Upcoming Adult Programs

Chester Library Adult Programs

February 2018

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



SENIOR LUNCH AND LEARN @ CHESTER LIBRARY                                                                                                                            Monday, February 5 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM                                                                                                                                                                           This month’s topic is “Mental Health Services”.  A complimentary lunch is served. Co-sponsored by the Senior Resource Center.  Register.

WEEKLY YOGA @ CHESTER LIBRARY                                                                                                                                                          Wednesdays @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 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. Register.

ADULT CRAFT: CREATE A DESIGNER VALENTINE’S DAY CARD @ CHESTER LIBRARY                                                          Wednesday, February 7 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                   Chester resident Georgia Case makes unique, beautiful cards. She will share her secrets with us and help us make our own Valentine’s Day card for that special someone. You’ll leave the class with a card much more personal and special than the best Hallmark or Papyrus design! Register.

FREE GOOGLE TOOLS FOR PRODUCTIVITY AND FUN @ CHESTER LIBRARY                                                                         Thursday, February 8 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                      Learn how to use this free, cloud-based program for creating and sharing professional documents. Create, edit and collaborate with colleagues and friends and never lose your documents again. Use Google tools to make calls from your computer, translate documents, view places around the world and more. Prerequisite: Basic computer and email skills.  Register.

BECOMING A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER @ CHESTER LIBRARY                                                                                                   Tuesday, February 13 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM                                                                                                                                                                       Whether you take photographs with a high-end digital SLR camera or with your smartphone, knowing the “nuts and bolts” of creating a good picture is essential to becoming a better photographer. During this class, local photographer Janice Maguire will introduce us to the basics of photography: lighting; composition; framing; scene; and timing and how they impact the quality of your pictures.  Register.

TEN MORAL MOMENTS IN THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN @ CHESTER LIBRARY                                                              Thursday, February 15 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                 Throughout Lincoln’s entire life family, neighbors, lawyers, political allies and enemies alike were taken aback by this tall ‘prairie lawyer’ who was a poorly dressed ‘westerner’ with little formal education, a western ‘twang’ in his voice and a penchant for telling stories and jokes. Yet when he spoke….or acted….on behalf of causes, people or principles….people took note of how devoid he was of malice, self-interest, greed or the need to simply ‘win’ cases or elections. Come hear ten stories of Abraham Lincoln from a story-telling historian who has been studying our 16th president for over 40 years; Glenn W. LeBoeuf.  Register.

BUNCO@ CHESTER LIBRARY                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, February 22 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 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.  Register.

“IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE” PROGRAM AND TASTING @ CHESTER LIBRARY                                                               Tuesday, February 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                    Chocolate lovers and connoisseurs! Come to Chester Library and embark on a chocolate journey led by chocolatier Mike Canzano of J. Emanuel Chocolatier in Chester. Our program will begin with a free tasting of different types of chocolate. Mr. Canzano will then discuss uses and sources of chocolate and show examples of molds used in the store. J. Emanuel Chocolatier produces a wide variety of hand-made chocolate ranging from richly flavored truffles and silken wine truffles, to butter toffee, fondants, and dipped fruits.  Register.




FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES @ CHESTER LIBRARY                                                                                                           Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                  Today’s feature movie is “Groundhog Day”.  Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Rated PG.  101 minutes.  Register.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES @ CHESTER LIBRARY                                                                                                            Friday, February 16 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This week’s feature is “Home Again”.  Reese Witherspoon, a recently separated mother of two, finds her life upended when three young, charismatic filmmakers move into her guest house. Rated PG 13. 1 hour 37 minutes.  Register.




MAHJONG @ CHESTER LIBRARY                                                                                                                                                                     Tuesday, February 6 @ 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.  Register.

KNITTING GROUP @ CHESTER LIBRARY                                                                                                                                                  Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM                                                                                                                                                                                   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.  Register.

TECH HELP @ CHESTER LIBRARY                                                                                                                                                                   Wednesday, Feb. 14 @ 1:00 PM – 3PM                                                                                                                                                                                       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.  Register.

DIRECTOR’S BOOK REVIEW GROUP @ CHESTER LIBRARY                                                                                                              Wednesday, February 14 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM                                                                                                                                                        Monthly meeting to review pre-publication books.  Register.

MORNING BOOK CLUB @ CHESTER LIBRARY                                                                                                                                              Tuesday, February 20 @ 9:00 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 to join.  Register.

Great Decisions Foreign Policy Group                                                                                                                                                                  Great Decisions is a national, civic education program that encourages participants to learn about U.S. foreign policy and global issues and discuss multiple viewpoints in a group setting. Chester Library 2018 Discussion Group forming now for session starting February 20.  Group meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month through June 5 at 7 pm.  Briefing book must be purchased.  Call Mary Murphy on 908-879-7612 for more information and to join.



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