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.
Makers Day 2023
ZOOM-Spark Joy-Thursday, April 20, at 7PM–Shannon will be bringing the life-changing magic of tidying to you through her Spark Joy® program on Zoom. Join Shannon for her inspiring presentation on what it means to lead a life that Sparks Joy®. You will learn the Kon Mari® philosophy and guiding principles needed to tidy once and for all and leave feeling motivated to Spark Joy® in your home, oﬃce, and life! There will be a special giveaway at the end of the presentation, as well as an opportunity for you to ask Shannon some questions. She is also requesting you bring a standard t-shirt and a pair of pants for the folding activity as you will be learning the famous KonMari® Vertical folding technique. Shannon is also sharing her Spark JoyÂ® Charlotte tidying checklist for you to use on your tidying journey! Please click here to print it out and bring it with you to the program. Let’s Spark Joy®! Click to register
ZOOM-Vikings-Monday, April 10, at 7PM–Join us on zoom for Vikings: Myth, History, and Archaeology. The Vikings in popular imagination are perceived as fearsome raiders of the sea. However, as is often the case, reality is more complicated than mythology. The Vikings did indeed raid, but they were also explorers, traders, craftsmen, and world travelers. This presentation introduces the Vikings and their world, the places they explored, the ships they built, and the sites they left behind. Come join us on a voyage of adventure. Click to register
IN PERSON-Meet the Author-Laurice Duffy-Thursday, April 6, at 6:30PM–Meet Laurice Duffy – Empowerment Life Coach, inspirational speaker, author, podcast host, and founder of the Kindness Matters Scholarshipas – as she reads excerpts from her memoir “Raising Hope.” “Raising Hope” chronicles the journey of Laurice Duffy, a woman who took charge of her life at a time when her life was filled with uncertainty and heartbreak. After losing her husband to a terminal illness, Duffy chose determination and growth for herself and in raising her four beautiful boys as a commitment to her late husband’s memory. Light refreshments will be served. Register now! Click to register
IN PERSON-Gardening in the Shade-Thursday, April 13, at 6:30PM–Got shade? Not a problem! Join Master Gardener Diane Lattanzio and discover the potential of the shaded areas in your yard and create appealing, low maintenance gardens in the shade. This presentation offers ideas and information on planning, planting, and maintaining beautiful gardens to lighten up those shady spots. Plant suggestions including trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, and annuals will be discussed and included in the handouts that will be given out. Please register for this in person program. Click to register
IN PERSON-Save the Monarchs and Other Pollinators!-Thursday, March 30, at 6:30PM–Odds are you’ve heard about the disappearing monarch butterflies and honeybees. Indeed, pollinators are in trouble. Wild pollinators such as monarch butterflies, bumblebees, and other native bees are experiencing dramatic declines due to a loss of habitat, disease, parasites, overuse of pesticides, and various other factors. Don Lynch, local bee keeper, will explore what you can do to help. Register now! Click to register
IN PERSON-Golden Era of Baseball-Thursday, March 23, at 6:30PM–Go back in time with Mike Odian to become a part of THE GOLDEN DECADE OF BASEBALL IN NYC, 1947-1956, a period of ten years when THREE New York City baseball teams, The BROOKLYN Dodgers, NEW YORK Giants and New York Yankees dominated major league baseball. A New York team appeared and won the World Series in nine of ten years and produced numerous Hall of Famers, MVPs, batting and home run champions. Here’s an opportunity to revisit the comparison of Willie, Mickey and the Duke, discuss who is best between Yogi and Campy and argue the merits of Pee Wee and the Scooter.. So, wear your team colors and join us on Thursday, March 23nd at the Kinnelon Library. Click to register
Canasta Club-Tuesday at 7:00pm beginning January 10–Come join our Canasta Club, play Canasta every Tuesday at 7:00pm. This club is for beginners to advanced players. If you have never played Jim C. will teach you. Don’t know what Canasta is? Canasta a card game resembling rummy, using two packs. It is usually played by two pairs of partners, and the aim is to collect sets (or melds) of cards but most of all it’s FUN! Click to register
Tuesday Talkers-Tuesday, March 21, at 1:00pm-Join us for Tuesday Talkers! We will be talking about “Her Heart for a Compass” by Click here to register.. We will be meeting in person at the library, in the teen section.
Yogaball-Saturdays at 8:00 am-beginning January 7- Yogaball will now be held via Zoom until further notice. All you need is a smart phone, tablet, or computer. Please register with the link on our website. Connecting is easy, click on the link from the email that you will receive soon after registering. Register by Friday, at 5PM, for Saturdays class. Click here to register.
Zumba-Saturdays at 9:00 am-beginning January 7-Anyone can Zumba anywhere! Now on Zoom! 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 Saturday class. Click here to register.
8 Classes-In Person-10:00 am – Tuesdays-beginning January 3 YOGA course led by Tara Temple. Students will focus on linking conscious breath with a gentle and mindful flow. In this yoga class students will build strength, flexibility and concentration while cleansing the body and calming the mind. All levels are welcome. Please bring a towel or a mat to exercise on and any other props you have available. Class size is limited. Sign up soon! There is no charge for this class. Click to register
Chair Yoga with Tara-Wednesdays at 6:00pm-Beginning January 4-Join us on Zoom with Tara Temple, all you need is a smart phone, tablet, or computer. Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is done while seated. Chair Yoga can improve your flexibility, concentration, and strength. It can also boost your mood and reduce stress. Tara has taught floor, and special needs yoga at the library and numerous studios in the area. Registration is required. Click here to register.