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Main Library Closed for Electrical Upgrade; Hilton Branch is Open!

Events

December 15

All Day

The Main Library is closed today for an electrical upgrade.  The Hilton Branch is open today from 10-5 pm.

Hilton Parent’s Circle

Events

December 15

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 0-5 ● Drop In

Parents’ Circle is a discussion group meeting on the third Friday of every month and is open to all. This month we are meeting at the Hilton Branch. We cover a range of topics in a supportive, non-judgmental space for parents/caregivers to share their experience, wisdom, and learn from one another.

Questions? Contact:  jenniferburlesonlcsw@gmail.com

No Create Space Today

Create Space

December 16

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hilton Branch – The Create Space will not be open to the public today.

Community Blood Drive

Events

December 16

10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Main Library – The blood you donate gives someone another chance at life. Accident victims and the very ill must rely on the generosity of volunteer blood donors who take the time to give of themselves for others. Sponsored by the Maplewood Library, Maplewood Health and Police Departments and Legal Services New Jersey.

Donor Guidelines:

  • Weigh at least 110 lbs.
  • Eat a meal before donation
  • Bring ID

 

 

 

Dickens Village Story & Craft at the Library

Events

December 16

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Main Library ● All ages ● Drop In

Take part in the Dickens Village festivities at the Library. Hear a holiday story and make a bejeweled gingerbread person paper craft.

Chef Jesse Author Talk, Tasting & Book Launch

Events

December 16

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – Chef Jesse Jones and Linda Eckhardt are proud to announce their new cookbook-memoir which offers 40 of Chef Jesse’s favorite feasts, along with the story of his life.

Chef Jesse Jones’s story is honest and heartfelt as he describes how the kitchen saved him from the streets. When he used his hard-won French     technique to make Southern fried chicken, then served it alongside his sweet potato waffles, all his diners could say was POW!

Chef Jesse is a gifted American chef who has owned his own restaurant, cooked in five-star restaurants, and cheffed for celebrities. He gives himself to charity events, to teaching kids to cook, and to encouraging everybody to get in the kitchen and cook.

“It’s the actual celebration of Chef Jesse’s way of life…through delicious food. We are all so fortunate to take a peek into the life of one of America’s    finest chefs and, more importantly, to share a little of his bon vivant personality.” -Thomas Griffiths, CMC, Campbell’s Global Culinary Institute

Special guest appearance by award-winning cookbook author Linda Eckhardt.

Teen Zone Trivia

Teen Events

December 18

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – Win a piece of candy if you can answer our trivia question of the day!

Baby Lit

Events

December 19

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

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

 

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

December 19

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

December 19

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 Family Game Night

Events

December 19

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hilton Branch ● All ages ● Drop in

Bring the whole family or bring some friends and drop in to enjoy a variety of board games and card games!

Hilton Baby Lit

Events

December 20

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

Wednesdays Dec 6, 13, and 20 @ 11:00-11:30 am

 

Minute to Win It

Teen Events

December 20

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Three challenges using household items. 60 seconds on the clock. $1 million on the… well, maybe not $1 million on the line, but we have prizes! Think you can do it? You’ve got a Minute to Win It!

 

Preschool Storytime

Events

December 21

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library ● Ages 2 ½ – 5 ● Drop in

Thursdays  Dec 14 and 21 @ 11-11:30am

*Join us Dec 7 for Preschool of Rock @ 11am!

Teen STEAM

Teen Events

December 21

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Blow off some steam and get creative in the Teen Zone after school.

Hilton Tinker Thursday

Events

December 21

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 6-11 ● Drop in

Tinker Thursday is now a monthly event! On the third Thursday of every month, drop in to learn new maker skills and create something cool. This month Tinker Thursday is happening twice! Come to one or both Thursdays to design and make a blanket for Project Linus!

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

December 21

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

December 21

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.

Main Library Closed for Electrical Upgrade; Hilton Branch is Open!

Events

December 22

All Day

The Main Library is closed today for an electrical upgrade.  The Hilton Branch is open today from 10-5 pm.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

December 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…

Library Closed for Christmas Eve

Events

December 24

1:00 pm

The Library is closed for Christmas Eve.

Both Libraries Closed for Christmas

Events

December 25

All Day

Both libraries closed for Christmas.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

December 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

December 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. 

Little Moving Artist

Events

December 28

10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Main Library ● Registration required ● Ages vary, see below

We will bring high energy, imagination based movement games, colorful props, upbeat music, and costumes to entertain and challenge your child! www.LittleMovingArtist.com

For ages 2-3: @10:30-11:15am
To register, click on https://littlemovingartist2to3.eventbrite.com

For ages 3-5: @ 11:30am-12:15pm
To register, click on https://littlemovingartist3to5.eventbrite.com

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

December 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

December 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

December 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…

New Year’s Eve

Events

December 31

All Day

The Library is closed for New Year’s Eve