M ap l ewo o d M e m o r i a l L i b r a r y
Adult Programming Newsletter
Fall Hours Maplewood Website Panel
Main Library Meet the faces behind the Maplewood websites—all in the
51 Baker St.
same place at once! Find out the inside scoop with Jamie
973-762-1622 Ross from MOL, Joe Strupp from Maplewoodian, Adam
Monday: 10 am– 9 pm
Bulger from The Patch and Tina Kelley from The Local.
Tuesday: 10 am– 6 pm What role does each play in the cultural climate of Maple-
Wednesday: 10 am–9pm wood? What makes one more (or less) user-friendly? Which
Thursday: 10 am– 9 pm
Friday: 10 am– 5 pm one do you go to for all your local news
Saturday: 10 am– 5pm and favorite bloggers?
Sunday: closed The program will be moderated by Tim
Mullaney, of Bloomberg
Hilton Branch News.
1688 Springfield Ave. Monday,
Monday: 10 am– 5 pm
Tuesday: 12 noon– 8 pm 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 10 am–5 pm
Thursday: 12 noon–8pm in Memorial Hall Maplewoodian.com
Saturday: 10 am– 1 pm
Green Day III
We’ll be there! Stop by our table to say hi. Enter our
Main Library and
free drawing for a chance to win a book. Each hour
Hilton Branch will be
one adult will win a copy of Super Natural Home and
one child will win a copy of Dorling Kinserly’s
October 12 Throughout the day, children will
for Columbus Day have a chance to make a recycled
Follow us on
Twitter: go to Saturday, October 10
www.twitter.com 11 am to 4 pm in Memorial
Search for Park
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Maplewood Library Programs for Job-Seekers
College Grads in Transition
A Job-Hunting Series for Recent Graduates
Recent grads preparing to enter the work force will benefit from this 4-
session series to be held at Maplewood Library. Topics covered will in-
clude: situation assessment; preparing a campaign; making contact with
potential employers; staying motivated and confident. It will be held in the
Durand Room at Main Library. on
October 15, 29 & Nov. 5 at 7:00 pm and October 22 at 4:00 pm.
Registration is required.
To register, email PROGRAMS@maplewoodlibrary.org
A collection of books to help with resumes, job hunting, career choice, employment,
etc. can be found in the reading room at Main Library .
Professionals in Transition
Are you currently unemployed? Looking for new career opportunities? Network with other pro-
fessionals in the same situation. Share job hunting experiences, ideas and leads. Since its in-
ception, the group has provided support and a forum for hundreds of seasoned career veterans
seeking new employment. Guest speakers have included human resource, coaching, psychol-
ogy and social media experts.
Mondays, October 5 and 19
10:15 am at Main Library
Friends of the Library Memorial Gifts
Daytime Reading Group
Did you know you can
Bleak House memorialize someone special
by Charles Dickens with a gift to the library? You
Considered to be one of the finest of all English satires. can buy a book in someone’s
memory, or make a monetary
Tuesday, October 13 donation. Donations are
1:00 pm in the Durand Room. accepted at any time, and are
New members are always welcome! tax-deductible.
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Thanksgiving Food Drive Free Hearing
Maplewood Library will be collecting food for the Certified audiologists from
Township Welfare Department to help all residents Total Hearing Care will be at
enjoy the holiday. All food donated the Main Library to conduct
will go to local families in need. hearing screenings for adults
Collection boxes will be located at and children. The screenings
are free. No appointment is
both Main Library and Hilton Branch needed.
beginning October 19.
No glass or outdated food please. Saturday, October 24
11 am to 2 pm
. Durand Room
Hilton Branch Library will be the kick-off spot for After a visit to Hilton Branch,
the Playaways are now back
the Springfield Avenue Partnership’s Healthy Harvest Fest on
at the Main Library. Check
Saturday, October 31. Hilton will have special book displays
one out, hook up your ear
and will be giving out candy. There will be activities all along the
buds, and off you go!
Avenue beginning at 11:00 am.
Home-Based Businesses SCORE Small Business Seminar
There are many advantages to starting a home-based business, apart from the obvious ones of
cheap rent and a short commute! Dan Frisch, a veteran SCORE counselor, will discuss some of
the advantages and also some of the pitfalls of starting a business out of your home. Dan will
also discuss some types of business that can be started from your own home. Registration is
suggested. To register, email PROGRAMS@maplewoodlibrary.org
Tuesday, October 13, 6:30 pm at Hilton Branch
SCORE, the Service Corp of Retired Executives Association, is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entre-
preneurs and to the formation, growth, and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with
the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Mind Alive Public Speakers’ Forum
“Music, Memoirs and More”
Trisha Tunstall; Writer, Teacher and Musician
Tuesday, October 27 at 7:45 pm
Winchester Gardens 333 Elmwood Ave.
The Mind Alive Public Speakers Forum is co-sponsored by Maplewood Library
and Winchester Gardens. The talks are free and open to the public.
Coming in November: Planning for College
Nov. 10: Positive Parenting Series: A presentation for the parents and
Peer Pressure, 7 pm at Hilton guardians of high school juniors and
Nov.11: Possibilities: a Non-Fiction
Book Club, 7pm at Main seniors.
Nov. 16 and 39: M/SO Professionals
in Transition 10:15 am at Main • Help students know which colleges to apply to.
Nov.16: Emergency Preparedness • Increase their chances of getting into their dream
7 PM at Main college.
• Position your student to receive scholarships.
Get on our email list! • Get a ‘tax scholarship’ for college.
If you would like to begin receiving • Position your finances to get merit aid.
email updates on upcoming Adult
• Get your college planning questions answered.
Programming events and meetings,
email Joanne at: Free and open to the public. No registration required.
PROGRAMS@maplewoodlibrary.org. Presented by College Benefits Research Group.
We do not distribute patron email
addresses or use them for anything Wednesday, October 28
other than the intended use. In the
subject line, please indicate: “Adult 7:00 pm in Memorial Hall
Programming Email List”
Get Your ReBL Sticker Maplewood Library
Maplewood Library is a member of the Plans for the Future
Reciprocal Borrowing and Lending
(ReBL) Network sponsored by the Maplewood Library is in the process of creating a
Libraries of Essex County. Bring your three-year strategic plan. This plan will be used as a
valid Maplewood Library card to the guide for utilizing our resources, staff, and program-
circulation desk at either branch and ming to best reflect the needs of our community. The
ask for a free ReBL sticker. planning process began with a Community Forum,
which focused on creating the ideal community and the
The sticker, which is renewed yearly, library’s role in shaping it. The library staff also contrib-
gives you borrowing privileges at most uted their own suggestions and ideas to help the li-
Essex County Libraries as well as the brary respond to the community. It is our goal to move
Seton Hall University Library and the into the future, even in tough economic times, and real-
Dana Library at Rutgers Newark. ize our fullest potential.
When you get your ReBL sticker, you
Although we face many challenges ahead during this
will receive a book mark with a list of
uncertain economic time, we want to provide the very
all participating libraries. Each library
best services and materials we can. Our plan will help
has a different policy for REBL
ensure that our library continues to enrich the lives of
the people of Maplewood. The plan is currently in draft,
and is awaiting approval from the Library Board of
Trustees. It will be made available to the public in late