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Virtual Programs and Events for February 2022

The library is hosting online events and programs that you can attend from home! In addition to our regular monthly events, we’ve listed several standout adult programs for February 2022 below. Click here for our full calendar of events.



Special Events



Chocolate: A History – Thursday, 2/10 at 7pm via Zoom.

Together we’ll uncover the history of chocolate, from its roots as an ancient Meso-American beverage to a contemporary melt-in-your-mouth chocolate bar. You’ll learn how a yellow, football-shaped tropical fruit transforms into high-end dark chocolate and what “Mexican Hot Chocolate” actually has in common with what Montezuma drank. We’ll cover botany, “Chocolate Wars,” and what makes Hershey’s distinctive flavor.

Click here to register.



Observing the Sun Sun Safely: Introduction to Solar Astronomy – Wednesday, 2/16 at 7pm via Zoom.

Discover several methods to safely observe our closest star, the Sun, and explore some of the amazing solar features you can see and photograph for yourself.

Click here to register.



Poetry Reading: Boneyarn by David Mills – Tuesday, 2/22 at 6:30pm via Zoom.

In this program, poet David Mills will read from and reflect upon the research behind his recent collection, Boneyarn, the first-ever book of poems about slavery in New York City.

Click here to register.



Career Help



Making Career Connections Work for You – Friday, 2/25 at 3pm.

A staff member from the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board will share these local, county, state and national resources, and how they can be used by job seekers.

Click here to register.



Health & Fitness



Beginner Yoga – Mondays at 5pm via Zoom.

New to yoga? Learn the foundations for establishing a safe and effective yoga practice. Click one of the following dates to register: 2/7 | 2/14 | 2/28



Chair Yoga – Thursday, 2/10 and 2/24 via Zoom.

This gentle class focuses on an exploration of basic yoga poses and how to connect them through attention to breathing, alignment and mindfulness. Register here: 2/10 | 2/24



Meditation – Thursday, 2/10 at 7pm via Zoom.

Are you interested in trying meditation to reduce stress or calm your mind? Come try a guided mindfulness meditation session. The process focuses on non-judgmental awareness of our thoughts and actions to achieve relaxation and calm. Please click here to register.



Tai Chi for Beginners – Saturday, 2/5 and 2/19 at 7pm via Zoom.

Experience authentic Tai Chi training, also referred to as ‘Meditation in Motion,’ with Dr. Gang Huang. Click one of the following dates to register: 2/5 | 2/19



Zumba Gold Chair and Pilates – Wednesdays at 2pm via Zoom.

Join instructor Laurie Fechter for this fun combo exercise class in a chair! Click one of the following dates to register: 2/2 | 2/9 | 2/16 | 2/23



Literature



FTPL Virtual Book Club – 2/12 at 11am via Zoon.

Join us for a librarian-led discussion of The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. “The Giver of Stars is a richly rewarding exploration of the depths of friendship, good men willing to stand up to bad and adult love. Moyes celebrates the power of reading in a terrific book that only reinforces that message.” ” —USA Today Click here to register.



Everything Else



English as a Second Language Class – Wednesdays at 3pm via Zoom.

A free, Basic ESL conversation group led by an experienced, NJ-certified ESL teacher. Offered to ESL students who have a basic, working knowledge of English and wish to gain confidence speaking English. Click one of the following dates to register: 2/2 | 2/9 | 2/16 | 2/23



Pet Loss Support – Sunday, 2/20 at 1:15pm via Zoom.

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 friendsofnikkipetlosssupport@comcast.net.

Please click here to register.



Virtual Sit n’ Knit – Wednesday, 2/23 at 2:30pm via Zoom.

Enjoy an hour of knitting, crocheting and conversation with other fiber enthusiasts. Click here to register.



Have any questions about any of these programs? Leave a comment below or call the Reference Desk at 732-873-8700 ext. 111.

Thanks for reading,
-George, FTPL

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