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WHEN LIVE PROGRAMMING RESUMES: REGISTER FOR EVENTS ONLINE! THE "EVENT REGISTRATION" BUTTON IS ON OUR HOMEPAGE. IF YOU DON'T SEE THE PROGRAM LISTED THERE, PLEASE CALL 973-226-8636. MEANWHILE, STAY TUNED FOR OUR VIRTUAL PROGRAMS.

 

NEW LIBRARY HEALTH & WELLNESS WEBSITE

Check out Roseland Library Health & Wellness, a new health and wellness website, for an enriching dose of inspiration, recipes, fitness information, and other healthy initiatives to help steer you on the path to wellness. The website will be updated regularly, so follow to stay in tune with the latest information: CONNECT TO WEBSITE HERE


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ONLINE CLASS: MEDITATION - Thursdays, January 21 & February 11, 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 her 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:
FEBRUARY 25, MARCH 11 & 25

 

 

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: 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 begin on Monday, January 11, at 7 pm and will run weekly 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 WELLNESS: SIT, STAND & BE FIT - Tuesday, January 12-March 3, 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 between January 12 and 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 and is excited to continue as part of our eight-week Winter Wellness series

WINTER WELLNESS: "DEB" (Diet-Exercise-Balance) TALKS - Tuesdays, January 12 & February 2, at 7:30 pm

Certified fitness professional Debra Hanoka, MPH, ACE, CPT, will present a series of wellness talks for sharing tips on adopting/maintaining positive lifestyle habits through exercise, a healthy diet, and stress management. These "DEB" (Diet-Exercise-Balance) talks will immediately follow Debra's Sit, Stand & Be Fit classes on January 12 and February 2 and begin around 7:30 pm - REGISTER HERE


WINTER WELLNESS: CHAIR YOGA WITH COLLEEN - Wednesdays, January 13-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


GRAB-N-GO ADULT COLORING KIT - Tuesday, January 26, 9 am-8 pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library

Get inspired with a mindful coloring book and set of markers, courtesy of the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library! Reserve your kit today and pick up on Tuesday, January 26, between 9 am and 8 pm. Curbside service only after 5 pm. For Roseland residents only. One kit only per person, please - 12 kits available. RSVP on library website.


HOLISTIC NUTRITION PRESENTATION - Wednesday, January 27, at 7:30 pm
 

As part of our Winter Wellness series, the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library is sponsoring a special presentation by Stephanie Niemis, certified holistic nutritionist and author of  Eat Dessert First: 50 Gluten-Free Family-Friendly Recipes Sweetened Only by Nature. During her Zoom presentation, Stephanie will demonstrate how to make peanut butter "nice" cream and share her tips for creating more healthy treats and other beneficial nutritional information. REGSITER FOR CLASS HERE.

 

NEW DATE! GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP ON ZOOM - Now on Tuesdays 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 on Tuesday evenings.  All meetings begin at 7 pm . 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

UPCOMING MEETING DATES: January 12, 19 & 26; February 2, 9, 16 & 23; March 2.


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.


 
 
DOWNLOAD COLORING PAGES
  
You may not be able to visit the library for some Mindful Coloring on Tuesdays, but you can download some coloring pages here.