Announcements and Upcoming Events


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.


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.



2017 New Friends of the Oakland Public Library Sunday Afternoon Concert Series:

Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM at the Presbyterian Church of NJ
Opera Matinee
Soprano Korliss Uecker and Bass Richard Bernstein grace us with arias and duets from the operatic canon; Elizabeth Martyn joins them at the grand piano.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM at the Presbyterian Church of NJ
Grand Finale Concert: American Brass Quintet
Hailed by Newsweek as "the high priests of brass," the American Brass Quintet is one of the pre-eminent chamber music ensembles in the world.



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