Adult Programs

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PHASE 2 OPENING OF THE LIBRARY IS IN EFFECT:

* No more than 25 people will be permitted in the building at once.
* Patrons may use our computers and browse our collections, but no gathering in groups.
* No more than 4 people in the computer room at once.
* Computer use limited to 1 hour.
* Work/studying with individuals seated 6 feet apart is permitted, no tutoring at this time.

* All patrons must wear masks. Nose and mouth must be completely covered.
* No one under the age of 14 will be permitted inside the library without a parent or responsible adult.

* Please maintain appropriate social distance (at least 6 feet) from other patrons and staff.

 


Upcoming Events


REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS ON OUR WEBSITE, OR CALL 973-226-8636. 


WORK THE CONTROLS AT OUR INTERACTIVE TRAIN EXHIBIT!
Now Extended through Saturday, February 27

 
Exciting news: due to popular demand, our interactive Train Exhibit is once again extended through Saturday, February 27! Kids can work the controls and enjoy making the trains move along the quaint light-up villages. View safely through the glass windows of our Quiet Room. Controls are sanitized after every use. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - please call 973-226-8636 to reserve your half-hour time slot. Only one family per time slot permitted. Weekdays, 1-5 pm; Saturdays, 1-3 pm. Thank you to the Friends for once again hosting this beloved annual exhibit!
 

ONLINE CLASS: MEDITATION - Thursday, February 25, at 7 pm


Enjoy some relaxing "me" time after a busy day with a virtual meditation session led by meditation guide Amy Rutledge, who is also an artist and actor, every other Thursday evening. She has found meditation to be a helpful aid in the management of Lyme disease, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Her greatest passions are helping people and animals. REGISTER FOR CLASS HERE You will then receive instructions and credentials for logging into the Zoom meeting.
 
OTHER UPCOMING VIRTUAL MEDITATION CLASSES WITH AMY RUTLEDGE - ALL CLASSES START AT 7 PM ON THE FOLLOWING THURSDAYS:
MARCH 11 & 25, APRIL 8 & 22, MAY 6 & 20, JUNE 3 & 17

WINTER WELLNESS: IYENGAR YOGA - Mondays through March 1, at 7 pm

Certified Iyengar yoga instructor Colleen Fontes returns as part of our 8-week Winter Wellness series. Iyengar is a traditional form of yoga that focuses on proper posture and correct alignment to help achieve various yoga poses and maximize their benefits. Virtual class via Zoom will run Mondays at 7 pm through March 1 - REGISTER HERE.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Colleen has been teaching a variety of students more than 20 years, from beginners to seasoned practitioners, including athletes, dancers, weight lifters, seniors, children, pregnant women, university students, and other yoga instructors.
She founded the Iyengar Yoga program at the YWCA of Bergen County, where she also served as a past Director of Fitness. She also studied with Iyengar yoga founder B.K.S. Iyengar and his daughter, Dr. Geeta Iyengar, and worked as a faculty member of the Iyengar Yoga School of Northern New Jersey for 10 years. Colleen, who also practices Hatha yoga and Siddha yoga meditation, completed her teacher training at the Himalayan Institute and studied with Mary Dunn, the late American Iyengar yoga teacher who founded Iyengar institutes in the U.S.


WINTER T'AI CHI CHIH - Tuesdays through March 16, at 11 am

Accredited T'ai Chi Chih instructor Lee Bergman will offer her popular weekly T'ai Chi Chih classes via Zoom for 10 weeks. Open to all ages and fitness levels. Fee is $5 per class, no refunds. Participants will receive the login information for connecting to the Zoom sessions upon registration. To sign up for the class, mail a check payable to Lee Bergman to 7 Bartlett Court, Roseland, NJ 07068. Please call Lee at 973-477-8993 or email her at leebergman7@hotmail.com with any questions. 

No special equipment or clothing necessary, just comfortable, flexible shoes or no shoes. Class can be modified for sitting on a chair. Class is geared toward returning students, but if you are new to T'ai Chi Chih, please contact Lee beforehand to arrange special accommodations.
 
Also known as "Joy through Movement," T'ai Chi Chih is a series of slow and gentle movements based on ancient wellness principles of the Far East, not a martial art. Regular practice of T'ai Chi Chih can help with stress reduction, balance, muscle/joint toning, flexibility, bone strengthening, improved circulation, and more. To learn more about this exercise, visit www.taichichih.org. 

WINTER WELLNESS: SIT, STAND & BE FIT - Tuesdays through March 2, at 7 pm

Power up with a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises led by certified fitness professional Debra Hanoka, MPH, ACE, CPT. This virtual class is designed to increase muscle strength and range of movement to improve your daily living activities. Class can be modified according to your fitness level and will be offered Tuesdays at 7 pm through March 2 - REGISTER HERE

A chair will be used for seated exercises and to support standing exercises, so make sure you have a sturdy chair available before class! Light weights can be used, but are optional. You may substitute weights with water bottles or cans from your pantry.
Debra strongly believes that age should not be a barrier to improving one's health. Equipped with a Master of Community Public Health Education degree from Hunter College and personal training certification, Debra has worked with all ages and fitness levels in mostly corporate fitness settings.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP ON ZOOM - Tuesday, March 2, at 7 pm 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Our grief support group, The Next Chapter, offers a small, informal setting for connecting with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one, as well as occasional guest speakers. As a precautionary measure against the rising number of COVID-19 cases,  we will suspend in-person Next Chapter meetings until further notice, but we are offering meetings through Zoom. Next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 2. If you are interested in joining, we'd still like to hear from you! Contact the number on the flyer above (973-525-9672) for more information and to stay connected.

CONNECT TO MEETING HERE - use link provided for all meetings. 
Meeting ID: 831 6459 7869
Passcode: 058325


WINTER WELLNESS: CHAIR YOGA WITH COLLEEN - Wednesdays through March 3, at 2 pm

Colleen Fontes, certified yoga instructor with 20+ years of experience, will conduct weekly virtual chair yoga classes through Zoom - REGISTER HERE

 


FLICKSTERS MOVIE LOVERS' GROUP - Wednesday, March 3, at 7 pm

  

Do you love watching movies? Then join Flicksters, a new group for adults who enjoy watching different films, talking about them, and sharing movie trivia. Join fellow movie buffs and enjoy one hour of intelligent but not too serious chats about two pre-named flicks the first Wednesday of every month on Zoom (until in-person programming resumes). Membership is limited to a maximum of 8-10 participants. Couples are welcome too! RSVP on our website calendar or call 973-226-8636. You will then receive the Zoom link for the meeting.


DIET-EXERCISE-BALANCE TALK - Wednesday, March 3, at 7 pm

Certified fitness professional Debra Hanoka, MPH, ACE, CPT, will share tips on adopting/maintaining positive lifestyle habits through exercise, a healthy diet, and stress management. REGISTER WITH THIS ZOOM LINK


WHAT IS AN EMPATH? - Thursday, March 11, at 7 pm

RoseMarie Rubinetti Capiello, author of Speaking from Spirit, will give a detailed presentation on the character traits of empaths, individuals who are said to feel the emotions, pain, and overall energy of others. She will also offer tips for empaths, including choosing the right partner and other relationship advice, raising and understanding children who are empaths, managing sensory/compassion overload, and other tips for physical and emotional well-being. REGISTER HERE. Capiello, who identifies herself as an intuitive/medium/healer, also has worked as a hospice-trained grief volunteer, ordained spiritual minister, certified hypnotherapist, and yoga instructor. 


GRIEF SUPPORT SOCIAL: LIVING THIS LIFE UPDATE

The Next Chapter, our grief support group, has received such a positive response that we have created an offshoot of this group, Living THIS Life, which will offer a variety of programs to suit our members' needs, including presentations, meditations, movies, game days, and other social events. PLEASE NOTE: We ask that only those who have suffered through the loss of a loved one attend these events. Limiting Living THIS Life events to people who share this personal bond will help create much-needed lifelong connections among the group's members. As a precautionary measure against the rising number of COVID-19 cases,  we will suspend Living This Life events until further notice. If you are interested in joining, we'd still like to hear from you! Contact the group's coordinator, Lauren Seiner, at 973-525-9672 for more information and to stay in touch.



RECORDED PRESENTATION: REVISIT 1980 

 
Award-winning journalist Evan Weiner takes 40 years down memory lane, to the year 1980, during a special presentation he describes as "semi-autobiographical." He discusses his interview with then-president Ronald Reagan, the start of his relationship with former U.S. Senator Al D'Amato, the New York Senate race, witnessing the return of former Iranian hostages at Stewart Air Force Base, the Ted Kennedy rally at the Ford assembly plant in Mahwah, the legendary U.S. olympic hockey team, and various other political, news, and pop culture topics of the era. 
 
VIRTUAL MURDER MYSTERY SHOW
 

We are very excited to share a new Murder Mystery series presented by Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville, NJ! Murder at Cheltenham Manor features a Downton Abbey theme, and we will air an episode every week on our Facebook page, or you can access links to episodes here: