Upcoming Adult Programs

Chester Library Adult Programs

Register for all programs at chesterlib.org or call 908-879-7612.


The Chester Library will offer the following events during April.  Please register for all programs at www.chesterlib.org or call 908-879-7612.

SENIOR LUNCH AND LEARN on Monday, April 1 at 12 pm

Brittany Mallard, MS, PA-C from Dr. Geller’s office in Chester/Hackettstown, will present “Changes in the Skin as We Age”. She will discuss the risks of sun-exposure and how we prevent damage and the different types and signs of skin cancer. A complimentary lunch is served. Co-sponsored by the Senior Resource Center.

JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS: PRESERVATION AND GRACE at 7 pm on Tues., April 2.                            

Jill Lawrence brings the woman we now know as Jackie O’ to life by interpreting her tireless efforts for the public good. By conveying Jacqueline’s personal and professional struggles and victories, a poignant portrait of the First Lady, wife and mother and activist vividly comes alive. This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

SELLING AND BUYING ON EBAY at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 3.

You’ll want to attend this class if you’d like to sell a few things in your spare time or if you enjoy shopping and bargain hunting from the comfort of your home.

TILE PAINTING ADULT CRAFT at 1 pm on Monday, April 8.  

Artist Susan Jones will help us paint our own 4×4 travertine tile for your home or garden.  Attendance is limited so registration preference will be given to Chester residents.

GARDENING WITH DEER at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 16.

In this lecture, Marc Zukovich will discuss methods of discouraging deer browsing in your garden, and selection of plants that are deer resistant. Marc holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Botany from Drew University and certificates from Harvard Graduate School of Design and the New York Botanical Garden.


Nolan Asch, popular speaker on Alexander Hamilton and other historic political figures, returns to the Chester Library for a lecture on Henry Clay. Who was described as “more Hamiltonian than Hamilton” by the sitting U.S. President? Who, like Hamilton, personally founded and ran his own major national political party? Who, like Hamilton, believed in the Union above all things? The remarkable Henry Clay!


Ongoing Programs

MAHJONG on Tuesday, April 2 @ 1 PM

Are you a Mahjong player and looking for a group? Our Mahjong group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1 pm and is accepting new players. No instruction is provided so you must know how to play.

KNITTING GROUP on Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Bring your own project and enjoy knitting with others in this informal group. Please call Mary Murphy at 879-7612 if you are interested to confirm time and room location.

YOGA on Wednesdays @ 9:30 am

Classic Hatha Yoga is a gentle style of Yoga. It is well suited for everyone including the newcomer and those who want to continue focusing on the fundamentals of the basic Yoga poses and correct breathing. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel. Instruction from the School of Royal Yoga, Chester.

TECH HELP on Wednesday, April 3 @ 1 PM

In addition to giving you free beginning help on how to use any of your devices we now also have a volunteer who will help with PC hardware and software issues. Call Mary Murphy on 879-7612 for an appointment.

DIRECTOR’S BOOK REVIEW GROUP on Wednesday, April 10 @ 10 am

Monthly meeting to review pre-publication books.

QUILTING GROUP Thursday, April 11 @ 10:30 AM

Bring your own project and enjoy quilting with others in this informal group. Please note that you must know how to quilt to join. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

MORNING BOOK CLUB on Tuesday, April 16 @ 9:30 AM

The Chester Library Morning Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am. Books are selected by recommendations from members. Please call Mary Murphy on 879-7612 or email mary.murphy@chesterlib.org if you are interested in joining.

BUNCO on Thursday, April 25 @ 7 pm

Bunco is a fun game of dice. Come alone or bring your friends. Prizes and refreshments. You do not need to know how to play – it’s easy and fun! 


“Green Book” on Friday, April 5 at 1 pm

Winner of the 2019 Academy Award for Best Picture. A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. PG 13. 130 minutes.

“Operation Finale” on Friday, April 12 at 1 pm (date change due to Good Friday holiday)

A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust. Based on a true story. PG 13. 122 minutes.

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