Upcoming Adult Programs

Chester Library

November 2019 Adult Programs

The Chester Library will offer the following programs in November.  Register for programs and check out all our events at www.chesterlib.org.

Senior Lunch and Learn on Monday, November 4 at 12 pm

Monthly program on health and wellness for Senior Citizens. This month’s topic is “Senior Living Alternatives and Payment Options”. A complimentary lunch is served. Co-sponsored by the Senior Resource Center.

Walt Whitman: “The Good Grey Poet” portrayed by Scott Taylor on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 pm

First Person Interpreter David Scott Taylor will portray Walt Whitman in “Walt Whitman: The Good Grey Poet”. Walt Whitman sought to create a uniquely American voice in his poetry. He escaped the classic structures demanded of verse, and gave us the free form voice that has become standard today. David Scott Taylor has worked as a Philadelphia based “First Person Interpreter” during the past 16 years portraying characters such as Benjamin Franklin and Walt Whitman, Gideon Olmstead and George Washington.  This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

 “Google Photos” on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10 am

Running out of space on your smartphone? Open up valuable storage space by learning about this free service.

Adult Craft: Thanksgiving Cards on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 1 pm

Chester resident Georgia Case is back this fall to help us make unique, beautiful cards. She will share her creative secrets and help us make our own Thanksgiving cards for that special someone. You will leave the class with a card much more personal and special than the best Hallmark or Papyrus design!

“Genealogy! It’s Not a Tree or a Chart — It’s a Story!” on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10:30 am

Join the Chester Historical Society and Chester Library for this free workshop. Maureen Wlodarczyk will help you learn how to breathe life and dimension into your family tree to tell a story of the real daily lives and experiences of your ancestors – the places they lived, the neighborhoods and churches so integral to their lives, their jobs, economic conditions, social environments, military service and more. Context is everything in truly knowing the people who came before you and made your life possible!

Maureen Wlodarczyk is an author, columnist, genealogist, speaker, and admitted history addict. She is a member of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, Hudson County Historical and Genealogical Society and the Irish-American Writers and Artists organization.

College Funding Program on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7 pm

Local college funding expert, Al Newell of Solutions for College Funding, shows parents how to get the most money for their children’s college education.

Nutrition for Chronic Kidney Disease Program and Food Demo on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 pm

Meghan Donnelly, MS, RDN will discuss Chronic Kidney disease and the steps to optimal health through nutrition. There will also be a food demonstration sponsored by Living Plate. This program is brought to us by the Bernards Township Health department.


Ongoing Programs


Weekly Yoga on Wednesdays at 9:30 am through November 13

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.

Bunco on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 pm

Bunco is an easy-to-play game of dice for adults – 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.

One-on-One Technical Help on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 1 pm

Beginning personal technical assistance on your device or computer. Contact Mary Murphy at 879-7612 for an appointment.

Knitting Group on Wednesdays at 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.

Quilting Group on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10:30 am

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

Director’s Book Review Group on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10 am

Monthly meeting to review pre-publication books.

Morning Book Club on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 9:30 am

Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am.

Evening Book Club on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 pm

Wordsworth Evening Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm.

Contact Mary Murphy on 908-879-7612 to join.

Friday Afternoon at the Movies

Friday, Nov. 1 at 1 pm featuring “Tolkien”

“Tolkein” explores the formative years of renowned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, courage and motivation among a group of fellow outcasts at school Tolkien’s early life experiences would later inspire him to write his famous Middle-earth novels. Rated PG-13. 112 minutes.

Friday, Nov. 15 at 1 pm featuring “Breakthrough”

Based on an incredible true story, Breakthrough is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle. Rated PG. 116 minutes.

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