Upcoming Adult Programs

Chester Library Adult Programs and Events

June 2017

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


“West Side Stories” on Wednesday, June 14 at 7 PM – 8:15 PM

Whether you’re planning a trip to NYC this summer or not, you’re going to really enjoy this armchair tour. Explore the rich architecture and history of the area surrounding Columbus Circle. Visit the site of the first Jewish congregation in North America, learn the origins of Art Deco, and more. Tour guide Marty Schneit of Marty’s New York Tours will reveal local secrets, stories, and scandals that will make visitors’ jaws drop in amazement. Stops include sites associated with Mae West, Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe, Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin and James Dean.

The Palisades on Tuesday, June 20 at 7 PM – 8:00 PM

In 1524, explorer Giovanni da Verrazano described the cliffs along the west bank of the Hudson River as “a fence of stakes,” or “Palisades.” Join Kevin Woyce for a colorful tour of one of New Jersey’s most impressive landmarks, from its formation and discovery to the American Revolution and the creation of Palisades Interstate Park. Explore history along the park’s major trails, from abandoned riverfront beaches and ferry landings to a vanished cliff top world of mansions and grand hotels. We’ll also visit Fort Lee, when it was the home of the silent movie industry, and Palisades Amusement Park.

Monthly and Weekly Programs

Senior Lunch and Learn at Chester Library on Monday, June 5 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

This month’s topic is “How to Be Your Own Advocate” by Jane Rivers, RN-BC, Nursing Services Provider. A complimentary lunch is served. Co-sponsored by the Senior Resource Center.  A complimentary lunch is served.

Writer’s Workshop on Friday, June 2 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

A Free monthly meeting for writers and would-be writers, who want to write, sell and market their works.  Directed by Carlotta G. Holton BA, MA; a Chester Twp. award-winning author and journalist/editor.

TEDxChesterLibrary on Tuesday, June 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Join us for this discussion group where we view a selection of pre-recorded talks from some of the world’s most inspirational thinkers. This month’s topic is “Talks to Make You Feel Better about Getting Older”.  A group discussion will follow each of the talks.

Computer Classes

TECH HELP on first Wednesday of each month @ 1 pm – 3 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.


Ongoing Groups

MORNING BOOK CLUB meets on Tuesday, June 20 at 9:30 am.

DIRECTOR’S BOOK REVIEW GROUP on Wednesday, June 14 at 10 am.

MAHJONG GROUP meets monthly on Thursday evening

KNITTING GROUP meets on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am.

Great Decisions Group meets first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm.  Waiting list only.


Friday Afternoon at the Movies

Friday, June 2 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM   Feature Movie:  “La La Land”

Winner of 6 Academy Awards including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe awards, this cinematic treasure starts Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.  Rated PG-13. 128 minutes.

Friday, June 16 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM   Feature Movie: “Hidden Figures”

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.  Rated PG.  127 minutes.

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