Sustainable landscape lecture at the library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Monday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood, the Maplewood Garden Club presents “Early Street Community Garden, a Model of Sustainable Landscape.” Speaker Carolle Huber, vice president and cofounder of Grow It Green Morristown, will describe how sustainable practices — from native plantings to […]

Family traveling band to take Maplewood gazebo by storm

Family traveling band to take Maplewood gazebo by storm

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Local residents looking for family-friendly entertainment this weekend only have to go as far as the Hilton Branch Library, where Maplewood’s summer concert series will feature Chibi Kodama, a family band from Tennessee that includes five sisters and their parents. The July 22 show will take place at 11 a.m. under the […]

SeniorStudio students’ show artwork at Maplewood Library

SeniorStudio students’ show artwork at Maplewood Library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SeniorStudio has just completed its third, free senior arts, education and wellness course at the new Maplewood Senior Center, with continuing sponsorship by the Maplewood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. “We are most appreciative of the support that Maplewood has provided and look forward to building on the strong relationship […]

SOPL invites commuters to use the library

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Hats off to Maplewood Library for reminding commuters that public libraries are a great place to work locally and skip the delays. South Orange Public Library also offers wifi, computers, including in-house laptop loans, wireless printing, scanning, notary and reference services. Across South Orange and Maplewood, the community has access to […]

Nearby events for seniors

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA – Two Towns For All Ages initiative hosts several events for community seniors, presented by a number of community organizations. Events are free unless otherwise noted; registration may be required. On Mondays, from 10 to 11:45 a.m., attend Project Healthy Bones at the Baird, 5 Mead St. […]

SOMA Film Festival to screen free program for children

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Film Festival, in partnership with the South Orange and Maplewood public libraries, is offering a free screening of its successful “Kids Program” this July. The inaugural “Kids Program” screened to a soldout Maplewood Theater in March at this years’ festival. The program had all original content from local […]

MML to hold book sale

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Friends of Maplewood Library is holding a one-day bag-of-books sale on Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale takes place in Memorial Hall at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood. A bag, supplied by Friends, can be filled with a mix of hardbacks or paperbacks. Books […]

Maplewood Library offers summer hours for commuters

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Is your commute a hassle this summer? Work from home from the Maplewood Memorial Library. With the announced closing of the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct train line to and from Penn Station New York, many commuters may be looking to work from home. Maplewood Township officials recently put out a letter […]

Events for seniors in Maplewood and South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA – Two Towns For All Ages initiative has several events tagged for the community’s seniors. These events are presented by a number of community organizations. Events are free unless otherwise noted; registration may be required. AARP is sponsoring a lunch and learn on keeping your car fit […]

Two towns unite against gun violence

Residents wear orange in memory of those lost to gun violence, call for ‘commonsense’ laws

Two towns unite against gun violence

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Dozens of community members gathered under the gazebo of the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Public Library on Friday, June 2, for the second SOMA Wear Orange rally, in honor of those lost to gun violence and to raise awareness about the need for stronger measures to prevent recurring tragedies. Wear Orange […]

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