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Upcoming Virtual Programs for October 2020

The library is now hosting online events and programs that you can attend from home! The events listed below will be held via Zoom video call. For instructions on how to join a Zoom call, please click here.

Gentle Beginner Yoga — Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm via Zoom

New to yoga? 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 & mindParticipants should consult their personal physician before beginning any exercise routine.

Registration is required. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to participants the morning of class. The meeting ‘room’ will open 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the program. Please one of the following dates to register: 10/5 | 10/12 | 10/19 | 10/26

Coping With Your ‘New Normal’ – Tuesday, 7pm via Zoom

The pandemic has left many people are feeling anxious about the future. During this interactive webinar presented by Faith Saunders, we will discuss what you are grieving the loss of and the difference been normal and complicated grief. We will cover coping strategies and resources you can access to help you and/or your loved ones.

Registration is required. Please click here to register.

Zumba Gold Chair & Chair Pilates – Wednesdays, 10/7 and 10/21 2:30-3:15pm via Zoom

Join instructor Laura Fechter for this fun combo exercise class in a chair! Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.
Zumba incorporates easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on range of motion and coordination. Zumba Gold Chair is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves at a lower intensity. Chair Pilates is a mind-body class based on Pilates principles, using the chair for support and balance as well as various fun props, and incorporating breathing, stretching and strengthening for the whole body!

Registration is required. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to participants the morning of class. The meeting ‘room’ will open 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the program. Please click one of the following dates to register: 10/7 | 10/21

Chair Yoga – Thursday 10/8 and Thursday 10/22 11:00am-12:00pm via Zoom

Open to all levels of practice and abilities, this gentle class focuses on an exploration of basic yoga poses and how to connect them through attention to breathing, alignment and mindfulness. Although much of the class will be done seated in a chair, the option to practice standing poses to improve balance, strength and flexibility are also included. Expect lots gentle stretching to bring movement to the joints and muscles.
This class is perfect for stress relief and overall well-being.

Registration is required. Please click on one of the following dates to register: 10/8 | 10/22

Tai Chi for Beginners – Tuesday, 10/8 and Saturday 10/24 7:00-8:00pm via Zoom

Dr. Gang Huang, the founder of ‘Seeking Tai Chi,’ will be teaching Tai Chi classes for those who have little or no Tai Chi experience.

The focus will be on fundamentals that aim to improve strength, balance, coordination, and inner piece to lead to healthy living. It is not necessary to attend previous classes to benefit from a Tai Chi for Beginner session. This will be a perfect opportunity to get to experience authentic Tai Chi training which is also referred to as ‘Meditation in Motion.’

Registration is required. Please click one of the following dates to register: 10/8 | 10/24

Workforce Wednesdays: Mastering the Interview – Wednesday, 10/14 at 10am

The interview is one of the key elements of any job search process. As with any skill, we can get better at it with preparation and practice. In this workshop, participants will explore how to prepare for an interview and become familiar with the types of questions to expect, as well as questions they should think about asking. Learn how to prepare for second interviews, testing, and shadowing, as well as how to follow up after your interview. Additional topics covered include: trick questions, presenting yourself professionally, asking for feedback, answering the toughest interview questions. 

This program is in collaboration with the Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Center and is presented by Jan Goodman, Community Outreach Specialist/Career Coach. This program is a part of a new library series, Workforce Wednesdays. The next WW program will be on November 18th, covering transitions and change.

Registration is required. Please click here to register.

Pet Loss Support – Sunday, 10/18 at 1:15pm.

Pet parents who have lost a pet, or anticipate a loss, gather to share stories and memories with like minds and hearts. The Friends of Nikki Pet Loss Support Group was founded 3/8/01 and has been serving the community for over 19 years. For more information, contact Donna Kahora at 732-246-2124 or at

Registration is required. Click here to register.

Making Connections Work For You: Job Skills Program from the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board – Tuesday, 10/20

During ‘Making Connections Work For You,’ board staff will share local, county, state and national resources and how they can be used by job seekers. Information on new virtual programs for community members also will be shared.

The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board, serving Hunterdon and Somerset counties connects community members to a host of free services designed to help job seekers on a successful career pathway.

Registration is required. Click here to register.

Virtual Sit n’ Knit or Crochet – Wednesday, 10/28

Join us virtually for knitting and crocheting! Do you have a UFO (unfinished object) lurking in the back of your closet? If you’re an experienced knitter or crocheter bring along your creations for some show and tell.

All levels are welcome! Open to adults and teens.

Registration is required. Click here to register.

If you have any questions about these programs, please leave a comment below, call the Reference Desk at 732-873-8700 Opt. 3, or message us on our chat service (found on the bottom right of our website).

Thanks for reading!
-George, FTPL

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