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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


Hank Shapiro: Celebrating a Century of Music

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

Pianist Hank Shapiro treats us to some Broadway tunes from the Great American songbook. Snow date: January 27.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 27


Healthy Eating: Why Diets Set Us Up for Failure

Date(s): Wednesday, January 30
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Kimberly Asman, RDN, in-store dietitian with Weis Market in Randolph, explains the pros and cons of trendy diets, provides non-diet approaches, and answers nutrition questions. Snow date: February 5.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 27


Navigating the College Landscape: Empowering Students to Succeed

Date(s): Saturday, February 9
Time: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Who: Grades 8 to 11 and parents

Hildie Steiner of High Five College Prep, provides helpful tips to students and families deciding which colleges to apply to and visit, and resources available on college campuses to help students succeed. Financial aid and merit money will also be discussed. Snow date: February 10.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 27


The Psychological Control of Superstitions

Date(s): Tuesday, February 12
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Carlotta Holton tells us why the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day may have its origins with the birds; why Marie Antoinette’s birthday may have sealed her fate; why Hitler was obsessed by the Spear of Destiny; how 13 American presidents formed a club to fight superstitions - and more. Snow date: February 13.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 27


Amy & A Side of Freys

Date(s): Sunday, February 17
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

An eclectic mix of modern pop classics, from Portugal. The Man to Huey Lewis and the News, to country (Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood), rock (Elvis Presley, Paul Simon) all the way to Jazz standards from Ella Fitzgerald and Julie London. Snow date: February 24.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 27


Script Your Family’s Future: Why You Need an Estate Plan

Date(s): Wednesday, February 20
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Ozzie Niazi of Edwards James explains the important role a well-executed estate plan can play ensuring strategies aligned with goals. An estate-planning attorney will be present to answer questions in depth. Snow date: February 27.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 27


Danny & the Boys

Date(s): Sunday, March 10
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some raucous Irish tunes straight from the pub.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 27


The American Postcard: A Gift from the Past

Date(s): Tuesday, March 12
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Presented by Jim DelGiudice: Postcards have been with us since the time of George Eastman and were our country’s first social media. Enjoy a trip down memory lane, as we look at examples of what was meant by the once-common phrase “Drop me a postal.”

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 27


The Love of a Lifetime: George & Barbara Bush

Date(s): Wednesday, March 20
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Presented by Glenn LeBoeuf: George and Barbara met at a party in 1941 when she was 15 years old, and shared life together for the next 72 years with laughter, generosity, mutual support, resolve, devotion to family and to each other. Snow date: March 27.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 27