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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


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


Introduction to Nutrition

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

SueAnn Schierloh, certified holistic health counselor, will provide an overview of the basic foods, nutrients and supplements that our bodies require to help us live a healthy, more nourishing life. Topics will include the four free nutrients, the benefits of vitamins and the best anti-inflammatory foods to keep the body functioning at an optimal level.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 29


Rainy Days & Mondays

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

An afternoon of songs by the unforgettable female singers of the 1970s, brought to you by singers Sandy Taylor and Maggie Hollinbeck, with Ed Alstrom on piano. The program will feature songs such as Joni Mitchell’s ‘River,’ ‘Blue Bayou’ by Linda Ronstadt, Helen Reddy’s ‘Candle On the Water,’ ‘Landslide’ by Stevie Nicks, Carole King’s ‘It’s Too Late,’ and of course, Karen Carpenter’s ‘Rainy Days & Mondays.’

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 29


Cleaning with Kids

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

Want some tips to help get kids to pick up? At what age should children begin helping? Can young toddlers really accomplish chores? How do parents control the amount of toys in the home? Linda Anders, owner of COC Enterprises LLC, will provide some answers.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 29


ABCs of DNA Testing

Date(s): Wednesday, February 8
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Walter Choroszewski shares his experience with DNA testing and teaches us how we can discover the hidden treasures in our DNA. As a former science educator, Walter decodes the confusing science of DNA and translates it into common language. He compares genetic testing companies and directs how to find genetic relatives, biogeographic origins and more.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 29


Cruising: Making Waves and Sense

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

Presented by David Kriso, owner and editor of DEKTravelJournal.com, this program is a detailed account of the world of cruising, geared towards all who cruise, including first-timers. Cruising is fun, but there is homework to be done! This program is the perfect preparation tool for anyone planning an upcoming cruise. Key topics include embarkation/disembarkation, passenger health, on board charge accounts and dining, and duty-free shopping.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 29


Celebrate Mardi Gras

Date(s): Sunday, February 26
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Florian Schantz Jazz Combo presents the music, history and traditions of Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday. Composers like Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, WC Handy and the Original Dixieland Jazz Band will be featured; sometimes raucous and wild, sometimes gritty and bluesy, and sometimes mellow and sweet. Come hear it all. Long before jazz was cool, it was hot!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 29


Photographing Birds

Date(s): Wednesday, March 8
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Local nature photographer, Dave Blinder, will present a diverse series of bird photographs taken throughout New Jersey. Discussion topics will include specific camera settings, lens recommendations and helpful tips on finding local wildlife.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 29


Erin Go Bragh! An Irish Celebration

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

The husband-wife musical duo of Francine Evans & Joel Zelnik spread music, movement and mirth in this St. Patrick’s Day program with traditional songs such as “Danny Boy,” “The Wearing of the Green,” and “Harrigan.” St. Patrick’s Day humor and a wee bit o’ step dancing! Francine and Joel celebrate with your Irish favorites in the lively and engaging style.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 29


Food Labels: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Date(s): Wednesday, March 22
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Kate-Lyn Snare, RD, retail dietitian from ShopRite of Succasunna, will show us how to identify the good, the bad and the “not good for anyone” ingredients in products for all of us, especially those with health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, helping us toward a healthier life-style. A virtual store tour will walk us through the store to simplify the search for healthy choices.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 29