UNION, NJ - From a Kwanzaa celebration, to the history of Christmas and a Hanukkah concert, December at the Union Public Library promises to be full of fun, history, health and food.

Broadway Deconstructed : “I’m the Greatest Star”

Tuesday, December 1 @ 4-5pm via Zoom

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Leading characters in musicals sing to tell us who they are and what they want to attain.  They embody the heart of the musical.  Zero Mostel, Barbara Streisand, Carol Channing are among the stars and divas we love. Join Sam and Candy as they show us clips and explain how some famous and not so famous Broadway shows were put together.  

Presented by Sam and Candy Caponegro.  Sam and Candy Caponegro have worked in all aspects of theater for over 30 years.  Through their lectures, they hope to keep the history of the Broadway and movie musical alive. To register go to www. uplnj.org

Virtual  Beginner Flow Yoga 

Thursdays, December 3,10, 17| 6:00 - 6:30 pm 

This class will lead you through the foundations of yoga postures, body awareness and alignment, relaxation of the mind and a connection with the breath. You will learn how to improve muscle strength, promote flexibility, and build your own yoga program specific for your mind and body. To register go to www. uplnj.org

Presented by Crystal Dodson, owner and C.E.O. of EnVizion Wellness, Inc.

Broadway Deconstructed: “Can’t Say No”

Tuesday, December 8 @ 4-5pm via Zoom

Presented by Sam and Candy Caponegro

Supporting characters entertain us.  In many Broadway musicals their main job is comedy relief.  “Master of the House”, “Bosom Buddies”, “Keep It Gay” are a few of the fun numbers we will show and discuss. Join Sam and Candy as they show us clips and explain how some famous and not so famous Broadway shows were put together.  Sam and Candy Caponegro have worked in all aspects of theater for over 30 years.  Through their lectures, they hope to keep the history of the Broadway and movie musical alive. To register go to www. uplnj.org

Meditation 

Thursdays, December 3, 10, 17  11:30am-12:30pm via Zoom

Presented by Bindu Bhatt.  Join Bindu for a virtual meditation session. No experience necessary.  To register go to www. uplnj.org

Recruiters: The Inside Information

Wed., Dec. 9 @ 1-2:00pm

Presented by Ed Han

Can employment agencies and recruiters help you in your job search? What they are looking for, and, when should you step away. Ed Han is the Recruiting Manager at Mercury Systems Inc. To register go to To register go to www. uplnj.org

History of Christmas Carols  

Thurs. Dec. 10 @ 4

Presented by The Museum of Early Crafts and Trades

Trace the evolution of Christmas Carols from pagan solstice songs to the wide range of carols played and performed around the wintertime holidays today. Participants are encouraged to sing along while exploring the specific histories of a number of popular songs. To register go to www. uplnj.org

Food, Diners, New Jersey and So Much More: A Conversation with Peter Genovese

Mon., Dec. 14 @ 11:00am

Peter Genovese, a food and features writer for nj.com and The Star-Ledger, eats, lives - even dreams - New Jersey. The author of Jersey Diners; The Great American Road Trip: US 1 Maine to Florida; The Food Lovers' Guide to New Jersey; New Jersey State of Mind, and seven other books, he has driven more than one million miles around the state in the past twenty years. Find out about the best NJ has to offer from the Captain of the Munchmobile! To register go to To register go to www. uplnj.org

Odessa Klezmer Band Hanukkah Concert 

Co-hosted with YM-YWHA Union County

Tuesday, December 15 from 2:00 – 3:00pm

Enjoy a live concert featuring the Odessa Klezmer Bandleader, Ed Goldberg who has performed at Carnegie Hall four times. The band received an award for their Best Klezmer Album “Who Stole the Kishka?!”  To register go to www. uplnj.org

Saturday, December 19, 2020 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm 

Celebrate Kwanzaa with dance, poetry and a very special guest speaker.  Join us! To register go to To register go to www. uplnj.org