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Library: Programs & Events

Adults

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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


Pet CPR and First Aid Seminar

Date(s): Wednesday, March 1
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Julie K. Jones, DVM, is an experienced associate veterinarian and acupuncturist at the American Animal Hospital, who has been working in both Manhattan and Northern New Jersey for the past 9 years. Join her and learn how to prevent, recognize and stabilize your pet during an emergency.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 16


Photographing Birds

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

Local nature photographer, Dave Blinder, will present a diverse series of bird photographs taken throughout New Jersey. Discussion topics will include specific camera settings, lens recommendations and helpful tips on finding local wildlife.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 29


Erin Go Bragh! An Irish Celebration

Date(s): Sunday, March 19
Time: 2:00 p.m.

The husband-wife musical duo of Francine Evans & Joel Zelnik spread music, movement and mirth in this St. Patrick’s Day program with traditional songs such as “Danny Boy,” “The Wearing of the Green,” and “Harrigan.” St. Patrick’s Day humor and a wee bit o’ step dancing! Francine and Joel celebrate with your Irish favorites in the lively and engaging style.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 29


Food Labels: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Date(s): Wednesday, March 22
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Kate-Lyn Snare, RD, retail dietitian from ShopRite of Succasunna, will show us how to identify the good, the bad and the “not good for anyone” ingredients in products for all of us, especially those with health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, helping us toward a healthier life-style. A virtual store tour will walk us through the store to simplify the search for healthy choices.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 29


Music from Classic-and Not So Classic-Films

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

Remembering the songs made popular in films from the 30s through the 90s and beyond, the Gordon James Duo plays the songs and provides a brief description of the movie, the scene, who sang the song, along with other interesting facts. A few of the movies included are Swing Time, Born to Dance, The Wizard of Oz, Going My Way, Casablanca, Pal Joey, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, GI Blues, Blue Hawaii, Annie Hall, When Harry Met Sally and Dirty Dancing.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 30


Growing Nightshade Vegetables

Date(s): Wednesday, April 5
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Learn how to grow vegetables in the Nightshade family: potatoes, tomatoes (cherry to steak), eggplants and peppers. Marleny Franco will tell us their habits and required growing conditions, the best time to harvest these vegetables, and how to avoid some of the common problems. Special techniques for best production will be discussed, and pruning for maximum production.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 30


Then, Now and Forever: Life Story Workshop

Date(s): Wednesday, April 19
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Want to create a written record of your life to share with family and friends, but need a little help? If so, this is the program for you! Through inspiring examples, guided activities, interactive exercises and constructive feedback, Donna Atkins, The Life Story Lady, will teach us to delve into memories with ease. Trigger your creativity and take part in the exhilarating and cathartic experience of committing your life journey to paper. Your loved ones will be grateful.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 30


How to Sell Online

Date(s): Wednesday, May 3
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Everybody’s selling! Who’s buying? Learn how to get maximum value for your items. Certified antique appraiser and long-time dealer, Alan Snyder, will give advice on how to sell your pieces. Get the inside scoop on what professional dealers do to buy, price and sell. It’s not what you think!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 30


The Devil and the Farmer’s Wife: Traditional American Ballads and Folksongs

Date(s): Sunday, May 7
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Folksongs travel through history, and history travels through folksongs. Join folksinger, storyteller and autoharp virtuoso, Oregon’s own Adam Miller and enjoy his time-honored traditional folksongs and ballads; the songs of America‚Äôs heritage, a window into the soul of our nation in its youth.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 30


The Psychic Connection

Date(s): Wednesday, May 24
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Psychic-medium, Silvia Rossi, offers insight into the unique world of mediumship and spirit communication. This program will include readings by Silvia of randomly selected audience members.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 30


That’s Amore: A Century of Dean Martin (1917-2017)

Date(s): Sunday, June 4
Time: 2:00 p.m.

June 7, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dean Martin, one of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century. Dean was nicknamed the King of Cool for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assuredness. He and Jerry Lewis partnered in the acclaimed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. A member of the original Rat Pack, Dean was a movie and TV star. Dave DeLuca imitates Martin’s relaxed, warbling crooning voice as he performs Dean’s signature songs.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 30


Public Polling: How Does It Work?

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

Public opinion polls are ubiquitous, and yet rarely understood. Krista Jenkins, professor of political science at FDU and executive director of Public Mind, examines the art and science behind public opinion polls, both in regard to how they are properly (and improperly) conducted, and how they should be understood and used in democratic societies such as ours.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 30