Learn more about our regular weekly and monthly programs for adults.
- Adult Book Club
The Adult Book Club meets via Zoom. If interested in joining, you can register here and/or reach out to Kristen Breen at firstname.lastname@example.org or the library staff at 201-768-8714.
This lively group of avid readers enjoys in-depth discussions of popular and classic literary works. New members are always welcome, including non-residents. Copies of the next month's book to be read are available at the upstairs circulation desk.
The book club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm, excepted when noted otherwise.
Note: This list is subject to change
December 13, 2022 – Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land
January 10, 2023 – The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
February 14, 2023 – Finding Me by Viola Davis
March 14, 2023 – Less by Andrew Sean Greer
April 11, 2023 – Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson
May 9, 2023 – Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
June 13, 2023 – The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Alex Pataki
July 11, 2023 – Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
August 8, 2023 – The Thread Collectors by Alyson Richman and Shauna J Edwards
September 12, 2023 – Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
October 10, 2023 – The Lost Girls of Willowbrook by Ellen Marie Wiseman
November 14, 2023 – Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
December 12, 2023 – Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar
Book Club meetings will be held over Zoom until future notice. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- ESL Conversation Group
The Demarest Library offers conversation groups for English language learners. Meetings are:
Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Meetings take place upstairs at the Demarest Library at 90 Hardenburgh Avenue.
Registration is not required. These groups are relaxed, conversation-focused, and full of friendly students. For more information, contact Orla at 201-768-8714 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the upstairs desk.
- Knitting Club
Come join this hip group of talented knitters to talk patterns and projects, share tips and tricks, and socialize while you slip stitches. New members & out-of-towners always welcome! (And yes, the knitting club is crochet friendly!)
The knitting club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month from 7:30pm to 9:00pm, except the first Wednesday in July and the third Wednesday in November and December. They also host an active email list that includes tip, stories, and reminders about yarn sales! Email email@example.com to join.
Sorry, this is not a knitting class. But the library does have an extensive collection of knitting books (including for beginners!) located in the central aisle of the adult bookshelves under 746.432. (Can't find 'em? Ask a librarian! We're happy to help.) The Emerson Community School typically offers an Intro to Knitting class for some hands-on learning – contact them at 201-262-5502.
- Movie Matinee
Watch the latest and greatest films on our big-screen TV! Please note, we are not allowed to advertise what movie we're showing online – stop by the library or call us at 201-768-8714 to find out.
Movies are typically the second Monday of the month, starting at 12:30pm. (This is subject to change – check our calendar to confirm.) Light refreshments are served.
- Zoom Yoga & Meditation with Karen Noel
The library offers weekly yoga and meditation classes led by certified yoga instructor Karen Noel via Zoom. Classes run on Thursdays from 11:15am to 12:15pm. Karen offers a different focus each month. Registration is required to receive the link to the Zoom class. View our calendar to learn more and sign up.
The library offers concerts, crafts, lectures, and more for adults all year round! Check out our calendar or sign up for our newsletter to get more info. You can also find a schedule of upcoming events for adults here.
When a program requires registration, you can use our online calendar, call us at 201-768-8714 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.