Maplewood Library will host Nikole Hannah-Jones with federal humanities grant

Maplewood Library will host Nikole Hannah-Jones with federal humanities grant

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Library is one of 200 libraries nationwide to receive the American Library Association’s American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, designed to assist libraries affected by the pandemic. Maplewood Library will use the $10,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to rejuvenate its post-pandemic programming for the community. […]

Maplewood Library joins libraries statewide in telehealth program

Maplewood Library joins libraries statewide in telehealth program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The ongoing pandemic has put a spotlight on inequities in the health care system, especially among the most marginalized members of the community, including immigrants, the elderly and people from lower incomes who lack access to medical care, technology and health information. They are confronted with barriers to health equity, such as […]

Maplewood exceeds donor challenge for new library

Maplewood exceeds donor challenge for new library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Library Foundation has reported that, in a few short weeks, hundreds of generous Maplewoodians pitched in to meet an anonymous matching grant of $50,000, according to a Feb. 16 press release. Maplewood Memorial Library is moving forward with plans to build a library for the 21st century, while remaining committed […]

Durand-Hedden to host annual gingerbread house contest

Durand-Hedden to host annual gingerbread house contest

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join Durand-Hedden House & Garden for these fun and festive traditions: the annual Gingerbread House competition and holiday shopping at Durand-Hedden’s country store. Register for the always-popular gingerbread house competition any time between now and Friday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. Drop off entries any time between Tuesday, Dec. 7, and noon […]

Maplewood Library introduces new book bike

Maplewood Library introduces new book bike

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Library will launch its new book bike, the latest concept in mobile libraries, with a ribbon cutting on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Hilton Branch, at 1688 Springfield Ave. Funded by the Maplewood Library Foundation and Fringe Collaborative, the book bike was purchased in memory of […]

Big changes at the library in Maplewood

Big changes at the library in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Memorial Library is moving forward with plans to build a library for the 21st century while remaining committed to providing excellent service to the community. The Main Library at 51 Baker St. is closed, and is being prepared for construction. A formal goodbye celebration wasn’t possible due to flood damage from […]

MAPSO celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 is underway in Maplewood and South Orange, from Latin Restaurant Week and outdoor dance parties to documentary and feel-good films. South Orange Village President Sheena Collum described the festivities as “a perfect blend of music, dance, entertainment and education as we enjoy and honor the […]

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