Library director Jane Kennedy receives a check from Lucy and Clara,
who held a bake sale to help support the library.


Professionals in Transition

Looking for Work?
Looking to Network?
Network with other professionals and share ideas and leads! Designed for people who are seeking new employment, guest speakers and facilitators have included human resource, coaching, psychology and social media experts. Employers are welcome to participate and discuss job opportunities.
Monday May 17th, 10:15-11:30, Main Library

Free Adult Health Clinic

Get Healthy This Saturday!
Health Dept Provides Free Screenings
Maplewood residents can make appointments for free blood pressure, diabetes and carotid artery screenings, and for medication and weight counseling with a Maplewood Health Dept. nurse. Free hearing screenings are also offered on a drop-in basis. Call 973-762-8120 x4300 for an appointment.
Saturday, May 15, 10:00-12:00 at Main Library


Photos Available

Did You Miss the Rally?
Check out these photos!
Maplewood librarians and residents took buses and carpooled to attend a rally in Trenton, Thursday, May 6, to protest Gov. Christie's proposed library budget cuts. Hundreds of library staff members and patrons of all ages attended the rally brandishing signs and t-shirts in a show of solidarity. Check out pictures of the event on our flickr page: http://tinyurl.com/NJrally-photos


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Thursday's Rally a Success
400 Supporters Protest in Trenton

Over 400 librarians and supporters rallied in Trenton yesterday to protest Gov. Christie’s proposed 74 % cut to state library funding, which, if passed, could also cost libraries at least $4.5 million in federal matching funds. Thanks to everyone who joined us for the day. Did you miss it? Check out yesterday’s lead story on NJN at http://tinyurl.com/NJrally


Stop The Assault on Libraries!

Did You Know...?
Did you know 170,000 people enter a New Jersey Library each day and each day NJ libraries do more with less to serve them? Did you know Gov Christie's budget calls for a 74% cut in funding to statewide library services? Did you know this means a $4.5 million loss in federal funding? And did you know that library programs have been flat funded for the last 20 years? Plus, Assemblyman John DiMaio has introduced Proposition A2555 to eliminate the minimum local funding requirement for municipal libraries. This local library funding -- less than 3% of local property taxes, may force libraries throughout NJ to close their doors for good.

Tell Gov. Christie, your State Senator and Assembly representatives you oppose the cuts and A2555. SEND A MESSAGE QUICKLY AND EASILY AS OFTEN AS YOU WISH at http://capwiz.com/ala/nj/home/

Rally With Us in Trenton

There's Room on the Bus!
Librarians and Supporters Protest Budget Cuts
We're heading to Trenton on Thursday to protest Gov. Christie's proposed budget cuts and Proposition A2555, which drastically threaten library funding. Please contact our director's office at 973-762-1622 if you'd like to join us for this important event.
Thursday, May 6th, 9:00 am

Tonight at Hilton!

SCORE Small Business Seminar
Business Opportunities in Recessionary Times

You don't need an MBA or a finance background to get a new business off the ground. Many very successful businesses have been started by
truck drivers (Arizona Ice Tea), waitresses (Burt's Bees) and
secretaries (Lucille Roberts). Veteran SCORE counselor Marv Solomon, a retired VicePresident of Warner-Lambert, will discuss businesses you can start in this economy and how to do it. Registration is not needed.
Tuesday, May 4, 6:30 pm, Hilton Branch