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Lunar New Year Crafts: Lantern Festival Paper Lantern Making

Kids Events

February 16

All Day

Main Library ●  Ages 5+ ● Drop in

Learn about some of the traditions of the Lunar New Year.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

February 16

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…

Sew Your Own Quilt Block

Hilton Branch Kids Events

February 16

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch ● Ages 10-15 ● Registration Required

In this workshop led by local sewing expert Ellen Lumpkin Brown, make a quilt block inspired by the little-known history of the black quilting artists of Gee’s Bend, Alabama! Register online at https://sew-your-own.eventbrite.com or by calling the Hilton Branch at (973)762-1688.

Both libraries closed for Presidents’ Day

Events

February 18

All Day

Both libraries closed today for Presidents’ Day.

Lunar New Year Crafts: Lantern Festival Paper Lantern Making

Kids Events

February 19

All Day

Main Library ●  Ages 5+ ● Drop in

Learn about some of the traditions of the Lunar New Year.

Baby Lit

Kids Events

February 19

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

Tuesdays, Feb 5, 12, and 19 @ 10:30am

Hilton Preschool Storytime

Hilton Branch Kids Events

February 19

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch ●  Ages 2 ½ – 5 ● Drop in

Tuesdays, Feb 5, 12, and 19 @ 4:00pm

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

February 19

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 19

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 Baby Lit

Hilton Branch Kids Events

February 20

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

Wednesdays, Feb 6, 13, and 20 @ 11:00am

Preschool Storytime

Kids Events

February 21

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library ● Thursdays, Feb 7, 14, and 21 @ 11:00am

Ages 2 ½ – 5 ● Drop in

Teen Zone DIY 3D Snowflakes

Teen Events

February 21

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Create your own DIY snowstorm in the library with these 3D snowflakes that you can bring home or hang up in the Teen Zone.

Open to all teens grades 6-12

Main Library

Hilton Mixed Media Magic: An Art Workshop

Featured Kids Events

February 21

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 6-11 ● Drop in

We’ll be taking inspiration from Eric Carle, exploring texture by combining painting and collage! Come prepared to get messy. Please arrive on time; space and materials are limited.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

February 21

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…

Teen Zone Trivia

Teen Events

February 22

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guess (or research) the answer, win some candy!

Open to all teens grades 6-12

Main Library

LEGO Club

Kids Events

February 22

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!

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

February 23

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…

Great Ancient African Civilizations

Events

February 23

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Main Library

Through curated film clips, explore ancient African civilizations. Learn about the empires, people and cultures that have made their mark on history. A discussion will follow, facilitated by Tom Puryear, M.S., an enthusiast in ancient African civilizations and the evolution of mankind. With a special performance by the Maria Priadka School of Dance.
Presented by Maplewood Library and NAACP Oranges and Maplewood Unit.

Hilton Juegos y libros  

Hilton Branch Kids Events

February 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● Edad: 0-8 años ● No se requiere registro

¡Traiga sus niños a leer y jugar en español! Habrán cuentos y actividades para los niños. La asistencia es gratis, los padres o acudientes deben permanecer durante el evento.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Events

February 25

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch

The Personal Power Pyramid
Using the pyramid as a metaphor, we explore how to integrate four important focuses for everyone in transition:• professional development • new tools • new people • well-being. With Marc Strano, President/Lead Consultant, SHIFT Leadership Development LLC.
Network with other professionals who are between jobs or looking for new career opportunities. Meetings include guest speakers and career workshops.

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

February 25

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

 

Hilton Healthy Bagel Faces!

Hilton Branch Kids Events

February 26

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 5-10 ● Please register

Come make bagel faces and learn about health and nutrition with a registered dietician from Saint Barnabas Medical Center! Register online at https://bagelfaces.eventbrite.com or by calling the Hilton Branch at (973)762-1688.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

February 26

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 26

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

February 26

5:00 pm - 7:00 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.

 

Brain Games: Keep Your Mind Sharp

Events

February 27

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Main Library

This interactive presentation will emphasize the importance of keeping your brain — the “master computer”– healthy. Learn routine maintenance activities you can do on a daily basis to help keep this master organ in its best working order, especially as you age. Discover games and exercises to stimulate different areas of your brain and keep memory strong. Diet, physical exercise and proper rest will also be covered. Presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

Leap into Science Engineered by the Franklin Institute: Balance Workshop – Elementary Edition

Kids Events

February 27

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Main Library ●  Ages 6-10 ● Drop in

Children explore the concept of balance by listening to a story, balancing with their bodies, and creating balanced kinetic sculptures with a variety of materials.

Teen Zone Minute to Win It

Teen Events

February 27

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Complete our crazy challenge in under a minute, and win a prize!

Open to all teens grades 6-12

Main Library

African Rhythms Drum Circle

Hilton Branch Kids Events

February 28

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 8-11 ● Drop in

This workshop is an introduction to percussion through African Rhythms and Creative Movement. Through a welcoming drum circle, participants discover tempo and rhythms while learning about the role of music in African culture. Discover how the drums are an instrument of self-expression and storytelling while emphasizing teamwork. Please arrive on time: space is limited.