Adult Programs      



qigongQigong for Overall Health & Well-being
Tara Farley
Mondays at 10:00AM

October 1, 15, 22, & 29
Large Meeting Room Downstairs

Qigong is a medical based practice that combines movement, breath, and intention to create a balanced state of being. Qigong is a practice that aids in digestion, calms the nervous system, balances the hormones, and promotes better sleep patterns.

Please bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes. This series will focus on learning different exercises and breathing techniques that support the well being of the heart, increase the breathing capacity of the lungs, aid in the detoxification of the liver, as well as bringing our thoughts into a state of neutrality to release worry and anxiety. Qigong can be practiced standing or sitting. Registration is not necessary.

Tara Farley is a certified Qigong teacher as well as a yoga teacher and energy therapist.



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

September 26th - Gmail 101- Do you have a Gmail account?  If not, come in to create one!  Then, learn the basics on how to use it.

October 3rd - is the leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn software.  Come learn how to access it!

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




The NFOPL Favorite Foreign Movies in November and December from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM:
Monday, November 5th from 12:30 PM - 2:00PM - The Road Home (Chinese)
is the story of a country girl and a young teacher falling in love, and the teacher's death many years later that brings their son back from the big city for the funeral.  Two of the many awards won were the 2000 Berlin International Film Festival: the Jury Grand Prix (second best film) and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
Monday, December 4th from 12:30 PM - 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. 
Please join us for coffee, cookies and conversation about the film in the Maker Space.  Food is not allowed in the Movie Room. 




The New Friends of the Oakland Public Library
Holiday Boutique
Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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, October 5 & Friday, October 19
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.


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

Monday, October 1st and Monday, October 15th
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, October 11th 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, October 11th will be Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.  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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