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

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Mon., 3/2/20, 1:30-2:30pm, VH

Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Role in the Fight For Woman Suffrage

Enjoy re-enactor Carol Simon Levin dramatizes how women fought for generations for the right to vote and New Jersey’s overlooked role in for woman suffrage.  Simon Levin portrays Lillian Feickert, president of the NJ Woman Suffrage Association. Special attention is paid to advocate Dr. Florence Spearing Randolph, founder of the NJ Association of Colored Women’s Clubs. Registration required, call 908-851-5450 ext.3.  This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Mon., 3/2/20, 6:30pm-7:30pm, MN

Tues. Movie@2 (Adults)

Watch a movie with friends. Please call 908-851-5450 x3 for movie title. No reservations required.

Tues., 3/10/20, 2-4:00pm, MN

Friends Movie Night: Liberty Hall 360: Revolutionary Wedding

Join Emmanuel Vozos, Director of Digital Media Production at Kean University, for a short film 244 years in the making. The film, shot at Liberty Hall mansion, brings you to the wedding of future Founding Father John Jay to socialite Sarah Livingston. Viewers will feel like they were actually there! Q&A  follows at Dava Latin Fusion restaurant, 1020 Stuyvesant Ave. in Union Center. Registration is required by Feb. 26 and is limited to 50 people. Call 908-851-5450 ext.3.

Thurs., 3/5/20, 7:30-8:30pm, MN

Career Coaching (D. Warner)

Presented by Deb Warner

UPL’s career coach will meet with you one-on-one to develop a resume, create cover and thank you letters, complete job applications, explore job websites, and practice mock interview skills! No registration required.

Sat., 3/7/20, 9:00am-3:00pm, MN

Adult Dinner and a Movie

Bring your dinner and we will supply the popcorn. Registration required, call 908-851-5451.

Mon., 3/9/20, 6:30-8:35 pm, VH

Tues. Movie@2 (Adults)

Watch a movie with friends. Please call 908-851-5450 x3 for movie title. No reservations required.

Tues., 3/10/20, 2-4:00pm, MN

Shoprite Healthy Eating: March into Wellness

Join Shoprite Retail Dietitian Kelsey Pezzuti for tips on foods to keep you happy and healthy. Reservations required, please call 908-851-5450 x3.

Tues., 3/10/20 4:30pm-5:30pm MN

Play Readers’ Circle    

Fine-tune your audience skills or release your inner actor! Relax with friends and neighbors as we read play scripts aloud, and then discuss them with members of The Theater Project.  No experience required and you are welcome whether you choose to read or listen and then talk about the play. Presented by the Friends of Union Public Library and The Theater Project.

Tues., 3/10/20, 7-8:30pm, MN

Chair Exercise

Get nimble with our wonderful instructor, Natalia Belyakova, a former professional dancer that has performed all over the world. No registration required.

Wed., 3/11/20, 11:15am-12:15pm, MN

Career Coaching (D. Warner)

Presented by Deb Warner

UPL’s career coach will meet with you one-on-one to develop a resume, create cover and thank you letters, complete job applications, explore job websites, and practice mock interview skills! No registration required.

Wed., 3/11/20, 3:00pm-4:30pm, MN 

Women In Business: A Fireside Chat 

Presented by the Women's Center for Entrepreneurship

Come hear real life experiences from an established entrepreneur. Learn specifics about their journey to success and how it might help you. Registration required, call 908-851-5451.

Wed., 3/11/20, 6-7:00pm, VH

Career Coaching (D. Warner)

Presented by Deb Warner

UPL’s career coach will meet with you one-on-one to develop a resume, create cover and thank you letters, complete job applications, explore job websites, and practice mock interview skills! No registration required.

Thurs., 3/12/20, 3:00-9:00pm, MN

Spring Style Tips For All Occasions (DW)

Presented by Dress for Success Northern New Jersey

Spring is coming -- what should I wear?  Whether going to a job interview, business meeting or casual affair, we have tips for you. Registration required, call 908-851-5450 ext.3.

Thurs., 3/12/20, 9:00am-3:00pm, MN

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., 3/12/20, 7-8:00pm, MN

Career Resources Online: Google Job Search and Others! (A Grow with GOOGLE month program)

Presented by UPL Staff

Come learn how to find your dream job or next gig utilizing Google Job Search and other career resources online. Registration required, call 908-851-5450 ext.3.

Sat., 3/14/20, 3-4:00pm, VH

Cover Letter & Resume Basics (A Grow with GOOGLE month program)

Presented by UPL Staff

Learn to create a powerful cover letter and resume in this workshop for job seekers of all ages. Registration required, call 908-851-5451.

Mon., 3/16/20, 7-8:00pm, VH

St. Patrick’s Day Votive Craft for Adults

Learn to make decorative candle votives for St. Patrick’s Day! These candle holders are a great way to make a big impact on your holiday décor without breaking the bank. Space is limited to 10 participants, registration required, call 908-851-5450 ext.3. Presented by Kiana Kirby, UPL Staff Member.

Mon., 3/16/20, 6:30pm-7:30pm, MN

Tues. Movie@2 (Adults)

Watch a movie with friends. Please call 908-851-5450 x3 for movie title. No reservations required.

Tues., 3/17/20, 2-4:00pm, MN

Transcendental Meditation

If you’ve tried to meditate and found you couldn’t do it because your mind is too active or the technique was uncomfortable, Transcendental Meditation may be for you. Transcendental Meditation has proved to be effective for stress and anxiety, improve brain function and memory, is easy to practice, and works from the start. Presented by the Transcendental Meditation Center of Summit.

Thurs., 3/19/20, 11:30am-12:30pm, MN

Off the Shelf Book Discussion

Off The Shelf Book Group meets monthly to discuss a new book! New members are always welcome. Books are available at the Reference Desk at the Main Library. March’s pick is People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.

Thurs., 3/19/20, 7:00-8:30pm, MN

Career Coaching (D. Warner)

Presented by Deb Warner

UPL’s career coach will meet with you one-on-one to develop a resume, create cover and thank you letters, complete job applications, explore job websites, and practice mock interview skills! No registration required.

Sat., 3/21/20, 9:00am-12:00pm, VH

NJ Makers Day

  • DIY Home Repair

Presented by Dr. Fix-It (Doug Max)

Frustrated by that dripping faucet or a kitchen appliance that is just a little bit off? Dr. Fix-It will make a short presentation and then answer your individual questions. Registration required, call 908-851-5450 ext.3.

Sat., 3/21/20 11-11:45am, MN

  • DIY Simple Car Maintenance and Repairs

Presented by faculty from Lincoln Technical Institute of Union.

Sometimes you don’t need to go to a mechanic for minor car repairs. This short presentation will be followed by time for your questions. Registration required, call 908-851-5450 ext.3.

Sat., 3/21/20, 12pm-12:45pm, MN

Big Stars in Early Musicals with Sam and Candy Caponegro

Sponsored by the Friends of the Union Public Library and BCB Bank

Enjoy an entertaining and fun presentation on musicals from the 1920s.  Featured clips include performances by Mae West, Bing Crosby, and Busby Berkely.

Sat., 3/21/20, 2-3:00 pm, MN

Hilton Readers Book Discussion 

This group meets monthly to discuss a new book and new members are always welcome. Books are available at the Vauxhall Branch. March’s pick is The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. Registration required, call 908-851-5451.

Mon, 3/23/20, 6-8:00 pm, VH

Tues. Movie @2 (Adults)

Watch a movie with friends. Please call 908-851-5450 x3 for movie title. No reservations required.

Tues., 3/24/20, 2-4:00pm, MN

Chair Exercise

Get nimble with our wonderful instructor, Natalia Belyakova, a former professional dancer that has performed all over the world. No registration required.

Wed., 3/25/20, 11:15am-12:15pm, MN

Thursday. Movie@2 (Adults)

Watch a movie classic with friends. Please call 908-851-5450 x3 for movie title. No reservations required.

Thurs., 3/26/20, 2-4:00pm, MN

Millennial Book Club 

This new book club is for millennials or anyone who feels like a millennial at heart! At the first meeting, we will select a book to discuss at the next one. Reservations required, please call 908-851-5450 x3.
Thurs., 3/26/20, 7:00-8:45pm, MN

Armchair Art Tours: The Grandeur That Was Rome—in New Jersey

Meet the ancient Romans through the art of our region, including the Montclair Art Museum, the Newark Museum, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Presented by Mike Norris.  Registration required, call 908-851-5450 x.3.

Sat., 3/28/20, 2:00-3:00pm, MN

Woodworking Craft

Did you ever think about what you can do with a block of wood?  Come find out at this fun and easy crafts session. Registration required, call 908-851-5451.

Monday, 3/30/20, 6:30-8:00pm, VH.

Tues. Movie @2 (Adults)

Watch a movie with friends. Please call 908-851-5450 x3 for movie title. No reservations required.

Tues., 3/31/20, 2-4:00pm, MN

Mobile Aging Kiosk 

Union County’s mobile Aging Service Kiosk (ASK) provides residents, their families and caregivers with a convenient, friendly way to find out about services for the aging. Staffed by professionals with the Union County Department of Human Services Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection. No reservations required.

Tues. 3/31/20, 11:30am-1:30pm, MN