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Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

September 25

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchAccelerate Your Search-Thank You Notes and Other Little Things

There’s more you can do than just saying “thank you.” In fact, there are “accelerators” that the job searcher can use to speed up the process — little things that help keep the conversation going, enhance the development of the relationship, and make you stand out from your competition. With Terrence Seamon, Senior Consultant at Facilitation Solutions.

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

 

Drop-In Voter Registration

Events

September 26

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesday, September 26                                                               
10:00 am to Noon at Main Library                                   
1:00-3:00 pm at Hilton Branch
The League of Women Voters will help you register to vote in New Jersey, find your polling location and answer general voting questions. 

Drop-In Voter Registration

Hilton Branch Events

September 26

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, September 26                                                               
10:00 am to Noon at Main Library                                   
1:00-3:00 pm at Hilton Branch
The League of Women Voters will help you register to vote in New Jersey, find your polling location and answer general voting questions. 

Hilton Maplewoodshop Labs

Create Space

September 26

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Maplewoodshop is teaming up with the Hilton Branch Create Space to offer awesome FREE hands-on woodworking workshops for kids and teens. Learn the satisfaction of building something with your own hands, along with the skills it takes to do it!

Registration required @ https://maplewoodshoplabs.eventbrite.com/.  Attendees must be in grades 4-8 and able to attend all 5 sessions in order to participate. Any questions? Call 762-1622 x.5018 or email teens@maplewoodlibrary.org 

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Events

September 26

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 Hilton Branch * Ages 2 ½-5 * Drop in

Tuesdays at 4:00-4:30 – 9/19, 9/26 

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

September 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…

Digital Device Clinic

Create Space Recurring Events

September 26

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 Read to Rover

Events

September 26

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.

Community Meeting: Presentation of Conceptual Design

Events

September 26

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library – Sage and Coombe Architects, who have been hired by the Maplewood Library Board of Trustees to design a Library for the Future, will present their conceptual design to the public.

The design was developed taking into consideration input from extensive meetings with focus groups, an open community forum and an online survey to which over 500 people responded.

The architects will give an overview of the process, discuss design considerations, and present their concepts for a library that will meet the needs of the community for  years to come.

Free and open to the public. Registration is not needed.

Hilton Baby Lit

Events

September 27

11:00 am - 11:30 am

 Hilton Branch * Ages birth-2 ½ * Drop in

Wednesdays at 11:00-11:30 – 9/20, 9/27 

 

ESOL Class Registration

Hilton Branch Events

September 28

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 Oct. 3 to Dec. 21, 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 September 7, 14, 21, 28 9:00-11:00 am

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

September 28

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

September 28

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

September 30

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…

Hilton Maplewoodshop Labs

Create Space

October 3

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Maplewoodshop is teaming up with the Hilton Branch Create Space to offer awesome FREE hands-on woodworking workshops for kids and teens. Learn the satisfaction of building something with your own hands, along with the skills it takes to do it!

Registration required @ https://maplewoodshoplabs.eventbrite.com/.  Attendees must be in grades 4-8 and able to attend all 5 sessions in order to participate. Any questions? Call 762-1622 x.5018 or email teens@maplewoodlibrary.org 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 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…

Don’t Panic! How to Find your Voice and Write a College Essay

Events

October 3

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Registration Recommended
 
Still don’t know what you want to write about? Come and brainstorm with us! Genine Babakian will guide us through Common App essay topics and engage in some writing exercises that will help you narrow in on a topic that is unique to you.  

Genine Babakian is a writer and editor who has worked for newspapers, non-profits and UN agencies.  She has been conducting the Don’t Panic workshops at Hilton Library since 2013.
REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED at https://mmldontpanic.eventbrite.com

Slips and Falls Prevention

Hilton Branch Events

October 4

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch – Prevention IS the best medicine. Don’t wait for an accident to happen. Falls can happen in a split second, and recovery can take months. Learn to recognize slip and fall hazards, how to navigate tricky terrain, and the importance of vigilance inside the home and out. Topics will include;

  • Common types of slip and fall injuries
  • How to create a safe home and work environment
  • What to do if you fall
  • Proper footwear
  • Balance exercises

Sponsored by Maplewood Library and SOMA Two Towns for All Ages.

Presented by JAG Physical Therapy

Read Around the World: North Korea

Events

October 4

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – This month’s book is The Accusation by Bandi. The seven stories that make up The Accusation give voice to people living under the most bizarre and horrifying of dictatorships. The book is a vivid depiction of life in a closed-off one-party state, and also a hopeful testament to the humanity and rich internal life that persists even in such inhumane conditions.

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. No registration needed.

 

Accusation

 

Future dates and readings for Read Around the World Book Club:

  • November 8–Italy–My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  • December 14–Kenya–Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 5

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…

Paying for College: Financial Aid and Scholarships with Collegewise

Teen Events

October 5

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – We think the process of applying for financial aid and scholarships is a lot more confusing and stressful than it needs to be. This seminar shares step-by-step advice for families, from how to estimate your eligibility to what forms to fill out to when to file them. We’ll even address the role of scholarships, how to find them, and how to evaluate a student’s potential eligibility. Registration Recommended: https://mmlpayingforcollege.eventbrite.com

Thursday Night Book Club

Events

October 5

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 October title is Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.

Exit West tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.

“At once terrifying and … oddly hopeful.” –The New York Times Book Review

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 7

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…

Don’t Panic! Get Help Fine-tuning Your College Essay

Events

October 7

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

 
Hilton Branch – Registration Required
Stuck somewhere in the middle? Do you have a draft that needs a fresh eye? Then sign up! These one-on-one sessions with Genine Babakian are designed for students who have identified a theme and are in the process of writing a college application essay. To make the most of your 30-minute session, email your draft ahead of time to teens@maplewoodlibrary.org, and we’ll hit the ground running when you arrive.
Genine Babakian is a writer and editor who has worked for newspapers, non-profits and UN agencies.  For the past several years she has helped high school seniors polish their college application essays.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED https://doodle.com/poll/u4smmi2sxp7beucc

Libraries closed for Columbus Day

Events

October 9

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Columbus Day.

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

Hilton Branch Events

October 10

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 Maplewoodshop Labs

Create Space

October 10

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Maplewoodshop is teaming up with the Hilton Branch Create Space to offer awesome FREE hands-on woodworking workshops for kids and teens. Learn the satisfaction of building something with your own hands, along with the skills it takes to do it!

Registration required @ https://maplewoodshoplabs.eventbrite.com/.  Attendees must be in grades 4-8 and able to attend all 5 sessions in order to participate. Any questions? Call 762-1622 x.5018 or email teens@maplewoodlibrary.org 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 10

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…

Don’t Panic! Get Help Fine-tuning Your College Essay

Events

October 10

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Registration Required
Stuck somewhere in the middle? Do you have a draft that needs a fresh eye? Then sign up! These one-on-one sessions with Genine Babakian are designed for students who have identified a theme and are in the process of writing a college application essay. To make the most of your 30-minute session, email your draft ahead of time to teens@maplewoodlibrary.org, and we’ll hit the ground running when you arrive.
Genine Babakian is a writer and editor who has worked for newspapers, non-profits and UN agencies.  For the past several years she has helped high school seniors polish their college application essays.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED https://doodle.com/poll/u4smmi2sxp7beucc