SOMA libraries prove they are essential

SOMA libraries prove they are essential

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On a normal Saturday, the staff at the Maplewood Public Library checks out about 500 items to patrons. But normal Saturdays aren’t normal anymore. The COVID-19 pandemic is still keeping the doors of nonessential businesses and services closed, and that includes public libraries. Maplewood and South Orange, having both […]

Maplewood Garden Club presents ‘American Eden’

Maplewood Garden Club presents ‘American Eden’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join the Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., when historian Victoria Johnson presents “American Eden,” based on her new book of the same title.  This is the story of how David Hosack — the doctor at the Hamilton-Burr duel — founded […]

Maplewood celebrates Black History Month

Maplewood celebrates Black History Month

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In honor of Black History Month, the township of Maplewood has joined with local nonprofit, community and business partners to sponsor more than 30 artistic, cultural and educational events and activities throughout February. Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee, who will lead two different book discussions during the month, said, “Our goal is to […]

Books sales upcoming at Maplewood Library

Books sales upcoming at Maplewood Library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Friends of Maplewood Library is holding some upcoming book sales at the Main Library, 51 Baker St. Bag-of-books sale on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry to Sunday’s sale will be from the parking lot only. Fill a bag — supplied by Friends — […]

NJ Department of Labor awards $1.1M to libraries for adult literacy services

NJ Department of Labor awards $1.1M to libraries for adult literacy services

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently announced the 14 recipients of $1,128,273 in grant funding through the Community Library Adult Literacy and Career Pathway program, which aims to expand adult literacy services in the Garden State. In Essex County, Maplewood Memorial Library will receive $81,636 and Newark Public […]

MGC Presents ‘Philadelphia, America’s Garden Capital’

MGC Presents ‘Philadelphia, America’s Garden Capital’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Did you know that Philadelphia is the garden capital of America? Join the Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, Jan. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., when Kathleen Salisbury, director of Temple University’s Ambler Arboretum, presents “America’s Garden Capital.”  She will lead the club on a virtual tour […]

Victorian Santa and gingerbread houses at Durand-Hedden

Victorian Santa and gingerbread houses at Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Come one, come all to Durand-Hedden House’s holiday event on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. View a merry medley of gingerbread houses, make a paper ornament, enjoy treats, and shop at the Country Store. Children can also visit with a Victorian Santa, so be sure to have your camera […]

MGC makes green floral arrangements

MGC makes green floral arrangements

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — When creating floral displays, some florists use materials that are not eco-friendly. Join the Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., to learn how to minimize the use of materials that pollute the environment in your own floral arrangements.  Edith Villavicencio, owner […]

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