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.
New Better Together Programs for 2021!
Butler, Kinnelon, Pequannock, and Riverdale Libraries join together to bring you 4 programs for the new year, via Zoom, FREE to our patrons.
Stone Bridge Paint Night-Thursday, April 15, at 6:30 pm-Join us to paint a flower-covered stone bridge over a peaceful stream. We are doing this through Zoom. All supplies (canvas, brushes, paints, and instructions) are included. Supply kits must be picked up curbside, and unused paint and brushes must be returned via curbside drop-off. A hair dryer would be helpful, but not required. There is no charge for this program. Space is limited, so sign up quickly! For guaranteed registration, use your own paints and brushes. Brushes needed are a #6 or 1/4” flat brush, #8 and #3 round. The colors needed are brown, white, red, blue, and green. I will supply canvas and instructions. Click to register
Birding Basics-Thursday, April 1, at 6:30 pm-Become a birdwatcher! Join Stephanie Punett, program director, NJ Audubon as she talks about bird watching. Learn how to enjoy America’s fastest growing outdoor pastime. We’ll show you basic identification techniques of commonly seen NJ birds using field marks, habitat, and silhouettes. Learn how to use a field guide, and how to choose and use binoculars. This program will be held via Zoom. Registration is required. Click to register
The Listening Path-Fridays April 2-May 21, at 1:00-2:30pm-Let your creative side carry you into Spring! Join Cindy Strom for this delightful and engaging eight-week program, via Zoom, working through the book “The Listening Path” The Creative Art of Attention, by Julia Cameron, author of “The Artist’s Way” and many others. Each week we will explore the concepts presented throughout the book, and practice creative writing in between each session. There will be an opportunity to share some of your writing if you want to. You are also welcome to enjoy the discussion or be there to listen. All ages are welcome. Click to register
Tuesday Talkers has a NEW time, 2:00pm!
Tuesday Talkers-third Tuesday every other month at 2:00pm-Join us bimonthly for a discussion of the book of that month. All books are available through the library and on Hoopla, which you can access on our website. This month we are discussing “Be Frank With me” by Julia Clairbone Johnson on April 20 at 2:00pm. Click here to register.
Raised Bed Gardening Basics-Thursday, April 29, at 6:30 pm-Raised garden beds offer a practical solution for those who garden in limited spaces, areas of high activity, where soil is poor, and for gardeners who have physical limitations. Use your creative ability to develop beds that are aesthetically pleasing while increasing your planting area. Attendees will learn the basics of gardening in raised beds, the use of intensive gardening methods, and the principles of companion planting. Suggestions for the selection of plants and vegetables are discussed. Rutgers Master Gardener Lisa Zenkert will go over all of the above and also answer any questions you may have. This program will be held via Zoom registration is required. Click to register
The History of the Great Swamp-Thursday, May 6, at 6:30 pm-The history of the Great Swamp starts with the formation of the Watchung Mountains, continuing through the last glacial period which formed the glacial Lake Passaic. Get a few glimpses of the area in the 1800s and moving on to the establishment of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. View some of the wildlife that inhabit the refuge and learn about the endangered and threatened species that call it home. Register now to join Stephanie Punett, program director of NJ Audubon, as she presents this informative and interesting program, held via Zoom. Registration is required. Click to register
Growing Iris-Thursday, May 13, at 6:30 pm-Irises are well-known for their attractive flowers that bloom in an array of colors in beds and borders. These plants have become a favorite among gardeners since they are hardy, dependable, easy-care, long-lived perennials. With 300 species and thousands of varieties of iris ranging in size from miniatures to tall stately flowers, there is an iris that’s sure to thrive in every garden! The focus of this presentation will be on planting, growing, dividing and caring for varieties of bearded and beardless iris. An informational hand-out will be provided. Rutgers Master Gardener Diane Lattanzio will go over all of the above and also answer any questions you may have. This program will be held via Zoom registration is required. Click to register
Meditation beginning,Tuesday, January 19, at 6:30 pm–Feeling extra anxiety these days? You are not alone. All of us are dealing with higher than usual stress levels. Regular meditation can help you find calm in these uncertain times. Join Cindy Strom in the comfort of your own home as she leads you through several exercises to help you learn the art of meditation and promote your general well being.This program will be held through Zoom.Clear your mind, inhale courage, exhale fear.All are welcome.Click here to register.
Saturdays – 8:00 am – FREE – Live with Rina–Yogaball will now be held via Zoom for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. All you need is a smart phone tablet, or computer. Please register on our website. The link to our Zoom meeting ID and password will be sent to your email. Connecting is easy, either enter the meeting ID and password on your Zoom app or click on the link from the email that you will receive after registering. Register by Friday, at 5PM, for Saturdays class.Click here to register.
Saturdays – 9:00 am – FREE – Live with Rina -Anyone can Zumba anywhere! Zumba will now be held via Zoom for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. All you need is a smart phone, tablet, or computer. Please register on our website. The link to our Zoom meeting ID and password will be sent to your email. Connecting is easy, either enter the meeting ID and password on your Zoom app or click on the link from the email that you will receive after registering. Register by Friday, at 5PM, for Saturdays class. Click here to register.
Chair Yoga-Wednesdays – 6:30 pm – FREE – beginning January 13–Join us on Zoom with Tara Temple, all you need is a smart phone, tablet, or computer. Chair yoga is a great way to improve your flexibility, concentration, and strength. It can also boost your mood and reduce stress, a bonus these days.Tara has taught floor, and special needs yoga at the library and numerous studios in the area. Registration is required. This is a new session you must register even if you have participated before. Click here to register.