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..


raveonRave On! Summer Outdoor Concert at Veteran's Park
Monday, July 31st at 7:00 PM
Bring Your Own Lawn Chair

RAVE ON! shows are high-energy performances of the music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and other legends of early Rock and Roll.  Rave On!  will be playing hits like “That’ll Be The Day,” “Not Fade Away,” “Peggy Sue,” “Pretty Woman,” “Crying,” and “Only The Lonely,” along with other classic, early rock-n-roll songs.  This music paved the way for rock-n-roll and influenced The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and countless other artists. RAVE ON! is living proof that Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and the music of early rock-n-roll is timeless and continues to appeal to people of all ages.

Chris Roselle - Guitar & Lead Vocals
Pete Farley - Bass Guitar & Background Vocals
Don Guinta - Drums & Background Vocals


mumslistMum's List Legacy Workshop
Experience Deep Relaxation - Let Go of Stress
Thursday, August 3rd at 6:30-7:50 PM

This workshop guides you with gentle meditation and music to uncover a stillness and strength within.  It is for anyone looking to relieve stress and rebuild energy.  The Mum's List Legacy workshop recognizes the legacy left by Kate Green, a young mother of two boys whose life inspired the book and movie Mum's List. Register in person, by phone at 201-337-3742 or online by Clicking Here.





coloringforadultsCoffee & Coloring for Adults
1st & 3rd Friday of the month:
August 4th & August 18th
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, September 14th 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, September 14th will be Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart.  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, August 7th & August  21st 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.


coookbookclub3Cookbook Club
Monday, August 14th 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 August 14th will be Be Announced Soon.  Come in and pick one up! For more information, please call the library at 201-337-3742.


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