Adult Programs

All programs are held via Zoom unless otherwise noted. Please register from our calendar. All in-person programs require a COVID-19 hold harmless waiver.

Download the form here.

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Virtual Knit and Crochet Club

Second and Fourth Friday of the month - 10am - 12pm

Bring a project to work on and chat with other members. New members of all skill levels are welcome! 

This program will be held via Zoom. Register to receive meeting link. 

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Virtual Chair Yoga 

Tuesdays at 11AM

This gentle form of yoga is specially designed for seniors and people with disabilities to help them strengthen, stretch and tone the body, and to connect body, mind and spirit. 

Everyone of all abilities and mobility is encouraged to attend these classes.

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College Funding Workshop via Zoom

Wednesday, May 12th at 7 PM

Learn how to send your kids to college without going broke! This workshop is designed to help families with children of any age figure out how to pay for college without jeopardizing retirement. Determine how to find the best college match for your children. Learn the “ins and outs” of the financial aid system and how to maximize what your student receives. Learn how to obtain discounts from colleges and universities even if you won’t qualify for “need-based” financial aid.

Presented by Jodi Bloom, Founder, Cornerstone College Solutions.

This program is open to everyone. Register online to receive Zoom link. 

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Outdoor Yoga

Sunday, May 16th, 3 - 5 PM

Join the River Vale Library and Fitness with Friends for an Outdoor Yoga program for adults!

This program will be held at Upper Grove Field across from the library. Please bring your own towel or a mat. Two sessions are available, one for Adults at 3 PM and one for Families at 4 PM.

Registration required and all participants must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement to attend the program.

River Vale residents receive priority. 

Rain Date: May 23rd 3pm-4pm

Presented by Fitness with Friends. 

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Virtual Painting for Adults - Bee Coaster

Thursday, May 20th at 10:30 AM

Celebrate World Bee Day by decorating your own bee inspired coaster!

Pick up supplies ahead of time and join Emily from the library to learn how to paint your own buzzy creation. The only thing you will need to supply is a small paintbrush. 

This program will be held via Zoom. Supplies are limited. Registration required. 

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Discovering Barnegat Bay: What's in a Name? Names from Nature

Friday, May 21st at 1PM

The cold, clear waters of Cedar Creek once provided raw material and power for two Pinelands industries at the uniquely named hamlet of Double Trouble. Utilizing colonial era survey maps, historic pictures and the “What’s in a Name? Names from Nature” section of the Discovering Barnegat Bay guide, we’ll see how names of waterways and land in Ocean County's Barnegat Bay Watershed give perspective to how settlers viewed or utilized the resources of this area.  

Presented by Andrew Anderson, Historian, Double Trouble Village State Historic Site.

This program is open to everyone. Register online to receive Zoom link. 

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Virtual Qigong

Tuesday, May 25th - June 15th at 11 AM

Our health and wellbeing should always be a top priority in our lives. Qigong is a science based exercise that works the body as a whole with movement, breathing practices, and mindfulness to improve our overall health. Please join us for these online qigong classes to support our immune system, calm our nervous system, and promote flexibility in our joints. We will be learning exercises to increase our lung capacity, tapping to stimulate our digestion, and simple meditations to clear the mind. This is a great way to learn something new from the safety of your own home.

This class is open to all ages and can be done from a chair or standing. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes to class.

Registration is required to receive Zoom link. All are welcome! You do not need to be a resident to register. 

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President US Grant on the Eve of a Second Term

Wednesday, May 26th at 7PM

We are happy to announce the return of Kenneth J. Serfass, Gunnery Sgt USMC, (retired) as President U.S. Grant. In this presentation, patrons will learn about U.S. Grant's time as President, beginning with a reading of the first inaugural address from 1869. 

When you sit down with US Grant, you will be encouraged to openly discuss the life lessons that formed the most successful general in our history, and a man who was admired in his own time even more than Abraham Lincoln.

This program is open to everyone. Register online to receive Zoom link.