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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


Elvin Frost: Is Solar Energy Right for My Home?

Date(s): Wednesday, March 11
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Join us for this free seminar to learn how solar works, how to go solar with no out of pocket expense, and how much you’ll save with solar energy as well as the environmental impact. There will be experts on hand to answer any questions. Learn why New Jersey is ranked #3 in the nation for solar installations.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 11


Michele LaRue Celebrates Women’s History Month

Date(s): Sunday, March 15
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Women Breaking Loose: A double bill of “A Pair of Silk Stockings” written by Kate Chopin (1851 - 1904) and “Representing T. A. Buck” written by Edna Ferber (1885 - 1968). These stories illustrate the contrast of women’s choices, or lack thereof, a century ago. Written “for the ear” TALES WELL TOLD presents with evocative descriptions and rich dialects, painting pictures in the listener’s mind.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 11


Kevin Woyce Presents Discover New Jersey: Palisades

Date(s): Wednesday, March 25
Time: 7:00 p.m.

In 1524 explorer Giovanni da Verrazano described the cliffs along the west bank of the Hudson River as “a fence of stakes,” or “Palisades.” Join us for a colorful tour of one of New Jersey’s most impressive landmarks, from its formation and discovery to the American Revolution and the creation of Palisades Interstate Park. We will also visit Fort Lee, when it was the home of the silent movie industry.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 11


Randolph’s Own Antique Road Show with Alan Snyder

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

Alan offers information about the recent changes in collecting trends and the current market, followed by an examination and appraisal of a selection of items brought in by patrons, providing facts and/or historical information relating to each item. The program concludes with a question and answer period.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 14


Ghosts: What They Are and How to Investigate Them with Gordon Ward

Date(s): Wednesday, April 15
Time: 7:00 p.m.

What’s the real scoop on ghosts? The answer is not found in Gothic novels or Hollywood. The word “ghost” is really an umbrella term that defines many types of paranormal phenomena. Join Gordon Thomas Ward who will share his experiences and evidence, and teach attendees how to conduct their own investigations.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 14


Gothic Romance Tales with Rita Parisi

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

Gothic Romance is a literary style popular in the late 18th through 19th century. These mysteries often involved the supernatural and were usually set against dark backgrounds of medieval ruins and haunted castles. Rita Parisi will present, in her theatrical storytelling style, three Gothic Romance tales showing the dark side of love.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 14


Around the World in 60 Minutes with Professor Jim Kane

Date(s): Wednesday, April 29
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Join Doctor Kane for his slide, lecture and music presentation of his remarkable travels to the four corners of the world: Walk China’s Great Wall, the bridge over River Kwai, the Holy Land; sail the Nile, the Norway fjords, the Greek Islands; visit Pearl Harbor, Ireland, Russia. Breathtaking scenes, heart breaking stories and majestic tributes.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 14


“It May As Well Be Spring” with Dan Yates

Date(s): Sunday, May 3
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Broadway favorites - including songs from “My Fair Lady,” “Oklahoma,” “South Pacific,” “Kismet,” “Brigadoon,” and many more—with humorous stories told about the songs and composers, as well as some of Dan’s personal insights. And of course, A Musical Medley of Mama Songs!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 14


Cake Decorating with Suzanne Zimmer Lowery

Date(s): Wednesday, May 13
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Join Suzanne for a demonstration of basic cake decorating skills. She will be spinning her turntable to fill and frost a cake. Learn to color buttercream icing and use the proper techniques of handling a pastry bag to create various simple, as well as lavish borders. Roses and rosebuds will adorn the confection and an inscription will complete the edible work of art.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 14


Hotter than a Pepper Sprout: America’s Music with Nina Et Cetera

Date(s): Sunday, May 17
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Music by Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Peggy Lee, Gershwin and many others, accompanied with guitar, vocals, bass, percussion, harmonica, and much more. This program includes a sprinkling of anecdotes which highlight the diversity and rich history of American Music ranging from jazz, blues, gospel, folk, rock and roll and their many varieties.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: January 14