Adult Programming

At the Kinnelon Library, we have a wide range of adult programs to appeal to every sensibility.  Our goal is to inspire, educate, and promote the well-being of the public.  Our past offerings have included drawing workshops, cooking classes, numerous history lectures, craft classes, supernatural seminars, ballroom dance, and concerts.  We also have a wide range of ongoing programs, such as knitting, an adult book club, drop-in crafts, and exercise classes.

Programs:

City of Champions-Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30pm-Hank Gola comes to the Kinnelon Library to talk about his book “City of Champions”, an American story of leather helmets, iron wills and the high school kids from Jersey who won it all! To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.

Mandala Rocks -Friday, November 23, 1-3:00 pm-Thanksgiving is over and you don’t feel like fighting the lines. What should you do? Come to the library, learn how to paint a Mandala Rock! Have some refreshments! Listen to relaxing music! I will have rocks and all the supplies, but you may bring your own rock if you would like. Space is limited register soon! Full

 

Turkey Scrapbook/Crop ClubJoin us for our special Turkey Crop Friday, November 23  10-5 pm and Saturday November 24 9-6 pm.  Bring all your stuff and scrap the day away. Tables and chairs are supplied. You are welcome to bring  a lunch with you. Space is limited, so join today!  To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration

 

Modern Calligraphy-Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30pm-Calligraphy artist Lisa Sienrukos is back, she will teach a modern brush calligraphy class, this time we will focus on addressing holiday cards. All your friends will be impressed with the lettering on your envelopes! It’s sure to be a great class. Class is limited to 15, so sign up quickly!  Full

 

 

 

 

 

Ask Ted Computer ClassWednesday, November 28, at 7:00 pm-Ted Whittemore of Kinnelon Computers returns to the library with his monthly computer classes. Each month, on the last Wednesday, Ted covers a different subject. Be the Boss – Learn how to take care of your computer and tell it what to do and avoid Surprises! Bring a fully-charged laptop, if you have one. To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.

Mindfulness-Thursday, November 29, at 7:00 pm- Dr. Sal Benanti from The Center for Optimum Living comes to the Kinnelon library.“Mindfulness” means different things to different people. Dr. Benanti will help you gain a practical perspective that’s grounded in a simple, but not always easy, practice… one that’s centered in, and the source of, fulfilling more of  your own unique life. Through guided meditation and reflection, participants will have the opportunity to experience and better understand how mindfulness and mindlessness are our only options, and how we all can access more of one and less of the other. To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration

 

 

Sew an Ornament-Saturday, December 1, at 1pm-We are transforming the library into a sewing studio! Join instructor, Ellen Lumpkin Brown and make holiday ornaments. She is bringing the machines, the fabric, and the know-how. No previous sewing experience required. The cost is $10 per person, paid at registration.Sign up ASAP, space is limited! To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.

 

 

 

 

 

Felting Reindeer-Wednesday, December 5, at 4 pm  and 7 pm-Kerstin Katko will teach a basic felting project. Using a special needle and fluffy wool you’ll learn the basics of this creative medium. You will go home with a completed Reindeer to display this Holiday season!This class is suitable for beginners and those who have more experience, all are welcome. Cost for materials is $5 per person, due upon registration.Class size is limited so sign up ASAP.  Full

 

 

 

Holiday Decorating-Thursday, December 6, at 7:00pm-Natural decorating ideas for Christmas: pine cones, twigs, acorns, branches, berries, and bows. Let Jill show you how she makes holiday decorations the natural way. Learn how to make door swags, centerpieces, and various pieces inside and out. Brought to you by Jill of Flowers Galore and MoreTo register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From Jazz to Soul Holiday Concert-Sunday, December 9, at 2:00 pm-Holiday music concert with the fabulous Rhonda Denet and her band! Come celebrate the season with the soulful sounds of Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Trio. Hear songs from the 20s thru the 70s, a special edition of “From Jazz to Soul” compiled with arrangements of seasonal and holiday favorites. There are songs that touch on giving thanks, enjoying the winter weather, and celebrating all that this joyous season brings. To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.
 
 

 

 

 

Winter Cardinal Paint Night- Thursday, December 13, at 6:30pm-Come and learn to paint a cardinal on a branch in the snow. Awaken your inner artist, come create with us.Space is limited to 18, please register ASAP! Cost is $10, all supplies included. Full

 

 

 

 

Ongoing Programs:

Tuesday Talkers Book Club Join our book club. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm in the first floor Library. Come have a cup of coffee and chat about a different book each month. To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration

Krafty in Kinnelon Did you know Kinnelon Library has a “Knitting and Crocheting” group? We meet on the second and the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm upstairs in the meeting rooms. We welcome “needlers” of any level! Can’t knit or crochet? We will help.  Are you an expert? We will ask you for advice! We have a great time chatting while we create. Come up and see what we are all about! If you are a beginner knitter please bring a size 8 pair of needles and worsted weight #4 yarn in a light color. If you are a beginner crocheter  please bring a size h crochet hook and same yarn as above.  To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration

Scrapbook/Crop ClubJoin our Scrap/Crop club! We meet on the third Saturday of each month from 11am till 4pm.  Bring all your stuff and scrap the day away. Tables and chairs are supplied. You are welcome to bring  a lunch with you.   Space is limited, so join today!  To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration

Ask Ted Computer ClassTed Whittemore of Kinnelon Computers returns to the library with his monthly computer classes. Each month, on the last Wednesday, Ted covers a different subject. Be the Boss – Learn how to take care of your computer and tell it what to do and avoid Surprises! Bring a fully-charged laptop, if you have one. To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration

 

Programs in Process:

Discover Your Inner Writer-Tuesdays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13 & 20 at 11:00am-A writing circle is a supportive community where people feel free to express themselves through the written word. The group, led by Dianne Di Mella, provides a safe environment to share different genres, such as journaling, memoirs, poetry, creative prose, etc. You will learn writing can reduce stress, heal troubled memories, and that it  is an easy way to communicate with your deeper self. It can also help you share happy memories, if so inclined, you can leave a legacy for your loved ones. Members share their work in a friendly atmosphere and through discussion build confidence in their abilities. In this 6 week workshop let the creative process work its magic as you find your own style and voice. Dianne Herald-Dimella lives in Wayne NJ. Her favorite thing is motivating people to explore their talents and push back the ring-pass-not-they have built for themselves. She has been facilitating writing classes since 2004. Course is limited to 10 participants. Age 50+. The cost per person is $35. 

Pilates-Thursdays, at 6:30 pm, Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13, 20, & 27- Cost for eight classes is$60. Take one or both!Eight week Pilates classes taught by Dee Schneider. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat to exercise on. To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration

 
Yogaball-Saturdays, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 9 -10 am –What do you get when you combine the stability ball, strength exercises, yoga, and Rina Rosazza? Stability Ball class with Yoga, a great way to stretch and strengthen your body. Join us for 8 sessions with Rina for $40. Please bring your own Yogaball to class.To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration
 
ZUMBA!-Saturdays, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 10 -11 am– An eight session Zumba class led by Rina Rosazza. All levels are welcome. Cost is $40 for all eight classes. To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration
 

Chair Yoga $45-6:00 pm-Mondays-Nov. 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 & 17 What is Chair Yoga? Chair yoga is a gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or with the aid of a chair.  Just like a regular yoga practice, Chair yoga increases flexibility, strength and body awareness. Just about any standard yoga pose can be modified forchair yoga, including backbends, twists, hip openers and forward folds so you will still be working hard. This six week CHAIR YOGA course is taught by Sandy Scala. Class size is limited. Sign up soon! Payment must be made at time of registration.To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.

Yoga-Tuesdays, Nov. 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11 & 18 at 10 am-New teacher! New time!-An eight week Yoga class taught by Tara Temple. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat to exercise on. Cost for all 6 classes is $45.To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration

To register for any Adult program (one-time or continuous), please enter your information in the fields below. Feel free to register for as many programs as you’d like. It is important to register for Programs as if there are not enough registrants, programs may need to be canceled.

Please note that some programs include a small attendance fee (to cover the cost of an instructor, for example). If there is a charge for the program, please make your payment to the Kinnelon Public Library at the Front Desk (cash or check is fine).

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