Betsy Wald conducted her "Snow in July" hands-on science program at Hilton Branch Library. The program was part of the Summer Reading Club.
This hands-on science series for kids ages 6 - 9 is in three parts. July 29th is 'Volcanoes and Tornadoes' and August 5th is 'Water Jelly Crystals'. At this time, the classes are full with waiting lists, but we hope to continue hands-on science workshops in the Fall.

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Small Efforts Make a Big Difference

Make a Stand for the Library
Lemonade Stand Fundraiser Continues

From July 22 - July 29 you and your family can help the library by selling lemonade! It's easy: Set up a lemonade stand in front of your house. If you'd like, pick up an information kit from Main Library or Hilton Branch to help you get started. After your sale, bring the proceeds to Maplewood Library and we'll use the money to purchase books, CDs and DVDs. Thanks in advance for your help!

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Don't Miss Absolutely Abby

Professionals In Transition:
Job Seeking 2010 - How to Play and Beat the Odds
Presenter Abby Kohut, known as Absolutely Abby left the world of corporate recruiting to teach as many people as she could how to get their next job. And now she's here to help you! Do not miss this inspiring, informational and entertaining presentation.
Monday, July 19, 10:15 am, Main Library

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Selected Staff Pick

Selected Staff Pick: Rescue Ink
Using their combined 1700 pounds of muscle, Joe, Johnny O, Batso, Big Ant, G, Angel, Eric, Des, Bruce and Robert stop at nothing within the bounds of the law to save animals, be they furred, feathered, or scaled, from life-or-death situations throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Working from tips from concerned neighbors and anonymous sources, they have rescued countless animals, and are expanding their efforts throughout the country.

Former Newsday writer Denise Flaim chronicles their adventurous tales, detailing just what these brawny bikers, who will stop at nothing within the bounds of the law, can teach us all about respecting the creatures in our midst.
Visit their website:www.rescueink.org
Rescue Ink is available at Hilton Branch.

Summer Reading Club

Making a Splash...Hannah Winters, Olivia Winters, Amelia Cintron-Burch snuggle in the Children's Room pool for some refreshing reading.

Summer Reading Club

The summer reading club is in full swing! Mobiles and summer themes decorate the Children's Room at Main Library.


Love Your Life Nonfiction Book Club

The Art of Possibility:
Transforming Professional and Personal Life

By Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
In this lively and sensible manual for turning life's obstacles into possibilities, the authors draw on their experiences with musicians, students and patients in therapy to introduce tools for transformation. Facilitated by Donna Gerhauser, Certified Life Coach specializing in career transitions.

Tonight @ 7:15, Maplewood Library Durand Room

Thanks for your efforts...

It Worked!
State Budget Restores Monies
Thank you for signing orange postcards, reaching out to local officials and generally advocating for the library. Your efforts paid off! The 2011 State budget restores $4.3 million to Library Network Services, so we'll be able to continue offering interlibrary loan and delivery and retain internet access. Our work isn't done - our budget was still cut by 43%, but we're happy to keep our core services. Thanks again!

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A Make a Stand lemonade fundraiser for the Maplewood Memorial Library took place last week at the Maplewood train station. Communters enjoyed lemonade and cookies and helped support the library.
You and your family can have fun and help the Library with a lemonade stand. Pick up an information kit at either Main or Hilton.

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