Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Maplewood Memorial Library hosts sale Saturday and Sunday.
The Maplewood Memorial Library will host the annual Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale at 51 Baker St., on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Here's what you'll find: hardbacks and paperbacks including fiction, mystery, children's, tweens, history, science, cooking, crafts, sports, and much more, plus books-on-tape, DVDs, videotapes, CDs -- all at bargain prices. Sunday is a bag-of-books sale, and entry will be through the back door from the parking lot only. The Friends sponsor library programs and improvements and funds the purchase of special library materials and equipment. For more information, visit their website. For more information on the sale, call 973-762-4136.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Words Bookstore and Maplewood Memorial Library will host events.
World Book Night is an annual, global campaign to give away thousands of free books to encourage non-readers to read. Held this year on April 23, the event will mobilize 25,000 volunteers in more than 6,000 towns and cities nationwide to distribute half a million free books. Volunteer book lovers help promote reading by going out into their communities and sharing free copies of books they love. The mission of World Book Night is to seek out those without the means or access to printed books. In Maplewood, registered volunteers from the Words Bookstore community will be distributing books in such diverse locations as VA hospitals, roller skating rinks, mass transit, nursing homes, schools, and food pantries. "We are proud to be a …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Documentary features new Tuscan assistant principal Kevin Mason.
Maplewood Memorial Library is hosting a screening and discussion with the director of From Fatherless to Fatherhood on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Library. The film is a documentary that explores how father absense impacts African-American communities, and showcases men who are fostering quality relationships with their children and families. Directed by Kobie Brown, the film includes a segment on Tuscan Elementary School assistant principal Kevin Mason, whose struggle to become a great father despite himself growing up fatherless inspired Brown to create the film. Brown and Mason were friends in high school and college. "I think my sharing my story is one way of helping other young black males see that even …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Local team was on hand for special day at Maplewood Memorial Library
The Columbia High School Robotics Club displayed some of their latest creations at Star Wars Reads Day at the Maplewood Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 6. There were activities, demos and workshops for the whole family, including crafts, a Lego Build-a-Thon, a Star Wars bookstore presented by Words Bookstore, Light Saber Workshops with the Padawan Training Academy, trivia contest and prizes.