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   

 
Ukulele for Adults-Tuesday, July 17 and 31 at 7:00 pm-Don’t let the kids have all the fun! Do you want an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Try the ukulele! Architekt Music brings their instructors to the Kinnelon Library for this free introductory class, where you’ll learn the basics of playing the ukulele. In this fun and relaxed program they will teach you the basic chords, rhythm, and strumming you’ll need, to be able to play a few songs by the end of the workshop. Sign up soon; we only have 10 ukuleles for 10 lucky participants! FILLED
 
BBQ Food and Grilling Class- Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 pm– Brigitte Mesa returns with a BBQ and Grilling class. Learn to cook and sample her delicious creations.To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration. 
 
Guided Meditation-Tuesday, July 24, at 6:30 pm-Cindy Strom will lead you through several exercises to help you to learn the art of meditation, and promote your general well being. This is a free program. All are welcome.To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration. 
 
Botanical Printing-Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30pm-Printmaker/Artist Carol Mainardi will bring her small format printing press for a mono-print workshop “Printing with Botanicals.” No experience is needed for this hands-on workshop. Artists will be  using a variety of botanicals and Akua Color inks. These are slow-drying water-based inks which can be rolled onto a plate and have the same workable qualities as oil-based inks. They exhibit dazzling colors and an exceptionally rich working consistency. Class size is limited so sign up ASAP! To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration. 
 
Gods of Wood and Stone Booktalk/Signing-Thursday, July 26, at 7:00 pm-Pulitzer Prize finalist and award-winning newspaper columnist Mark Di Ionno, comes to the Kinnelon library to introduce his new book, Gods of Wood and Stone. Coffee and tea will be served. Books will be available for purchase and signing.To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration.
 

Modern Calligraphy-Thursday, August 2 at 6:30 pm- Calligraphy artist Lisa Sienrukos will teach a modern brush calligraphy class in which students will learn various “fonts” and ways to add interest and character to lettering. Attendees will also learn how to create the thick/thin look by starting with the basics and focusing on the alphabet, then moving on to writing full words and sentences. It’s sure to be a great class to learn this modern take on Calligraphy. Class is limited to 12, so sign up quickly! To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click o nAdult Program Registration. 

KPL Artists’ Art Show and Reception Thursday, August 9, 6-7:00 pm-Come and view all the wonderful paintings our KPL painters have created at the library’s paint night classes. Celebrate with the artist’s! Light fare and refreshments will be served. To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration. 

The Mansion-Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 pm-While hiking along the border of Wanaque, Ringwood, and Oakland you will come across the ruins of an estate built over 100 years ago. Hear about the people who built it, the land, and those who lived there. The story includes tales of Roger’s Locomotive of Paterson, Ramapo lake, The MET, The sinking of the Lusitania, WWI, and Ruth Alice Cole and her three wealthy husbands. Come hear Richard Moon tell their bitter-sweet stories of adventure!To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration. 

Beachy Paint Night-Thursday, August 23 at 6:30-Come paint a beach scene on a wood pallet! Class size is limited so sign up soon. Cost is $10 per person.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 visit our website 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

 

Programs in Process  

NEW! Chair Yoga-Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 6:00 to 7:00 pm-$60 for eight 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.  Just about any standard yoga pose can be modified for chair yoga, including backbends, twists, hip openers and forward folds so you will still be working hard. This eight 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. 

Monday Pilates – Mondays, July 9-30 at 6:30 pm-The class is taught by Dee Schneider. Cost for four classes is $30. 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.To register, or for more information, call 973-838-1321 or click on Adult Program Registration. 

Ballroom Dance- Mondays, June 4- July 23, 7:00 to 8:00 pm-Longtime Kinnelon resident, Lekha Keister will be teaching Ballroom/Latin dance in a series of eight classes. Couples only please, no experience necessary! Cost is $125 per couple for all 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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