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

Gentle Chair Exercise for Adults

All levels welcome.  Instructor Natalia Belyakova is a former professional dancer and has performed all over the world. She has taught children and adult dancers since 2003.

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Wednesday, May 1, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., MN Activities Room

Meditation

No experience necessary, no reservations needed.

Thursday, May 2, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., MN Activities Room

Shoprite: Healthy Cinco de Mayo Treats

Join in for a demonstration with Shoprite Dietitian Megan Hewitt and make a healthy Cinco de Mayo treat!

Thursday, May 2, 12:45 - 1:45 p.m., MN Activities Room

Friends of Union Public Library Meeting

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Main Branch Activities Room

Connect, Explore, Discover

Discover the Library’s free digital resources for downloading e-books, audiobooks, music, and more. Bring your mobile device and Union Library card.

Friday, May 3, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., MN Reference Area

AARP Smart Driver Course

Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course. Learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, new traffic laws and rules of the road. There are no tests to pass. Simply sign up and learn. Upon completion you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance. The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members/$20 for non-members (payable to AARP on the day of the class). Space is extremely limited. Registration required; please call 908-851-5450 to sign up.

Saturday, May 4, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., MN Activities Room

Jersey Job Club: LinkedIn

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about LinkedIn! Learn the basics of using LinkedIn including how to register, set up your account, build a profile, modify your privacy, search for jobs and build your network through groups. Registration required; please call 908-851-5451 to sign up.  Presented by Erica Bell.

Monday, May 6, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., VH

Who Is That At My Feeder?

Learn to identify the most common birds found in your backyard. Discover tips and tricks to help you distinguish New Jersey’s surprising diversity of birds. Presented by Pete Axelrod, Education & Community Outreach Coordinator for Wild Birds Unlimited.

Monday, May 6, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., MN Activities Room

Tuesdays@2 Movies        

Call 908-851-5450 for movie title.

Tuesday, May 7, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., MN Activities Room

Renting vs Ownership Workshop

You may be surprised to learn that with little to no money down and an imperfect credit score, you can actually become a homeowner. This workshop addresses generating equity, saving on taxes, increasing sustainability, getting pre-approved for a loan, making an offer, and much more. Presented by Sam Haber, Barbara Lewis and Jennie Preval-Abbott, Real Estate Agents for Keller Williams Realty; and Noelle Khalil, Mortgage Officer with GenNext Funding.

Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., MN Activities Room

Business Registration & Reporting Income

Want to start a business in NJ? Do you have questions about your existing business? NJ Division of Taxation will be onsite to answer them and review different business structures, how to register a business in New Jersey and report New Jersey business income, taxable products and services, collecting/filing sales tax, shipping products, and more. Registration required; please call 908-851-5140 to sign up.

Wednesday, May 8, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., VH Activities Room

Meditation

No experience necessary, no reservations needed.

Thursday, May 9, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., MN Activities Room

Finally Write and Publish Your Book!

Learn how to turn an idea into a work in progress; find time to write and overcome “writer’s block” and other common obstacles; prepare a finished manuscript for submission to agents or publishers; and consider various options for publication.  Presented by Tara Tomczyk, Editor-in-Chief of Blydyn Square Books

Thursday, May 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., MN Activities Room

Mother’s Day Movie

Call 908-851-5450 for movie title.

Saturday, May 11, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., MN Activities Room

Military Chat and Chew with Shoprite

Commemorate Military Appreciation Month with a Shoprite Dietitian as we honor those who have served and are currently serving.  This program includes: a conversation about the importance of healthy eating, a demonstration on how to make a quick healthy meal, and a hands-on basket style make-it-lunch (salad) to enjoy on the spot! Registration required; please call 908-851-5451 to sign up.

Monday, May13, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., VH

Connect, Explore, Discover

Discover our free digital resources for downloading e-books, audiobooks, music, and more. Please bring your mobile device and Union Library card.

Monday, May 13, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., MN

Adult DIY: Make and Take Natural Skin Care Products

Taking care of yourself is so important in these stressful times. The owner of Sun Sun Orgo will share her insights in using natural products to create skin care treatments and solutions. Program participants will make a natural scrub to take home with them. Registration required; please call 908-851-5451 to sign up.

Monday, May 13, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., VH

Tuesdays@2 Movies       

Call 908-851-5450 for movie title.

Tuesday, May 14, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., MN Activities Room

Gentle Chair Exercise for Adults

All levels welcome.  Instructor Natalia Belyakova is a former professional dancer and has performed all over the world. She has taught children and adult dancers since 2003.

Wednesday, May 15, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., MN Activities Room

Grow Your Business Using ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA, a data-driven digital resource for business and marketing research, can help you gain the competitive edge. This resource is free with your library card. Registration required; please call 908-851-5450 to sign up. Presented by Bill Loges.

Wednesday, May 15, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MN Activities Room

Meditation

No experience necessary, no reservations needed.

Thurday, May 16, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MN Activities Room

Off the Shelf Book Discussion Group

New members are always welcome to this monthly book group. This month we discuss “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President” by Candice Millard. Books are available at the Reference Desk.

Thursday, May 16, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., MN Activities Room

Connect, Explore, Discover

Discover our free digital resources for downloading e-books, audiobooks, music, and more. Please bring your mobile device and Union Library card.

Friday, May 17, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., MN

Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group

Readers discuss "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann. New members always welcome. Books available at Circulation at the VH Branch. Bring your dinner, dessert is provided.

Monday, May 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., VH

Tuesdays@2 Movies 

Call 908-851-5450 for movie title.

Tuesday, May 21, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., MN Activities Room

Leave ‘em in Stitches

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

Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., MN Activities Room

Meditation

No experience necessary, no reservations needed.

Thursday, May 23, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., MN Activities Room

International Film

Call 908-851-5450 for movie title.

Thursday, May 23, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., MN Activities Room

Connect, Explore, Discover

Discover our free digital resources for downloading e-books, audiobooks, music, and more. Please bring your mobile device and Union Library card.

Saturday, May 25, 10:00  - 11:00 a.m., VH

Jersey Job Club: Acing the Job Interview

Learn to master the job interview. This session provides an in-depth review of typical interview questions and answers, including the use of SOARS and other formats to develop your own answers to these questions. Presented by Deb Warner.

Saturday, May 25, ⋅10:00 - 11:30 a.m., MN Activities Room

Mobile Aging Kiosk

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

Tuesday, May 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., MN Reference Area

Tuesdays@2 Movies    

Call 908-851-5450 for movie title.

Tuesday, May 28, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., MN Activities Room

Meditation

No experience necessary, no reservations needed.

Thursday, May 30, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., MN Activities Room