February 2017 Oakland Public Library Newsletter is Available!
STEM Initiative - Six Week Coding Class
Wednesdays: February 22-March 29 from 3:30-4:30 PM
The Oakland Public Library is offering a FREE coding class for children grades 4-6. The class will be held every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 pm and will last 6 weeks. This class is open to Oakland residents ONLY. The class is being facilitated by Tech Roots Academy, you can click here for more information about the company and how they work: http://www.techrootsacademy.com/
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MAY REGISTER YOUR CHILD ONLINE. HOWEVER, A REFUNDABLE $20 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR CHILD'S SPACE IN THE CLASS. THIS WILL BE REFUNDED AT THE END OF THE COURSE PROVIDED YOUR CHILD HAS ATTENDED AT LEAST 5/6 SESSIONS. OTHERWISE THE $20 WILL BE RETAINED BY THE LIBRARY.
Laptops are provided for the students and they do not need to bring anything along. The class has 15 seats available and we will keep a waiting list. Please note that if your child misses the first class his or her space will be given to another student and he or she will be removed from the list and the deposit will be lost.
Sportscaster's Daughter with Cindi Michael
Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM
Join local author Cindi Michael at the Once-in-a-while-Book Club to discuss her memoir, The Sportscaster's Daughter. Candid, moving, and ultimately hopeful, The Sportscaster's Daughter is a family story of forgiveness, faith, and strength. The Sportscaster's Daughter was dubbed one of the best books of 2016 by Redbook Magazine. Register in person, by phone 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.
Preparing for the Job Interview - Pounding the Pavement 101
Thursday, March 7th at 6:30 PM
Ilene Rein of Pounding Pavement 101 instructs on how to prepare for a job interview Please register in person, by phone at 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.
SAT Crash Course
Monday, March 11th from 10:00-1:00 PM
The New Friends of the Oakland Public Library in partnership with Library Lab are thrilled to present a FREE SAT CRASH COURSE from 10am-1pm on Saturday, March 11 at the Oakland Public Library. In 3 hours, this class will cover the key concepts needed to score hundreds of points higher on your next SAT.Learn to:
•Read the test faster and more effectively
•Decode the more difficult math problems into simple steps
•Spot the wrong answer choices
•learn to think like the test taker
The course will be taught by Rick Bolton, Managing Partner of LibraryLab and former CEO of TestU and EVP of PrepMe. Both companies have been top SAT test prep companies for the last decade. Rick has conducted hundreds of SAT workshops and his doctoral research explores many of the factors that determine success on standardized tests. Also, Rick worked for more than 7 years as a SAT, LSAT, GMAT, and GRE instructor for Kaplan.
Rick is scheduled to complete his doctorate in Educational Leadership this spring, holds a MBA from Babson College and a B.A. in Economics from Michigan State.
Register in person, by phone 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.
Coffee & Coloring for Adults
1st & 3rd Friday of the month:
March 3rd & March 17th
In the Staff Room Downstairs
The library will provide the designs, paper, pencils, pens, crayons, and the coffee or tea!.
No registration is required.
More Coming Soon... 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
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.