January 2017 Oakland Public Library Newsletter is Available!
Sunday Hours Are Here!
Open 1:00-5:00 PM
The New Friends of the Oakland Public Library
Winter Bag Sale Special
It's simple - just buy a bag at the Circulation Desk for $2.00 per bag and fill it up with as many books as can fit from our "Book Sale Headquarters".
NFOPL Winter Foreign Films
2nd Monday of every month at NOON
Monday, February 13th at 12:00 PM
Please bring a bag lunch and the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library will provide dessert. The movie for February 13th is Children of Heaven..
Please register in person, by phone at 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.
Resumes! Learn the Inside Secrets to Grabbing a Recruiter's Attention
Thursday, January 19th at 6:30 PM
Recruiter, marketing professional, graphic designer, consultant and teacher, Ilene Rein guides you through the job hunting process. Combining her background in a combination of marketing and recruiting, she gives a unique perspective of looking at job hunting through a Recruiter's eye and easily guides you through the process.
Ilene Rein will teach a second class: Interview Preparation on Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 PM. Please register in person, by phone at 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here for Jan. 9th and/or Clicking Here for Feb. 9th.
Life Story Workshop with Donna Atkins
Saturday, January 21st from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Would you like to create a written record of your life experiences to share with family and friends? Can you use a little help, a little motivation, to get started on such a worthwhile endeavor? Through inspiring examples, guided activities, interactive exercises, and constructive feedback, you'll learn how to delve into memories with ease. Come trigger your creativity and be part of the exhilarating, joyful, heartfelt, and cathartic experience of committing your life journey to paper.
Donna Atkins is an award-winning communications specialist who has spent a lifetime working with individuals, groups and organizations in the application of narrative and storytelling. Register in person, by phone 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.
How Well Could You Perform If You Only Choose to Look After Yourself
Monday, January 23rd at 6:30 PM
Ian D. Coburn, MSW, LSW (NJ), LMSW (NY)
The purpose of this workshop is to inform and remind the public of the perils of leaving our well-being to chance, and the necessity of creating and incorporating a specific self-care plan into our daily routine in order to perform at our best on a more consistent basis in both our personal and professional lives.
How well are you currently attending to your well-being? What factors might be impediments to you executing yourself a care plan? Register in person, by phone 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.
Computer Workshop Wednesdays
Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:30 PM
January 18th - Microsoft Word Basics - Learn the basics of Word 2010. What is it and how do I format a document? How do I print, save, and open documents?
January 25th - Gmail 101 - Do you have a Gmail account? Learn the basics on how to use your Gmail account to send email to friends and family.
Come learn how to access both for free with your library card. To Register call the library at 201-337-3742. For more classes, Click Here.
Coffee & Coloring for Adults
1st & 3rd Friday of the month:
January 20th & February 3rd
In the Staff Room Downstairs
The library will provide the designs, paper, pencils, pens, crayons, and the coffee or tea!.
No registration is required.
Keep? Toss? Shred? with Jamie Novak
Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30 PM
Solve your paperwork pileup once and for all. Learn how to easily sort mail, see which papers to keep, unclutter your counter tops, how to get off junk mail lists, and much more! Jamie Novak is the author of mulitple bestsellers including Keep This Toss That. You may have seen her on HGTV or QVC. Register in person, by phone at 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.
This program is made possible by the generous support of the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library.
Sportscaster's Daughter with Cindi Michael
Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM
Join local author Cindi Michael at the Once-in-a-while-Book Club to discuss her memoir, The Sportscaster's Daughter. Candid, moving, and ultimately hopeful, The Sportscaster's Daughter is a family story of forgiveness, faith, and strength. The Sportscaster's Daughter was dubbed one of the best books of 2016 by Redbook Magazine. Register in person, by phone 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.
2016-2017 New Friends of the Oakland Public Library Sunday Afternoon Concert Series:
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM at the Presbyterian Church of NJ
Four brilliant cellists led by Oaklander Lanny Paykin, bringing to life old and new favorites for cello ensemble.
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM at the Presbyterian Church of NJ
Soprano Korliss Uecker and Bass Richard Bernstein grace us with arias and duets from the operatic canon; Elizabeth Martyn joins them at the grand piano.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM at the Presbyterian Church of NJ
Grand Finale Concert: American Brass Quintet
Hailed by Newsweek as "the high priests of brass," the American Brass Quintet is one of the pre-eminent chamber music ensembles in the world.