Adult Programs


summerreadingforwebAdult Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World"
June 19th - August 4th
Sign-Ups Start Monday, June 19th
7 Weeks of Prizes (Grand Prize is the last week)

To participate, register in person at the Library Reference Desk or by phone at 201-337-3742 xt. 7004.

You choose the books you want to read.  When you finish a book, let us know by submitting a completed entry form.  Paper entries are submitted by dropping them in a box at the Library.  Online entries are submitted through our website

Each book, audiobook or eBook you read counts as an entry.

The program is open to all BCCLS cardholders with a current library card in good standing.  However, ONLY Oakland residents are eligible to win the prizes.

                                                 Weekly Prizes:
                                                 1st week - First 50 to register win a prize!
                                                 2nd week - 4 Rockland Boulders Tickets
                                                 3rd week - $25 Starbucks Gift Card
                                                 4th week - $25 Oakland Diner Gift Card
                                                 5th week - $25 Timbers Gift Card
                                                 6th week - Movie Basket
                                                 7th week - Grand Prize Android Tablet

Prizes will be drawn for Weeks 2 through 7 on the Friday of that week. All prizes not claimed by the following Friday are given to a runner up selected at random.



Simple Medicine
Presented by Herbalist Scott Massarsky
Tuesday, June 6th at 6:30 PM

Herbalist Scott Massarsky talks about simple and cost effective herbal preparations that anyone can make to heal, soothe, and nourish the body and mind. Many herbs and plants are available in the supermarket, the land around us, and already in our kitchens, to support the various systems of the body.  Teas are provided, please bring a favorite mug for tastings.

Register in person, by phone at 201-337-3742 or online Click Here.





theothersonNFOPL Favorite Foreign Films
2nd Monday of every month at NOON
Monday, June 12th at 12:00 PM

Please bring a bag lunch and the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library will provide dessert.  The movie for June 12th is The Other Son.  Two babies are born at about the same time in an Israeli hospital. One is Israeli. The other is Palestinian. They're evacuated during a missile attack, accidentally switched and raised by each other's families for the next 18 years. When the mistake is discovered, how do the families react? What disturbs them more: that their son has been raised as an enemy or that he has been raised in another religion? The way this difference plays out is all the more fascinating because the families on both sides are decent people.

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





How to Read the News
Presented by Journalist Stephanie Schwartz

Monday, June 26th at 6:30 PM

"How to Read the News" will discuss the different types of news and media formats, distinguishing between marketing messages, propaganda and entertainment, as well as the trendy boogieman, fake news.  Audience members will learn what questions to ask to determine credible sources.  Stephanie Schwartz has written for local and national outlets and has a master's in Interactive Media from Elon University.

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



homefreeHome Free: Adventures of a Child of the Sixties
Presented by Author Rifka Kreiter
Thursday, June 29th at 7:00 PM

Author Rifka Kreiter talks about her compelling new memoir: Home Free: Adventures of a Child of the Sixties. The 1960’s are one of the most fascinating and turbulent periods in America’s 20th century  --  and now, Rifka Kreiter sweeps readers into her life on the frontlines of the era’s most significant moments and movements, capturing her personal quest for liberation and self-discovery.

"Once in a While Book Club" the book club only meets once in a while.  All welcome

Register in person, by phone at 201-337-3742 or online Click Here.





coloringforadultsCoffee & Coloring for Adults
1st & 3rd Friday of the month:
June 2nd & June 16th
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, June 8th at 6:45 PM

The Oakland Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:45 pm at the Library.  The book for Thursday, June 8th will be My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Bachman.   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, June 5th & June 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm
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.


AltonBrownCookbook Club
Monday, June 12th 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 library will supply the cookbooks, plates, cups and utensils.  The cookbook for June 12th will be Everydaycook by Alton Brown.  Come in and pick one up! For more information, please call the library at 201-337-3742.


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