Minute to Win It

Thursday, November 15, 2018

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Open to all teens grades 6-12

Drop In | Main Library

Teen Zone Trivia

Friday, November 16, 2018

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

Newspaper Basket Weaving

Monday, November 19, 2018

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Try your hand at the traditional art of basket weaving! We will be using recycled newspaper and cardboard to make this DIY up-cycled craft.

Open to all teens grades 6-12

Drop In | Main Library

Teen Zone Refresh

Monday, November 26, 2018

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Flex your artistic muscles on some new canvases that will refresh our Teen Zone space. 

Open to all teens grades 6-12

Drop In | Main Library

Teen Zone Trivia

Friday, November 30, 2018

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

Don’t Panic! Take the Stress Out of Writing Your College Essay

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Still struggling with your college application essay? This December 5 workshop is designed to take some of the pressure off. We’ll talk about the Common App essay questions, brainstorm, and do some writing exercises to help you narrow in on a topic that is unique to you. This workshop is geared toward students who still haven’t settled on an essay topic. 

Registration Recommended but not required: https://dontpaniccollegeessay.eventbrite.com

Genine Babakian is a writer and editor who has worked for newspapers, non-profits and UN agencies.  She has been conducting the Don’t Panic workshops at Maplewood Library since 2013.

There will also be opportunities for one on one essay help following this workshop. Sign-ups for one-on-one help are linked below:

December 8 One-on-One help at Main Libraryhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4baaa62caaf85-dont

December 15 One-on-One help at Hilton Branchhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4baaa62caaf85-dont1

Don’t Panic! One-on-One College Essay Help @ Main Library

Saturday, December 8, 2018

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Still struggling with your college application essay? Sign up for one-on-one editing sessions with Genine Babakian, a writer and editor who has worked for newspapers, non-profits and UN agencies.  She has been conducting the Don’t Panic workshops at Maplewood Library since 2013.

These sessions are designed for students who have started their essays but need some advice or a second set of eyes. 

Please sign up for a 30 minute time slot at https://bit.ly/2Odbz3O and email your essay ahead of time to Genine Babakian at gbabakian@earthlink.net in order to get the most out of your 30 minute sessions

 

Don’t Panic! One-on-One College Essay Help @ Hilton Branch

Saturday, December 15, 2018

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Still struggling with your college application essay? Sign up for one-on-one editing sessions with Genine Babakian, a writer and editor who has worked for newspapers, non-profits and UN agencies.  She has been conducting the Don’t Panic workshops at Maplewood Library since 2013.

These sessions are designed for students who have started their essays but need some advice or a second set of eyes. 

Please sign up for a 30 minute time slot at https://bit.ly/2ERuiTk and email your essay ahead of time to Genine Babakian at gbabakian@earthlink.net in order to get the most out of your 30 minute sessions

Read Through the Summer!

It’s almost summer and that means more time to read! Check out our Summer Reading Programs here.

Read your way through the summer with these reading lists from South Orange and Maplewood Middle Schools and Columbia High School!

2018 Choices Reading Lists for middle schoolers

2018 Columbia High School Reading Lists

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!

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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