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ART BY MATT RIBAUDO ON DISPLAY THROUGH AUGUST

      

   

 
Drawings and photography by Matthew Ribaudo, a 22-year-old artist with autism, will be on display in the library's community room through the end of August.
"Matty has always used art as a form to communicate his emotions. When he was unable to express what he was feeling, he would draw it. Drawing opened a door to allow us access to his world," says his mom. "As his parents, we are still learning this world of Matthew's and continue to learn more each day. He has shown us there is light even in the darkness. Some of the most profoundly beautiful moments in our lives have been with Matthew."
The Cedar Grove resident was one of only 80 students in the entire state to win the prestigious Governor's Award for Art in 2017. So far, he has been the only non-neurotypical person to have received this honor. He enjoys spending time with his therapy dog, Winston, as well as drawing and taking pictures. He also creates personalized T shirts, mugs, and shoes. 
Check out Matt's Instagram: @matthewandwinstoncreation. 

 

MATINEE MONDAY: LIFE AS WE KNOW IT - August 22 at 1 pm

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Our Matinee Monday series continues with Father Stu, the 2022 drama about amateur boxer Stuart Long, whose career ends due to an injury and a chance encounter with a sassy Sunday School teacher puts him in tune with an unlikely calling. Seating is limited to 20 guests. The library will not serve snacks, but guests may bring their own. RSVP below:

8/22 - FATHER STU
8/29 - THE CONTRACTOR
9/12 - 9 TO 5
9/19 - THE LOST CITY
9/26 - PHILOMENA


 

GUIDED MEDITATION WITH AMY RUTLEDGE - Thursday, August 25, 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 GUIDED MEDITATION CLASSES:

SEPTEMBER 8 & 22
OCTOBER 6 & 20


 

THE NEXT CHAPTER GRIEF SUPPORT - Wednesday, September 7, at 6:30 pm

 

Our Grief Support Group, The Next Chapter, provides and 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 laurenroselandlibrary@gmail.com. 

OTHER UPCOMING MEETING DATES:
MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 12 & 19 - 6:30 PM GATHERING TIME, 7 PM MEETING TIME



AUTHOR PRESENTATION: MICHELE KRIEGMAN - Wednesday, September 14, at 7 pm

 

       

 

Have you ever thought about trying AncestryDNA, 23andMe, or some other DNA test to see what you’d find? Novelist and journalist Michele Kriegman has stories to tell! She tells them, fictionalized, through the Birth-Fathers’ Club Series. Learn more about the inspirations behind her work during a special presentation this September.

The first three novellas in her Birth-Fathers' Club Series, ROCK MEMOIR,  From a Desert City by the Sea, and Finding Faith follow the intriguing journeys of adults who ultimately find their biological fathers or the men who get found. In her mystery novel and series prequel, Tapioca Fire, the search for a missing parent uncovers a much bigger crime. An adoptee and adoptive stepmom herself, Kriegman successfully searched for her birth father in New York before the state opened its records and has worked with the adoptees’ and donor-conceived people’s rights movement for over 20 years. She has also spoken on panels for social workers and adoptive families. 



MONDAY MORNING MINDFULNESS - Mondays at 10 am starting September 12

  

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 all levels. RSVP on website calendar.

 



SENIOR FITNESS - Mondays & Thursdays at 10 am starting September 12

  

New dates for our Senior Fitness program led by instructor Trudi Barrett will be announced soon. 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

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 for Arbor Terrace at 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.

 

FALL INTO WELLNESS: YOGA WITH COLLEEN - Mondays at 7 pm, September 12-October 31

Turn Monday nights into yoga nights as you follow along with certified fitness professional Colleen Fontes on Zoom. Classes run Mondays 7-8 pm on Mondays, September 12-October 31. Join us for some healthy stretches and mindful exercise from your home. RSVP HERE


FALL INTO WELLNESS: STAND, SIT & BE FIT - Tuesdays at 7 pm, September 13-November 1

Stand, Sit & Be Fit returns as part of our 8-week Spring Into Wellness series on Zoom. Classes run every Tuesday at 7 pm starting September 13 through November 1. Stay in shape this fall with different stretches and strengthening exercises led by certified fitness professional Debra Hanoka. This virtual class aims to improve daily living activities by helping increase muscle strength and range of motion. Class can be modified according to fitness level. You will need a sturdy chair to help support standing exercises and to accommodate seated exercises. Light weights are optional. You may use cans or water bottles in place of weights. RSVP HERE


FALL INTO WELLNESS: CHAIR STRETCH WITH COLLEEN - Wednesdays at 2 pm, September 14-November 2

Enjoy a mid-week Chair Stretch class every Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 3 pm on Zoom with certified fitness professional Colleen Fontes. Classes run from September 14 to November 2. Explore a variety of seated yoga techniques to help keep you flexible. May require light weights or resistance bands which may be substituted with comparable household items. RSVP HERE