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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. 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


The Kootz Band

Date(s): Monday, August 1
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Rock an’ Roll with Fiber: This group of North Jersey guys has a collective passion for classic rock, pop, soul & blues and just plain-old great music. They’ve been performing since 2001, with consistently positive reviews so they decided to ‘Kootzify!’ The Kootz always serves up an array of music that’s at everyone’s very core. It’s the music that makes you FEEL GOOD!

Registration Necessary: No


Superstition

Date(s): Monday, August 8
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Classic Motown: Named after the Stevie Wonder tune, Superstition is a 9-piece band that plays some of the best Motown, soul, funk, rock, and pop songs ever written. Fronted by some soulful lead singers, Superstition’s signature “Classic Motown” sound is powered by its smokin’ rhythm section and capped off by a super-tight horn section. Specializing in classic soul, Superstition covers a wide array of material, playing great tunes that will entertain audiences of all ages.

Registration Necessary: No


Christopher Dean Band

Date(s): Sunday, September 18
Time: 2:00 p.m.

The Christopher Dean Band is a national touring blues/soul band based out of Central New Jersey. Christopher Dean fronts the group, playing guitar and singing lead vocals, with Walter Jarrett on bass and Chip Dixon on drums; lending to music ranging from Delta, Chicago and Texas blues, to jazz, country, rhythm and blues and pop.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 27


Natural Pet Care

Date(s): Wednesday, September 21
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Nancy Weber, RN, CCA CAAI, will show us gentle, easy ways to support our pets with a better understanding of their needs in our environment. This program will explore essential oils and other naturally derived products that may assist our pets in a variety of ways, and help to improve their overall well being.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 27


A Knight’s Life

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

Presented by Mike Norris of Armchair Art Tours. See how medieval knights practiced for war and enjoyed the pleasures of peace through masterpieces of the Morgan Library and Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Cloisters.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 27


Jazz Vocals: Made in America

Date(s): Sunday, October 16
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Jan Findlay, a Flanders resident, will sing her way through the classic songs of Ella, Billie, Peggy, Sarah, Nat, Frank and others we have come to know on a first name basis. She is accompanied by Northern New Jersey residents Tomoko Ohno on keyboard, Rick Crane on bass, and John Zweig on guitar; all world-class musicians, appearing regularly at Shanghai Jazz in Madison, ranked in the “Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the World.”

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 27


Introduction to Yoga

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

Join Sr. Kripalu yoga teacher, Stacy Ackerman, in an introductory yoga class that will provide a sense of what yoga is about and demonstrate some tools to help manage stress. In this experimental workshop, we will learn the ideal way to breathe, and simple stretches/poses to help our bodies move more easily and be more relaxed. Participants will be required to sign a disclaimer prior to participating in the class.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 27


Holiday Floral Designs

Date(s): Wednesday, November 2
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Luz Agudelo, owner of Majestic Flowers & Gifts in Randolph, will demonstrate creative ways to decorate with outdoor planters and tabletop displays that will take us through Thanksgiving and the holidays, and welcome the New Year.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 27


Getting There from Here: Paying for College

Date(s): Wednesday, November 9
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Ozzie Niazi, financial advisor with Edward Jones, offers this presentation that covers common and not-so-common questions to consider as you establish a college savings goal, and suggestions on savings strategies to help reach your goal. The features and benefits of various education savings plans will also be discussed.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 27


Psychic Sunday

Date(s): Sunday, November 13
Time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Chester’s the Art of the Heart offers 15 minute individual reading provided by one of six psychics. Types of readings include angel and intuitive cards, aura and totem animal readings, and flower and crystal card readings. Appointment times will be set prior to the program date for those who sign up (walk-ins will only be accepted if time allows). Wondering about something in your future? Join us!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 27


Yuletide Carolers

Date(s): Sunday, December 11
Time: 2:00 p.m.

The Yuletide Carolers attired in 19th century costumes will usher in the season singing Christmas & Hanukkah music.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 27


Building by the Book: Pattern Book Architecture in New Jersey

Date(s): Wednesday, December 14
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Ever wonder why that old house next door looks a bit like the one down the street—or at the other end of the state? Jim DelGiudice will offer an explanation, based on the award-winning book by architectural historians Robert Guter and Janet Foster, and photographer Jim DelGiudice. Classic home holiday decorations are included.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: July 27