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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


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


The Break Lights

Date(s): Monday, July 23
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

The Break Lights are a four-piece alternative rock band who put a different spin on music from the Beatles, Neil Young, David Bowie, Spoon, Badfinger, Talking Heads and even Carole King, along with some of their own original tunes. Check out: http://www.thebreaklights.com/

Registration Necessary: No


Nash East

Date(s): Monday, July 30
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Nash East is a “rubber hits the road with the pedal to the metal” rockin’ country band. Some of the artists they cover are Jon Pardi, Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Hank Williams, Brooks and Dunn, George Strait and of course Johnny Cash. Check out: http://www.facebook.com/nasheastnj

Registration Necessary: No


Soul Groove

Date(s): Monday, August 6
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Soul Groove is a Motown/R&B/Pop band playing the best music of the 60s through today. You’ll be singing along with them as the melodic vocals, keyboard sounds, and tight rhythm section drive it home. Check out: http://www.soulgrooveband.com

Registration Necessary: No


Fall Vegetable Gardening

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

Planting from early spring through the end of fall creates continuous production. Marleny Franco explains which vegetables grow best in the fall, and which can be directly seeded as opposed to using transplants.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 20


Son Lewis Trio: The Blues

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

Influenced by artists as diverse as Robert Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Otis Rush and Elmore James, this traditional country Blues trio rocks the electric blues in live performance, on TV, radio, and recordings.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 20


Pet CPR: American Animal Hospital

Date(s): Tuesday, October 2
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Randolph’s American Animal Hospital shows us how to handle emergencies, and answers questions about our pets.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 20


The Road to College Starts Now!

Date(s): Tuesday, October 9
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Russ Vitalie, director of College Planning Services with Academic Resources, provides a step by step approach to the college process, explaining how to avoid the mistakes many make so your student’s college journey will be a success.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 20


Julie Mahoney: A Matter of Chance

Date(s): Sunday, October 14
Time: 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Meet Julie Mahoney, author of A Matter of Chance, the story of one woman’s five-year journey as she searches for her missing child, transforming herself along the way by painting her way through grief.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 20


Outsmarting the Scammers

Date(s): Wednesday, October 17
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Bill Clinton of Edward Jones tells us how to spot red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources individuals can turn to in the event they or loved ones are targeted, and steps we can take to help protect ourselves from scammers.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 20


The Levins: Lighten Up Edgar (Allen Poe)

Date(s): Sunday, October 21
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Folk duo The Levins presents “Lighten Up, Edgar,” the lighter side of Poe. This harmony driven duo sings a musical ode to the poet and his short stories, including humorous adaptations of his poetry set to standards for group sing-a-longs.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 20


George Washington, Morristown and the Revolutionary War

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

Join Joel Farkas for a walk through the Revolutionary War. Learn more about George and Martha Washington, Benedict Arnold, Paul Revere’s ride and many others.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 20


Daniel de Rianco: Songs to Uplift You

Date(s): Sunday, November 11
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Enjoy this acoustic duo as they create an hour of storytelling through classical crossover songs in the styles of Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Eva Cassidy, Eric Whitacre and others.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 20


The Beatles - 50 Years Later

Date(s): Tuesday, November 13
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

A respected musicologist once referred to The Beatles as one of the most transforming entities of 20th century music and claimed that they changed the course of popular music forever. Barry Wiesenfeld will explore the phenomenon that was The Beatles—their growth, originality, musical innovations, and lyric depth.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 20


Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Date(s): Wednesday, December 5
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Delores Rincon tells her personal story of losing her beloved daughter Marisa to suicide due to depression and anxiety. She explains what she has learned about the risks and warning signs of mental illness, and what she would have done differently.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 20


Karen Luschar: Mistletoe & Holly

Date(s): Sunday, December 9
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Broadway veteran Karen Luschar, accompanied by Richard Danley on the piano, offers classics you can’t imagine the season without, and lesser known songs that you will want to hear more often.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 20


Annual Holiday Cookie Exchange

Date(s): Tuesday, December 11
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 14 & up

Bring 3 dozen of your favorite holiday cookies along with the recipe and an empty container. Leave with a sampling of the cookies brought by others.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 20