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Library: Programs & Events


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

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