Upcoming Adult Programs

Chester Library Adult Programs

December 2017

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


SENIOR LUNCH AND LEARN on Monday, December 04, 2017 @12:00 PM

Our guest speaker this month is Andrew Vasta of NJ Medicare Brokers, LLC. He will present “Medicare”.  A complimentary lunch is served. Co-sponsored the Senior Resource Center.

DICKENS OF A HAUNTED CHRISTMAS on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”, replete with ghostly spirits, is part of our classical heritage. We all remember Scrooge’s infamous greed and disrespect for his fellow man. Come find out why Dickens, who was fascinated with the supernatural, wrote a Christmas ghost story nearly every year, and why, at a time for joyful festivities, did he write about ghosts and superstitions? Presenter Carlotta Holton, explores his early education, the interest in seances and the supernatural during the Victorian Age, his near death experiences, and his involvement in the London Ghost Club. 

HOLIDAY FLORAL CRAFT PROGRAM on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

Learn the basics of creating an appealing floral arrangement while making your own small holiday floral arrangement to take home. Local resident Nancy Gathan will lead this workshop where we’ll use greens available in our backyards, household items and inexpensive flowers.

COLLEGE FUNDING SEMINAR on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 7:00 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. (This program was originally scheduled in October)

MENDHAM HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY CONCERT on Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

The Chester Library welcomes back this talented group of singers and musicians from Mendham High School who will entertain us with a mix of holiday music. Refreshments provided.

STRESS RELEASE WORKSHOP on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Are holiday demands leaving you wondering, “Where can I find peace?”  This one hour workshop teaches you to release stress, reduce anxiety and feel peace.  We will focus on various deep relaxation techniques to help you feel positive, happy and at ease in life. Presented by Sara Carapezzi of the Complete School of Yoga


Ongoing Programs


Mahjong Group meets on Tuesday afternoon, December 5.

Knitting Group meets Wednesdays at 10:30am.  Bring your own project and enjoy knitting with others in this informal group. Check at front desk for meeting room location.

Tech Help on first Wednesday of each month from 1 pm – 3 pm. In addition to giving you free beginning help on how to use any of your devices we also have a volunteer who will help with certain PC hardware and software issues.

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

BUNCO meets on Thursday, December 14 at 7 pm.  Special Holiday fun.

Morning Book Club meets on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 10:30 am. Guest speaker is Bill Powell, Author of The Pharm House. Open to the public.


Friday Afternoon at the Movies

“Get Low” on Friday, Dec. 1 at 1 pm

Robert Duvall is a hermit who recruits the local funeral home director to help him host his own funeral. Rated PG 13. 103 minutes.

“When Angels Sing” on Friday, Dec.15 at 1 pm

During the holidays, a mysterious stranger (Willie Nelson) tries to help a man (Harry Connick Jr.) overcome his tragic past and find the Christmas spirit he lost many years ago. Rated PG. 87 minutes.




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