Adult Programs   



womenshealthworkshopWomen's Health Workshop
Thursday, June 27 from 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Required

Join 3 local women's health professionals, as they share and discuss the lifelong impact of childbirth on women's health. This educational forum is not just for expecting mothers, but for women of all walks of life looking to learn more about some of today’s most pertinent health concerns for women. Topics can include why seek out a doula? What is pelvic floor dysfunction, and what does it mean for female health and optimal functioning of the female body? From infancy through adulthood, what is the role of upright walking posture on female health? How does fetal position and child birth affect mother’s health for years to come? Enjoy brief introductions and commentary from each professional, then the floor is yours to ask away! Curious about other topics within female health? Fertility? Posture? Nutrition? Exercise?

Wendy is a certified birth doula with experience in every aspect of child birth. Dr. Colleen is a physical therapist and Pilates instructor, with PT specialty in treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction. Dr. John is a chiropractor specializing in pediatric and pregnancy care.

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


myafternoonswithmargueritteNFOPL Favorite Foreign Films
"My Afternoons with Margueritte"
Monday, July 1 from 12:30-2:30 PM

My Afternoons with Margueritte (French) is a 2010 film about a semi-literate and lonely odd-job man bonds with a much older and well-read woman.  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. 




spacemoviesWednesday Movie Matinees
Showtime: 2:30 PM
July 3 - Apollo 13
July 10 - October Sky
July 17 - Hidden Figures
July 24 - Astronaut Farmer
July 31 - Arrival


qigongQigong for Overall Health & Well-being
Tara Farley
Mondays at 10:00 AM July 8, 15, 22, & 29 August 5, & 12.
Large Meeting Room Downstairs

Qigong is a medical based practice that combines movement, breath, and intention to create a balanced state of being. Tara Farley is a certified Qigong teacher as well as a yoga teacher and energy therapist. Please bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes. Registration is not necessary.


Please register for the Anita Laugh Comedy Troupe by phone at 201-337-3742, in person or online by Clicking Here.


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

July 10 & July 17 - Goodreads -  Come learn how to access for free, join the "2019 Adult Summer Reading Oakland Public Library" Group and add online entries to the "oakland-summer-2019" bookshelf.  All entries will count toward the weekly summer reading prizes!

July 24 - Rosetta Stone - Learn a language online with Rosetta Stone, the world’s best language-learning software. Access is free with your library card.

July 31 - Kanopy - Kanopy is a streaming service that offers over 30,000 movies free for Oakland library card holders! Come learn how to access & navigate the app or website.

August 7 - Microsoft Word Basics- Learn the basics of Word 2010. How do I format a document? How do I print, save, and open documents?

August 14 - Introduction to Excel- Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2010. Create and format a workbook, learn how to sort data and more!

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


veganbannerGOING VEGAN
Monday, JULY 15 at 6:30 PM
Presented by Jeanne Sylvester and Oakland Shoprite Dietician Tara Bonanno

Ever wondered about veganism? Interested in learning about this popular, humane, ecological and healthy plant-based diet? This program will offer you an opportunity to learn some vegan food basics, sample vegan treats and discover easy and delicious recipes you can try at home. Light Refreshments will be provided by Shoprite You will also have a chance to win some Vegan essentials.

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



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


Jennifer Anne Professional Organizer and Lifestyle Strategist
Monday, July 22 at 6:30 PM

Find out:
What to Keep
What to Toss
The Only Filing System You Will Ever Need!

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


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


baseballoddsandendsBaseball Odds & Ends with Dan Schlossberg
Monday, July 29 from 6:30-8:00 PM

Former Associated Press newsman Dan Schlossberg, a lifelong resident of Northern New Jersey, is one of the country's premier baseball experts. Dan boasts a 48-year journalism career that spans the gamut from broadcast analyst and commentator, to writer, author, and entrepreneur. He has won awards for writing, editing, graphic design, and public service from the Working Press Association of New Jersey (now Garden State Journalists Association), NATJA, and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

As a writer Dan has authored 38 baseball books, and more than 25,000 articles about baseball, including best-seller The 300 Club: Have We Seen the Last of Baseball's 300-Game Winners? Dan's latest book, The New Baseball Bible: Notes, Nuggets, Lists and Legends From Our National Pastime was release in early 2017. As a baseball author Dan has had the honor of personally interviewing many Baseball Hall of Famers including Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Warren Spahn, Luke Appling, Phil Rizzuto, Eddie Mathews, and Bob Feller.

In addition, Dan has contributed to USA Today Sports Weekly, Latino Sports, Baseball Magazine, Top Sports Report, Baseball Digest, The Sporting News,,, All-Star Game and World Series programs, annuals, publications, and baseball card projects.

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


chessChess at the Oakland Public Library
Every Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 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, July 19 (not July 5)
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, July 1 & Monday, July 15
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, July 11, 2019 at 6:45 PM  - Book: Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:45 PM  - Book: An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:45 PM - Book: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:45 PM - Book: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Oakland Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:45 pm at the Library.  For a copy of the book and additional information, please contact the Oakland Public Library at 201-337-3742.


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