SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA PRIDE 2021 is a time for South Orange and Maplewood residents to come together as one in celebration of all LGBTQ-plus identities and allies collectively united. The monthlong schedule of events will shine a light on LGBTQ-plus issues with books, films, discussions, performances, picnics and parties, and recognize […]

SOMA celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange Village and Maplewood Township, together with SOMA Cross Cultural Works and the AAPI community, unite to recognize and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 with family-oriented events during the entire month of May. As the national conversation veers toward racial division and polarization, and […]

HNA honors the Maplewood Library and the women who built it

HNA honors the Maplewood Library and the women who built it

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association celebrated Women’s History Month and the Maplewood Public Library at its meeting on March 18, spotlighting the women who have been involved with the library since its inception in 1913. The meeting started with a presentation of the plans for the Main Library branch renovations, which will begin […]

How libraries create just, united, strong communities

How libraries create just, united, strong communities

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Library Foundation will hold a free Zoom event on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 8 to 9 p.m. called “E Pluribus Unum: How Libraries Create Just, United and Resilient Communities.” This conversation will be between Alberto Ibarguen, Columbia High School graduate and president and CEO of the John S. and James […]

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 […]

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