Sunday, February 10, 2013
Connect with the library on your phone.
It's now possible to keep in touch with the Maplewood Memorial Library -- to find or renew a book, place something on hold, learn more about library events and more -- on your phone with LibraryAnywhere, the library's mobile app. Installing it is simple, and it works on iPhone, Android and Blackberry. For more inforamtion about how to download it, visit this page on the library's website. (You can also scan the QR codes on that page). To install: iPhone or iPad Android Blackberry or Other Smartphone
Monday, February 4, 2013
Documentary features new Tuscan assistant principal Kevin Mason.
Maplewood Memorial Library is hosting a screening and discussion with the director of From Fatherless to Fatherhood on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Library. The film is a documentary that explores how father absense impacts African-American communities, and showcases men who are fostering quality relationships with their children and families. Directed by Kobie Brown, the film includes a segment on Tuscan Elementary School assistant principal Kevin Mason, whose struggle to become a great father despite himself growing up fatherless inspired Brown to create the film. Brown and Mason were friends in high school and college. "I think my sharing my story is one way of helping other young black males see that even …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Patch's Picks for unique, local, last minute holiday shopping -- plus a few special offers just for Patch readers.
There are 11 days left until Christmas. If you still have some gaps in your gift-giving list, Maplewood Patch has compiled some clever, highly desirable -- and locally minded -- ideas that will please a multitude of recipients. We present the first part today, in the categories of Arts, Health & Wellness, Food, and Helping Others. Look for Patch's Gift Guide Part 2 next week. Shop Like a Pioneer Visit the Durand-Hedden Country Store at the Durand-Hedden House, 523 Ridgewood Road, on Dec. 16 from 1 - 4 p.m. Great gift ideas for children, teachers and more, including early American children's games and toys, facsimile documents, quill pens and ink, historic cook books, cookie molds, tin lanterns, hand blown blue birds, reproductive …
Monday, November 26, 2012
What's on the agenda in town this week.
School is back in regular session in South Orange - Maplewood this week. (Also, the district recently announced a new calendar for the current school year.) The Capital Plan Community Forum that was rescheduled to November 27 has been cancelled. According to district representatives, it will take place sometime in the spring. Here are some other events taking place in town this week: The Maplewood Library Community Forum is on Tuesday at 7 pm at the Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. The community is invited to participate in Maplewood Library's strategic planning process. Please RSVP to Sarah Lester at 973-762-1622 ext. 5004 or firstname.lastname@example.org The South Orange/Maplewood Chapter of Mothers & More will host its annual …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
With Hurricane Sandy knocking out power in most of Maplewood, the library has become a hotbed for people looking to recharge, get warm, and get out of the house.
Since Hurricane Sandy hit, the Maplewood Memorial Library main branch has been more packed than ever before. "There was a line out the door this morning," said Teen Librarian Irene Langlois. Throughout the day on Wednesday, people of all ages were recharging phones and laptops, reading, resting and socializing. In the afternoon, Mayor Vic DeLuca stopped by to give patrons a "verbal update" on the cleanup efforts throughout town, and on the power restoration situation. The library will be open again Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Power still out for much of town, clean up efforts will take weeks, Halloween is postponed.
Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, along with the police, fire and DPW, provided an update to residents at a press conference on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Here are the highlights: Safety: Police Chief Robert Cimino said: “We don’t want people driving or walking around. Stay in the house.” Maplewood Police responded to 840 emergency calls in the last 24 hours; 443 of which were 911 calls. “Officer responded to over 240 locations requiring assistance,” Cimino said. “They worked in very challenging conditions, something I was very proud of.” There were numerous evacuations, and as of last night roughly 50 people were staying in the shelter at DeHart Community Center. The message: Do not go outside. Stay in your houses. “We are still …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Two local residents launch 40-day Gratitude Graffiti Project to encourage residents to express their thanks
Do you believe that gratitude can be contagious? Two Maplewood residents, Lucila McElroy and Candice Davenport, are convinced that it can be. They are launching the first Gratitude Graffiti Project, an interactive, public effort to encourage residents to express their gratitude each and every day. The goal of the project is to give people an easy way to stop for a moment to count their blessings, by putting it into words (or pictures). For forty days, beginning on Saturday to coincide with the Maplewood Wellness Fair and culminating on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22), participating businesses will post a Gratitude Stop Sign ("Today I am grateful for...") in their windows. Patrons can write or draw their message in window chalk on the …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Local team was on hand for special day at Maplewood Memorial Library
The Columbia High School Robotics Club displayed some of their latest creations at Star Wars Reads Day at the Maplewood Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 6. There were activities, demos and workshops for the whole family, including crafts, a Lego Build-a-Thon, a Star Wars bookstore presented by Words Bookstore, Light Saber Workshops with the Padawan Training Academy, trivia contest and prizes.
Friday, October 5, 2012
What are you doing this weekend? Let us know in the comments!
Looking for something to do this week? Here's some events around the area to check out: Friday, Oct. 4 at 8 a.m. Millburn Township Town Hall, 375 Millburn Ave., Millburn, NJ FREE The Downtown Millburn Farmers Market is now in its 20th year. We are a NJ Fresh Farmers Market. Saturday, Oct. 6 from 2 - 4 p.m., Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St, Maplewood. Activities, demos and workshops for the whole family. Come in costume! Crafts for all ages, Lego Build-a-Thon, Robotics Club demo, Star Wars bookstore presented by Words Bookstore. Light Saber Workshops with the Padawan Training Academy, Trivia contest & prizes Saturday, Oct. 6 from 1 - 3 p.m., the Oval, Livingston High School, 30 Robert H Harp Dr, Livingston Members of the …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Whether you love Spiderman, X-men or Batman, be sure to geek out with your favorite comics on this holiday.
To all of those who believe in Harvey Dent and Gotham City, rejoice. September 25 is National Comic Book day. This is a day for people of all ages to enjoy, since the first-ever comic book superhero made his first appearance in 1938. While some characters have new looks, and some of their storylines have changed completely, comic enthusiasts can still share their love of their favorite characters, old and new. This geeky holiday is a great time for comic fans to honor their superhero, heroine or villain’s best stories. Check out the comic book collection at the Maplewood Memorial Library. National Comic Book day is also a good precursor for the famous New York Comic Con. This year, it will be held during October 11-14 at the Jacob …