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Managing Diabetes

Hilton Branch Events

April 24

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 Hilton Branch

Nearly 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes. As many as 7 million (1 out of 4) don’t know they have the disease. Poorly managed diabetes can cause complications that affect the entire body.  Jennifer Meyers, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, will discuss how to best manage diabetes to stay healthy throughout your life.

Cuentos y canciones: Bilingual Storytime

Kids Events

April 24

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch ● lunes 22 de abril del 2019 / Monday, April 22 @  4:00pm

Main Library ● miercoles 24 de abril del 2019/ Wednesday, April 24 @ 4:00pm 

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. 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

April 25

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…

Hilton Create Space Soldering Clinic

Create Space Recurring Events

April 25

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Drop in every Thursday from 6:30-7:30 and learn how to safely solder and desolder!

LEGO Club

Kids Events

April 26

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!

Blood Drive

Events

April 27

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Blood Drive

Main Library

Blood donations are urgently needed. Every 2 seconds someone in the US needs blood. It is essential for traumatic injuries, surgeries, cancer treatment, and chronic illnesses. Please help save a life with a blood donation.

Donor Guidelines

* Weigh at least 110 lbs.

* Eat a meal before      donation.

* Bring ID.

* Drink plenty of water before and after donation

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

April 27

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 of the Library Spring Book Sale

Events

April 27

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Main Library

Wide-ranging selection of books available on a variety of subjects plus DVDs, CDs, audiobooks–all at great prices.  On Sunday a bag (supplied by Friends) can be filled with the buyer’s choice of books, etc. Enter from the parking lot on Sunday.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

Events

April 28

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Main Library

Wide-ranging selection of books available on a variety of subjects plus DVDs, CDs, audiobooks–all at great prices. On Sunday a bag (supplied by Friends) can be filled with the buyer’s choice of books, etc. Enter from the parking lot on Sunday.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

April 29

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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

April 29

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Hilton Branch

The guest speaker is Pernethia Arrington, Project Management Professional, coach and leader of strategic direction and implementation for multi business units and IT disciplines.

Día Multilingual Storytime

Featured Kids Events

April 30

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Main Library ● Drop In ● All Ages

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly in April. Emphasizing the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Multilingual caregivers are invited to share a favorite childhood rhyme of song with the group.

Hilton Creative Writing Workshop Series by The Wizard School

Hilton Branch Kids Events

April 30

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 7-9 ● Please register

This is a three-part series on Tuesdays, 4/23, 4/30, and 5/7 – please plan to attend all three! Students will experiment with various writing forms  & prompts to explore the elements of writing and engage in the writing process. They will each create an original piece to share with their peers. We will bring the fun into creative writing and story telling by igniting the imagination.

This workshop series is geared toward students in 2nd-4th grade. Please register at https://wizardschoolworkshop.eventbrite.com

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

April 30

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

April 30

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drop in for free one-on-one support for using your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device. Open to adults, teens and children.  Every Tuesday evening from 5 – 7 pm at Hilton Branch.

Hilton LEGO Challenge

Hilton Branch Kids Events

April 30

6:00 pm - 7:30 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.

Making the Right Decisions for College

Teen Events

May 1

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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.

Registration Recommended: https://mmldecisionsforcollege.eventbrite.com

This program is brought to you by College Link Consulting.

Coding for Moms (and other grownups)

Events

May 2

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library

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

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space Recurring Events

May 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…

Hilton Create Space Soldering Clinic

Create Space Recurring Events

May 2

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Drop in every Thursday from 6:30-7:30 and learn how to safely solder and desolder!

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

May 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…

Art & Music Reception: Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Events

May 4

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 Main Library

Our May exhibit features wonderful hand-crafted items created by the Yarn and Fiber Arts Group. Live music will be provided by the Straus Brothers. Artists’ talk at 3:20.

The Yarn and Fiber Arts Group is an informal gathering of people interested in pursuing their craft in the company of other fiber enthusiasts. The group has been meeting at Maplewood Library monthly since 2016. Everyone brings their own supplies to the casual meetings where they knit, crochet, sew, weave, embroider, do needlepoint; any craft involving yarn or thread, needles or hooks.

There are people of all ages and skill levels in the group which includes working professionals, retired people, stay-at-home moms, teens, mother/daughter duos and occasionally a parent and tot from the Children’s Room.

Some make things for themselves, friends or family; others make items for sale or for charity groups. Participants come and go anytime during the 2 hour window and as it is a drop in group, no registration or rsvp is involved.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

May 6

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

2019 Meeting Dates: January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8  & 29; May 6 & 20;  June 3 & 17; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 & 23; October 7 & 21; November 4 & 18;  December 2 & 16

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition: Finding Your Voice

Hilton Branch Events

May 6

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Hilton Branch

Career Transition and Finding Your Voice

Making a career transition requires effort, diligence, patience and a sense of curiosity about yourself – your skillset, how you perceive of yourself and how you present yourself to the people you interact with. This seminar will provide opportunities to bring your actions, words, thoughts and career transition into closer alignment. With David Malchman, Project Manager, Business Analyst

and Coach.

Hilton Creative Writing Workshop Series by The Wizard School

Hilton Branch Kids Events

May 7

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 7-9 ● Please register

Students will experiment with various writing forms  & prompts to explore the elements of writing and engage in the writing process. They will each create an original piece to share with their peers. We will bring the fun into creative writing and story telling by igniting the imagination.

This is part of a three-part series of workshops. The workshop dates are Tuesdays, 4/23, 4/30, and 5/7 – please plan to attend all three!

This workshop series is geared toward students in 2nd-4th grade. Please register at https://wizardschoolworkshop.eventbrite.com

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

May 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

May 7

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drop in for free one-on-one support for using your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device. Open to adults, teens and children.  Every Tuesday evening from 5 – 7 pm at Hilton Branch.

Free Adult Health Screenings

Events

May 8

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. Drop in.

Read Around the World (Germany)

Events

May 8

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Main Library

Our May title is This House is Mine by Doerte Hansen

Though virtual strangers to each other, two strong-willed and very different women, Vera and her niece Anne, share a great old house and they find they have more in common than they think, and what they have never thought to search for: a family.