Virtual Programs for June 2021


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 programs for June 2021 below. Click here for our full calendar of events.



Special Events

Concert: Katherine Saxton (Irish Harp) – Sunday, June 6 at 2:00 PM
Join us for a harp concert featuring Irish music performed by Katherine Saxton. Click here to register.

Pie!: A History – Tuesday, June 15 at 6:30 PM
In this fun talk, Sarah Lohman will look at the origins of pie, including meat pies and ‘coffins.’ Then we’ll delve deep into the history of pumpkin pie and apple pie, stopping for digressions into the pumpkin spice flavor craze and the history of competitive pie eating! Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestelling book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. Click here to register.

Arm Chair Art Tour: Man and Dog in the Middle Ages – Wednesday, June 23 at 7:00 PM
Through medieval artworks, some from the Met’s Cloisters Museum, discover how different breeds of dog remained humankind’s constant companion in the castle, in the fields, and on the hunt–even if that hunt was a fantasy of chasing a unicorn! Presented by Dr. Michael Norris, who spent 20 years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has lectured all over the world. Click here to register.

Death Cafe – Thursday, June 24 at 7:00 PM
Participate in an open discussion on death and dying. Death Cafe is where we can openly discuss our thoughts on this “taboo” topic in a safe and respectful setting. Death Cafe is not a grief, counseling, support, or research group and is not recommended for anyone who is uncomfortable speaking about death. Bring your favorite drink and snack and be prepared to join the discussion! Click here to register.



Fitness Programs

Beginner Yoga – Every Monday at 5:00 PM
Presented by yoga instructor Shanti. Click one of the following dates to register: 6/7 | 6/14 | 6/21 | 6/28

Chair Zumba Gold & Pilates – Every Wednesday at 2:00 PM
Presented by instructor Laurie Fechter. Click one of the following dates to register: 6/9 | 6/16 | 6/23 | 6/30

Tai Chi for Beginners – Saturdays, June 5 and 19 at 7:00 PM
Presented by Dr. Gang Huang. Click one of the following dates to register: 6/5 | 6/19

Chair Yoga – Thursday, June 24 at 11:00 AM
Presented by yoga instructor Shanti. Click here to register.



Arts & Crafts Programs

Sit n’ Knit (Or Crochet) – Wednesday, June 23 at 2:30 PM 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. Click here to register.



Career Resources

Workforce Wednesday: The MultiGenerational Workplace – Wednesday, June 9 at 10:00 AM
There are currently five generations in the workforce, and employers are faced with mass-retirements of Baby Boomers are looking for ways to prepare for the changes that will result. This webinar explores the history and reality of the generation gap. Presented by Jan Goodman, the Community Outreach Specialist for the Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Center. Click here to register.



Literature

FTPL Virtual Book Club – Saturday, June 19 at 12:00 PM
Join us for a librarian-led discussion of Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. “It’s a novel that depicts a country both blessed and doomed, on top of the world, but always at risk of losing its balance. It is, in other words, quintessentially American.” — NPR. Click here to register.



Everything Else

English as a Second Language Class – Tuesdays in June at 2:00 PM
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: 6/8 | 6/15 | 6/22 | 6/29

Pet Loss Support Group – Sunday, June 20 at 1:15 PM
Pet parents dealing with loss can share stories and memories with like minds and hearts. 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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