UNION, NJ - Union Public Library (UPL) has many exciting events planned for adults at both the Main Library (MN) and Vauxhall Branch (VH).  There’s sure to be something for everyone. All programs are free and open to the public. Check us out!

In addition, Union Public Library, in partnership with The Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ, is offering free preparation classes for the US Citizenship Exam beginning on Sat., Jan. 11 and ending on Sat., March 14. These classes will help prospective citizens pass the civics test, which covers important U.S. history and government topics. Participants must bring their Green Card to class. Because the class is limited to 25 participants, reservation is required.  Call 908-851-5450 x3 to register. For more information, call Inna Kramers at 862-704-2283 or Lynn Sternstein at 862-704-2291.

Meditation

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Instructor Bindu Bhatt has practiced meditation for over three decades and looks forward to sharing her insights with you. No experience necessary, no reservations required.

Thurs., 1/2/20, 11:30am-12:30pm, MN

Friends of Union Public Library Meeting

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

Thurs., 1/2/20, ⋅7:00-8:30pm, MN

Les Malamut Gallery Opening Reception

Opening Reception for artist Joseph Patrick who presents an exhibit of marketplace photography. Exhibition on view from January 4-28, 2020.

Sat., 1/4/20, 12:30-2:30pm, MN

Connect Explore Discover: RBdigital 

With your UPL Library card, you can download audio and eBooks, magazines, comics, movies, TV shows and more. Learn how!  Please bring your mobile device and Union Public Library card. No reservation required.

Mon., 1/06/20, 1:30-2:30, VH

Adult Movie Night 

Watch a movie with friends. Please call 908-851-5451 for movie title. Reservations required, please call 908-851-5451.

Mon., 1/06/20, 6-8:00pm, VH  

Tues.@2 Movies (Adults)

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

Tues., 1/7/20, 2-4:00pm, MN

Evening Meditation

Instructor Bindu Bhatt has practiced meditation for over 3 decades and looks forward to sharing her insights with you. No experience necessary, no reservations required.

Thursday, 1/7/20, 7-8 pm, MN

Chair Exercise Class

Get nimble with our wonderful instructor, Natalia Belyakova, a former professional dancer who has performed all over the world. No experience is necessary, no reservations required.

Wed., 1/8/20, 11:15am-12:15pm, MN 

Meditation

Instructor Bindu Bhatt has practiced meditation for over 3 decades and looks forward to sharing her insights with you. No experience necessary, no reservations required.

Thurs., 1/9/20, 11:30am-12:30pm, 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 reservations required.

Thurs., 1/9/20, 7-8:00pm, MN

MGM Star Musicals (Movie Musicals Lecture #1) 

In this first installment of a series of lectures about the History of Movie Musicals, sponsored by the Friends of the Union Public Library and BCB Bank, scholars Sam and Candy Caponegro will speak about movie musicals produced by MGM Studios. Featured clips include stars such as Gene Kelly, Lucille Ball, Lena Horne, June Allison, Fred Astaire, and Judy Garland. Reservations required, please call 908-851-5450 x3. 

Sat., 1/11/20, 2-3:00pm, MN 

Developing a Successful Business Plan  

Learn how to develop a successful business plan by identifying what should and should not be included. Reservations required, please call 908-851-5451. Presented by SCORE.

Mon., 1/13/20, 1:15-3:15 pm, VH

First Time Home Buyers Program 

Find out about the real estate market in Union Township and the pros and cons of renting vs. buying. Reservations required, please call 908-851-5450 x3. Presented by Cynthia Chambers, Realtor & Sales Representative from Signature Realty NJ.

Mon., 1/13/20, 7-8:00pm, MN 

Tues. Movie @2 (Adults)

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

Tues., 1/14/20, 2-4:00pm, MN

Shoprite: Healthy Eating in the New Year

Join Shoprite Retail Dietitian Kelsey Pezzuti for tips on how to eat healthy in the New Year. Reservations required, please call 908-851-5450 x3.

Tues., 1/14/20, 4:30-5:30pm, MN 

Microsoft Office: Word Basics 

Learn how to create and edit a document with Microsoft Word. This class is for people who have little or no experience using the program. Limited to 8 participants. Reservations required, please call 908-851-5450 x3. Computers provided. Presented by UPL Staff.

Thursday, 1/16/20, 11am-12pm, VH 

Meditation

Instructor Bindu Bhatt has practiced meditation for over 3 decades and looks forward to sharing her insights with you. No experience necessary, no reservations required.

Thurs., 1/16/20, 11:30am-12:30pm, MN

Off the Shelf Book Group 

January’s pick is Educated by Tara Westover. New members are always welcome. Books are available at the Main Library. No reservations required.

Thurs, 1/16/20, 7-8:30pm, MN 

Tues. Movie @2 (Adults)

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

Tues., 1/21/20, 2-4:00pm, MN

Chair Exercise Class

Get nimble with our wonderful instructor, Natalia Belyakova, a former professional dancer who has performed all over the world. No experience is necessary, no reservations required.

Wed., 1/22/20, 11:15am-12:15pm, MN 

Microsoft Windows 10 Basics 

Learn the basics of the Windows 10 operating system. Limited to 8 participants. Reservations required, call 908-851-5450 x3. Computers provided. Presented by UPL Staff.

Thursday, 1/23/20, 11am-12pm, VH 

Meditation

Instructor Bindu Bhatt has practiced meditation for over 3 decades and looks forward to sharing her insights with you. No experience necessary, no reservations required.

Thurs., 1/23/20, 11:30am-12:30pm, MN

Thursdays@2 Movies(Adults) 

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

Thurs., 1/23/20, 2-4:00pm, MN  

AARP Safe Driving 

Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course. Learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, and new traffic laws and rules of the road. 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 day of class). Space is limited to 25 participants. Reservations required, please call 908-851-5450 x3.

Sat., 1/25/20, 9:30am-3:30pm, MN  

Improve Your Memory!

Take charge of your brain health. Participants will learn about practical, brain-boosting behaviors. Reservations required, please call 908-851-5451. Presented by AARP.

Sat., 1/25/20, 3-3:30pm, VH

Connect Explore Discover: Hoopla

Want to download Movies, TV, music, eBooks and more? Try Hoopla. Learn how to access UPL’s digital resources! Please bring your mobile device and Union Public Library card. No reservations required. Presented by UPL Staff

Mon., 1/27/20, 1:30pm, VH

Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group 

New members are always welcome. January’s pick is The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. Books are available at the Vauxhall Branch. Reservations required, please call 908-851-5451.

Mon, 1/27/20, 6-8:00pm, VH 

Google Drive and Google Apps 

Curious what all this talk of the cloud is about? Google Drive is a fantastic way to store files online in the cloud so that they can be accessed by any device and is fast, free, and easy to use.  Learn how to use its suite of free apps to type letters, make spreadsheets, put together a slide presentation, and more. Limited to 8 participants. Reservations required, please call 908-851-5450 x3. Computers provided. Presented by UPL Staff.

Mon., 1/27/20, 7-8:00pm, 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. 1/28/20, 11:30am-1:30pm, MN

Tues. Movie @2 (Adults)

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

Tues., 1/28/20, 2-4:00pm, MN 

Meditation

Instructor Bindu Bhatt has practiced meditation for over 3 decades and looks forward to sharing her insights with you. No experience necessary, no reservations required.

Thurs., 1/30/20, 11:30am-12:30pm, MN