Thursday, April 26, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library – Work together to create a communal poem on our word wall.
Monday, April 30, 2018
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Library – Trivia Mondays – Guess (or research) the answer to win some candy! This month all trivia will be related to National Poetry Month
Saturday, May 26, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library – Find out how to construct a fantastic college essay, from soup to nuts! As a former outside, undergraduate admissions reader, Alisha Davlin is well versed in what makes a memorable college essay. She holds an M.Ed. from Columbia University & an MFA from NYU. She is also the founder of Davlin Tutoring and has worked with more than 500 clients and students. For latest publications (including a Huff Post article on writing the college essay), follow at: fb.com/adavlin & DAVLINCONSULTING.COM
Registration Recommended: https://writingkillercollegeessay.eventbrite.com
Coalition on Race and SOMA Libraries Give Teens a Voice. Using the Community Coalition’s Coffee House Discussion model, Maplewood Memorial Library, South Orange Public Library and the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will sponsor small gatherings at the library for SOMSD students and other teens to candidly discuss race and specifically the implications of race for them personally. Groups will be encouraged to identify common issues and to then brainstorm ideas for how everyone can create more welcoming and supportive environments for youth throughout the community. Initially, two sessions are planned. The first conversation is for students only and will be held at Maplewood Memorial Library on December 6th from 4:30 to 6 pm.
The second Teen Conversation is at South Orange Public Library on January 17th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, and we will add parents and community members. Teens and adults will meet simultaneously but separately in small groups that evening and then combine to share their ideas. Pizza and drinks will be provided, so reservations are strongly advised, but not required. Please contact Emily Witkowski at email@example.com, 973-762-1622 X5018 to register for December. Details for the January 17h workshop will be posted later at www.twotowns.org, www.sopl.org and www.maplewoodlibrary.org. Both sessions are free and open to SOMA residents.
- Teen Reads Everything about books and authors for teens
- YA Book Central A stopover for people looking for information on young adult books
- Reading Rants! Out of the ordinary teen booklists
- Guys Lit Wire Helps guys find the books they want to read
- Figment A community to share your writing, connect with other readers and find new stories and authors
- Maplewood Library Databases
- Kahn Academy Practice exercises videos covering math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
- IXL Math, science, language arts and social studies practice ( limited free access)
- Algebra Help
- Exploratorium: Museum of Science, Art & Human Perception
- The Learning Network Teaching and learning with the New York Times
- Factmonster Online dictionary, almanac, encyclopedia, and thesaurus.