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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


Reiki with Miriam Rosenberg MA,OTR/L, Reiki Master

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

Reiki is a holistic method of hands on healing that brings a flow of positive energy into life. The benefits of this gentle yet powerful healing modality lead to feelings of deep relaxation and serenity, helping to relieve pain and create physical, mental and emotional balance. Join us for this introductory session.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 11


Jean and Bill McClelland Present Hammerstein & Sondheim: Side by Side

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

Oscar Hammerstein II and Stephen Sondheim, two of the greatest writers of the American musical, were also “teacher and student.” Theirs was one of the great friendships in theater history. Broadway performers Jean, vocalist, and Bill, pianist, will perform songs from some of their greatest shows including Hammerstein’s Show Boat and The King and I, and Sondheim’s West Side Story and Sweeney Todd.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 11


Sonny and Perley Present Ella Unplugged—An Intimate Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Date(s): Sunday, February 8
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Vocalist Perley Rousseau and pianist Sonny Daye present this concert filled with warmth and humor highlighting the life of Ella Fitzgerald through song, slide presentation and anecdotes beginning with Ella’s debut at the age of 16 at the Apollo Theater through her retirement. Signature songs are included as well as memorable choices from her Great American Songbook series.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 11


Jim DelGiudice Presents GOTCHA! Snapshots That Made History

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

New Jersey photojournalist Jim DelGiudice looks at some of the accidentally historic photographs that not only changed history, but have become the icons by which we remember great events. Some of the images we remember best are snapshots—moments captured on camera purely by luck. Why did a snapshot of Abe Lincoln’s tousled hair help to gain him the presidency, but a picture of Gary Hart sailing lost him the election?

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 11


Carnaby Street Band: A Musical Experience of the 1960s

Date(s): Sunday, February 22
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Featuring the music of the British Invasion bands: The Beatles, The Kinks, The Byrds, Herman’s Hermits, The Moody Blues and more, plus a variety of American artists. Come hear the songs fondly remembered as the cornerstones for popular music’s favorite era, and the one-hit-wonders we will never forget.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 11


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