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Maplewood Public Library
51 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ 07040
The Maplewood Public Library houses a selection of books, magazines, music and DVDs, and also offers eBooks. The libraryMore also offers computers for public use, notary services and meeting rooms, which can be reserved for public use. Homework help is available for kids as well.
Memorial Park
124 Dunnell Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040

Many Maplewood residents are transplanted New Yorkers. The town's easy commute to the Big Apple certainly attractsMore former Gothamites. But we can't help but wonder if the fact that Maplewood has a central park, of sorts, adds to its former New Yorker appeal.

Memorial Park is at the heart of the town, as it's bordered by the train station, the Municipal Building, the Maplewood Library and the town's country club.

The park features two playgrounds, two multi-purpose fields, three tennis courts and four picnic tables.

Maplewood Community Music
120 Burnett Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
If you ask people on the street, many might say we are the local community band. While that is true, we do so much moreMore to enrich and inspire people in Maplewood and its surrounding communities. We have not one, but six community ensembles (including two bands), that provide free concerts throughout the Maplewood area each year. We also temporarily form jazz combos, celebration bands, marching bands and demonstration groups for certain events. Our 50 musicians are your neighbors, friends, and coworkers, and nearly all work outside the music industry. Musicians of all ages from high school to retired, mostly hobbyists, participate in MCM. Beyond the music, many of our musicians volunteer to work on the various behind the scenes activities required to run a non-profit organization. Not only do we perform many free concerts throughout the year for audiences of all ages including our families, seniors, veterans and our youth, but we also partner with various local organizations such as our schools, town departments, libraries and business districts to provide music, demonstrate instruments and music styles, support benefit events and support other music-related programs. Our ensembles: > Maplewood Community Concert Band > Swing Town, our community big band > Bones Unlimited (trombone choir) > Jackson Square (Dixieland band) > The MapleWoodWinds (wind quintet) > The Silvertones (flute choir). Musicians Wanted! The Maplewood Community Concert Band always has room for new members and welcomes all musicians (even rusty ones!) with at least high school level playing experience. Dust off your instrument and stop by any rehearsal. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the DeHart Community Center. College and high school music students, we want you too! To learn more about Maplewood Community Music, visit us at http://maplewoodcommunitymusic.org/ or contact us at info@maplewoodcommunitymusic.org
Maplewood Train Station
175 Dunnell Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040

On an average weekday, more than 3,000 passengers board the train at Maplewood's station. Plenty of businesses, asMore well as the Township Municipal Building, the Fire Department and the Public Library are within walking distance. Commuters, who generally don't have the time or inclination to visit the stores, can employ the station's concierge, which offers services such as food pick-ups and dry cleaning drop-off.

The jitney service shuttles riders from stops throughout the town to the train. There are several parking lots surrounding the station, which fill up fast and early. The passageway between platforms features several eye-catching murals of local businesses. For information on train schedules, visit the New Jersey Transit Web site.

The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School
17 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040

Founded in 1933, the Adult School offers classes ranging from practical to imaginative. They have single and multipleMore session classes. One example of a previous practical class was the five-session class, "Basic Accounting for Non-finance People." Previous creative classes include "Mixed Media and Illustrative Drawing" and "Water Color Painting." They also have multiple language classes including Spanish, French, Italian and more.

Most classes are held at Columbia High School (CHS) and South Orange Middle School. The main office is in the A-wing of CHS. Some art classes are held at private studios in South Orange and Maplewood but they are open to people from all over the region.

There are over 150 classes in the spring, summer and fall for adults and teens 14 and up.

The other two major programs of the Adult School are:

   * A free ESL and GED-prep program. Classes are held at CHS and the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Library. Five hundred people from 45 countries typically enroll.
   * A four-week children's camp is offered each summer. Staff members are district teachers who offer creative and academic enrichment courses. Financial aid is available.

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