Vote in Maplewood’s inaugural participatory budget program

Vote in Maplewood’s inaugural participatory budget program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — From March 1 through April 1, Maplewood allowed community members, local civic groups, school parent organizations and nonprofit organizations based in Maplewood to submit their ideas for “one-time projects” with “one-time expenditures” that address a community need and provide a community benefit to submit proposals. A Participatory Budget Committee, which included Township […]

Become a literacy tutor

Become a literacy tutor

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Literacy Volunteers of America, of Essex and Passaic counties, seeks volunteer tutors to help adults learn to speak, read and write English. Many of these students — refugees and other immigrants from more than 100 countries, as well as native English speakers — have waited months for help. No experience is necessary; […]

SOMA speaker series to focus on needs of older residents

SOMA speaker series to focus on needs of older residents

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages recently announced a speaker series focusing on the legal needs and concerns of older residents. Two Towns has joined the Essex Coalition for the Conversation Of Your Life, a program of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, to educate residents about important […]

MGC presents ‘Drama Queens: Dark Beauties for Your Garden’

MGC presents ‘Drama Queens: Dark Beauties for Your Garden’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Monday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Lesley Parness, retired superintendent of Horticultural Education at the Morris County Park Commission, will explain how to use black-hued plants for maximum impact. During her presentation, “Drama Queens: Dark Beauties for Your Garden,” Parness will feature more than […]

Spring book sale at MML

Spring book sale at MML

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Friends of the Maplewood Library is holding its annual spring book sale on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — entry on Sunday is via the parking lot only. A wide-ranging selection of books will be available on […]

MGC presents ‘The Bountiful Herb Garden’

MGC presents ‘The Bountiful Herb Garden’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join the Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., when Caren White, the garden steward of Rutgers Herb Garden and a lifelong gardener, presents “The Bountiful Herb Garden.” In addition to explaining how to plant and care for herbs, White will discuss […]

Maplewood Library to hold sixth annual Ideas Festival

Maplewood Library to hold sixth annual Ideas Festival

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Memorial Library’s Ideas Festival, celebrating the talent and creativity of this commlmmunity, is modeled on the New Yorker Festival, but all events are free and open to everyone. Presenters have ties to the SOMA community, either by living here, having grown up here or having a close connection to someone local. […]

HNA to host library director at meeting

HNA to host library director at meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Thursday, March 21, meeting at 7:30 p.m., the Hilton Neighborhood Association will host Maplewood Memorial Library Director Sarah Lester, who will discuss plans for a renovated library of the 21st century, as well as the many programs and services the library provides for people of all ages. At this event, […]

‘Transit 101,’ all seniors need to know about getting around

‘Transit 101,’ all seniors need to know about getting around

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Rutgers NJTips, in partnership with SOMA Two Towns for All Ages, is offering local seniors a mobility and resource training program, “Transit 101 – Everything You Need to Know to Get Around.” Learn to plan transit trips, pay the fare and access your favorite places without a car. Part […]

Grammar school students ‘Speak Out’ at library event

Grammar school students ‘Speak Out’ at library event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 9, Maplewood Memorial Library hosted the fourth annual “Kids Speak Out,” an event held during Black History Month that showcases the work of South Orange-Maplewood School District elementary school students. This event encourages students to express themselves through spoken word, poetry and art to celebrate Black History Month. Poetry […]

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