Adult Programs 

impossibleImpossible Is An Illusion
With Dr. Paul Semendinger
Monday, March 18 at 7:00 PM
Inspiring and Motivating!

A wonderful book of motivational essays that will remind all readers that they can accomplish their dreams!  Dr. Semendinger truly believes that anything is possible...after all, Impossible is an Illusion. Books will be available. Author signing to follow. No purchase necessary to attend.

Please register by phone at 201-337-3742, in person or online by Clicking Here.   



Please register for the March 22 Flow Green Film online by Clicking Here.


robbernerMarch 2019 Exhibit
Rovers and Rockers by Artist Robert Berner

Rob Berner's exhibit highlights some of the artist's favorite musicians along with a variety of pet portraits. Berner has always loved music from the 1970's and his drawings are inspired by the musicians, their music, and their clothing. "I was able to express myself through my drawings and live, in a way, vicariously through them!". Berner began drawing pet portraits just over a year ago. An animal lover, he says he tries to imagine what the pet's personality is like. He enjoys creating something for his clients that will immortalize their animals.". Berner lives in Rockland County, NY with his wife, their four dogs and two cats.


verdictbannerWhat's the Verdict?
Professor Ian Drake
Monday, March 25 at 6:30 PM
Funded by the NJ Council for the Humanities: Public Scholars

Originally scheduled in January, Professor Ian Drake discusses the cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court during the current term.

Each year, the Supreme Court receives 9,000-10,000 case petitions for certiorari (consideration) and less than 1% are reviewed. The cases chosen are significant. This is a discussion of cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court during the current term, and how the Court approaches the varieties of legal and cultural issues that arise in the cases.

Ian Drake is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Jurisprudence at Montclair State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in American History from the University of Maryland in 2010. His teaching interests include the American judiciary and legal system, the U.S. Supreme Court and constitutional history, and the history and contemporary study of law and society. Prior to earning a Ph.D. in history, he practiced insurance and tort law.

Funded by the NJ Council for the Humanities.

Please register by phone at 201-337-3742, in person or online by Clicking Here.


lifestyle online.jpgComputer Workshop Wednesdays
Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:30 PM 

March 27 - Rosetta Stone -  Learn a language online with Rosetta Stone, the world’s best language-learning software. This workshop will show you how to access Rosetta Stone free with your library card.

April 3 - Kanopy -  Kanopy is a streaming service that offers over 30,000 movies free for Oakland library card holders!  Come learn how to access & navigate the app or website.

Please register by calling the library at 201-337-3742 xt. 7004.



victorianmagicNJ Theater Alliance - The Stages Festival Presents
East Lynne Theater Company's:
VICTORIAN MAGIC with Robert Aberdeen
Friday, March 29 at 7:00 PM
"After Hours at the Oakland Library"

The Oakland Library is very excited to be included as a venue for the NJ Theater Alliance Stages Festival on Friday, March 29 at 7:00. The library will open its doors "After Hours" for the East Lynne Theater Company's production of Victorian Magic, a tour de force for Broadway, Film and TV Actor Richard Aberdeen who delights audiences of all ages with his sleight-of-hand, ventriloquism and audience participation.

This production is made possible in part by funds from the NJ State Council on the Arts; Bank of America; and the Horizon Foundation for NJ. Additonal support is provided by the The Smart Family Foundation, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Fund for the NJ Blind, and the George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust.

Victorian Magic is for all ages.

The show is free, however please register by phone at 201-337-3742, in person or online by Clicking Here.



babettesfeastNFOPL Favorite Foreign Films
"Babette's Feast"
Monday, April 1 from 12:30-2:30 PM

Babette's Feast (Denmark) is a 1987 film where during the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters.  No Registration Required.  Please join us for coffee, cookies and conversation about the film in the Maker Space.  Food is not allowed in the Movie Room.



debrataylorIt's Tax Time!
Ten Facts You Need to Know About the New Tax Act
Monday, April 1 at 6:30 PM
Presented by Debra Taylor, CPA/PFS, JD, CDFA Wealth Manager

Taylor guides you in understanding the new tax law impacts your income and investments and be positioned to develop a successful strategy that can potentially safe guard you from over-taxation. This is an educational seminar, no products will be sold. Please register by phone at 201-337-3742, in person or online by Clicking Here.


treeandshrubcareResidential Tree and Shrub Care- Tips and Advice for the Homeowner
Borst Landscaping
Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 PM

Borst Landscaping will discuss everything from proper installation, how to pick the right plants, how to care for them with fertilization and pruning and a myriad of information about insect and deer problems!  This program will be presented by Bob Malgieri, Turf, Tree and Shrub Manager.

Please register by phone at 201-337-3742, in person or online by Clicking Here.


gerrybird2019April 2019 Exhibit
Oakland Seniors Art Show and Sale
Artist Reception - Saturday, April 6 from 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Please visit the Stage Exhibit during the month of April to view the beautiful artwork from the Senior Center Senior Art Classes. A percentage of sales from this exhibit benefit the NFOPL. The Public is invited to attend the Reception on April 6 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Watercolor Pictured is by Gerry Bird.




milkstreetCookbook Club
Monday, April 8 at 6:30-8:00 PM
In the Maker's Space Downstairs

What's a Cookbook Club?  Like a book club, members meet to discuss a specific book, in this case, a cookbook.  Meetings are a potluck meal as each member cooks one recipe from the cookbook and brings it to the meeting.  The library will supply the cookbooks, plates, cups and utensils.  The book for the Cookbook club on April 8 will be Christopher Kimball's Milk Street: The New Home Cooking.  Come in and pick one up!  For more information, please call the library at 201-337-3742 xt 7005.



medicarebabyboomersMedicare 101
Monday, April 29 at 6:30 PM

Attention Baby Boomers! Turning 65? Planning on retiring? Are you currently caring for a Medicare beneficiary? If you will soon become part of the Medicare system, please join us for a very informative educational seminar on Monday, April 29 at 6:30 PM . Bergen County Division of Senior Services SHIP (the State Health Insurance Program) will present. This program will cover enrolling in Medicare, Medicare Parts A,B,C, and D, Medigaps, Medicare Advantage Plans, and when you can change your coverage.

Please register by phone at 201-337-3742, in person or online by Clicking Here.


 An Evening with Dianne Grossman

Mother of Mallory and Founder of Mallory's Army

Join us on Friday, May 3 @7pm for ab evening with Dianne Grossman, Mallory's mom and founder of Mallory's Army. This event requires tickets, $10 each available at the library, cash or check ONLY.



bookmanshipdegree2019Bookmanship Degree at the Oakland Public Library
Complete Your Degree by June 7
Patrons can join anytime, just complete your degree by June 7.

Complete your Bookmanship Degree by selecting 8 library books, one from 8 of the 16 listed categories.  After you finish each book, your log will be checked off and dated.  All "Course Logs" will be kept behind the Circulation Desk. Degree must be completed by June 7 in order to be eligible for a Portobello Gift Card.

Choose 8 Categories- read one LIBRARY book from each of your eight categories.

CATEGORIES: Audio-Book; Auto or Biography of a Writer; Book that Became a Movie; Classic Children's Book; Fantasy Novel; Historical Fiction; Graphic Novel; Nonfiction Sports Story; One Day Read; One Word Title; Published the Year You Were Born; Reviewed by Book Page; Story about Travel; Takes Place in NJ; Science Fiction; Young Adult Novel.


chessChess at the Oakland Public Library
Every Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM
All levels are welcome

Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Beginner lessons are offered to anyone who is interested in learning how to play chess. 5 sets & 1 clock will be available. Players are encouraged to bring their own equipment.

Feel free to bring other board games you enjoy to play. There will also be both XiangQi (Chinese chess) & WeiQi (Go) sets for those partial to chess variants or those curious.

This weekly program is free, registration is not required.


coloringforadultsCoffee & Coloring for Adults
1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month 
Friday, April 5 (Library Closed Friday, April 19 for Good Friday) 
1:00-2:30 PM
In the Maker's Space Downstairs

The library will provide the designs, paper, pencils, pens, crayons, and the coffee or tea!

No registration is required.


The Knitting Club with Lenora Meyer
Meeting the First and Third Monday of Every Month from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Monday, March 18 & April 1
Meets in the Tower Room

Knitters of all levels gather to share, learn together, and have fun! New knitters are always welcome. Bring your own projects our certified kntting teacher Lenora Meyer will be available for assistance. Lenora currently teaches at JO-ANN'S as well as being a private instructor.


The Oakland Book Club
Second Thursday of Every Month at 6:45 pm (except August and December)
Thursday, April 11, 2018 at 6:45 PM

The Oakland Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:45 pm at the Library.  The book for Thursday, April 11 will be Carnegie's Maid by Mary Benedict.  For a copy of the book and additional information, please contact the Oakland Public Library at 201-337-3742.


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