Summer Reading is up and running! Congratulations to Ruth, Trudy and Lauren for each winning prizes. You can still become part of Summer Reading, just sign up over the phone: 201-337-3742 #2 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Let us know the titles of the books you have read this summer. The titles will be submitted for the weekly drawings. The next prize is a KINDLE Paperwhite eReader; and the Grand Prize is a $100 gift card to the Oakland Restaurant of your choosing. Children's Summer Reading has a great event this month. Along with our virtual Story Times. Join Miss Barbara for Story Time and Ms Debbie for Tots Library Club the information and how to access the virtual story hours is listed below.
Please remember that the Oakland Library is doing a Food Drive for the Ponds Food Pantry. Please place your unexpired, non-perishable items in the shopping cart in front of the OPL Bulletin Board. 

We all are looking forward to seeing you at the Library. 
Peter Havel

SUMMER READING KICKS OFF JULY 1

IMAGINE YOUR STORY 

6 WEEKS OF PRIZES! 

Adult Summer Reading July 1 - August 8
6 weeks of prizes!
To Participate:
  •  Register via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call the Library Reference   phone: 201-337-3742 # 7004. Make sure you include your name and     phone number on all messages.
  •  When you finish a book, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and list your books.   Make sure to include your name and phone number, or you can call the Library Reference phone: 201-337-3742 # 7004
  •  Each book, audio book, or eBook you read counts as an entry.
  •  ONLY Oakland residents with an OPL card in good standing are eligible to win the prizes.
  •  Prizes will be drawn for Weeks 2 - 6 on the Monday of the following week. All prizes not claimed by   the following Friday are given to a runner up selected at random.
Prizes: 
WEEKLY PRIZES ADULT SUMMER READING
WEEK 1 - First 50 to Register Wins Prizes!
WEEK 2 - $35 Gift Card to Oakland Restaurant of your choice.
WEEK 3 - $35 Gift Card to Oakland Restaurant of your choice.
WEEK 4 - Kindle Fire eReader
WEEK 5 - Kindle Paperwhite eReader
WEEK 6 - $100 Gift Card to Oakland Restaurant of your choice

Saving Eric

Author Talk with Author and Oakland native Mary Burns

Monday, August 10 at 7:00 PM

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Saving Eric author Mary Burns
Zoom in to listen to Oakland native Mary Burns.
Monday, August 10 at 7:00 PM
Zoom Registration required.
Mary's nightmare began when her seven-year-old adopted son inexplicably screamed before dinner one night. From that point on, her son's struggle became her struggle. Mental and physical illness, along with drug addiction, turned her life upside down. The love Mary had for her son, though, never waned as she desperately tried to save him from his demons.
"Wonderfully written and moving. I can't recommend this book enough to any family who shares the experience of adoption or a struggle with a child's unpredictable, often violent mental health, along with the journey alongside an addiction." * -- Annie Highwater, "Unhooked"
"A meaningful exploration of mental illness and addiction - two present-day tragedies." * -- Charles Rubin, "Don't Let Your Kids Kill You"
 
 

QIGONG - FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING with Tara Farley

MONDAYs in July and August 

 August 3 and 10; at 11:00 AM

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QIGONG for HEALTH and WELL-BEING
Mondays August 3, and 10 
All Classes Start at 11:00 AM
ZOOM-IN Registration Required. 
 
Our health and well being should be a priority in our lives regardless of the time we are in. Please join us for these online Qigong classes to support our immune system, calm our nervous system, and promote flexibility in the joints. We will be learning exercises to increase our lung capacity, tapping to stimulate our digestion, and simple meditations to clear the mind. It is always important to take good care of our health. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice these exercises safely from your own home. The class is open to everyone and exercises can be done either sitting or standing. 
 

CURBSIDE PICK-UP and INTER-LIBRARY LOANS.

CURBSIDE PICKUP at the OAKLAND LIBRARY
Email your Adult or Children's Dept. requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please do not reply to this newsletter), 
OR phone the library at 201-337-3742 #7002. 
 
Inter-library loans are back! This is the same system as before. Order your books through BCCLS, you will receive a notification when they are available for pick up at OPLNJ.
  
OPLNJ can also create a selection of books, DVDs, & CDs for you, of Oakland items only, just let us know your preferences: author, genre, non-fiction, etc.
Make sure you leave your name and telephone number when you contact OPLNJ.  OPLNJ will call you when your bag of materials is ready to be picked up. 
 
Returned Items to the OPL: Due to protection of our patrons and staff, returned items will remain in quarantine for 72 hours. The items will remain on your card until the staff is able to check them in. 
Remember, it is a Fine Free Summer!  

TECH TUESDAYS with Jessika  - 

July and August Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM 

1/2 hour Appointments

Call the Library Reference: 201-337-3742 #7004

 

Tech Tuesdays with Jessika
Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
By Appointment Only  201-337-3742 #7004
or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Oakland Library patrons can ask questions related to their computer, tablet, Chromebook or smartphone. Our Reference Librarian Jessika will be able to answer your questions about video calling, apps, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Email, YouTube or any of the services OPL offers: RB Digital, Hoopla, Libby OverDrive, Rosetta Stone or Lynda.
 
Please email Jessika at //This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." shape="rect" alt="http:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">//This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Library 201-337-3742 ext. 7004 and leave your name and number and what you would like to review. Jessika will call you back and set up an appointment with you. Appointments will be no longer than 30 minutes. You may select either telephone or Zoom call appointments. 
 

SAVE THE DATE!

Suffragettes in Corselettes presented by the Grounded Goodwife

Monday, September 14 at 7:00 PM

ZOOM-IN Registration Required

Sufragettes in Corselettes
Monday, September 14 at 7:00 PM
The Evolution of Underwear and Our 19th Amendment
presented by the Grounded Goodwife
 
For centuries, women have allowed themselves to be squeezed, twisted, and squished to conform to desired shapes. The history of underwear reveals a lot about women's changing roles in society - how we perceive ourselves, and how we're viewed by others. The 1910s saw an end to the hourglass figure with a tiny waist. Women were finally able to breathe and
move more freely. Did the demise of tightlacing help women gain the right to vote in 1920? Underwear matters.
Herstory Unsanitized presentations explore the engrossing "taboo" subjects omitted from history. When a zany teacher and grounded green witch join
forces, they create Grounded Goodwife. Velya Jancz-Urban's gregarious
personality and Ehris Urban's serene energy enable this mother/daughter
duo to connect with audiences. 
 
Their delivery is funny and frank. Laugh, grimace, and honor our fore-mothers' journeys.

 

SAVE THE DATE

College Essay Workshop with Deb Breslow

Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 PM

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Save the Date! 
College Essay Workshop with Deb Breslow
Thursday, October 8  6:30 PM
Write the Uncommon Common App Essay  
College Essay Coach Deb Breslow

Rising Juniors, Seniors and Parents:

 It is time to learn the ins and outs of writing a compelling college essay, your personal statement, that will elevate one student over another.  
  •  What is the Common Application?  
  • What is an Essay Prompt?  
  • How Do I Start? 
  • Who is Going to Read My Essay? 
  • What is a Writing Supplement? 
  • Do I Really Have to Write About ME?

Deborah Breslow a Wyckoff based published writer and essay coach has worked with students from the following schools: Bergen Catholic HS, Don Bosco Prep HS, Glen Rock HS, Immaculate Heart Academy, Lakeland Regional HS, Mahwah HS, Northern Highlands Regional HS, Paramus HS, Pearl River HS, Ramapo-Indian Hills Regional HS, Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy, and Solomon Schechter  of Bergen County.  
 
 
Click Here for Zoom Registration
 
 

 

 

 

 


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