word wall

Word Wall

Thursday, April 26, 2018

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library  – Work together to create a communal poem on our word wall.

Poetry Month

Trivia Mondays

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 

writing the college essay

Writing a Killer College Essay

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

March Madness of Books

March Madness of Books

This March the Maplewood Memorial Library is teaming up with the Maplewood Middle School Media Center for the March Madness of Books. For the first three weeks in March, MMS student teams will compete to read the most books, ebooks, articles, magazines, and more for awesome prizes! The ultimate student team winner will take on the faculty in a final competition to see who wins it all! Keep up with the Madness at the MMS Media Center and the Maplewood Memorial Library Teen Zone where we will keep our weekly scoreboards up to date. MMS students and parents can find more information, including the student reading submission form, at https://mymmslibrary.com/
Need a reading recommendation? Ask Ms. Emily, our teen librarian, or check out some of our displays!
CCR & MML Give Teens a Voice

Coalition on Race and SOMA Libraries ...

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 ewitkowski@maplewoodlibrary.org, 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

  • 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

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