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Library: Programs & Events

Adults

Need to Register?

Register online by going to our online program calendar & signup. You may also register in person or by calling 973.895.3556 during library hours. Unless otherwise noted, only Randolph residents are eligible to attend children’s programs that require registration.

Books & Bagels

Date(s): Saturdays
Time: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Books & Bagels is back! The Friends of the Randolph Library resumes its sponsorship of Books & Bagels every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Do you love to read? Do you want reading suggestions? Then join this informal discussion in the Quiet Study Room. Come meet your neighbors and enjoy a cup of coffee and a bagel. Just drop in, no registration is required. For adults only.

Registration Necessary: No


RB Express - It’s Valentine’s Day

Date(s): Sunday, February 14
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Bringing you all the great love songs from the past, RB Express sings songs from Etta James to the Association, and they are sure to find a memory that brings your heart. From the Big Band era to the Soulful Seventies, RB Express will have you remembering kisses and hugs that you thought were long forgotten. (Snow date February 21, 2:00 p.m.)

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 4


It’s on My List

Date(s): Wednesday, February 17
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Walter Choroszewski is a photographer in pursuit of his life’s passions. This is an inspirational program complete with photographs and stories about Walter’s travels to see all 50 states, numerous national parks and monuments, and even fulfilling his dream to learn to surf! (Snow date February 24, 7:00 p.m.)

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 4


Living Well Today & Tomorrow

Date(s): Wednesday, March 2
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Keith A. Smith, financial advisor and certified financial planner, offers a general overview of the financial landspace and suggestions of what can be done to better plan for the goals you have for today while still reaching the dreams you have for tomorrow.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 4


Folk Music with Andy & Judy Daigle

Date(s): Sunday, March 6
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Andy and Judy’s musical interests range from “old-timey” traditional songs right through the folk music stalwarts such as John Prine, Bob Dylan, Ian and Sylvia, and Townes Van Zandt. Their music, described as “folk with a country flavor,” uses the guitar and mandolin to set the mood and character of each song.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 4


Surviving without Electricity: Be Prepared for an Outage

Date(s): Wednesday, March 16
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Linda Grinthal, of Sunset Vista Community Garden, presents this informative program for preppers and non-preppers alike. A power outage can happen to any of us at any time. Hopefully only for a few hours, but if it is the BIG one, a national grid failure, do you know how to manage for months or even longer without electricity? (Snow date March 23, 7:00 p.m.)

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 4


The Piano Man: Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John

Date(s): Sunday, April 10
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Pianoman Ron will entertain us with the greatest hits of Billy Joel and Elton John. Need we say more?

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 25


Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer with Food

Date(s): Wednesday, April 13
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Ron Weiss, MD and founder of Ethos Health, is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and assistant professor of clinical medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. His talk offers a detailed and evidence-based examination of how the foods we eat every day are crucial in determining a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer and, once diagnosed with breast cancer, the survival rate after diagnosis. Breast cancer is an American epidemic—one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 25


Floral Design

Date(s): Wednesday, April 27
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Luz Agudelo, owner of Randolph’s Majestic Flowers & Gifts in Randolph, will show us how best to cut and preserve the flowers we grow in our gardens, how to create both indoor and outdoor centerpieces, and how to arrange decorative vase arrangements to compliment our homes.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 25


DSLR Camera Basics

Date(s): Wednesday, May 11
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Photographer David Binder will demonstrate the use of manual camera settings to get the most out of a DSLR camera. He will explain manual exposure methods that ensure proper brightness and contrast, and offer troubleshooting tips to eliminate shaky photographs, discussing the various factors that cause blurry photographs, and how to ensure a sharp picture each and every time. Q&A time will be provided at the end of the program to review any additional DSLR camera basics questions.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 25


Blue Jersey Band

Date(s): Sunday, May 15
Time: 1:30 p.m.

Blue Jersey Band brings an eclectic mix of swing, gypsy jazz, and bluegrass to their performances. Add in some blues and Irish fiddle tunes, and there is something for everyone’s musical tastes. With Frank Ruck on mandolin, guitar, banjo and vocals, Ellen Ruck on guitar and vocals, and Mike Sutton on bass guitar, Blue Jersey Band provides a lively and swinging performance.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 25


The Dog Merchant with Kim Kavin

Date(s): Wednesday, May 25
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Long Valley-based author Kim Kavin will discuss her new book, “The Dog Merchants: Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores, and Rescuers.” This book follows the money, to show how the purebred and rescue sides of the dog business have become surprisingly intertwined, sometimes selling dogs from the very same litters out of the very same room. Come learn what all of us dog lovers are really buying into with every beautiful pooch we bring home.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 25


Jump, Shuffle and Moan

Date(s): Sunday, June 5
Time: 1:30 p.m.

From T-Bone Walker to B.B. King, Jump-Swing to Moanin’ Blues. Shuffle Jump & Moan is an exciting six-piece blues band that combines tight vocals with stinging instrumental solos. While staying true to the heritage of Blues and Roots music, this band doesn’t just play—it performs. Fronted by vocalist/guitarist and concert producer Rob Signorile, the band features some of the finest musicians performing in New Jersey’s vibrant Blues scene.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 25


Building a Better Salad

Date(s): Wednesday, June 8
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Join Chef Suzanne Zimmer Lowery as she creates new and different salads that are both satisfying and healthy. She will help you break out of the mold—using unusual greens, grains, proteins and vegetables—and discuss chopping and cooking techniques to take your everyday salad to new heights. Suzanne will also demonstrate a basic vinaigrette and introduce ways to customize it to your own taste for a perfect flavor booster.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 25