6/28/2010

Library to Remain Open During Construction

Pardon Our Appearance...
We're Becoming ADA Compliant!

On Friday, July 9th, the Main building of Maplewood Memorial Library will undergo construction for a new roof, elevator and chair lift. The library will remain open during this time, but it is inevitable there will noise disruptions and disturbances. We appreciate your patience and support as we begin these highly anticipated projects. The Hilton Branch will be operating according to its regular summer schedule.
Thank you!

6/24/2010

Upcoming Closures

Furlough Days This Week
Main, Hilton Closed

Maplewood Memorial Library will be closed for furlough tomorrow, Friday, June 25th and will reopen Saturday, June 26th at 10am. The Hilton Branch Library will be closed for furlough Monday, June 28th.

6/22/2010

Selected Staff Pick

From time to time, we will feature a book selected by a Library staff member as a favorite.
Check back regularly to see what we've been reading.  

Stones into Schools by Greg Mortneson   
Review rom Booklist

"Mortenson’s best-seller, Three Cups of Tea (2009), introduced his commitment to peace through education and became a book-club phenomenon. He now continues the story of how the Central Asia Institute (CAI) built schools in northern Afghanistan. Descriptions of the harsh geography and more than one near-death experience impress readers as new faces join Mortenson’s loyal “Dirty Dozen” as they carefully plot a course of school-building through the Badakshan province and Wakhan corridor. Mortenson also shares his friendships with U.S. military personnel, including Admiral Mike Mullen, and the warm reception his work has found among the officer corps. The careful line CAI threads between former mujahideen commanders, ex-Taliban and village elders, and the American soldiers stationed in their midst is poetic in its political complexity and compassionate consideration. Using schools not bombs to promote peace is a goal that even the most hard-hearted can admire, but to blandly call this book inspiring would be dismissive of all the hard work that has gone into the mission in Afghanistan as well as the efforts to fund it. Mortenson writes of nothing less than saving the future, and his adventure is light years beyond most attempts. Mortenson did not reach the summit of K2, but oh, the heights he has achieved."

Summer Reading Club

Ellie Gold enjoys a good read in the Maplewood Memorial Library pool as the Summer Reading Club gets underway. Sign up now for programs, storytimes and prizes! More info  

6/02/2010

Library Makes a Splash in the Memorial Day Parade


Promoting the Summer Reading Program 'Make a Splash, Make a Difference', Library staffers marched and performed book cart drills in the parade. Spectators were thrilled with the decorations and routines.

Watch the videos:

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Planting Seeds in the Xeriscape Garden


Susan Brand (right) instructed children in planting seeds of drought-tolerant plants in the xeriscape garden behind the Main Library.
From left: Library page Max DaSilva, Piper Davenport, Luke Davenport, Max Solomon, Oliver Chisolm, Kelsey Hair, Susan Brand.
Funding for the project was provided by the Maplewood Garden Club

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