Adult Programs


kerryEnchanting Ireland
Presented by Dr. James Kane
Monday, March 6th at 6:30 PM

A rare emerald, the Irish call their home "Forty Shades of Green", and this fast-paced one-hour lecture, slides, and CD music will take a visit to that lovely land 'beyond the Irish Sea'. Learn about Dublin and her one thousand year old history; in many ways still a 19th century city. You'll also visit Galway, Cork, Belfast, and the splendid small-walled city of Derry.

Dr. Kane is a former teacher, prep school headmaster, principal and, for 25 years, a superintendent of schools. He presently is a professor of history at William Paterson University. He received his bachelor's from Fordham University, a master's from Columbia University and a doctor of education from NYU. Dr. Kane is also a graduate of the United States Marine Corps Office Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia and holds the rank of Captain, USMCR. He served as a Marine infantry officer in the famed First Marine Brigade, Fleet Marine Force in the Pacific. In addition, he is a graduate of the NJ State Department of Education Executive Academy. He was awarded the Diplomat in Education by the NJ Association of School Administrators. This program is made possible by the generous support of the NFOPL.

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



Preparing for the Job Interview - Pounding the Pavement 101
Thursday, March 7th at 6:30 PM

Ilene Rein of Pounding Pavement 101 instructs on how to prepare for a job interview  Please register in person, by phone at 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.


mrspalfreyNFOPL Favorite Foreign Films
2nd Monday of every month at NOON
Monday, March 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 March 13th is Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont.  Directed by Dan Ireland, Featuring: Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Zoë Tapper Millicent Martin, and Anna Massey. 

All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer. "This unabashedly sentimental film is a juicy morsel for the great British actress, Dame Joan Plowright" NYTimes AARP Movies for Grownups 2006 -Best Actress Joan Plowright Newport Beach Film Festival 2006 Audience Award - Best Film Dan Ireland Palm Springs International Film Festival 2006 Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature Dan Ireland

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



Newport, Rhode Island
A City to Educate, Entertain, and Inspire
Presented by David Kriso
Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30 PM

Travel expert, David Kriso, will present a multi media progam on Newport, Rhode Island.  Newport is home to spectacular coastal scenery, inspiring architecture and a thriving waterfront downtown.  The "shining gem in the coastal crown of New England".

"Visiting Newport, RI is an experience no one will ever forget. From its rich history, to shopping, New England cuisine, and to its quaint charm, Newport has something for everyone. From hotels with a simple life flavor to everyday pampering, visitors experience Newport in a variety of tones. Visitors can enjoy the fresh air of the harbor, take in the history, or just sit back and relax. Newport is the place to experience it all. It is the city where New England shines. Ultimately, it is where American history comes alive."   David Kriso

Register in person, by phone 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.



coloringforadultsCoffee & Coloring for Adults
1st & 3rd Friday of the month:
March 3rd & March 17th
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, March 9th 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, March 9th will be Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich.   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, March 6th & March 20th 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, March 13th at 6:30 PM

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 cookbooks for March 13th will be Mozza at Home by Nancy Silverton.  Come in and pick one out!  For more information, please call the library at 201-337-3742.


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