SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The holiday-shortened week finds a host of activities at the two towns’ public libraries and two anticipated shows at SOPAC.

Read Build Play! At the Maplewood Public Library: Monday, December 30, 11 a.m. for ages 2-6. Come hear some stories and then be creative with Duplos.

Game Day at South Orange Public Library: Monday, December 30 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your favorite board game and join in.

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Family LEGO Club at the Maplewood Library: Monday, December 30, 7 to 8 p.m. in Main Library ; All ages  Drop in.  Children must be with an adult.

Annual Reorganization Meeting of Maplewood Township Committee: Wednesday, January 1, noon to 2 p.m. at Town Hall.  Open to public.

Most Government Offices Closed: Wednesday, January 1, All Day

SOPL Discussion Group: Thursday, Jan. 2, 1 to 2:30 p.m. with Guest Speaker Rosann Bar, professor of sociology at Caldwell College; Topic: Anthropology of Food.

Music with Friends at the Maplewood Library: Tuesday, January 3, 11 a.m. Ages Birth-10, Drop In and dance, sing, and get your body moving with some upbeat songs. Live music performed by Wilma van de Pol and friends.

Leon Russell at SOPAC: Saturday, January 4 at 8 p.m.

Midtown Direct Rep Reading of ABSENCE at SOPAC: Sunday, January 5 at 7 p.m.