Adult Programs      


lifestyle online.jpgComputer Workshop Wednesdays
Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:30 PM .

November 14 - Hoopla- Hoopla is a digital media service with over 200,000 movies, music, eBooks and more!  Come learn how to access it.

November 28 - Hoopla- Hoopla is a digital media service with over 200,000 movies, music, eBooks and more!  Come learn how to access it.

Please register by calling the library at 201-337-3742 xt. 7004.




friendsAll Members of the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library are Invited to Attend the Annual General Membership Meeting on Monday, November 19 at 6:00 PM. 





bergencourtWhat is Criminal Justice Reform?
presented by the Bergen County Superior Court and the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office

Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 PM

Come for an informal presentation on Criminal Justice Reform in the State of NJ. Learn about the first appearance process, detention hearings, pretrial monitoring and Speedy Trial Legislation.  Speakers: Leslie E. Darcy - Criminal Division Manager Amy Vander Clute - Asst. Criminal Division Manager/ Pretrial Services Jessica Gomperts - Asst. Prosecutor/ Chief of Domestic Violence Unit.  Registration Required.  Please register by phone at 201-337-3742, in person or online by Clicking Here.



burntbythesunNFOPL Favorite Foreign Films
"Burnt by the Sun"
Monday, December 3 from 12:30-2:00 PM

Burnt by the Sune (Russian) is a 1994 film which depicts the story of a senior Red Army officer and his family during the Great Purge of the late 1930s in the Stalinist Soviet Union. The film achieved a high degree of popularity in Russia and positive reviews in the United States. It received the Grand Prix at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

No Registration Required.

Please join us for coffee, cookies and conversation about the film in the Maker Space.  Food is not allowed in the Movie Room. 




chessChess at the Oakland Public Library
Every Tuesday from 5:00-8:00 PM
All levels are welcome

Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Beginner lessons are offered to anyone who is interested in learning how to play chess. 5 sets & 1 clock will be available. Players are encouraged to bring their own equipment.

Feel free to bring other board games you enjoy to play. There will also be both XiangQi (Chinese chess) & WeiQi (Go) sets for those partial to chess variants or those curious.

This weekly program is free, registration is not required.


coloringforadultsCoffee & Coloring for Adults
1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month 
Friday, November 16 & Friday, December 7
1:00-2:30 PM
In the Maker's Space Downstairs

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

No registration is required.


edlandenNovember Exhibit
Photographer Ed Landen
Landen's Landscapes Fine Art Photography

Ed Landen is a landscape and portrait digital photographer with 34 years experience and a degree in fine art. Ed captures and creates images using unique blend of fine art brush tiles and digital capture techniques to what has been called "Eddism images". "When I was a child I was given a Viewmaster. The film colors on the wheels would become more intense as I would move closer to a light source, I feel this is what conditioned me to see landscape with such saturated colors" During my education I was introduced to many other artists and photographers that have influence me: Wolf Kahn, Edward Hopper, Elizabeth Mowry, and Elliot Porter. Ed has sold his fine art photography to many medical and professional offices throughout the NYC metropolitan region as well as homes throughout the east coast. Recently his works were sold to several large firms giving their patrons and staff uplifting feelings for their environment.

Ed Landen's art photography will be on exhibit at the Oakland Library through November. 


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

Monday, November 19 and Monday, December 3
Meets in the Tower Room

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.


The Oakland Book Club
Second Thursday of Every Month at 6:45 pm (except August and December)
Thursday, January 10, 2018 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, January 10 will be Announced Soon....  For a copy of the book and additional information, please contact the Oakland Public Library at 201-337-3742.


photoiconView photos of the Teen Photography Contest at the Oakland Public Library.

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