Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Hundreds gather for music, activities and birthday cake to toast library's centennial.
Today, April 30 is the official 100th birthday of the Maplewood Memorial Library. To commemorate the occasion, staff at both the Main Branch and the Hilton Branch hosted family-friendly events complete with live music from a local band, face painting and a very special birthday cake. At the Main Branch, the band was 'The Collectives,' comprised of Columbia High School sophomores Jack Goldberg, Sam Gomberg and Zack Hienz. The cake -- a vanilla sheet cake with raspberry jam and buttercream -- was baked by The Able Baker. Library Director Sarah Lester and Board President Katherine Hilaire thanked visitors for being there and reminded them about the upcoming Centennial Quiz Show on May 23, one of several events planned for this year. Lester …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Maplewood Memorial Library hosts sale Saturday and Sunday.
The Maplewood Memorial Library will host the annual Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale at 51 Baker St., on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Here's what you'll find: hardbacks and paperbacks including fiction, mystery, children's, tweens, history, science, cooking, crafts, sports, and much more, plus books-on-tape, DVDs, videotapes, CDs -- all at bargain prices. Sunday is a bag-of-books sale, and entry will be through the back door from the parking lot only. The Friends sponsor library programs and improvements and funds the purchase of special library materials and equipment. For more information, visit their website. For more information on the sale, call 973-762-4136.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Participants competed at library's first build off.
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Monday, April 22
Scores of children participated in the Maplewood Memorial Library's inaugural Lego Build Off last weekend. Participants built creations with Legos supplied by the library. Creations were judged by local community members, including Deputy Mayor Kathleen Leventhal, and are now on display at the library's main branch.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Centennial will be celebrated with special events throughout the year.
The Maplewood Memorial Library will turn 100 years old this month, and the town is planning a year of activities and events to celebrate this key milestone in the life of the town. "We are kicking off our centennial festivities with birthday cake, games, prizes and music at both the Main Library and Hilton Branch Library on Tuesday, April 30 at 4 p.m.," said Library Director Sarah Lester in a recent interview. The Library Board of Trustees will present "The Centennial Quiz" on Thursday, May 23 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Columbia High School. In this community-wide family friendly game show fundraiser hosted by Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, competing teams will square off to answer questions about the library, the town and special "Wild Card" …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Words Bookstore and Maplewood Memorial Library will host events.
World Book Night is an annual, global campaign to give away thousands of free books to encourage non-readers to read. Held this year on April 23, the event will mobilize 25,000 volunteers in more than 6,000 towns and cities nationwide to distribute half a million free books. Volunteer book lovers help promote reading by going out into their communities and sharing free copies of books they love. The mission of World Book Night is to seek out those without the means or access to printed books. In Maplewood, registered volunteers from the Words Bookstore community will be distributing books in such diverse locations as VA hospitals, roller skating rinks, mass transit, nursing homes, schools, and food pantries. "We are proud to be a …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Maplewood Memorial Library will host quiz night May 23 in honor of library's centennial.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
A look at what Patch will be covering this week.
South Orange - Maplewood students head back to the classrooms today, after a week off. What did you do on the break? Post your Spring Break photos here. The Maplewood Township Committee will meet Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. On the agenda: an ordinance on final passage to eliminate lottery parking in Parking Area #12 (Dunnell Road); the introduction of a new ordinance to allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages at the Maplewood Memorial Library; a status update from the Woman's Club Task Force, and four proclamations. The Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission meets Wednesday from 8 - 9:30 p.m. at Town Hall. World Book Night is April 23. Find out what Words Bookstore and the Maplewood Memorial Library are doing to be a …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Spring Book Sale is on the horizon.
The Maplewood Memorial Library is currently accepting book donations for the annual Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale. The sale will be held at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Books may be brought to the door to the right of the main entrance, behind the flagpole. No textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines or mildewed books. Books are being accepted at the following times: Mondays: 10 am to 12 pm Wednesdays: 7:30-8:30 pm Thursdays: 2 pm to 4 pm Saturdays: 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm and 4 pm The Friends sponsor library programs and improvements and funds the purchase of special library materials and equipment. For more information, visit …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Weekend event at Maplewood Memorial Library
On Saturday, the Maplewood Memorial Library hosted a reception with live music to celebrate its Black History Month art exhibits. Artists Cathleen McCoy Bristol and Ahmondylla Best were featured. Music was provided by Cedric Miller and student drum circle.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
There are plenty of programs for children of all ages in February.
Thursday, February 14
The Maplewood Memorial Library is hosting Look Inside Look Outside: The World Through African American Artists' Eyes, which explores the world from the perspective of black artists. Participants will learn about famous artists and create their own works of art in the library's craft workshops, which are offered throughout the month. People can also join the Look Inside/Look Outside Reading Club and have the opportunity to earn prizes. Signup for the reading club is in the children's room. The events will be fun for all ages, and the craft programs are available for children ages 6 and up unless stated otherwise. The schedule for the month is shown below: Alma Thomas Crafts Drop in anytime to make a ripped paper collage. All ages Wed 2/27…