b'Whats New REVIEWC A L EO 20 VL EN3 2TSSpot DinerFlorencio Ramos165 Maplewood Avenue Maplewood973-763-8833thespotdiner.com SchoolFlorencio Ramos has worked in restaurants his entire life, even owning a luncheonette more than 20 years ago. So when he decided to purchase the Maple Leaf Diner in the fall of 2022, he thought it only fitting to name itMaplewood Memorial Library Spot Diner after the restaurant at which he first worked in Binghamton,Aug 12 & Sept 910AM Yarn & Fiber Arts Group - New York. His aim was to update the diner and enhance the menu, which he has accomplished. Gleaming white subway tiles, new colors and light- A monthly gathering on Wednesdays for those who ing add a modern look to the space. The menu still has the favorites fami- do creative things with yarn and fabric, all skill levels lies enjoy such as hamburgers and steak, but now there are more optionswelcome to upgrade breakfastitems such as pancakes, waffles and french toast.Sept 146:30PM Books Now & Then - The September And hes added a variety of dinner and sauteed specials, as well as seafoodtitle is Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselliselections. Diners who want lighter options have a long list of salads and a DETAILS Hilton Branch Library, 1688 Springfield Avenue, diet delights section from which to choose. Maplewood, 973-762-1688; maplewoodlibrary.org/Spot Diner is a family affair with Ramos son, Alex, working there full time and his two daughters helping out on the weekends. According toSouth Orange Public LibraryAlex, having a diner has been his fathers dream, and he only wants hisAug 162PM Way Back Wednesday: 90s Dance Party customers to feel satisfied with good food and good ingredients.- Wear a throwback outfit and celebrate the end of the summer reading programPest Shield Sept 1 National Library Card Sign-Up Month - Apply Dan Smith for or replace the card that provides access to books, South Orange online resources and more 856-537-6715 Sept 102PM Annual VolunTEEN Award Ceremony - info@mosquitoshieldncnj.com Teens are recognized for community service Sept 126PM Meet and Greet - Meet new programming librarian Erika Dragonetti and new childrens librarian Nashaya Lyons-WatsonIf youve found yourself the victim of an antSept 146PM Special Conversations Series with infestation or a wasps nest in an inconve- Anastasia Tsioulcasnient location, then Dan Smith can help. As the owner of a local Mos- Sept 1911AM Toddler Storytime for ages 2 to 4 with a quito Shield franchise that specializes in mosquito and tick control, hecaregiver - The first in a fall series that runs every Tuesdayhas now launched Pest Shield, a perimeter pest control service. LicensedSept 204PM Teen Library Advocates - A monthly technicians conduct a comprehensive inspection of the home to identify where pests are getting inside and make recommendations on keepingmeeting to share ideas about programming, books them at bay. Then they spray the foundation with a high-end battery op- for the collection, and more, continues every third erated pump spray to keep the creepy crawlers outside where they belong. WednesdayCustomers can have Pest Shield come out to treat a new problemsaySept 21The Friends of the South Orange Public an infestation of springtails or cave cricketsor contract with them on aLibrary Pop-Up Jewelry Salequarterly basis. Smith calls this insurance against any infestation. ThoseSept 267PM Book Discussion Group: Septembers who are Mosquito Shield customers can bundle their services to includeselection is The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Pest Shield so they have one point of contact for all of their pest controlYishai-Levineeds. Sept 286PM Special Conversation Series with Jon MichaudWhats New Review showcases new businesses in Maplewood and South Orange. DETAILS South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Road, South For details, please contact info@mattersmagazine.com. Orange, 973-762-0230; sopl.org Jon Michaud12/ matters magazine / school 2023'