankielun

Events

November 4

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Audrey Yankielun is a self-taught artist who walked away from a corporate position to pursue her creative side. Delving into the art of handmade paper was a first step into creating unique paper art and sculptures. Artist’s talk at 3:20. Live music will be provided.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

November 7

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

November 7

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 Computer Explorations: Now in the morning

Hilton Branch Events

November 8

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hilton Branch – Get the help YOU need! For beginner and intermediate 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.