Adult Programs  



qigongQigong for Overall Health & Wellbeing
Tara Farley
Classes Begin at 10:00AM

Tuesday, July 24 & Saturday, July 28

Qigong is a medical based practice that combines movement, breath, and intention to create a balanced state of being. Qigong is a practice that aids in digestion, calms the nervous system, balances the hormones, and promotes better sleep patterns.

Please bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes. This series will focus on learning different exercises and breathing techniques that support the well being of the heart, increase the breathing capacity of the lungs, aid in the detoxification of the liver, as well as bringing our thoughts into a state of neutrality to release worry and anxiety. Qigong can be practiced standing or sitting. Registration is not necessary.

Tara Farley is a certified Qigong teacher as well as a yoga teacher and energy therapist.


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

July 25 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel -  Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2010.  Create and format a workbook, learn how to sort data and more!

August 1 - Microsoft Word Basics -  Learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2010.  How do I format a document?  How do I print, save and open documents?

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



brideandprejudiceMonday Movie Musical Matinees
Bride and Prejudice
Monday, July 30th at 2:00 PM

A clash of cultures in the spirit of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, a modern musical retelling of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice in the Bollywood style. A Delight! Starring Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson. Directed by Gurinder Chadha.

No Registration Required.






beatles The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road
 Thursday, August 2 at 6:30 PM
 Location: Downstairs Meeting Room

Through slides and audio clips, Rock historian and Beatles scholar Vincent Bruno will present a lecture that follows the footsteps of the Beatles as they embark on their historic journey starting from their early days as a cover band in Liverpool and Hamburg, into the excitement of Beatlemania, through their groundbreaking studio albums (Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Peppers) to their remarkable final recordings at Abbey Road. Please register by phone at 201-337-3742, in person or online by Clicking Here.



fffOakland Public Library Rocks!
UNEXPIRED FOOD FOR FINES at the Oakland Public Library
June 18 - August 5, 2018
to benefit Ponds Reformed Church Food Pantry

Oakland residents- take care of that Oakland Library fine and do a good deed at the same time, because YOU ROCK! Donate, UNEXPIRED food items to OPL's Food for Fines collection and you'll be forgiven $1.00 in overdue fines for every item you bring in. Canned and boxed non-expired donations are welcome to benefit Ponds Church Food Pantry. Help others and help yourself with every donation.

Valid only for materials checked out from the Oakland Public Library collection. Not valid for lost or damaged items. Food for Fines will be valid only with UNEXPIRED items. The Pantry is looking for: PASTA, CEREAL, CANNED TOMATOES, TOMATO SAUCE, CANNED FRUIT, DRY BLACK BEANS, CONDIMENTS, COFFEE, TEA, EVAPORATED MILK, JAMS, JELLIES, BOTTLED FRUIT JUICE, MAC & CHEESE, SOUPS, RICE, CANNED BEANS, PEANUT BUTTER.  



chessChess at the Oakland Public Library
Every Tuesday from 5:00-8:00 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.

clifftisdellJuly Art Exhibit
Cliff Tisdell
Landscape Reimagined 
New Paintings

Cliff Tisdell is a visual artist, whose work has appeared in universities and galleries around the United States. Many prominent members of the art world have included his work for exhibitions, including: Ivan Karp, Charlotta Kotik, Dore Ashton, Nat Trotman (curator Guggenheim Museum), Melissa MIller and Eric Fischl. Most recently, his work has been shown at the VanDerPlas Gallery in NYC and the George Segal Gallery where he was a guest artist and lecturer. Mr. Tisdell has designed posters for Carnegie Hall and early on, illustrations for the Village Voice. His work is in private collections.

Mr. Tisdell's on-line catalog can be seen at: Clicking Here at:

Pictured: Untitled 2018, oil on canvas 30 x 30


The Oakland Book Club
Second Thursday of Every Month at 6:45 pm (except August and December)
Thursday, September 13th 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, September 13th will be The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.  For a copy of the book and additional information, please contact the Oakland Public Library at 201-337-3742.


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

Monday, August 6th & Monday, August 20th
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.


coloringforadultsCoffee & Coloring for Adults
Resuming on Fridays in August 2018 (on break for July)
1:00-2:00 PM
In the Staff Room Downstairs

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

No registration is required.



coookbookclub3Cookbook Club
Returns in September

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 in September will be Announced Soon.  For more information, please call the library at 201-337-3742.




photoiconView photos of the Teen Photography Contest at the Oakland Public Library.

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