Adult Programs



"Spend Less Time Cleaning More Time Reading"
Presented by Linda Anders

Thursday, April 27th from 6:30-7:30 PM

Linda Anders, has over 20 years of experience and has cleaned over 100 homes.  Learn what products work best, tools and tricks of the trade, what design changes can reduce maintenance.  Please register in person, by phone at 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.



handwritingwithouttearsHandwriting Tips and Tricks
Helping Your Child Develop Good Handwriting Habits
Tuesday, May 2nd from 7:00-8:00 PM
Presented by Gwen A. Kaulfers-Pra OT

The intention of this parent workshop is to educate caregivers on handwriting expectations of their children in school. Parents will be provided with the basics of handwriting development, how it's taught and strategies to help improve their children's handwriting.

Gwen Kaulfers-Pra is an Occupational Therapist with 20 years of experience and an extensive knowledge base in the pediatric population. Gwen is level one certified in Handwriting Without Tears program.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone at 201-337-3742 or online Click Here.



How Much is It Worth and How Do I Sell It ?
Presented by Appraiser Mark Aiosa
Thursday, May 4th from 1:00-3:00 PM

Do you have a collection you would like to sell? Appraiser Mark Aiosa will explain the process of obtaining the value of any item and the methods available to sell the item in today's market. This is NOT an appraisal, so please do not bring any items.

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone at 201-337-3742 or online Click Here.



nativeplantgardenEasy to Grow Native Plants for Season-long Color & Beauty with Elaine Silverstein
Thursday, May 11 from 6:30 PM 

Elaine Silverstein is a horticulturist certified in Sustainable Landscape Management by the New York Botanical Garden. She designs and installs gardens focusing on native plants and consults on backyard sustainability. Silverstein has a blog at

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


staginghomesStyling Homes to Sell, Redesigning Interiors to Live
With Lori Carbonne, a certified home staging professional
Tuesday, May 16 at 7:00 PM

Lori Carbone, certified home staging professional will present Styling Homes to Sell, Redesigning Interiors to Live on Tuesday, May 16 at 7:00 PM. If you are tired of your home décor but don’t want to spend tons of money redecorating, if you are considering selling your home in the future, or you want to downsize, this workshop will show how simple home updating and staging can make everyday life more enjoyable and increase the value of your home. 

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



coloringforadultsCoffee & Coloring for Adults
1st & 3rd Friday of the month:
May 5th & May 19th
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.



The Oakland Book Club
Second Thursday of Every Month at 6:45 pm (except August and December)
Thursday, May 11th 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, May 11th will be The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabriele Zevin.   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, May 1st & May 15th from 6:00-8:00 pm
Meets in the Story Tower

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.


coookbookclub3Cookbook Club
Every 2nd Monday at 6:30 PM
Monday, May 8th at 6:30 PM (no Cookbook club for April)

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 cookbooks, plates, cups and utensils are supplied by the library.  Members don't have to be serious, experienced cooks, enthusiasm for cooking is more important.  It will be an evening of food and discussion as to what you thing of the cookbooks and the recipes that were prepared.  The club then decides on next months cookbook.  The cookbook for May 8th will be Ruth Riechl, My Kitchen Year 136 Recipes That Saved My Life.  Come in and pick one out!  For more information, please call the library at 201-337-3742.


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