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This Week at the Library: Adult Programs and Events from 12/2 to 12/8

Here are some adult events and programs happening this week at the Main Branch from Monday, 12/2 to Sunday, 12/8! For a complete look at what’s happening at the library this month including children’s, teen, and Franklin Park programs, please click here for our online calendar! 

Beginner Yoga – Monday, 12/2 at 5pm.

New to yoga? Come learn the foundations for establishing a safe and effective yoga practice. Just some of the possible benefits of regular practice yoga include:
– increased strength & muscle tone
– improved concentration, flexibility and digestion
– overall harmony of body & mind 
Participants should consult their personal physician before beginning any exercise routine. Registration is required, please click here to register.

Concert-Lecture: The Story of the Yiddish Theater in Words and Music – Monday, 12/2 at 7pm.

A Concert Lecture Performed by Prof. Diane Cypkin, PhD

Between renditions of some of the great songs from the Yiddish stage, Dr. Cypkin will share tales of the Yiddish theater and its formidable and colorful characters whose presence can still be felt on stage and screen. Please click here for more information and registration. 

Heads Up! Seniors – Wednesday, 12/4 at 2pm.

Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults!

This presentation is a fun interactive, Jeopardy style game-show event designed to educate on how to best prevent falls and pedestrian accidents that can lead up to injuries including traumatic brain injury. Other categories covered are exercise, medication and assistive devices.  Participants are provided with a safety checklist to examine their rooms and lifestyles for potential fall hazards.  Come and give your mind a workout, while addressing the issues and having fun with friends and neighbors. Prizes are awarded to winners! Please click here to register.

Crafting Circle – Wednesday, 12/4 at 7pm.

Meet new friends, learn a new craft, or bring a project you’re trying to finish. Registration is not required.

Movie Matinee: Blinded by the Light (2019) – Friday, 12/6 at 2pm.

Based on a true story, this comedic coming-of-age film tells the story of a British-Pakistani Muslim teenager whose life is forever changed when he discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Rated PG-13. TRT 1 hour 58 minutes. All library movie screenings are shown with subtitles. No registration required!

Raconteur Radio Presents A Christmas Carol: A Staged Radio Play – Saturday, 12/7 at 2:30pm.

ABOUT: Adapted from Charles Dickens’ holiday ghost story, this staged radio drama tells the tale of a misanthropic pinchpenny named Ebenezer Scrooge and his ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.
WITH: Period costumes! Theatrical lighting! Vintage commercials! Victorian carols! Live musical interlude! Golden Age radio equipment! And extensive sound effects!
RUN TIME: 55 min.

FEATURING: Shawna Lagan, Carlyle Owens, and Michael Jarmus (as everybody’s favorite Christmas crank). With Alex Dawson.
RACONTEUR RADIO: stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature/film, and pop culture parodies for live audiences at traditional and improvised venues throughout the Tri-State area. They’ve been called ‘family friendly guerrilla theater’ by the New York Times, one of ‘the 7 best things to do in NJ’ by the Newark Star-Ledger, ‘innovative and entertaining,’ by the Home News Tribune, and ‘a radio show on steroids,’ by the Courier News. For more info, visit

Please click here to register.

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