Registration is open for many of the programs and events offered for adults at the New Providence Memorial Library this September.  Musical programs that do not require registration include a talk about the Beatles and an Oktoberfest concert by the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo.  For questions, please call (908) 665-9311 or email  The library is located at 377 Elkwood Avenue in New Providence.

Home Selling Prep/Staging Workshop

Saturday, September 7  
11 AM - 1 PM
Sue Adler of Keller Williams Realty will present a free home selling workshop - a must attend event for anyone thinking of selling. Concerned about a home inspection and unsure of what repairs, if any, you should make up front? Learn what you need to do to attract today’s buyer. Also covered: pricing strategy, local real estate market trends, the best time to sell, and tips from a professional home inspection negotiator and a professional stager.  Free. Registration encouraged. Email or register online at:

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The Beatles: the Beginning 

Sunday, September 15
3 PM - 4:30 PM
Paul Groom, a native of Liverpool, will describe the Beatles' rise from obscurity to international stardom in a multimedia presentation that includes Beatles audio.  Groom attended the same high school as Paul McCartney and George Harrison, and the same youth club and Sunday school as John Lennon. Admission is free. This program is made possible by the Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library.

Intermediate Excel

Thursday, September 19
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 
Take your Excel skills to the next level with this free 2 hour course from the Adult School.  Participants will need to bring their own laptop. Expand your knowledge of functions, learn how to manage data, and present information using charts and graphs. Exercises will include conditional formatting, autofill, linking data between worksheets, and functions including Vlookup, Concatenate, and If. Feel free to ask about topics you wish to learn about in Excel.

Register online at or e-mail This program is made possible by the Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library.

Surviving the Toxic Workplace: Author Event 

Thursday, September 26
7 PM - 8:30 PM
A lecture and book signing by Linnda Durré, Ph.D., author of Surviving the Toxic Workplace: Protect Yourself Against the Co-Workers, Bosses, and Work Environments That Poison Your Day (McGraw-Hill).  Dr. Durré is a business consultant and an expert witness for court cases. She has appeared on Oprah, 60 Minutes, GMA, the Today Show and O’Reilly.  Admission is free. To register, email or go to
Florian Schantz Jazz Combo 

Sunday, September 29
3 PM - 4 PM
An Oktoberfest concert performed by the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo. Admission is free. The first concert in the Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library's 2018 - 2019 concert series, this concert was made possible by a HEART Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.