UNION, NJ - Union Public Library (UPL) has many events planned for adults at both the Main Library (MN) and Vauxhall Branch (VH).  All programs are free and open to the public.

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.

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Tues., 10/1, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., VH

Tuesdays@2 Movies    

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

Tues., 10/1, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., MN

Gentle Chair Exercise for Adults

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

Wed., 10/2, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., MN

Computer Basics Part #4: Email Basics

The topics in Email Basics will teach you the essentials of email, including proper email etiquette. Registration required; call 908-851-5450 x3 to sign up.  Sign up early! Class restricted to 8 people. Computers provided.

Wed., 10/2, 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., VH

The Art of Meditation

Relax, breathe and take time for yourself. Classes may include some gentle stretching exercises.

Thurs., 10/3, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MN

Introduction to Social Media Marketing

By the end of the workshop, you will learn how to select the best social media platform for your brand or business; develop a social media marketing strategy; identify your targeted audience; and plan, draft and execute a marketing campaign. Presented by Flisadam Pointer, Lecturer, Rutgers School of Communication and Information. Previous social media experience is not required. Although the workshop is free, registration is required. Call 908-851-5451 to sign-up.

Thurs., 10/3, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., VH

Friends of Union Public Library Meeting

Come learn what the Library is all about and take part in making it even better.

Thurs., 10/3, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., 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.

Fri., 10/4, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., MN

Adult Prize BINGO

Join us for fun, friends, and prizes and play a few games of BINGO. Registration required. Call 908-851-5451 to sign up.

Mon., 10/7, 1:30 p.m., VH

Misinformation: Untangling the World Wide Web

With so much information available online it’s hard to tell what is reputable and what is not. Learn how to search for trusted information and to evaluate its source -- a critical and important skill in the digital age. Registration required; please call 908-851-5450 x3 to sign up.

Mon., 10/7, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., 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., 10/8,12:30 - 1:30 p.m., VH

Tuesdays@2 Movies    

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

Tues., 10/8, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., MN

Shoprite: Fall Treats

Join Shoprite Retail Dietitian Kelsey Pezzuti for a demonstration on how to make healthy and delicious fall-themed snacks.

Tues., 10/8, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m, 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; call 908-851-5450 x3. Sign up early! Class restricted to 8 people. Computers provided.

Wed., 10/9, 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., VH

"Book Talk" with Native Vauxhall Author Mwatabu “Baba” Okantah

Native Vauxhall Author Mwatabu “Baba” Okantah, formerly known as Wilbur 'Smitty' Smith, Jr., will be reading from and discussing his most recent book Guerrilla Dread: Poetry for Hearts and Minds (2019). Registration requested, please call 908-851-5451 to sign up.

10/9, 7:00 p.m., VH

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.

Thurs., 10/10/, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., 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., 10/12, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., 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., 10/15, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., VH

Tuesdays@2 Movies    

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

Tues., 10/15, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 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., 10/15, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., MN

Gentle Chair Exercise for Adults

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

Wed., 10/16, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., 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. Sign up early! Registration restricted to 8 people. Computers provided.

Wed., 10/16, 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., VH

Business Registration & Reporting Business Income

Presented by the NJ Division of Taxation. Learn the nuts and bolts of starting a business in New Jersey including different business structures, registering a business, legal entity vs. individual structured business registration, and how to report your business income. Representatives will be on hand to answer all of your questions. Call 908-851-5450 ex.3 to register.

Thurs., 10/17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., VH

The Art of Meditation

Relax, breathe and take time for yourself. Classes may include some gentle stretching exercises.

Thurs., 10/17, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MN

Off the Shelf Book Discussion

Enjoy new friends and good conversation. This month the group reviews The Music Shop” by Rachel Joyce. All are welcome!

Thurs., 10/17, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., MN

AARP Safe Driver Class

Refresh your driving skills and knowledge of the rules of the road by taking the AARP Smart Driver™ classroom course.  Learn techniques for handling left turns, right-of-way and roundabouts. Discover proven driving methods to help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. Insurance discounts are possible. Call 908-851-5451 to register. $15 for AARP members $20 for non-members.

Sat., 10/19, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., VH

Finding Your Roots: Genealogy Research Using Ancestry.com & Heritage Quest

Interested in learning more about your family’s history? John Daquino, Head of Adult Services at Union Public Library, who will cover resources such as Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest that can help with genealogy research.  Class is free but registration is required. Call 908-851-5450 x3 to sign up.

Thurs., 10/19, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., 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., 10/21, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., MN

Finding Reliable Health & Medical Information Online

According to the Pew Research Center, roughly one in three American adults have gone online to figure out a medical condition. With over 1 billion websites at your disposal, it is sometimes hard to sort out reliable information from all the misinformation. Let Union Public Library staff show you how, including ways to prevent Cyberchondria. Registration required; call 908-851-5450 x3 to sign up.

Mon., 10/21, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., MN

Adult Dinner and Movie Night

Mon., 10/21, 6:30 – 8:15 p.m.

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., 10/22, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., VH

Tuesdays@2 Movies    

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

Tues., 10/22, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., 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 smartly.  Registration required; call 908-851-5450 x3. Sign up early! Class is restricted to 8 people. Computers provided.

Wed., 10/23, 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., VH

The Art of Meditation

Relax, breathe and take time for yourself. Classes may include some gentle stretching exercises.

Thurs., 10/24, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MN

International Film  

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

Thurs., 10/24, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., MN

Doctor Faustus

Presented by the Hudson Shakespeare Company - Doctor Faustus is at a loss as to what he must become a master of next and calls upon Mephistopheles, a servant of the devil, for his help.  Where will he travel to?  What will he learn?  And ultimately - what happens when his time is up? Presented in Victorian costuming.

Sat., 10/26, 2:00 - 3:40 p.m., 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., 10/28, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., VH

Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group

Enjoy new friends and good conversation. Welcome to all!

Mon., 10/ 28, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., VH

Preventing Our Elders from Abuse

This program, presented by the Union County Human Relations Commission and Jewish Family Service, will educate professional and lay community members, and older adults themselves, about preventing elder abuse. Pre-registration is requested, but not required. For more information, please call 908-889-9028.

Mon., 10/28, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., MN

Mobile Aging Kiosk

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., 10/29,11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 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. VH

Tues., 10/29, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., VH

Ready, Set, Write! Preparing for NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual, Internet-bas ed creative writing project in which participants attempt to write a novel during the month of November.  Aspiring authors should not miss this talk on how to find ideas for stories and prepare for the challenge of writing a 50,000-word manuscript between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30!

Tues., 10/29, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., MN

Computer Basics Part #4: Email Basics

The topics in Email Basics will teach you the essentials of email, including proper email etiquette.  Registration required; call 908-851-5450 x3. Sign up early! Class restricted to 8 people. Computers provided.

Wed., 10/30, 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., 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.

Wed., 10/30, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., MN

HESAA Financial Aid Information Sessions

HESAA presents a one-hour overview of the financial aid process and answers your questions about grants, scholarships, and loans offered by the State of New Jersey. Leave with an understanding on how to apply for federal and state financial aid.

Wed., 10/30, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., VH

The Art of Meditation

Relax, breathe and take time for yourself. Classes may include some gentle stretching exercises.

Thurs., 10/31, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MN

Union Public Library is located at 1980 Morris Avenue, with a Vauxhall Branch located at 123 Hilton Avenue, Vauxhall.  For more information, please contact the Main Library at (908) 851-5450 or visit our website at www.uplnj.org.