Upcoming Adult Programs

Chester Library Adult Programs

September 2019

Register for all programs at chesterlib.org or call 908-879-7612

Programs are funded by the Friends of the Chester Library.


Senior Lunch and Learn on Monday, Sept. 9 at 12 pm

Monthly program on health and wellness for Senior Citizens. A complimentary lunch is served. This month’s topic is “Health Meets Food” presented by Catherine Segal. Co-sponsored by the Senior Resource Center.

Weekly Yoga on Wednesdays at 9:30 am begins Sept. 11

Classic Hatha Yoga is a gentle style of Yoga. It is well suited for everyone including the newcomer and those who want to continue focusing on the fundamentals of the basic Yoga poses and correct breathing. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel.

“New Jersey Architecture: Five Centuries in One Hour” on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 pm

This fast and fun lecture features highlights of five centuries of buildings in New Jersey. Learn about the wide variety of architectural styles, materials, and techniques that characterize different eras as found throughout New Jersey.  Our presenter Janet W. Foster is an architectural historian and historic preservation consultant with over 30 years of experience with New Jersey’s buildings. She is a noted teacher and lecturer on historic architecture and has published numerous articles and books. This program is sponsored by Turpin Real Estate.

Introduction to the World of Blogging on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 pm

Blogging is an exciting and dynamic way of connecting with others. Join us for an introduction to the world of blogging! We will explore the variety of blogs and how you can start your very own. You will learn about free blog hosting and how to follow and get followers. You can also discover blogs that are of interest to you and learn more about exciting topics like travel, crafting, technology, cooking and more!

CPR Training on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 pm

Led by Instructor Crissy Champi of the Chester First Aid Squad, this short course prepares anyone to be a life-saver.  Registration is required and limited to 15 people.  The class is free for those who just want to come and learn.  Certification cards for those that require one for work are $19 per card and books are $2.50. Payment is due at the session.

Equity Research for the Individual Investor on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 pm

Whether you are looking to do your own stock analysis or prefer the advice of a seasoned veteran, understanding equity research can help make you a wiser investor. Gary C. Ribe, CFA, CFP® and Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer of Accretive Wealth Partners will discuss the basics of equity research from the search strategy (where and how to look for ideas) to the analysis (what to look for). He’ll then then share some thoughts on how to make an initial decision and the more difficult task of making a subsequent decision after an investment has already been made. The goal of the presentation is to help you improve your investment process, regardless of whether you are a growth, value, or income-oriented investor.

Bunco on Thursday, September 26 at 7 pm

Join us for our first game of the season! Bunco is an easy-to-play game of dice for adults – and a good excuse to get together and have fun! You do not have to know how to play to attend the event. Come alone or with your Bunco buddies.

The Brass Fedora Trio on Friday, Sept. 27 at 2 pm

The Chester Library welcomes back vocalist Christine DeLoan with her ukulele and two of her very talented friends on trombone and upright bass. The “Brass Fedora Trio” will perform a wide variety of favorite and familiar Jazz Standards like 1902’s “Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home,” 1977’s “New York New York” and a whole lot of favorites in between.


Ongoing Groups and Programs

One-on-One Technical Help on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 1 pm

Beginning personal technical assistance on your device or computer. Contact Mary Murphy at 879-7612 for an appointment.

Knitting Group on Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Bring your own project and enjoy knitting with others in this informal group. Please call Mary Murphy at 879-7612 if you are interested to confirm time and room location.

Director’s Book Review Group on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 10 am

Monthly meeting to review pre-publication books.

Quilting Group on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 am

Bring your own project and enjoy quilting with others in this informal group. Please note that you must know how to quilt to join. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Please call Mary Murphy at 879-7612 if you are interested to confirm time and room location.

Morning Book Club on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 9:30 AM

Meet third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am. Contact Mary Murphy at 908-879-7612 to join.

Friday Afternoon at the Movies

“A Dog’s Journey” On Friday, September 6 at 1 pm.A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets. Rated PG. 1 hour 49 minutes.

“Rocketman” on Friday, Sept. 20 at 1 pm

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. Rated R.  2 hours.

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