Adult Programs


childrenofheavenNFOPL Winter Foreign Films
2nd Monday of every month at NOON
Monday, February 13th at 12:00 PM

Please bring a bag lunch and the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library will provide dessert.  The movie for February 13th is Children of Heaven..

Please register in person, by phone at 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.






resumeResumes!  Learn the Inside Secrets to Grabbing a Recruiter's Attention
Thursday, January 19th at 6:30 PM

Recruiter, marketing professional, graphic designer, consultant and teacher, Ilene Rein guides you through the job hunting process. Combining her background in a combination of marketing and recruiting, she gives a unique perspective of looking at job hunting through a Recruiter's eye and easily guides you through the process.

Ilene Rein will teach a second class: Interview Preparation on Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 PM.  Please register in person, by phone at 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here for Jan. 9th and/or Clicking Here for Feb. 9th.



Life Story Workshop with Donna Atkins
Saturday, January 21st from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Would you like to create a written record of your life experiences to share with family and friends? Can you use a little help, a little motivation, to get started on such a worthwhile endeavor? Through inspiring examples, guided activities, interactive exercises, and constructive feedback, you'll learn how to delve into memories with ease. Come trigger your creativity and be part of the exhilarating, joyful, heartfelt, and cathartic experience of committing your life journey to paper.

Donna Atkins is an award-winning communications specialist who has spent a lifetime working with individuals, groups and organizations in the application of narrative and storytelling. Register in person, by phone 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here. 



How Well Could You Perform If You Only Choose to Look After Yourself
Monday, January 23rd at 6:30 PM
Ian D. Coburn, MSW, LSW (NJ), LMSW (NY)

The purpose of this workshop is to inform and remind the public of the perils of leaving our well-being to chance, and the necessity of creating and incorporating a specific self-care plan into our daily routine in order to perform at our best on a more consistent basis in both our personal and professional lives.
How well are you currently attending to your well-being? What factors might be impediments to you executing yourself a care plan? Register in person, by phone 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.


jamienovak2Keep? Toss? Shred? with Jamie Novak
Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30 PM

Solve your paperwork pileup once and for all.  Learn how to easily sort mail, see which papers to keep, unclutter your counter tops, how to get off junk mail lists, and much more!  Jamie Novak is the author of mulitple bestsellers including Keep This Toss That.  You may have seen her on HGTV or QVC.  Register in person, by phone at 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here. 

This program is made possible by the generous support of the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library.



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.





coloringforadultsCoffee & Coloring for Adults
1st & 3rd Friday of the month:
January 20th & February 3rd
1:00-2:00 PM
In the Staff Room Downstairs

The library will provide the designs, paper, pencils, pens, crayons, and the coffee or tea!.

No registration is required.



The Oakland Book Club
Second Thursday of Every Month at 6:45 pm (except August and December)
Thursday, January 12th at 6:30 PM

The Oakland Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:45 pm at the Library.  The book for Thursday, January 12th will be A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvette Edwards.  For a copy of the book and additional information, please contact the Oakland Public Library at 201-337-3742.


The Knitting Club with Lenora Meyer
Meeting the First and Third Monday of Every Month from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Monday, February 6th from 6:00-8:00 pm ONLY for February
Meets in the Story Tower

Knitters of all levels gather to share, learn together, and have fun! New knitters are always welcome. Bring your own projects our certified kntting teacher Lenora Meyer will be available for assistance. Lenora currently teaches at JO-ANN'S as well as being a private instructor.


coookbookclub3Cookbook Club
Every 2nd Monday at 6:30 PM
Monday, February 13th at 6:30 PM

What's a Cookbook Club?  Like a book club, members meet to discuss a specific book, in this case, a cookbook.  Meetings are a potluck meal as each member cooks one recipe from the cookbook and brings it to the meeting.  The cookbooks, plates, cups and utensils are supplied by the library.  Members don't have to be serious, experienced cooks, enthusiasm for cooking is more important.  It will be an evening of food and discussion as to what you thing of the cookbooks and the recipes that were prepared.  The club then decides on next months cookbook.  The cookbooks for Februray 13th will be Announced Soon.  Come in and pick one out!  For more information, please call the library at 201-337-3742.


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