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 […]

Friends book sale this Nov. in Maplewood

Friends book sale this Nov. in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Friends of Maplewood Library is holding its annual Fall Book Sale on Saturday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St.; entry on Sunday is via the parking lot only.  A wide-ranging selection of books available on a […]

Jazz up your garden with the MGC

Jazz up your garden with the MGC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Do you savor sizzling plant combinations in other people’s gardens while being dissatisfied with your own? Then join the Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., when widely published garden photographer, writer and garden coach Karen Bussolini presents “Jazzing Up the Garden […]

Tori Erstwhile & the Montys to appear at Maplewood Library

Tori Erstwhile & the Montys to appear at Maplewood Library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “It’s all storytelling,” says humor songwriter and novelist V.C. Chickering, a longtime Maplewood resident. Chickering will be at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. to talk about her lyrics and novel writing process, interwoven with charming, witty original songs performed by her band, Tori Erstwhile […]

Become a literacy tutor in Essex County

Become a literacy tutor in Essex County

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Literacy Volunteers of America is always seeking volunteer literacy tutors and will hold an 18-hour tutor training course at Maplewood Memorial Library’s Hilton Branch, 1688 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood, from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 15, 17, 22, 25, 29 and 31. Life is limited when you can’t […]

Maplewood Garden Club presents ‘Deer Resistant Native Plants’

Maplewood Garden Club presents ‘Deer Resistant Native Plants’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join the Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., when Michael Van Clef discusses his favorite topic, “Deer Resistant Native Plants.”  Van Clef will explain various landscape uses for native plants ranging from meadow patches to formal gardens, focusing on the selection […]

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