UNION, NJ - Union Public Library (UPL) has many exciting events and celebrations planned for adults this fall at both the Main Library (MN) and Vauxhall Branch (VH). 

September is Library Card Sign Up Month.  Whether you’re looking for a job, starting a small business, trying a new hobby, or pursuing a degree, Union Public Library offers the resources and programming you need.  Sign up for a library card in September and discover what the library has to offer.

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15.  Check out the programs celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture going on at the Main Library and Vauxhall Branch both this month and next.

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Voter Registration Day is September 25. Tables will be set up at both the Main Library and Vauxhall Branch that day, so be sure to stop by to register!

Union Public Library will be at the Farmer’s Market on September 12 between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

All programs are free and open to the public. The library is on the Summer Hours schedule through and including September 7. Both the Main Library & Vauxhall Branch Library will be closed on Saturdays until then. Both locations will be open on Fridays, 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS:

Tai Chi

Tai-Chi is a form of traditional Chinese mind/body exercise and meditation that improves balance, flexibility, muscle strength and overall health. Wear sneakers and comfortable attire. Registration required. Call 908-851-5451 to sign up.

Tues., 9/3/19, 12:30-1:30 pm, VH

Tuesdays@2 Movies    

No registration required. Call 908-851-5450 for title.

Tues., 9/3/19, 2-4:00pm MN

Gentle Chair Exercise for Adults

Gentle and relaxing exercise.  No experience necessary, no registration required.

Wed., 9/4/19, 10:15-11:15am, MN

Computer Basics Part #1: Keyboard & Mouse Basics

This hands-on class will cover tips and tricks for beginners learning the basics of the keyboard and mouse. Registration required; please call 908-851-5450 x3 to sign up. Sign up early! Class is restricted to 8 people. Computers provided.

Wed., 9/4/19, 1:15pm-2:15pm, VH

Friends Meeting

Make new friends and be a part of the Library!

Thurs., 9/5/17, 7:00-8:30pm, MN

Library Card Sign-Up Month Family Drop-In Craft Program

Fri., 9/6/19, 3-5pm, VH

Connect, Explore, Discover

Learn how to access UPL resources to learn a new language, watch your favorite movie, read a best seller or the latest magazine and so much more.  Please bring your mobile device and Union Public Library card.

Fri., 9/6/19, 3-4:00pm, MN

Medicare 101

Are you turning or over the age of 65?  This session will answer your questions about when and how to enroll in Medicare, gaps in Medicare parts “A” and “B”, available choices for supplementary coverage, and how to leave an employer group plan. Led by Marcia Myers, Farmer’s Insurance agent.

Mon., 9/9/19, 6:30-7:30pm, MN

Grandparents, Grandchildren & Games!

Grandparents are invited to bring their grandchildren to a special game night for grandparents and grandchildren! Registration required. Call 908-851-5451.

Mon., 9/9/19, 6:30-7:30pm, VH

Tai Chi

Tai-Chi is a form of traditional Chinese mind/body exercise and meditation that improves balance, flexibility, muscle strength and overall health. Wear sneakers and comfortable attire. Registration required. Call 908-851-5451 to sign up.

Tues., 9/10/19, 12:30-1:30pm, VH

Tuesdays@2 Movies    

No registration required. Call 908-851-5450x3 for title.

Tues., 9/10/19, 2-4:00pm, MN

Computer Basics Part #2: Windows Basics

This class is intended for individuals who are new to computing or want to brush up on their basic skills. Participants will be introduced to basic computer terminology and given a general introduction on the basics of Windows operating system. Registration required; call 908-851-5450 x3 to sign up. Sign up early! Class is restricted to 8 people. Computer provided.

Wed., 9/11/19, 1:15pm-2:15pm, VH

Union Farmers Market

Visit us at the Farmer’s Market!

Thurs., 9/12/19, 4-7:00pm

Writer's Support Group

Are you looking for feedback on the book you’re working on, trying to overcome writer’s block, or determine your personal writing style?  Join our group of writers whose mission is to encourage, support and promote authorship. No registration required.

Thurs., 9/12/1, 7-8pm, MN

Adult Essentials for Job Seekers: Resume Writing Workshop

Discover what tools to use to create or update your resume and cover letter, record your job search, networking, and, how to nail the interview.  Presented by Jeanine Simonson. Registration required. Call 908-851-5450 to sign up.

Sat, 9/14/19, 11:00am-1:00pm, VH

Connect, Explore, Discover

Learn how to access UPL resources to learn a new language, watch your favorite movie, read a best seller or the latest magazine and so much more.  Please bring your mobile device and Union Public Library card.

Sat., 9/14/19, 3-4:00pm., VH

Connect, Explore, Discover

Learn how to access UPL resources to learn a new language, watch your favorite movie, read a best seller or the latest magazine and so much more.  Please bring your mobile device and Union Public Library card.

Mon., 9/16/19, 7-8pm, MN

Latin Dance Class

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!  Join our Latin Dance Class with instructor Patricia Guerra-Frazie. Learn the Merengue and Bachata and the cultural history embedded in each dance. Registration required. Call 908-851-5451 to register (required).

Mon., 9/16/19, 7-8 pm, VH

Tai Chi

Tai-Chi is a form of traditional Chinese mind/body exercise and meditation that improves balance, flexibility, muscle strength and overall health. Wear sneakers and comfortable attire. Registration required. Call 908-851-5451 to sign up.

Tues., 9/17/19, 12:30-1:30 pm, VH

Tuesdays@2 Movies    

No registration required. Call 908-851-5450 for title.

Tues., 9/17/19, 2-4:00pm, MN

Leave 'Em in Stitches Knitting Group

Calling all beginning, intermediate, and advanced stitchers!  Bring your project(s) and get ready to knit and/or crochet!

Tues., 9/17/19, 7-8:00pm, MN

Gentle Chair Exercise for Adults

Gentle and relaxing exercise.  No experience necessary, no registration required.

Wed., 9/18/19, 10:15-11:15am, MN

Computer Basics Part #3: Internet Basics

If you are new to the web or are looking to improve your Internet skills, this Internet Basics class has you covered! Become Internet savvy on how to browse intelligently. Registration required; call to sign up: 908-851-5450 x.3. Sign up early! Class restricted to 8 people. Computers provided.

Wed., 9/18/19 1:15pm-2:15pm VH

Off the Shelf Book Discussion

The group will discuss “Empire Falls” by Richard Russo. All are welcome!

Thurs., 9/19/19, 7:00-8:30pm, MN

Spanish AARP Safe Driving Course

Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course. In this class (taught entirely in Spanish) you will learn: defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, and new traffic laws and rules of the road. There are no tests to pass. You simply sign up and learn. Upon completion you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance. The course is $10 (payable to AARP on the day of the class by cash or check). Space is extremely limited. Registration required: call 908-851-5450 to save your spot.

Sat., 9/21/19, 9:30 am-3:30 pm, MN

Connect, Explore, Discover

Learn how to access UPL resources to learn a new language, watch your favorite movie, read a best seller or the latest magazine and so much more.  Please bring your mobile device and Union Public Library card.

Mon., 9/23/19,1:30-2:30pm, VH

Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group

Enjoy good conversation and new friends.  This month the group will discuss Double Cross by James Patterson and pick the book for October. All are welcome!

Mon., 9/23/19, 6-8:00pm, VH

Mobile Aging Kiosk(ASK)

Union County’s mobile Aging Service Kiosk (ASK) provides a convenient, friendly way to find out about services for the aging, and for their families and caregivers. Staffed by the Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection of the Union County Department of Human Services.

Tues., 9/24/19, 11:30am-1:30pm, MN

Tai Chi

Tai-Chi is a form of traditional Chinese mind/body exercise and meditation that uses slow sets of body movements and controlled breathing. Tai-Chi improves balance, flexibility, muscle strength and overall health. Wear sneakers and comfortable attire. Registration required. Call 908-851-5451 to sign up.

Tues., 9/24/19, 12:30-1:30 pm, VH

Tuesdays@2 Movies

No registration required. Call 908-851-5450 for title.

Tues., 9/24/19, 2-4pm, MN

National Voter Registration Day

Representatives from the Union County Board of Elections, the League of Women Voters Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit and NCJW-Essex County will answer your questions and help you register to vote.

Tues., 9/24/19, All day. MN

National Voter Registration Day

Representatives from the Union County Board of Elections, the League of Women Voters Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit and NCJW-Essex County will answer your questions and help you register to vote.

Tues., 9/24/19, All day. VH

Tuesdays@2 Movies    

No registration required. Call 908-851-5450x3 for title.

Tues., 9/24/19, 2-4:00pm, MN

Library Board Meeting

Tue., 9/24/19, 6:30- 8:00pm, MN

Connect, Explore, Discover

Learn how to access UPL resources to learn a new language, watch your favorite movie, read a best seller or the latest magazine and so much more.  Please bring your mobile device and Union Public Library card.

Wed., 9/25/19, 3-4:00pm, MN

International Film  

No registration required. Call 908-851-5450 for title.

Thurs., 9/26/19, 2-4:00pm, MN

Women Entrepreneur Information Session

This workshop will be presented by the Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corporation.  Learn about the resources available to women entrepreneurs and share your biggest business challenge with the group. Registration required, visit Vauxhall Library or call (908)851-5451 to reserve your seat.

Thurs., 9/26/19, 12-1 pm, VH

Welcome Fall Festival in Union Town Center

Be sure to visit us at this fun-filled event!

Sat., 9/28/1912:00am- 6:00pm

Adult Dinner and Movie Night

Bring your dinner and watch a movie -- we will supply the popcorn! Call 908-851-5451 for title.

Mon., 9/30/19,6:30-8:15pm, VH

Hispanic Food Celebration

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month by taking a tour of Latin cuisine!  Dava Latin Fusion will be visiting the library with a selection of delicious treats.

Mon., 9/30/19, 7-8:00pm, MN