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MATINEE MONDAY: THE FAMILY STONE - November 28 at 1 pm
The library's Monday Matinee series continues with The Family Stone, the 2005 romantic comedy about an uptight businesswoman who is invited to a holiday dinner with her boyfriend's very eccentric and free-spirited family. Seating is limited to 20 guests. The library will not serve snacks, but guests may bring their own. RSVP below:
PHOTO-REALISTIC DRAWINGS BY JERRY WINICK ON DISPLAY
We are excited to display a new collection of photorealistic pencil drawings by award-winning artist Jerry Winick, proprietor of Pencilworks Studio in Little Falls. Jerry's work has graced numerous private collections as well as museums in the New York metropolitan area over the years. His drawing of former president Barack Obama will have its place in the Obama Presidential Library when it officially opens next year. It is not unusual for Jerry to spend three months on a single drawing to achieve the same crisp clarity and detail of a black and white photograph. Items on display in the library community room will also be for sale.
THE NEXT CHAPTER GRIEF SUPPORT - Wednesday, November 30, at 6:30 pm
Our Grief Support Group, The Next Chapter, provides an informal, welcoming setting for connecting with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one. No RSVP needed. In addition to our regular meetings, the group has also hosted some other events, including a Halloween party, Friendsgiving dinner, cookie swap, and more. For more information about the group, contact Lauren Seiner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAYS, DECEMBER 7 & 21
HOLIDAY CONCERT - Saturday, December 3, at 2 pm
Gerard and Diane Barros return to the library with a festive mix of holiday classics from the 1950s through 1980s made famous by Brenda Lee, Bruce Springsteen, The Eurythmics, Darlene Love, and others! RSVP HERE
The husband-and-wife duo have been specializing in two-part harmonies for more than 15 years. They pride themselves on their "old school" approach to performing live without pre-recorded or computerized tracks. Diane's vocals and percussion are accompanied by Gerard's harmonies as he plays right-handed keyboard, left-handed bass, and works the drum machine with his foot. Sometimes Gerard plays acoustic guitar along with Diane's hand percussion as they harmonize to many of the great hits of the past.
GUIDED MEDITATION WITH AMY RUTLEDGE - Thursday, December 1, at 7 pm
Relax after a busy day with a guided medtiation session from the comfort of your own home! Zoom class will be led by meditation guide Amy Rutledge, who has found meditation to be helpful in the management of Lyme disease, PTSD, anxiety, and depression, as well as an overall beneficial wellness practice. RSVP to receive Zoom link for the scheduled meditation classes.
OTHER UPCOMING DATES:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15
SENIOR FITNESS - Mondays & Thursdays at 10 am through December 1
Our Senior Fitness program led by instructor Trudi Barrett continues through December 1 with two 60-minute classes per week that are especially designed for seniors and include the following:
- 5-minute warm-up stretch
- 15 minutes of aerobics
- 10 minutes with exercise ball
- 10 minutes with stretch band
- 10 minutes with weights
- 5 minutes cooling down
Participants are required to bring 2, 3, or 4-lb weights, stretch band, and a ball. Weights can be purchased at Five Below, Amazing Savings, TJ Maxx, or Marshalls. A special thanks to Arbor Terrace of Roseland for generously sponsoring our Senior Fitness exercise program. RSVP in person at the circulation desk. Class is limited to 24 participants, priority given to Roseland residents.
MINDFUL COLORING - Tuesdays at 1 pm
Escape the stress of the daily grind with some mindful coloring at the library - join us for a relaxing afternoon of coloring. With its soothing and meditative qualities, coloring is a fun and easy activity that can help lower stress levels and cast negative thoughts aside. If you don't have time to stay and color, just call ahead of time to pick up some coloring sheets to take home. RSVP on library website/event calendar.
MR C'S HOLIDAY TRAINS - Saturday, December 17 to Saturday, December 31
Don't miss one of Roseland's most beloved holiday traditions - Mr. C's Holiday Train Display! Enjoy watching the trains move through quaint villages and the working lights. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 11 AM-12 PM; 1-3 PM
MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 4-6 PM; 7-8 PM
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 4-6 PM; 7-8 PM
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 4-6 PM; 7-8 PM
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 4-6 PM; 7-8 PM
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 3-5 PM
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 3-5 PM; 7-8 PM
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 3-5 PM; 7-8 PM
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2-4 PM; 7-8 PM
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 10 AM-12 PM; 3-5 PM
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 10 AM-12 PM; 1-3 PM