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Baby Lit

October 16

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main Library ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Word Wizard Workshop Featuring Guest Author Curtis Jobling!

Events

October 16

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 8-13 ● Registration Required 

Curtis Jobling, designer of worldwide hit children’s television show ‘Bob the Builder’ and the author/illustrator of numerous children’s books, joins us from across the pond for a fun, humorous, informative and interactive author talk and creative writing workshop! Workshop presented by The Wizard School. Space is limited; please register at https://www.thewizardschool.net/events

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 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…

Digital Device Clinic

Create Space Recurring Events

October 16

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 Events

October 17

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch ● Wednesdays, October 3, 10, and 17 @ 11:00 am

Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cuentos y Canciones: Bilingual Storytime

Featured Kids Events

October 17

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library ● el  lunes 15 de octubre a las 4:00 pm / Monday October 15 @ 4:00pm 

Hilton Branch ● el miercoles 17 de octubre a las 4:00 pm / Wednesday October 17 @ 4:00pm 

Para todas las edades●  No se requiere registro/

For all ages● 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. 

Preschool Storytime

Events

October 18

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Main Library ● Ages 2 ½ – 5 ● Drop in

All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Preschools and camps should call to schedule visits.

Overlook Van Screenings

Hilton Branch Events

October 18

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Blood pressure & blood glucose screening and Breast Cancer Awareness educational materials.

Minute to Win It

Teen Events

October 18

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Open to all teens grades 6-12

Drop In | Main Library

Tinker Thursday: Take-Apart Edition!

Events

October 18

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● Ages 6 – 11 ● Drop in

On the third Thursday of every month, drop in to learn new maker skills and create something cool. This month we’re doing things a little differently: we’re taking toys apart!

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 18

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…

Conversations on Gender with Dr. Eunice Aviles

Events

October 18

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Library ● Ages 14+ ● Drop in

Target audience: Parents, caretakers, family friends, and anyone that works with children and adolescents

Part I: How to Speak with Your Children about Gender Identity with guest speaker Family Nurse Practitioner Dana Delgardo, APNc

Join us for the first of a 3 part series on Gender facilitated by  Eunice AvilésPsyD, LMHC, LPC , a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Gender Specialist and an AASECT certified Sex Therapist. She provides psychological care, professional training, and regularly speak at educational conferences  about gender identity, gender dysphoria, and related topics.

Have your children ever asked you if someone is a boy or a girl? Have you thought of the importance of discussing what is gender identity with your children?  Has your child ever expressed that they do not identify with the gender that was assigned to them at birth according to their biological sex?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then this workshop is for you. Join us for an open discussion on how to address the topic of gender identity with our children.  During this conversation we will focus on the importance of raising children that are respectful and embracing of gender diversity.   

http://www.transcendingidentities.com

Refreshments will be served.

Teen Zone Trivia

Teen Events

October 19

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Open to all teens grades 6-12

Drop In | Main Library

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 20

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…

Intro to Google Apps

Hilton Branch Events

October 20

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

 
Hilton Branch – 2 Saturdays, October 20 & 27 from 10:30-12       
Participants must have a Gmail account and must be computer proficient and familiar with navigating and managing files and folders.
 
Google Apps is a powerful suite of tools that’s completely free to use! It includes Google Drive, Google Docs, and a number of other applications.
In this 2-session course you will learn how to create and access files via any web browser on any device. We’ll show you how to create and store documents, spreadsheets and presentations, store music, videos and photos and use Google Calendar and Google Drawings. Students are expected to attend both sessions. Please register using your Gmail account at  https://googleappsoctober.eventbrite.com

 

Practice SAT with Princeton Review

Teen Events

October 20

10:30 am - 2:15 pm

Not sure where to start or if the SAT or ACT is right for you? Start on the path toward success with a Free Practice Test. You’ll get the expert advice you need and a boost of confidence that tells you one thing : You can do well on the test.

The test will be taken on pencil and paper and proctored by a Princeton Review Test Proctor. Scores will be emailed out to attendees after the exam.

Please arrive by 10:15; test begins promptly at 10:30am and will conclude at approximately 2:15pm

Questions or concerns? Contact Nicole Iannucci at nicole.iannucci@review.com or Teen Librarian Emily Witkowski at ewitkowski@maplewoodlibrary.org

Registration Required | Main Library

Homeschool Monday

Events

October 22

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Main Library ●  All ages ● Drop in

Meet other homeschool families, share homeschooling stories and curriculum, and let your kids interact with each other. Bring board games, snacks, and resources to share. Open to families who are considering homeschooling.

DJ 101 for Tweens and Teens

Teen Events

October 22

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn the basics of DJing from a real professional! Bring your own over-the-ear headphones (no earbuds!). The library can provide headphones if you do not have a pair of your own.

Please note: Must be able to attend all three dates 

Monday, October 22
Monday, October 29
Monday, November 5

from 3:30-5:00pm. Must be a student in grades 6-12.

Registration Required |  Main Library

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 23

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

October 23

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.

Spooky Storytime

Featured Kids Events

October 23

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● All ages ● Drop in

Bring the whole family for creepy, suspenseful stories (and maybe some silly ones, too). After the stories, stay for a little spooky, interactive fun.

Teen Halloween Mask Making

Teen Events

October 24

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Create your own 3D paper mask out of 6 different animal patterns. Using paper folding techniques similar to origami you can decorate and make one for yourself to keep, just in time for Halloween!

Main Library | Teens grades 6-12

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 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…

CASA Information Program

Events

October 25

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – There are nearly 1,500 children in Essex County’s foster care system waiting for you to speak up for them. Come to our free information session to learn how CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Volunteer Advocates speak up for Essex County’s abused and neglected children. Learn the role of a CASA Volunteer Advocate and hear from current CASA advocates about their experience. CASA staff will be on hand to answer your questions. Help change the life of a vulnerable child by becoming a CASA Volunteer Advocate today. RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/CASAEssex

Teen Zone Trivia

Teen Events

October 26

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Open to all teens grades 6-12

Drop In | Main Library

LEGO Club

Events

October 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!

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

October 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…

Intro to Google Apps

Hilton Branch Events

October 27

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

 
Hilton Branch – 2 Saturdays, October 20 & 27 from 10:30-12       
Participants must have a Gmail account and must be computer proficient and familiar with navigating and managing files and folders.
 
Google Apps is a powerful suite of tools that’s completely free to use! It includes Google Drive, Google Docs, and a number of other applications.
In this 2-session course you will learn how to create and access files via any web browser on any device. We’ll show you how to create and store documents, spreadsheets and presentations, store music, videos and photos and use Google Calendar and Google Drawings. Students are expected to attend both sessions. Please register using your Gmail account at  https://googleappsoctober.eventbrite.com

 

Northern NJ Professionals in Transition

Hilton Branch Events

October 29

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton BranchFinancial Planner Gerard Raho will discuss investment decisions, asset allocation, Social Security and 401K plans.

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

2018 Meeting Dates: January 8 & 22; February 5 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 27; September 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 26; December 10