Thursday, October 15, 2015


Kids Create: Pizza Box Circuits

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hilton Branch Create Space * Ages 8 – 12 * Registration Required
Have you ever played with snap circuits? Imagine if you could create your own! Learn how circuits work using brass fasteners, paper clips and pizza cardboard!
To register, go to

Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm, Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm, and Saturday 10-1 pm.   Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer or laminator.  There are also Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, littleBits and SparkFun kits for the kids. Raspberry Pi single board computers are also available to learn more about computer science.  More information about the Create Space…

Maker Meetup

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you interested in the Maker Movement?  3d printing?  Do you want to find out more about the library’s new Create Space? Join us for a Maker Meetup.  If you have a project or ideas to share, bring them along!  Maker Meetups will be held monthly, for people ages 17 and up.
Maplewood Library’s new Create Space at Hilton Branch offers a variety of high-tech equipment and software for a multitude of creative applications. The Create Space is outfitted with a Maker Gear 3D printer, a laminator and a color printer, as well as 12 Dell laptops loaded with Rhino 3D CAD and other productivity software.  There are also project kits for experimenting with electronics, circuits and programming, including Little Bits, Snap Circuits, Raspberry P+ and SparkFun Inventors Kit.    
Additional meeting date:  November 19.

Estate Planning

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Main LibraryEstate Planning is important for you and for your family.  Without any planning, assets will pass at your death according to New Jersey laws. Depending on the complexity of the estate, this could create inheritance and tax issues. It is imperative that all adults create at least a simple Will outlining the distribution of their assets. However, the larger an estate is, the more likely it is that a simple Will may not be enough.
This presentation will cover
  • Basic Estate Planning strategies for everyone
  • Complex strategies for larger estates
  • Evolving strategies for LGBT families
This program will be hosted by Brian White, a Financial Advisor with MassMutual Metro New York and will feature Brian Raftery, an Estate Planning Attorney and Partner at Herrick, Feinstein LLP.

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