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.

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Acrylic Painting Workshop-Thursday, February 20 at 6-8:00 PM-Are paint night classes just not enough for you? Ready to paint on your own but not sure where to start? This program is for you! You bring the supplies we will help with the rest. The program will start with basic drawing, composition, and painting instruction, and then move at your own pace to painting on your own. This month we will start with a still life. Come ready to paint!  Register ASAP class fills up fast!  To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Healthy Houseplants-Thursday, February 20 at 6-8:00 PM-Rutgers Master Gardener Linda Zenkert visits our library to talk about happy healthy houseplants. If you would like to add the warmth and decorative quality of indoor plants to your home, but are too busy or don’t have the information needed to take care of them, this presentation is for you. We will discuss the importance of choosing adaptable houseplants and those that tolerate neglect. They will forgive inconsistent watering and lack of proper lighting, yet reward you with continued growth. The presentation includes suggestions for using plants in small spaces, in low-light areas, and how to group plants to encourage growth and create attractive focal areas in a roomTo register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ask Ted Computer Class-Wednesday, February 26, at 7:00 PMTed 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pot O’Gold Paint Night-Thursday, February 27, at 6:30 PM- Come and learn to paint a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Awaken your inner artist, come create with us. If you’d like, bring a smock to protect your clothes. Space is limited to 18, please register ASAP! Cost is $10, all supplies included.To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Novels at Night Book Club Join our new night time book club. Our book club meeting will be Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 pm in the first floor Library. We will be discussing “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Holi-Saturday, March 7, a 12:00 pm-Come and celebrate the annual Holi festival at the Kinnelon Library. Holi is the Hindu festival of colors, celebrated once a year in March, to mark the end of winter and the beginning of spring. We will have authentic Indian food, music, dancing, games, and of course the throwing of the colors. This event is for children and adults of all ages.Adults are $5, children 12 and under are free! Payment is required to guarantee registration. Please register in the children’s library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Concert-Thursday, March 12, at 7:00 pm-Put on the green and celebrate St Patrick’s Day! Irish singer and guitarist Ian Gallagher, along with John Nolan on the accordion, will be performing some of your favorite Irish classics. Be prepared to have fun as Ian regales the audience with tales of Ireland and stories behind the songs being performed. Admission is Free.Ian Gallagher’s voice is deeply imbued with his Irish roots. He is not only a guitarist and singer, but an all-around entertainer who uses his personal touch to engage with his audience.To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsies- Saturday, March 14, at 2:00 pm-Take a trip back in time as Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta presents “Newsies:   History of the Newspaper Industry.” The talk will transport the audience back to  59 B.C. when the first newspaper was published in ancient Rome. Since the history of newspapers is so vast, Maryanne will focus on U.S. newspapers. The audience will learn how the quality of newspaper reporting was perfected after the American Revolution and the Battle of Lexington; the Penny Press; “yellow” journalism, chains and syndicates, and how competition such as radio, television and internet caused a decline in the newspaper industry. Maryanne is an award-winning journalist who has worked in the newspaper industry most of her adult life. She’s authored four books, currently working on her fifth. She’s also a ghost writer, book editor and professional blogger. Her next goal is to become an anti-bullying motivational speaker. To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Talkers Book Club-Tuesday, February 18, at 1:00 PM- Join our book club. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm in the first floor Library. This month we are talking about “The Inheritance of Loss” by Keran Desai. 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Novels at Night Book Club Join our new night time book club. Our book club meeting will be on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 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:

Yogaball Fitness Class-Tuesdays, February 11, 18, and 25 at 6:30 PM-What do you get when you combine the stability ball, strength exercises, stretching , toning, and Rina Rosazza? Stability Ball class a great way to stretch and strengthen  your body. Please bring a stability ball and a mat. $15 for three classes. To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.

Meditation-Tuesdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, & 25, at 6:30 PM-Join our meditation in January, this is a free weekly program! Meditation is a stress reliever and may even prolong your life. Join Cindy Strom each week to wind down, reflect, and most important, relax. Learn to calm your mind and block out the everyday worries for a while. Whether you attend one or all the sessions, you will enjoy the benefits of guided meditation. Please register. To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.

Chair Yoga-5:00 pm -Thursdays – February 6-13-20-27-Join our chair yoga class cost is $20 for four classes. 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. This 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

Chair Yoga-On Mondays, Jan 6,13, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, Mar 2, 9, 16, & 23, at 6:00 to 7:00 pm-Join our chair yoga class cost is $50 for ten classes. 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. This twelve 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

Meditation-Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, & 28, at 6:30 PM-Join our meditation in January, this is a free weekly program! Meditation is a stress reliever and may even prolong your life. Join Cindy Strom each week to wind down, reflect, and most important, relax. Learn to calm your mind and block out the everyday worries for a while. Whether you attend one or all the sessions, you will enjoy the benefits of guided meditation. Please register. To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.

Yoga-Tuesdays,​ Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17, & 24 at 10:00 AM– 12 class YOGA course led by Tara Temple. Students will focus on linking conscious breath with a vigorous and mindful flow. In this yoga class, students will build strength, flexibility and concentration while cleansing the body and calming the mind. Please bring a towel or a mat to exercise on and any other props you have available. Class size is limited. Sign up soon! 12 classes for $90.00. Payment must be made at time of registration. To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.

Pilates-Thursdays,Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 5, & 19 at 6:30 PM- A ten week Pilates class taught by Dee Schneider. Cost for 10 classes is $75.  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, Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, at 9-10:00 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, Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, at 10-11:00 AM- An eight session Zumba class led by Rina Rosazza. All levels are welcome. Cost is $40 for 8 classes. 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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