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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


Harmonium Choral Society: Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Date(s): Sunday, February 18
Time: 2:00 pm

The Harmonium Outreach Chorus is a subset of the 100-voice Harmonium Choral Society, with a mission to perform a diverse repertoire of both standard and uncommon choral music at a high artistic level. Harmonium’s volunteer singers range in age from high school through seniors, and include many professional church musicians and music educators.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: December 9


Master Gardening of Rutgers: Gardening in the Shade

Date(s): Wednesday, March 7
Time: 7:00 pm

Join Master Gardener Diane Lattanzio and discover the potential of the shaded areas in your yard and create appealing, low maintenance gardens in the shade. This presentation offers ideas and information on planning, planting and maintaining beautiful gardens to lighten up those shady spots.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: December 9


Johnny Woods & the Lonesome Pinetops

Date(s): Sunday, March 11
Time: 2:00 pm

Johnny Woods & the Lonesome Pinetops is a Morris County based country, folk, Americana band covering tunes by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield and Arlo Guthrie as well as some original music. The lead guitar and mandolin players rarely play the same thing twice so the music never gets old.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: December 9


Hank Shapiro

Date(s): Sunday, March 18
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Adults 14 & over

Henry “Hank” Shapiro has been playing piano and entertaining folks since he was 13 years old. He was born on September 13, 1920 in Dover, NJ. He began studying music at age 5. His first paid job was at Gearhardt’s on Lake Hopatcong. Now, at age 97, he is still performing regularly in a variety of venues.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Making Sense of Fake News

Date(s): Tuesday, March 20
Time: 7:00 pm

Daily Record/USA Today Network reporter William Westhoven presents an overview of what actually defines fake news; the history of fake news; how the Internet has blurred the lines between traditional journalism, prime-time punditry and outright propaganda; and how to separate fact from fiction by identifying common components of each.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: December 9


Kripalu Yoga with Stacy Ackerman

Date(s): Wednesday, April 11
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Adults 14 & over

Join Senior Level Kripalu Yoga teacher, Stacy Ackerman, for an hour of divine relaxation. We will gently stretch and learn the optimal way to breathe, followed by a long relaxation called Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) when, though awake & aware, you relax so deeply that your body is rejuvenated and home sleep is improved. Comfort is especially important so please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a blanket, 2 cushions, and yoga or exercise mat (or another blanket). Eat lightly or wait until after the session to eat. A consent form will be distributed for signature to participants.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Flamenco Guitar with Gladium

Date(s): Sunday, April 15
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Adults 14 & over

Inspired by the great composers, Spanish guitar maestros, and much more, this musical mad scientist fuses the elements into a refreshing formula—evoking the Spanish spirit, yet distinctly unorthodox, mixing influences ranging from classical to rock and beyond playing on both the classical and electric guitar. Listen here: http://www.gladiusmusic.com/

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Rutgers Master Gardens Present: Grow and Preserve Culinary Herbs

Date(s): Tuesday, April 17
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Adults 14 & over

Why pay the high prices of grocery store culinary herbs when you can easily grow them yourself? Anna Hackman, master gardener, tells us how to grow a multitude of different herbs, both perennial and annual, from seeds or plants. You will be shown different methods of preserving herbs so they can be enjoyed throughout the winter. The proper way to winterize herbs both inside and outside will be discussed. After this presentation, buying herbs at the grocery store will be a distant memory.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


The New Jersey Shore

Date(s): Wednesday, May 2
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Adults 14 & over

David Kriso provides information including popular beach locations (from Sandy Hook to the famous Gunnison Beach) and lighthouses to visit, along with a list of hotels and restaurants, a shore traveler’s packing cheat sheet, and the 3 simple rules of NJ shore life. Attendees are encouraged to bring a pen, pad, and an open mind!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Tribute to Carole King

Date(s): Sunday, May 6
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Adults 14 & over

Join Gerard and Diane Barros as they salute the legendary singer/songwriter covering some of her greatest solo hits, and classics she wrote for other artists, such as the Drifters, Shirelles, Chiffons, the Beatles, James Taylor, and more! Listen here: http://www.barrosmusic.com/carolekingtribute

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Bringing Hummingbirds and Butterflies to Your Garden

Date(s): Tuesday, May 8
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Adults 14 & over

David Zolla gives a comprehensive view of plant selection and placement to entice and create a welcoming habitat for hummingbirds and butterflies. He will suggest strategies to make best use of peripheral gardens, incorporate plant selection and rotation, season management and deck space utilization. David will share amazing photos from his soon to be released book.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Pet Nutrition

Date(s): Wednesday, May 16
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Adults 14 & over

Dr. Brian T. Voynick of the American Animal Hospital talks about the health values of providing your pet with good quality food in the right balance. The right nutrition can improve behavior and significantly help with the management of allergies, and may even eliminate the need for medications for many health conditions.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Lighter Than Air: The Story of Airships

Date(s): Tuesday, June 5
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Adults 14 & over

From NASA’s Surveyor craft to our only twin astronauts, NJ has provided the technology and manpower that drove the space age. It all began back in the 1700s with airships, the most majestic and whimsical form of travel. Jim DelGiudice takes us for a ride on the airships through history, from the Hindenburg to the Snoopy.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12


Bakersfield Breakers Classic Twang & Surf

Date(s): Sunday, June 10
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Adults 14 & over

Surf’s Up! The Bakersfield Breakers are a three-piece instrumental group from New York City that consists of Keith Yaun (guitar), John Hamilton (bass guitar), and John DiGiulio (drums) playing instrumentals from the 50s and 60s, as well as original tunes. Cover bands include the Buckaroos, the Ventures, the Shadows, the Monkees, and the Beatles. Listen here: http://www.bakersfieldbreakers.com

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: February 12