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 […]

Cooper discusses zoo at kickoff event for SOMA LWV’s centennial year

Cooper discusses zoo at kickoff event for SOMA LWV’s centennial year

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The League of Women Voters of Maplewood-South Orange kicked off its centennial year at Maplewood Memorial Library in a community meeting with Freeholder Tyshammie Cooper. Cooper is the county representative for District 3, which includes part of Newark’s West Ward, East Orange, Orange and South Orange; she was elected […]

LWV to host public meeting with freeholders

LWV to host public meeting with freeholders

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The League of Women Voters of Maplewood-South Orange will host a meeting with Essex County Freeholders on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. In Essex County, 15 percent to 20 percent of property taxes are allocated to the county government. The Essex County Board of […]

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 […]

Attend Maplewood Garden Club events in March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Garden Club will hold two events in early March. A workshop, titled “Yard and Garden Q&A for Newbies and Curious Minds” will be Saturday, March 2, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the lower-level meeting room at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. Want to feel confident about replacing that struggling […]

Learn about ‘Great African Civilizations’ this month with NAACP

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This month, at five local libraries, the Oranges and Maplewood Unit of the NAACP will offer video presentations that accent “Great African Civilizations.” The significant contributions of ancient African civilizations are too often overlooked or attributed to other cultures. These video presentations will provide insight into the creative, innovative, exceptional genius […]

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