Adult Programs @OPL July 2020

 
 
The Library opens its doors on July 6, and we can't wait to see you!
With that, there are a few rules we all need to abide by:
All Patrons who wish to enter the Library must wear a mask.
Social distancing of 6 feet will be observed, 
     this includes interaction with staff. 
Curbside Pick-up will continue for the foreseeable future. 
     Please read below how to access Curbside Pick-up. 
No furniture may be brought into the library.
At this time, the Lower Level is closed to the public.    
A self check application for smart devices is coming.
 
The Oakland Library will also be doing a Food Drive for the Ponds Food Pantry. Please place your unexpired, non-perishable items in the shopping cart in front of the OPL.
Read below for the great prizes in Adult Summer Reading and the great events for Children's Summer Reading with begins on July 1!

Happy Independence Day! The Library will be closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. The Library is closed on Sundays during July and August. 
We all are looking forward to seeing you at the Library. 
Peter Havel

SUMMER READING KICKS OFF JULY 1

IMAGINE YOUR STORY 

6 WEEKS OF PRIZES! 

Adult Summer Reading July 1 - August 8
6 weeks of prizes!
To Participate:
  •  Register via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call the Library Reference   phone: 201-337-3742 # 7004. Make sure you include your name and     phone number on all messages.
  •  When you finish a book, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and list your books.   Make sure to include your name and phone number, or you can call the   Library Reference phone: 201-337-3742 # 7004
  •  Each book, audio book, or eBook you read counts as an entry.
  •  ONLY Oakland residents with an OPL card in good standing are eligible to win the prizes.
  •  Prizes will be drawn for Weeks 2 - 6 on the Monday of the following week. All prizes not claimed by   the following Friday are given to a runner up selected at random.
Prizes: 
WEEKLY PRIZES ADULT SUMMER READING
WEEK 1 - First 50 to Register Wins Prizes!
WEEK 2 - $35 Gift Card to Oakland Restaurant of your choice.
WEEK 3 - $35 Gift Card to Oakland Restaurant of your choice.
WEEK 4 - Kindle Fire eReader
WEEK 5 - Kindle Paperwhite eReader
WEEK 6 - $100 Gift Card to Oakland Restaurant of your choice

CURBSIDE PICK-UP

CURBSIDE PICKUP at the OAKLAND LIBRARY
Email your Adult or Children's Dept. requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please do not reply to this newsletter), 
OR phone the library at 201-337-3742 #7002. 
This is for items in the OPLNJ collection only.  
OPLNJ can also create a selection of books, DVDs, & CDs for you, of Oakland items only, just let us know your preferences: author, genre, non-fiction, etc.
Make sure you leave your name and telephone number when you contact OPLNJ.  OPLNJ will call you when your bag of materials is ready to be picked up. 
 
Returned Items to the OPL: Due to protection of our patrons and staff, returned items will remain in quarantine for 72 hours. The items will remain on your card until the staff is able to check them in. 
Remember, it is a Fine Free Summer!  

TECH TUESDAYS with Jessika  - 

July and August Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM 

1/2 hour Appointments

Call the Library Reference: 201-337-3742 #7004

 

Tech Tuesdays with Jessika
Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
By Appointment Only  201-337-3742 #7004
or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Oakland Library patrons can ask questions related to their computer, tablet, Chromebook or smartphone. Our Reference Librarian Jessika will be able to answer your questions about video calling, apps, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Email, YouTube or any of the services OPL offers: RB Digital, Hoopla, Libby OverDrive, Rosetta Stone or Lynda.
Please email Jessika at //This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." shape="rect" alt="http:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">//This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Library 201-337-3742 ext. 7004 and leave your name and number and what you would like to review. Jessika will call you back and set up an appointment with you. Appointments will be no longer than 30 minutes. You may select either telephone or Zoom call appointments. 
 

QIGONG - FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING with Tara Farley

MONDAYs in July and August 

July 6, 13, 29, 27 and August 3, and 10; at 11:00 AM

ZOOM-IN

QIGONG for HEALTH and WELL-BEING
Mondays  in July and August - July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, and 10 
All Classes Start at 11:00 AM
ZOOM-IN Registration Required. 
 
Our health and well being should be a priority in our lives regardless of the time we are in. Please join us for these online Qigong classes to support our immune system, calm our nervous system, and promote flexibility in the joints. We will be learning exercises to increase our lung capacity, tapping to stimulate our digestion, and simple meditations to clear the mind. It is always important to take good care of our health. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice these exercises safely from your own home. The class is open to everyone and exercises can be done either sitting or standing. 
 

How to Write your Book by the End of Summer with Best-selling Author Jamie Novak

Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 PM

Zoom -In Registration Required  

How to Write Your Book by the End of the Summer with Best-selling Author Jamie Novak
Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 PM
Zoom - In Registration Required
A Workshop with 5 times best selling author Jamie Novak. An overview of publishing,  proposal writing, writing tips. Perfect fo someone with an idea, a project already started, or a finished project. You know you will learn and enjoy this program. 
Register in advance for this program: 

Click Here to Register Online

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

HIGHLIGHTS of CENTRAL PARK with Mario Medici

Thurdsay July 16 at 7:00 PM

ZOOM-IN Registration Required

Highlights of Central Park with Mario Medici
Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 PM
Zoom-in Registration Required
 
See Central Park through the lens of a camera along with commentary describing each photo. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Central Park with its 843 acres has been the jewel of New York City and has many wonderful sights and experiences. Each year, 40 million people visit Central Park and are treated to a number of wonderful sights. Whether it's the 80 sculptures that dot the landscape, or the 33 bridges and arches (some dating back to 1863), or the acres of waterbodies, lawns and woodlands, you will be treated to a wonderful viewing and informational experience. This lecture will cover the park's history and many of its sights and attractions.

About Mario Medici: Mario Medici is a retired Information Technology executive with 50 years of business experience, 30 of which were with the airline industry. Having traveled the world extensively, and with a love for amateur photography, Mario focuses his lectures on the sights and attractions of New York and New Jersey with a concentration on their historical, architectural, and artistic aspects. Mario currently lectures at Bergen Community College's Institute for Learning in Retirement and Mario is also a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide. 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Events Calendar

July 2020