Adult Programs

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PHASE 2 OPENING OF THE LIBRARY IS IN EFFECT:

* No more than 25 people will be permitted in the building at once.
* Patrons may use our computers and browse our collections, but no gathering in groups.
* No more than 4 people in the computer room at once.
* Computer use limited to 1 hour.
* Work/studying with individuals seated 6 feet apart is permitted, no tutoring at this time.

* All patrons must wear masks. Nose and mouth must be completely covered.
* No one under the age of 14 will be permitted inside the library without a parent or responsible adult.

* Please maintain appropriate social distance (at least 6 feet) from other patrons and staff.

 


Upcoming Events


REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS ON OUR WEBSITE, OR CALL 973-226-8636. 

 


 

SUCCULENT PLANT SALE FUNDRAISER - through Saturday, April 10

Beautify your living or work space with some easy-care succulent plants and help raise money for your favorite library! The Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library "Great Succulent Sale of 2021" is going on now through April 10. Pick up your orders from the library on Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25. ORDER HERE

 

 

ONLINE CLASS: GUIDED MEDITATION - Thursdays, April 8 & 22, at 7 pm


Enjoy some relaxing "me" time after a busy day with a virtual meditation session led by meditation guide Amy Rutledge, who is also an artist and actor, every other Thursday evening. She has found meditation to be a helpful aid in the management of Lyme disease, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Her greatest passions are helping people and animals. REGISTER FOR CLASS HERE You will then receive instructions and credentials for logging into the Zoom meeting.
 
OTHER UPCOMING VIRTUAL MEDITATION CLASSES WITH AMY RUTLEDGE - ALL CLASSES START AT 7 PM ON THE FOLLOWING THURSDAYS:
MAY 6 & 20, JUNE 3 & 17
 

GRIEF SUPPORT SOCIAL - Tuesday, April 13, at 2:30 pm


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Our grief support group, The Next Chapter, offers a small, informal setting for connecting with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one, as well as occasional guest speakers. We are holding our next in-person meeting in the library community room on Tuesday, April 13, at 2:30 pm, which will also be accessible via Zoom for those who prefer to remain at home. Zoom links and other login info are listed below. NOTE: For those who plan to attend in person, please wear masks that completely cover your nose and mouth and maintain a social distance of six feet. We recommend bringing a jacket since windows will be kept open.

SCHEDULED GRIEF SUPPORT MEETINGS FOR APRIL:
TUESDAY, APRIL 13, at 2:30 pm (Meeting ID: 846 8642 0281; Passcode: 380999)

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, at 6:30 pm (Meeting ID: 893 2584 7731; Passcode: 727963)
TUESDAY, APRIL 27, at 2:30 pm (Meeting ID: 868 9302 5777; Passcode: 076371)

 


GRAB-N-GO SPRING-THEMED ADULT COLORING SET - Monday, April 19

Capture the beauty of spring with a special set that includes colored pencils and a coloring book filled with seasonal images waiting to come to life! Open only to ADULTS who live in Roseland. Please RSVP ONE COLORING SET PER ADULT on library website and pick up from the library any time between 9 am and 8 pm on Monday, April 19.


PAMPER YOURSELF WITH ESSENTIAL OILS - Thursday, April 22, at 8 pm

Indulge in some self-love with three new DIY essential oil creations! Wellness advocate Geeta Lahiri will show you how to make some goodies to pamper yourself with, including a sugar scrub, face serum, and perfume. Registration is limited to 10 participants and is open to Roseland residents only. SIGN UP ON LIBRARY WEBSITE to receive Zoom link for class and pick up class materials on Tuesday, April 20. 


GRAB-N-GO MOTHERS' DAY PUZZLE - Thursday, May 6

Work on a colorful double-sided jigsaw puzzle this Mothers' Day! Open to ADULTS who live in Roseland. Please RSVP ONE PUZZLE PER ADULT on library website and pick up from the library between 9 am and 8 pm on Thursday, May 6.


BLOOM INTO WELLNESS: IYENGAR YOGA - Mondays through May 10 at 7 pm

Certified Iyengar yoga instructor Colleen Fontes returns as part of our 8-week spring series, Bloom into Wellness. Iyengar is a traditional form of yoga that focuses on proper posture and correct alignment to help achieve various yoga poses and maximize their benefits. Virtual class via Zoom will run Mondays at 7 pm starting March 22 through May 10 - REGISTER HERE.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Colleen has been teaching a variety of students more than 20 years, from beginners to seasoned practitioners, including athletes, dancers, weight lifters, seniors, children, pregnant women, university students, and other yoga instructors.
She founded the Iyengar Yoga program at the YWCA of Bergen County, where she also served as a past Director of Fitness. She also studied with Iyengar yoga founder B.K.S. Iyengar and his daughter, Dr. Geeta Iyengar, and worked as a faculty member of the Iyengar Yoga School of Northern New Jersey for 10 years. Colleen, who also practices Hatha yoga and Siddha yoga meditation, completed her teacher training at the Himalayan Institute and studied with Mary Dunn, the late American Iyengar yoga teacher who founded Iyengar institutes in the U.S.

 


BLOOM INTO WELLNESS: SIT, STAND & BE FIT - Tuesdays through May 11 at 7 pm

Power up for spring with a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises led by certified fitness professional Debra Hanoka, MPH, ACE, CPT. This virtual class is designed to increase muscle strength and range of movement to improve your daily living activities. Class can be modified according to your fitness level and will be offered Tuesdays at 7 pm starting March 22 through May 11 - REGISTER HERE

A chair will be used for seated exercises and to support standing exercises, so make sure you have a sturdy chair available before class! Light weights can be used, but are optional. You may substitute weights with water bottles or cans from your pantry.
Debra strongly believes that age should not be a barrier to improving one's health. Equipped with a Master of Community Public Health Education degree from Hunter College and personal training certification, Debra has worked with all ages and fitness levels in mostly corporate fitness settings.

 

BLOOM INTO WELLNESS: CHAIR YOGA WITH COLLEEN - Wednesdays through May 12 at 2 pm

Welcome spring with Zoom chair yoga classes led by Colleen Fontes, a certified yoga instructor with 20+ years of experience - REGISTER HERE
 



GRIEF SUPPORT SOCIAL: LIVING THIS LIFE UPDATE

The Next Chapter, our grief support group, has received such a positive response that we have created an offshoot of this group, Living THIS Life, which will offer a variety of programs to suit our members' needs, including presentations, meditations, movies, game days, and other social events. PLEASE NOTE: We ask that only those who have suffered through the loss of a loved one attend these events. Limiting Living THIS Life events to people who share this personal bond will help create much-needed lifelong connections among the group's members. As a precautionary measure against the rising number of COVID-19 cases,  we will suspend Living This Life events until further notice. If you are interested in joining, we'd still like to hear from you! Contact the group's coordinator, Lauren Seiner, at 973-525-9672 for more information and to stay in touch.



RECORDED PRESENTATION: REVISIT 1980 

 
Award-winning journalist Evan Weiner takes 40 years down memory lane, to the year 1980, during a special presentation he describes as "semi-autobiographical." He discusses his interview with then-president Ronald Reagan, the start of his relationship with former U.S. Senator Al D'Amato, the New York Senate race, witnessing the return of former Iranian hostages at Stewart Air Force Base, the Ted Kennedy rally at the Ford assembly plant in Mahwah, the legendary U.S. olympic hockey team, and various other political, news, and pop culture topics of the era. 
 
VIRTUAL MURDER MYSTERY SHOW
 

We are very excited to share a new Murder Mystery series presented by Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville, NJ! Murder at Cheltenham Manor features a Downton Abbey theme, and we will air an episode every week on our Facebook page, or you can access links to episodes here: