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HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE - through Saturday, November 6

   

Help spread some holiday cheer by donating to the food drive organized by the Roseland Youth Municipal Guidance to benefit the Caldwell Food Pantry and the Roseland Relief Fund. We have a collection box set up at the library between now and Saturday, November 6. Next time you visit the library, bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Your support is greatly appreciated.

 



MINDFUL COLORING FOR ADULTS - Tuesdays 1-3 pm
 
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of coloring, meditative music, and herbal tea. Limited to 12 participants. Open to both Roseland and non-Roseland residents. RSVP FOR DIFFERENT SESSIONS HERE

 


"THE NEXT CHAPTER" GRIEF SUPPORT - Wednesday, October 27, at 6:30 pm

The Next Chapter, our informal grief support group, has resumed in-person meetings to provide a casual setting for connecting with others who have also experienced the loss of a loved one. No RSVP needed. We ask that unvaccinated guests please wear masks.

OTHER UPCOMING MEETING DATES:
WEDNESDAYS, NOVEMBER 3 & 17, DECEMBER 1 & 15
ATTENDEES WILL START TO GATHER BETWEEN 6:30 AND 7 PM,
MEETINGS OFFICIALLY BEGIN AT 7 PM

 


MONDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE - Monday, November 1, at 1 pm 


  
 
Monday afternoon movies return to our Community Room EVERY OTHER WEEK with some safety restrictions in place:
  • Seating is limited to 20 guests - must RSVP on library website!
  • Masks must be worn by unvaccinated guests
  • No snacks will be served, but guests are welcome to bring their own snacks​

Our series continues with Yesterday, the 2019 romantic musical comedy about a young struggling musician whose integrity is put to the test when he wakes up after a freak accident and realizes that people have no idea who The Beatles were. UPCOMING MOVIE SCHEDULE - CLICK ON MOVIE NAME TO RSVP

NOVEMBER 1: YESTERDAY
NOVEMBER 15: PAVAROTTI

NOVEMBER 29: THE ODD COUPLE (STARRING JACK LEMMON & WALTER MATTHAU)
DECEMBER 6: CRUELLA

 

FLICKSTERS MOVIE DISCUSSION GROUP - Wednesday, November 3, 7 pm

  

In keeping with the spirit of Thanksgiving, our November Flicksters picks are centered around food. We will be discussing The Founder, the 2016 biographical drama starring Michael Keaton as struggling businessman Ray Kroc, who ultimately creates the McDonald's fast food chain and leaves the original McDonald brothers out in the cold. The group will also look at the struggles of Chef Primo and his brother/business partner Secondo when their dream Italian restaurant, Paradise, gets some serious compeition from a local rival eatery in the 1996 comedic drama Big Night starring Tony Shalhoub. Limited to 10 - RSVP on library website. Also, think of some trivia questions about any movie for the end of the meeting.


GUIDED MEDITATION CLASS - Thursdays, November 4 & 18, at 7 pm

Enjoy some personal time after a busy day with a virtual meditation session led by meditation guide Amy Rutledge, who is also an artist and actor. 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 and sharing the benefits of meditating. RSVP for Zoom link here.

OTHER UPCOMING GUIDED MEDITATION SESSIONS: (ALL CLASSES START AT 7 PM ON ZOOM)
THURSDAYS, DECEMBER 2, 16 & 30


DENI BONET & CHRIS FLYNN IN CONCERT - Sunday, November 7, at 2 pm
SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE ROSELAND FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

We are excited to present our first live concert in a long time! Sponsored by the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library, this afternoon of music will feature violinist/singer Deni Bonet accompanied by guitarist/singer Chris Flynn.
Also a songwriter, Deni is a classically trained violinist who treats audiences of all ages to quirky, melodic, and fun folk rock music. Enjoy various original songs by Deni, as well as her own renditions of "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "Sweet Georgia Brown." She has performed at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Lilith Fair, and the White House for former president Barak Obama.
Chis, who has toured with Deni for the past 4 years, has also played alongside Rock & Roll Hall of Famers such as Ronnie Spector, Dennis Dunaway, and others. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and served for many years as the musical director of the All Star Irish Rock Revue in New York City.

RSVP HERE - please wear a mask if you are unvaccinated. Limited to 40 guests.


CALLING NEW MEMBERS!

NEW BOOK CLUB "BOOK TALK" - Thursday, November 11, at 7 pm

  

The next meeting of our newly established second book club, Book Talk, is scheduled in person for Thursday, November 11, at 7 pm. We will be talking about It Ends With Us, a story about past and present loves colliding during a critical time. Interested in joining? Contact overton@roseland.bccls.org for more information. Open to both Roseland and non-Roseland residents.


MARY KAY FUNDRAISER - Monday, November 15, at 7 pm


NORTH POLE HOLIDAY MARKET - Saturday, November 20, 10 am-4 pm


MONDAY MORNING MINDFULNESS MEET UP - Mondays 10-10:30 am

In-person meditation returns to the library! Renew, recharge, and set your intentions for the week during this weekly meditative meet up led by Sandra Michelsen, certified mindfulness teacher and Reiki master. Practice will also incorporate light stretching, breathing patterns, and other meditation techniques desinged to help reduce stress and anxiety and invite joy and peace. Suitable for beginners and those who meditate regularly. Class will take place in the library's Quiet Room and is limited to 12 participants. Walk-ins are welcome, but we recommend reserving your place. Open to both Roseland and non-Roseland residents. FIND AND RSVP FOR DIFFERENT SESSIONS HERE



FALL INTO FITNESS SERIES:

IYENGAR YOGA - Mondays at 7 pm through November 1

Certified Iyengar yoga instructor Colleen Fontes returns as part of our 8-week fall wellness series, Fall into Wellness. Iyengar is a traditional form of yoga that focuses on proper posture and alignment to help achieve various yoga poses and maximize their benefits. Virtual class via Zoom will run Mondays at 7 pm through November 1. Classes will be conducted on Zoom: CONNECT FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME 

Colleen has over 20 years of experience teaching a wide range of students including athletes, dancers, children, university students, pregnant women, other yoga instructors, and more. She studied with the founder of Iyengar Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar and established the Iyengar Yoga program at the YWCA of Bergen County.

 


FALL T'AI CHI CHIH - Tuesdays at 10:30 am through November 23
NO CLASS ON NOVEMBER 2, ELECTION DAY

 

Certified T'ai Chi Chih instructor Linda Sercarz will teach Fall T'ai Chi Chih on Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 am through November 23. There will be no class on Election Day, November 2. Fee is $100 for all 10 classes. For your safety, if you are unvaccinated, please wear a mask. Limited to 20 participants.
T'ai Chi Chih is not a martial art. This gentle exercise is based on ancient wellness principles from the Far East and is made up of 19 different moves and a single pose. All levels are welcome.
Linda, who is also a Reiki practitioner and certified HeartMath coach/mentor, has taught at the Montclair Adult School, JCC, Township of Millburn, Caldwell Community Center, and the Chatham Adult School, among other locations. To register for the fall session, please DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE or pick up a form from the library and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, please contact the instructor at 973-714-8650 or Sercarz@aol.com. 

 


FALL INTO FITNESS: SIT, STAND, AND BE FIT - Tuesdays through November 2, at 7 pm

 
 
Power up for autumn 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 through November 2 as part of our 8-week Fall into Wellness series.
Classes will be conducted on Zoom: CONNECT FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME

A chair will be needed 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
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FALL INTO FITNESS SERIES:
CHAIR YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS - Wednesdays through November 3, at 2 pm

Same class as the Chair Yoga we had back during our spring wellness session, this Arthritis Foundation class led by certified fitness instructor Colleen Fontes will incorporate light weights and resistance bands. Class  takes place every Wednesday through November 3 at 2 pm and will be conducted on Zoom: CONNECT TO CLASS FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME