Maplewood Memorial Library Calendar Nov 2014

By mark-slade November 1, 2014

Tuesday, November 11: closed
Wednesday, November 26: close at 1:00
Thursday, November 27: closed
Friday, November 28: closed


Thursday Night Book Club
Our November title is Regeneration by Pat Barker
The novel explores the experience of British army officers being treated for shell shock during World War I. Inspired by her grandfather’s experience of World War I, Barker draws extensively on first-person narratives from the period.
Thursday, November 6 7:00 pm at Main Library

Author Talk & Book Signing

Meet Christian C. Sahner, author of Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present.
As a civil war rages in Syria, historian Christian Sahner blends history, reportage and memoir in a piercing account of a country whose rich past resonates in its tragic present.
Sahner is a 2003 graduate of Columbia High School. He studied as a Rhodes Scholar at St John’s College, Oxford and is currently completing his doctorate at Princeton.
Monday, November 10 7:00 pm at Main Library
“Sahner’s work illustrates not only why the current sociopolitical upheaval came about, but also why it is important to all countries. …engaging and instructive… a fascinating cultural study….”
–Library Journal

Art & Music Reception
Our November art exhibit is the photography of Maplewoodian Ben Lowy, an award-winning photographer who covers major stories worldwide. His images of Iraq are some of the most iconic of the 21st Century. His image from Hurricane Sandy was the first iPhone photo to grace the cover of Time magazine.

The exhibit is Life During Wartime: iPhone Images from Afghanistan
After more than 30 years of war in Afghanistan, the obstinate violence no longer represents an assault on daily life. Rather, life, in its obstinacy, represents a daily assault on the violence.

A reception with live music will feature the Maplewood Community Music Trombone Quartet playing military marches, patriotic medlies and War era numbers.
Saturday, November 15 1:00 pm at Main Library
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Learn more at
This program is made possible by the Maplewood Memorial Post 10120 VFW.

World War I: Life in the Trenches
This talk will examine the lives of soldiers on the Western Front during the Great War. Topics to be discussed include the conditions in the trenches from 1914-1918, the technology and weaponry used, the reasons the trenches were constructed and well as how the experience of trench warfare shaped the way the war was later perceived and understood.
Mark C. Molesky is Associate Professor of History at Seton Hall University. He received his A.M. and Ph.D. in European history at Harvard University. He is completing a book on the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755.
Monday, November 17 7:00 pm at Main Library
This program is made possible by Drew J. Bauman

Our November title is
Meet Me at the Cupcake Café by Jenny Colgan
Ever dreamed of starting over? Her friends say she can’t do it, but after losing her job, and armed with recipes from her Grampa, Issy Randal attempts to prove them wrong and open her own café.
Following your dreams is never easy, and this is no exception.
Read the first chapter here

“[A] heartwarming story a la Bridget Jones’ Diary… Colgan folds in a colorful cast of characters and whips up an easy, sweet read. ” –USA Today

“A funny novel about friendship, food and love… Readers with an interest in baking will love this book. ” – Kirkus

Wednesday, November 12 7:00 pm at Main Library


These classes are for people with little or no computer experience. Learn how to use a mouse, go on the Internet, and more. No registration is needed.
Tuesday, November 18
1:00 pm at Hilton Branch
Additional date: Tuesday, December 9


For residents of Maplewood. Free blood pressure and carotid bruit screening and
medication, weight & health counseling are performed by Maplewood Health Dept. Nurses.

Drop in, or call, call 973- 762-8120 ext. 4300 for an appointment .
Wednesday, November 12 3:30-5 at Hilton Branch
Additional date:
Wednesday, December 10 Main Library 10:30 am – 12 noon


Please note: registration is now required!
Please register at
Teacher Yasemin Esmek will get beginners started on the basics, and help intermediate students meet new challenges.
If you have materials, please bring them, or bring a project you’re working (or stuck!) on.
Saturday, November 15 10am -12 pm at Main Library

Additional date: Saturday, December 13
Register here:

Meet the author/community book discussion.
The Coalition on Race’s Two Towns, One Book is designed to encourage residents to read and discuss a selected book that is related to an issue or experience faced by our community. This year’s selection is The Price of Paradise: The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America, by David Troutt.

Program Director, Audrey Rowe says, “This book will provide an excellent launching point for a thoughtful and engaging discussion about how our lives in Maplewood/South Orange are tied to what happens in Newark and other New Jersey communities.”
David Troutt is Professor of Law and Justice at the Rutgers University-Newark Law School.

Wednesday, November 19 7:30 pm at the Woodland Open to all.
Sponsored by the Coalition on Race and the Maplewood and South Orange Libraries. The book can be purchased at [words] bookstore and borrowed from either library.


Email Marketing
For small business owners and entrepreneurs. Learn simple and easy-to-implement strategies for successfully reaching out to and engaging customers. No registration required.

Wednesday, November 19 7:00 pm at Main Library
Conducted by SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives.
Learn more at


A panel discussion and exchange.
• Does parenting an adopted child differ from parenting a biological child?
• What do adoptive parents need to be on the lookout for?
• How can we help adoptive children thrive?
Our panel of professionals will include:
• Natalie Hamilton, New Jersey Adoption Resource Clearing House, adoptee/ adoptive parent
• Misha Conaway, Outreach, Spence-Chapin Adoption Services, NYC
• Tobia Corbitt, Department of Children and Families, Division of Youth and Family Services
Thursday, November 20 7:00 pm at Main Library


The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale will take place on
Saturday, November 22 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and
Sunday, November 23 11:00 am to -5:00 pm
(Enter via the parking lot on Sunday.)
Sunday is Bag Day: buy a bag (provided by the Friends) for $8.00 and fill it up!

Find great bargains on Fiction, Nonfiction, Paperbacks, Books on Tape & CD, DVDs & Videos, even Records & Cassettes!

Donations will be accepted until November 15.
Please do not bring encyclopedias, magazines or mildewed books. Thank you!
The weekly donation schedule is as follows:
Saturdays: 10 am-noon and 2-4 pm
Mondays: 10 am-noon
Wednesdays: 7:30-8:30 pm
Thursdays: 2-4 pm


Karaoke Party
Main Library Wed. Nov 12 3:30 – 4:30 pm
YouthNet and the Maplewood Library are throwing a karaoke party! Teens, come out and showcase your karaoke talents. This could be your first stop before American Idol or the X-Factor! There will be singing & dancing, and snacks will be served.

Teen Advisory Group
Main Library Tues. Nov. 18 3:30-4:30 pm
As a member of T.A.G., you can have a say in the library programs for teens. Join us to discuss books, play a game and more! Refreshments will be served. Just drop in!

Flash Fiction Club
Main Library Tues. Nov. 25 3:30-4:30 pm
Flash fiction is very very short stories. You choose from the stories provided, read it aloud and then we’ll talk about it. Refreshments will be served.


Music with Wilma & the Wingers
All ages * Drop In
Fri 11/7 @ 11- 11:45 am – Main Library
Dance, sing, and get your body moving with some upbeat songs. Live music performed by Wilma Van De Pol and friends.

Saturday Storytime
All ages * Drop in
Sat. Nov. 8 @ 10:30-11:15 am-Main Library
Enjoy live music, stories and movement, featuring Marilyn Lehren and Wilma Van De Pol on guitar, with other musical guests. We especially welcome children with special needs. A wonderful way for the family to spend a Saturday morning!

Native Americans Then & Now
Ages 4-12 years * Drop In
Thurs 11/13 @ 6:30-7:30pm – Hilton Branch
Come to Hilton Branch to hear Beverly Friend, a speaker with the NJ Council for the Humanities and a descendant of the Cherokee people. She will speak on the Lenni Lenape and will explain how her native people lived, what they used and how they used it. Then you can join the friendship round dance!

All Ages * Drop In
Thurs 11/20 @ 4-4:45pm – Hilton Branch
You can play if you know your numbers.

Storytime Programs
No registration required – All children must be accompanied by an adult
Valid Maplewood library card required

Multi Age Storytime (All ages)
Friday Nov. 14 @ 11-11:30 am
Tuesday Nov. 25 @10:30-11 am
Children and adults participate together in this fun mixture of stories, movement, and music.

Baby Lit
(Ages birth – 2 ½)
Wednesdays @ 11-11:20 am 11/5, 11/12, 11/19
Preschool Storytime (Ages 2 ½ – 5)
Mondays @ 11-11:30 am 11/3, 11/10, 11/17

Pajama Storytime (Ages 2 – 10)
Tuesday 11/18 @ 7-7:30 pm

Maplewood Library’s MakerSpace at Hilton Branch is open!
Drop in on Mondays, November 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer. Printing times may vary, depending on file size and demand.

For information, or to submit an stl file to be printed outside lab hours, email

Get more info on Lab procedures, policies and printing prices at


Main Library 973-762-1622
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm
Tuesday: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
(Saturdays in July and August: 10 am – 1 pm)
Hilton Branch 973-762-1688
Monday and Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 12 pm – 8 pm
Friday: closed
Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm (closed Saturdays in July and August)

A picturesque town in Essex County, Maplewood is located on the East Branch of the Rahway River. Originally consisting of farms, mills and orchards, Maplewood is now a great mix of residential and commercial areas, culminating in the jewel of a downtown village and coming together to create a charming, tight-knit and diversified community. Maplewood has predominantly Colonial and Tudor style homes with sprawling porches and ample greenery, but you can also find some Victorians and a range of more modern style construction on its beautiful tree lined streets.
Maplewood is a diverse town with 6 elementary schools and prominent municipal building designed by famous architects, Guilbert and Betelle. In the center of town, famed landscape architects, the Olmstead Brothers, created the breathtaking Memorial Park; not to be overlooked is Ricalton Square, nestled between the train station and the downtown shopping; this area is frequently used for events including a Halloween Parade with hayrides and petting zoos, as well as featuring replica homes during the Winter Holiday Season. The town offers many activities to its residents from camps in the summer, arts and crafts classes, a public pool (with 4 pools ranging from a “baby” pool to toddler pool to large lap pool and a diving tank) and a farmers market when in season. There is even an annual musicalpalooza–Maplewoodstock—featuring a variety of bands and musical styles, showcasing local and national bands with booths for local businesses to set up.
The Village, also known as Maplewood Center, is a quaint, downtown shopping district with everything from restaurants with foods from all over the world, bakeries, dance studios, gyms, bookstores, a movie theater and bookstores. With its large variety of cuisines to choose from, Maplewood recently started a yearly town-wide Restaurant Week with over 30 eateries participating.
Easily accessible by its throughways and the New Jersey Transit, it’s no surprise Maplewood has been ranked several times as one of the most desirable places to live in America by a number of surveys.

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
Good Homes

Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

As your Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Mark Slade

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