Upcoming Adult Programs

 

Chester Library

Adult Programs

April 2018

Register online at www.chesterlib.org or call 908-879-7612.

SENIOR LUNCH AND LEARN @ CHESTER LIBRARY

Monday, April 2 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

This month’s presentation is “Dance Yourself Fit!” presented by David Cross. Co-sponsored by the Senior Resource Center. A complimentary lunch is served.

 

LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, April 12 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Help us celebrate National Library Week and the announcement of the new Chester Library logo.   Stop by for refreshments and find out all our library has to offer.  You’ll also receive a small gift with our new logo and be able to win prizes by entering our special raffle.

Residents are also encouraged to participate in “Food for Fines” between April 8 and 14. It is a chance to make your fines from overdue library materials disappear while keeping the shelves of our local food bank well-stocked. Details

ESSENTIAL OILS WORKSHOP

Wednesday, April 18 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Learn about pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils that you can depend on to utilize in your life and home for a plethora of health, mind, and body wellness purposes.

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE   

Saturday, April 21 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Annual used book sale featuring high quality books, CDs, DVDs and video games.

 

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PROGRAM

Tuesday, April 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Historian Nolan Asch  returns to the Chester Library for his lecture on founding father Benjamin Franklin. He’ll give a detailed review of the life of Benjamin Franklin from his birth to his death. We’ll explore the important role Benjamin Franklin took in the founding of the United States. We’ll also learn about Ben Franklin as a statesman, author, publisher, scientist, inventor and diplomat.

 

PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY MEMORIES

Wednesday, April 25 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

This 1.5-hour workshop will feature an overview of techniques and methods of preserving letters, diaries, scrapbooks, works on paper, photographs, slides, textiles, audio and video recordings, and other historical objects. Deb Schiff, the Chester Library’s Local History Librarian, will also demonstrate how to use archival supplies to protect your family’s treasures, and share her secrets for where to shop for reliable supplies online.

 

CLEAN UP YOUR COMPUTER

Saturday, April 28 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Learn how to get the most out of your current computer by cleaning up clutter and improving performance, and learning what cost-effective upgrades will allow you to extend its usefulness.

 

Ongoing Programs

 

YOGA @ CHESTER LIBRARY

April 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Please note our new time is 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. Instruction from the School of Royal Yoga, Chester.

 

BUNCO @ CHESTER LIBRARY

Thursday, April 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Bunco is an easy-to-play game of dice – and a good excuse to get together and have fun! You do not have to know how to play to attend the event. Come alone or with your Bunco buddies. Refreshments and prizes.

 

MAHJONG @ CHESTER LIBRARY

Tuesday, April 3 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 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 in order to join. Please call Mary Murphy on 879-7612 if you would like to join.

 

KNITTING GROUP @ CHESTER LIBRARY

Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Bring your own project and enjoy knitting with others in this informal group. Please call Mary Murphy at 908-879-7612 if you would like to join.

 

TECH HELP @ CHESTER LIBRARY

Wednesday, April 4 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 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 @ CHESTER LIBRARY

Wednesday, April 18 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Monthly meeting to review pre-publication books. Call Mary Murphy at 908-879-7612 to join.

 

MORNING BOOK CLUB

Tuesday, April 17 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 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.

 

Movies

 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES @ CHESTER LIBRARY

Friday, April 6@ 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM

This week’s movie feature is “Dunkirk”, WWII thriller about the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, in which 400,000 Allied troops were rescued following a catastrophic defeat. PG 13. 105 minutes.

 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES @ CHESTER LIBRARY

Friday, April 20 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This week’s feature is “Wonder Woman”.   When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.  Rated PG 13.  141 minutes.

 

MORRIS SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT THE CHESTER LIBRARY

Must register through Morristown Community School at www.ssreg.com/mcs. Class fee is $24.00 payable to Morristown Community School when registering. 

  • Friday the 13th and Other Superstitions on Friday, April 13 @ 1 pm – 2:30 pm Friday the 13th has long been associated with bad luck. It has even inspired a phobia; paraskevidekatriaphobia or fear of Friday the 13th.  In this course we will explore the origin of this phenomena and look at the far reaching effects of this and other widely held superstitions.    Presenter: Deborah Hoeflinger

 

  • Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Female Aviators on Friday, April 27 @ 10 – 11:30 AM Long before Amelia Earhart’s famous exploits, female flyers had already proved that aviatrixes were every bit as brave and daring as their male counterparts. Flying in flimsy wood and canvas airplanes these airwomen awed and thrilled people on the ground—executing audacious acrobatic aerial maneuvers, soloing across the English Channel, setting records, barnstorming and buzzing beneath New York’s bridges. Join us and learn more about these amazing queens of the air!  Presenter:  Carol Simon Levin

 

 

 

 

 

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