Friday, February 15, 2013
Maplewood Library celebrates Black History Month with a reception for our February artists.
BHM Art and Music Reception Join us on Saturday, Feb. 16th for a reception with live music to celebrate our Black History Month art exhibits. (This program was rescheduled due to last week's storm.) Cathleen McCoy Bristol creates portraits, landscapes and spiritual works in watercolor and acrylic. She has always been fascinated by variations in the human race, which has led her to explore diverse expressions of tradition and to portray the beauty of all peoples. She is a former art instructor, has freelanced as a fashion illustrator and painter, and shows her work in local galleries. Objects, to Ahmondylla Best, tell stories. Gourds, cowrie shells, crystals, sterling silver, brass, copper, combs and mirrors are eloquent in representing…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Maplewood Library kicks off 2013 with our first Art & Music reception of the year.
Art and Music Reception Maplewood Library is happy to be featuring the outstanding art of two Maplewood residents this month. On our walls are Paul Gibson's photographs. Harnessing principles of lighting, composition, contrast, and dynamic movement honed in his 30 year career in film & video, Paul peers into the breathtaking beauty of nature to create images that have been variously described as “painterly,” "dreamy," "ethereal," "serene," - images which are a uniquely personal artistic vision. In our display case are Suzanne Henning’s prints on handmade paper. Suzanne sees beauty in the smallest of details in nature and in everyday man-made objects. The contrast and visual balance between coarse industrial designs and intricacies of the…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Children's librarian has flair for fun and creative projects at the Maplewood Library.
Meet Elizabeth Hoens - she's been working at the Maplewood library for a year. Patch sat down with her to ask her five questions. Here they are: How do you like working for Maplewood Library? “I really love it and I really love the town – It’s really great. The people who come to the library always keep this place alive and busy. There is a really strong sense of community here, everybody knows each other, they’re not just strangers who live in the same area. They’re all neighbors who know each other and I think that’s really great.” What made you want to become a librarian? “I wanted to be a librarian since I was in first grade. I really loved books. It was either a librarian or a bookshop owner. I love to read but I also love to help …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Library Board of Trustees surprises the staff with massages at appreciation brunch.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
With potted flowers, candles, glowing salt-crystal lamps and the soothing sounds of New Age music, Maplewood Library’s Memorial Hall was transformed into a day spa for 27 astonished library staff. Each year, an appreciation brunch is held in their honor, hosted by the Library Board of Trustees. This year however the Board organized a surprise spa experience, including massages from The Bodhi Tree of South Orange, skincare demos from The Pooka Boutique in Orange, and hair care consultations from Maplewood’s own Anthony Garubo Salon. All staff were given hand designed appointment cards, indicating their scheduled time and service and received goody bags with personalized hair and skin products to take home. Between “appointments” they …