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ESSENTIAL OILS WORKSHOP
NONTOXIC PARFUMERIE - Thursday, May 26, at 7 pm
During this workshop led by Geeta Lahiri, participants will learn how to use essential oils to make three natural scents - discover a new favorite! Class will be held in person in the Community Room. Open to both Roseland and non-Roseland residents. RSVP HERE
MONDAY MORNING MINDFULNESS MEET UP - Mondays 10-10:30 am
NO CLASS ON MAY 30 - LIBRARY CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY
Enjoy in-person meditation at 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. Sessions also incorporate light stretching, breathing patterns, and other stress-busting meditation techniques. 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
GUIDED MEDITATION WITH AMY RUTLEDGE - Thursday, May 26, 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 on library website to receive Zoom link for the scheduled meditation classes.
OTHER UPCOMING GUIDED MEDITATION CLASSES: JUNE 9 & 23
THROUGH MAY: "ALICE IN THE CITY" - PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOANNA MADLOCH
"Alice in the City," a collection of 21 Alice in Wonderland-themed photographs by Joanna Madloch, will be on display in the library community room through the end of May. Joanna's photography has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. A writer and scholar with a doctorate in Humanities, Joanna studied photography at ICP and the Penumbra Foundation.
"Like a mythological trickster, I balance between different worlds, uncover visual association, and construct semantic links," she says.
Joanna became intrigued by photography growing up in the Eastern Bloc during the 1970s, in a time and place where photography was prohibited.
"Among numerous restrictions imposed by the autocratic government on its citizens, the one I remember most vividly is an image depicting a crossed-out camera. There were 'No Photography' signs on railroad crossings, on the gate to the factory where my parents worked, even near my school. I always wondered what kind of power the little machine possessed that it made the seemingly omnipotent authorities so afraid," she recalls in her artist's statement.
"I got my answers when I first looked through the viewfinder of a little Smena (appropriately, the name of this Soviet-manufactured camera means ‘the change’). The world observed through the tiny frame appeared different -- more real and magical at the same time. Straight away, I got hooked. While for a long time it was impossible for me to own a camera, I practiced mental photography by framing the world with my hands."
Price list available at circulation desk. To see more work by Joanna Madloch visit joannamadloch.com
"THE NEXT CHAPTER" GRIEF SUPPORT - Wednesday, June 1, 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. In addition to our regular meetings, the group also has hosted some great events including a Halloween party, Friendsgiving dinner, and cookie swap. No RSVP required. For more information about the group, contact Lauren Seiner at email@example.com.
OTHER UPCOMING MEETINGS:
WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 15 & 22, AT 6:30 PM
TUESDAY, JUNE 7 AT 6:30 PM
MATINEE MONDAY: THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK - June 6 at 1 pm
Our Matinee Monday series continues with The Many Saints of Newark, the prequel to the HBO Sopranos series, which tells young Tony Soprano's coming of age story amid gang wars and his family's mob activity during Newark's most turbulent years. Seating is limited to 20 guests. The library will not serve snacks, but guests may bring their own. RSVP below:
SENIOR FITNESS - Mondays & Thursdays at 10 am through June 27 PLEASE NOTE: No classes on May 30, June 20 & 23
Our Senior Fitness program led by instructor Trudi Barrett will continue every Monday and Thursday at 10 am through June 27. There will be no classes on Mondays, May 30 & June 20, or Thursday, June 23. Each 60-minute class is especially designed for seniors and includes 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
SPRING T'AI CHI CHIH - Tuesdays through June 21, at 10:30 am
Certified T'ai Chi Chih teacher Linda Sercarz returns with an 8-week spring session of T'ai Chi Chih starting Tuesday, May 3, at 10:30 am. Registration fee is $70 for the entire session - no refunds. Send completed registration form to instructor - DOWNLOAD FORM HERE. Email the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
T'ai Chi Chih is a gentle, mindful exercise that is based on ancient wellness principles from the Far East. It consists of one basic pose and 19 different movements, and is designed to help improve flexibility, balance, and overall well-being.
AUTHOR VISIT: MICHELE KRIEGMAN - Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 pm
Meet author Michele Kriegman and learn more about the inspiration behind her work during a special presentation on Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 pm. Her novels tell the stories of children who were conceived by sperm donation or adopted and later went on to search for their birth fathers. The first two books in her Birth Fathers' Club Series, Rock Memoir and From a Desert City by the Sea, follow the intriguing journeys of two different women who ultimately find their biological fathers. In her mystery novel that is the prequel to the Birth Fathers' Club Series, Tapioca Fire, the search for a missing parent uncovers a much bigger crime. She will also discuss her most recent work, a novella titled Finding Faith.
An adoptee and journalist herself, Kriegman successfully searched for her birth father in New York before the state opened its records. She has also spoken on panels for social workers and adoptive families. RSVP HERE
FRIENDS OF THE ROSELAND FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER BOOK SALE - Tuesday, June 21-Thursday, June 23
The Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library are proud to sponsor their Annual Summer Book Sale on Tuesday, June 21, from 10 am to 6 pm, Wednesday, from 10 am to 8 pm, and Thursday, June 23, from 10 am to 3 pm. Hardcover books $2, paperbacks $1, CDs/DVDs 3 for $1, fill-a-bag for $10.
DONATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED! Please bring your donations INSIDE the library. We will not accept any textbooks, encyclopedias, or magazines.