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Maplewood Speaks Out

Events

February 1 - February 28

All Day

Main Library ● All Ages ● Drop In ●

Kids and families are invited to continue the conversation from the Kids Speak Out art display.  Throughout the month, feel free to share your thoughts, feelings, stories, and drawings.  Supplies will be available in the Children’s Room to create something that expresses your feelings about race, equality, and justice.  Your work will be displayed in the Children’s Room.

“You really can change the world if you care enough.” – Marian Wright Edelman

Lego Club

Events

February 24

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library * All ages * Drop in

Tinker and build at LEGO club! Supported by ALA’s Junior Maker Grant, we have lots of LEGOs for everyone to build something and display their creations around the library!

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

February 25

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…

Maplewood Library Blood Drive

Events

February 25

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Main Library – Give the gift of life. Donated blood is in short supply. You can donate if you weigh at least 110 lbs and are at least 16 (with a parent’s permission). Eat a meal & drink plenty of water beforehand, and bring ID.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

February 27

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchYour Mindful Career

Bring purpose and peace to your work life and learn to focus on what’s truly important.  Mindfulness trains your mind so you can be more energetic, creative, and productive. Learn how to slow down, improve the clarity of your thoughts, focus on your strengths and use your emotional intelligence for career well-being. Led by Donna Gerhauser, career and life coach.

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

 

Hilton Drop-In Craft: Gee’s Bend Quilt

Events

February 28

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● All Ages ● Drop In

Every Tuesday in February 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 @ 12-8 pm

Drop in and make a paper quilt square for our Gee’s Bend quilt! The Quilts of Gee’s Bend are quilts created by a group of women who live or have lived in the isolated African-American hamlet of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. They are considered to be one of the most important African-American visual and cultural contributions to the history of art within the United States.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

February 28

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

February 28

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

March 2

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

March 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.

American Classics II

Events

March 2

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library – This month’s selection is Billy Budd by Herman Melville. A dense and poetic account of the human cost of realpolitik, Billy Budd asks how far we should go to protect the status quo. John Claggart, master-at-arms of a British warship, alleges a sailor is talking mutiny. The sailor, Billy, isn’t just innocent of the charge; he’s a true innocent. Yet when confronted by his accuser, Billy reacts impulsively, striking Claggart. The resulting trial shows the horrors that can arise from a civilized society following its own laws.

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.

Future readings include:

  • May 4–American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  • June 1–Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

March 4

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…

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

March 7

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

March 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. 

Read Around the World: Japan

Events

March 8

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 title is Death by Water: a Novel by Kenzaburō Ōe. In Death by Water, Ōe’s protagonist (and literary alter ego) returns to his hometown village in search of a red suitcase fabled to hold documents revealing the details of his father’s death during World War II: details that will serve as the foundation for his new, and final, novel.

death-by-water

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

March 9

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

March 9

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

March 11

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

March 11

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.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

March 13

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

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

March 14

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

March 14

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. 

Your Library – Your Voice

Events

March 14

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The public is invited to a community forum with architects Sage and Coombe, who have been contracted to create a conceptual design for the Maplewood Main Library at 51 Baker Street. The library is seeking input from all Maplewood residents to help create a library that will meet the needs of the community for years to come. 

This community forum is free and open to the public. Registration is requested but not required. Register at https://yourlibraryyourvoice.eventbrite.com/ Community members who cannot attend are welcome to contribute their ideas and comments by emailing library@maplewoodlibrary.org.

Hilton Free Adult Health Screening

Hilton Branch Events

March 15

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch – 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.

 

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

March 16

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

March 16

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

March 18

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…

Ideas Festival 2017: Khalil Muhammad and Angie Thomas

Events

March 18

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At the Woodland: Khalil Gibran Muhammad in conversation with Angie Thomas. Muhammad is Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Thomas is the author of the powerful and gripping new novel The Hate U Give, which has already been optioned for a major motion picture.  See our Ideas Festival Schedule

Khalil Muhammad

Angie Thomas

Ideas Festival 2017: Frank Rimalovski

Events

March 20

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library – Frank Rimalovski, Executive Director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. Rimalovski leads an initiative to spur and support entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, and directs a seed-stage venture fund formed to invest exclusively in startups. His talk will focus on how ideas are developed and the process of seeing them through to fruition. See our Ideas Festival Schedule

Ideas Festival logo 2017