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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


Cassandra Lajeskie: Connecting Across Cultures in Communities

Date(s): Wednesday, September 18
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Join us to learn kind and respectful ways to begin conversations with people from different backgrounds and cultures now part of our growing community.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


Carol Erickson: The Great American Songbook

Date(s): Sunday, September 22
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Pianist Bob McHugh will accompany Carol as she brings us the music of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Gershwin and more, with some music trivia thrown in.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


“1968” presented by Evan Weiner

Date(s): Tuesday, September 24
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

A year with anger toward an unpopular war growing, shocking assassinations, women’s liberation and civil rights movements, and man circling the moon. Quite a year!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


Writing Workshop and Reading: Turning Images into Tales

Date(s): Sunday, September 29
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Author Donna Baier Stein will teach us how to write prompted by visual images, using examples from books she has published including her most recent book, Scenes from the Heartland: Stories Based on Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


Mike Norris: The Middle East at The Met-Origins in the Ancient Near East

Date(s): Tuesday, October 1
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Through the art of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore 7,500 years of history of the people scattered over 3,000,000 square miles in the Middle East, from present-day Turkey to India, from Armenia to Saudi Arabia.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


Getting a Competitive Edge Before Applying to College

Date(s): Saturday, October 5
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Paul Kelly of College Edge Counseling Services will cover topics such as establishing a strong academic profile, building a college resume, conducting a college search, and resources for financial aid.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


“Finding Kate” the Life of Healthcare Advocate and Founder of Natirar, Kate Macy Ladd

Date(s): Sunday, October 6
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Spanning two centuries and based on her bare-bones memoir as well as family diaries, letters and reminiscences, “Finding Kate: The Unlikely Journey of 20th Century Healthcare Advocate Kate Macy Ladd” reveals one woman’s life of faith, charity and resilience. Author Meryl Carmel will discuss her book.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


Let’s Get it Off Your Chest: Breast Health Program

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

Sponsored by the Randolph Township Health Department, Dr. Deborah Capko, breast surgical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge, presents general breast health, mammogram and MRI recommendations, information on high risk factors, current trends of understanding and comprehensive cancer care.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


Home at Last: An Experience of Enlightenment

Date(s): Sunday, October 13
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Author Sarada Chiruvola will explain what inspired her to write her book Home at Last, sharing her unique journey seeking self-realization and finding enlightenment through the practice of meditation. A familiar topic with a modern perspective.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


VFS Jazz: Oktoberfest

Date(s): Sunday, October 20
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo featuring Central European and American waltzes, polkas and marches. In addition to authentic Oktoberfest music, short educational narratives about the music and composers will be provided.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


The Magic of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with Lou Nisivoccia

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

Join Randolph “balloon pilot” Lou Nisivoccia as he gives us an historical overview of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and shares his personal experiences keeping the mammoth balloons afloat over the past 18 years.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


The Iconic American Revolution with Joel Farkas

Date(s): Wednesday, November 6
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Collective historical memories of our country’s beginning including the documents, paintings, battles, poems, duels and songs.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


John Paul Groom: The Beatles - the Beaginnings

Date(s): Tuesday, November 19
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

This presentation provides a description of Liverpool during the 1950s and 1960s; the Beatles family circumstances and musical influences; the assimilation of long-term group members into the band; Hamburg; Management and success.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


Nina et Cetera: Celebrating Thanksgiving

Date(s): Sunday, November 24
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

A mix of jazz, blues, country and folk, this music celebrates America at its best.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


Holiday Music

Date(s): Sunday, December 8
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Music we all know and love to welcome the season.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9


Randolph Library Cookie Exchange

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

Bake a batch of your favorite holiday cookies (about 3 dozen) to share and attach the recipe. Bring an empty container and take home an assortment of cookies baked by others to share with your family and friends.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 9