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Randolph Township Free Public Library

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. Children’s programs requiring registration open on the stated registration date to Randolph residents (including grandparents or other family members who will be escorting the child/children to the program), children who are full-time attendees of schools located in Randolph, and children of parents who work in Randolph. If a children’s program is not at maximum capacity twenty-four hours before the scheduled start time, registration will open to anyone not included in the categories outlined above. Adult programs requiring registration are open to all residents and non-residents ages 14 and over.

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


Knitting Club

Date(s): Second Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Calling all knitters! Knitters with all levels of experience are encouraged to attend. There are enough knitting experts on hand to solve almost any problem! Come, bring your latest project or your problem project and knit with us. Crocheters are welcome too! The club meets the second Tuesday each month at 7:30 p.m. No registration needed!

Registration Necessary: No


C2education: School Tips and Tools You Will Need to Succeed

Date(s): Tuesday, April 2
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Grade 6 & up (parents too)

Good grades are only part of what is required for college preparation and success. Hilary Carmen, M.S. Ed., Center Director, reviews all parts of the puzzle to help you start with a strong foundation. Open to students & their parents grade 6 and up.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Emerald Ash Borer Infestation of New Jersey 2019

Date(s): Tuesday, April 9
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

This infestation is expected to kill virtually all ash trees in the United States. This talk provides information regarding the source, life cycle, public response and treatment options available.  Presented by Morris County Soil Conservation.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Diamond Gems: Baseball Memories with Warren Goldfein

Date(s): Wednesday, April 10
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

From his book, Diamond Gems in Autumn, Warren recalls memorable and historic games between 1946 and 1993, the golden years of major league baseball.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Viva Vallenato!

Date(s): Sunday, May 5
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

The Viva Vallenato Cumbia Band perform the unique folk music of Colombia, South America. These happy songs contain the cultural memory of a people with roots in Africa, Native America and Europe.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


NJ Pest Control: Protect Your Home from Pesky Pests

Date(s): Wednesday, May 8
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Effective and environmentally friendly pest control and wildlife management, favoring non-chemical treatment, for residential and commercial properties are NJ Pest Control’s priorities. Russ Sieb, owner of NJ Pest Control, discusses the latest products and techniques.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Painting the American Revolution with Joel Farkas

Date(s): Tuesday, May 14
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

This lecture looks at the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of the artists who chronicled the founding of our country through paintings, poetry and music. Learn more about the huge impact artists had in arousing the passions that shaped public opinion both during the war and after.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Mickey Mouse at 90: An Animated Talk with Jeff Ryan

Date(s): Wednesday, May 22
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

In 1928, two best friends invented Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks’s friendship is a story of betrayal, love, war, money, power, tragedy, humor, despair and hope. From his book, A Mouse Divided, Jeff tells the story of the men behind the mouse and the mystery behind the magic.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Plant Based Cooking with Chef Matt

Date(s): Wednesday, June 5
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Is it really possible to make an entire meal from only plants? Yes, it is and Chef Matt, a Randolph resident, will tell us how. Whether you are interested in understanding what plant-based cooking is or you simply want to include more plant-based foods into your diet, this introductory class is for you.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Brynn Stanley & Dan Crisci: Classic

Date(s): Sunday, June 9
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Brynn Stanley & Dan Crisci treat us to their beautiful interpretations of some favorite American standards, sung with a unique blend from classic vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald & Peggy Lee, to modern stars like Norah Jones and Diana Krall.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Tough Gals: The Female Sleuth in Mystery Fiction with Peggy Ehrhart

Date(s): Tuesday, June 11
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

As women’s role in society evolved from housewife to corporate CEO, the image of women in mystery fiction changed. From amateur sleuths, like Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, to hard-boiled female sleuths modeled on characters like Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe. Join mystery writer and former English professor, Peggy Ehrhart, for a look at how far women have come in the world of the mystery novel.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12