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Books for Kids

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November 18

All Day

Main Library  ● Nov 1 — Nov 30
Bring in a new book to be distributed to kids in need in Essex County during the December holidays.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

November 18

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 Book Sale November 18-19

Events

November 18

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The weekly schedule to drop off your donations will be:

  • Mondays:  10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wednesdays:  7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays:  2-4 p.m.
  • Saturdays:  10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.  

If these times do not work for you, please speak with a Library staff member.

The Friends of the Library sponsor library programs and improvements, and fund the purchase of special Library materials and equipment. www.maplewoodlibrary.org/friends/

Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Events

November 18

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – A gathering for people who knit, crochet, quilt, sew, embroider or do other creative things with yarn or fabric. Enjoy a relaxing morning working on your projects and get feedback and advice from fellow crafters. Bring your own supplies. All skill levels are welcome! Facilitated by Maplewood resident Amy Zorn. Drop in.

Hilton Art Party

Events

November 18

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch ● Drop in ● Ages 5-10

Make art, play games, get messy, have fun!

Books for Kids

Events

November 19

All Day

Main Library  ● Nov 1 — Nov 30
Bring in a new book to be distributed to kids in need in Essex County during the December holidays.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association.

Friends Book Sale November 18-19

Events

November 19

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The weekly schedule to drop off your donations will be:

  • Mondays:  10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wednesdays:  7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays:  2-4 p.m.
  • Saturdays:  10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.  

If these times do not work for you, please speak with a Library staff member.

The Friends of the Library sponsor library programs and improvements, and fund the purchase of special Library materials and equipment. www.maplewoodlibrary.org/friends/

Books for Kids

Events

November 20

All Day

Main Library  ● Nov 1 — Nov 30
Bring in a new book to be distributed to kids in need in Essex County during the December holidays.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association.

How to Start a Small Business in New Jersey

Events

November 20

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – This course will teach you about:

  • Types of business structures
  • How to register a small business in New Jersey
  • Legal entity registration
  • Invididual structured business registration
  • How to report your New Jersey business income

Offered by the New Jersey State Library and the Training and Outreach Unit of the New Jersey Division of Taxation. Registration is required: smallbiznj.eventbrite.com

Teen Zone Trivia

Teen Events

November 20

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – Use your best reasoning and research skills to answer our trivia (and win yourself a piece of candy!)

Family Storytime

Events

November 20

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library ● All Ages ● Drop In 

Listen to  a yummy mix of seasonal, favorite, and new stories. We will end with a food themed craft (no food will be served).

 

Books for Kids

Events

November 21

All Day

Main Library  ● Nov 1 — Nov 30
Bring in a new book to be distributed to kids in need in Essex County during the December holidays.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association.

Baby Lit

Events

November 21

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Main library * Ages birth – 2 ½ * Drop In

Tuesdays @ 10:30-11 am: November  7, 14,  and 21

 

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

Hilton Branch Events

November 21

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Tuesdays November 21,28,December 5 and 12 @ 1:00 pm               

Looking for a job that doesn’t require a college degree? 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.

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 Preschool Storytime

Hilton Branch Events

November 21

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hilton Branch ● Drop in ● Ages 2 ½ – 5

Tuesdays @ 4:00 pm: Nov 7, 14, 21, and 28 

 

Teen Zone Trivia

Teen Events

November 21

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Use your best reasoning and research skills to answer our trivia (and win yourself a piece of candy!)

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

November 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…

Digital Device Clinic

Create Space Recurring Events

November 21

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

November 21

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hilton Branch ● Drop in ● All ages

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

Books for Kids

Events

November 22

All Day

Main Library  ● Nov 1 — Nov 30
Bring in a new book to be distributed to kids in need in Essex County during the December holidays.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association.

Hilton Baby Lit

Hilton Branch Events

November 22

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Hilton Branch ● Ages birth – 2 ½ ● Drop in

Wednesdays @ 11:00 am: Nov 8, 15, 22, and 29 

 

Day before Thanksgiving-Both libraries close at 1:00

Events

November 22

1:00 pm

Day before Thanksgiving-Both libraries close at 1:00

Books for Kids

Events

November 23

All Day

Main Library  ● Nov 1 — Nov 30
Bring in a new book to be distributed to kids in need in Essex County during the December holidays.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association.

Libraries closed for Thanksgiving

Events

November 23

All Day

Both libraries are closed for Thanksgiving.

Books for Kids

Events

November 24

All Day

Main Library  ● Nov 1 — Nov 30
Bring in a new book to be distributed to kids in need in Essex County during the December holidays.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association.

Libraries closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Events

November 24

All Day

Both libraries are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Books for Kids

Events

November 25

All Day

Main Library  ● Nov 1 — Nov 30
Bring in a new book to be distributed to kids in need in Essex County during the December holidays.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association.

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

Create Space

November 25

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 Saturday Morning Cartoons, Part 1

Events

November 25

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hilton Branch ● Drop in ● Ages 8-12

Come learn how to make your own animations in our Create Space! Space is limited, so come on time!