October for Adults

For the remainder of the year, all our programming will be held virtually via Zoom. Sign up for the Adult Events email list to be notified of new programs.

Events hosted via Zoom require you to download Zoom software to your computer or the app to your mobile device, links to all of which can be found here. Always register so we can send you instructions to join. If you need help setting up Zoom, email demacirc@bccls.org

The Art of Self Study – Thursdays from 11am to 12pm, starting October 8 – As we gather for this autumnal four-week yoga class series, we shall be part of a Shala; a home-based yoga practice wherein we are educating, nurturing, and re-energizing ourselves. A Shala that encourages inner peace through movement, meditation and awareness. Eat lightly, wear loose fitted clothing, and please have a yoga mat or blanket.

Stress & Anxiety Management – Tuesday, October 27 at 7pm – Join Dr. Jonathan D Friedman and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Jennifer Surak from Baker Street Behavioral Health for a discussion about stress and anxiety reduction/management for parents and families duirng the COVID pandemic. Additional topics will include back to school and how parents and children can adjust.

This Interactive presentation will provide the opportunity for discussion and Q&A. Parents and guardians are encouraged to ask questions!

Spicy & Healthy Halloween – October 28 at 7pm – Flavor your Halloween with sweet & spicy treats! Catch Coach Jyoti on Zoom where she will share how to prepare healthy, flavorful delights, from her kitchen to yours. Jyoti Nebhnani trained at the world-renowned nutrition school the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is board certified from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

Author Talk with Esther Wojcicki – Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm – Join us for a live author talk and Q&A! Esther Wojcicki is a leading American educator, journalist, and mother of three daughters, who have each become famously successful as the CEO of YouTube, the Founder and CEO of 23andMe, and a top medical researcher. She writes about her time-tested parenting and education strategies in her book How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results.

This even will also be streamed on Facebook Live, but if you want to be part of the conversation, register for the Zoom meeting. Space is limited!

Knitting Club – Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30pm – While the library is closed, meetings will be held via Zoom. Email demarestknitters@outlook.com to receive a link to join.
Note: There will be no meeting on Wednesday, October 7, as the Knitting Club has graciously cancelled their first meeting of the month to allow for the Author Talk with Esther Wojcicki

Adult Book Club – Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30pm – The Adult Book Club will be discussing The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante, available anytime on hoopla. To receive an invite, email julia.nock@closter.bccls.org. Out-of-towners welcome!

Next month the Adult Book Club will be discussing The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

ESL from Home – Are you interested in practicing English from home? Email orla.cassidy@demarest.bccls.org