Adult Events

The Library has returned to in-person programs.

Many of the Library’s programs and events returned to in-person! Check the detailed event listings for more information.

Many of our events require registration.  Registration opens for Mahwah cardholders four weeks before the date of the event.Those without a Mahwah Library card are welcome to register two weeks before the event.

View as:

June 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Wednesday June 1
Thursday June 2
Friday June 3
Saturday June 4
Sunday June 5
Monday June 6
Tuesday June 7
Wednesday June 8
Thursday June 9
Friday June 10
Saturday June 11
Sunday June 12
Monday June 13
Tuesday June 14
Wednesday June 15
Thursday June 16
Friday June 17
Saturday June 18
Sunday June 19
Monday June 20
Tuesday June 21
Wednesday June 22
Thursday June 23
Friday June 24
Saturday June 25
Sunday June 26
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Carnaby Street
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Carnaby Street takes their listeners on a musical experience of the 1960’s. Chris Roselle on guitar and Pete Bremy on bass guitar will also provide vocals featuring music from the British Invasion along with various American artists. Carnaby St. breathes new life into the songs that are fondly remembered as cornerstones for popular music’s favorite era. From The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Moody Blues, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Bee Gees, and The Hollies to Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, The Monkees, The Byrds, and the one-hit-wonders of the time. Carnaby Street is living proof that the music from the 1960’s is timeless and continues to appeal to people of all ages.

Monday June 27
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Creatively Yours Garden Gnome Ceramic Craft
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    The craft workshop series is back in the library with a cute Garden Gnome Ceramic Craft. The instructor is Sorin Lungu from Creatively Yours a ceramic painting and glass fusion studio in Ridgewood and Tenafly. All attendees at the hour and a half workshop will get hands on experience and create their own ceramic craft. This program is offered both in person and as a take away kit. There will be a $25.00 non refundable supply fee that must be paid at the time of registration. Registration is at the Check Out Desk. Registration for Mahwah residents with a Mahwah Library card begins Friday May 27th. Non-Mahwah residents registration begins Friday June 10th . Take Away Kits can be picked up beginning Tuesday June 28th

Tuesday June 28
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday June 29
Thursday June 30
  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Thursday Movie Matinee House of Gucci
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel their legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately…murder. 2021 Rated R for language, some sexual content, and brief nudity and violence 2h38m No registration necessary.

  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Thursday Movie Matinee House of Gucci
    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel their legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately…murder. 2021 Rated R for language, some sexual content, and brief nudity and violence 2h38m No registration necessary.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal

July 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Friday July 1
Saturday July 2
Sunday July 3
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Richard Reiter Swing Band
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    The Richard Reiter Swing Band, New Jersey’s most popular swing combo, performs exciting standards from the swing era, highlighting America’s greatest composers, including Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, and Ellington. The group features Reiter on saxophone, clarinet and flute, plus vocalist Tricia Slafta, accompanied by keyboard, bass and drums. Repertoire includes: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Sing Sing Sing, and many jump swing tunes (early Rock ‘n Roll) including Jump Jive n’ Wail, Kansas City and Choo Choo Ch’Boogie. Richard Reiter, an Emmy Award winning composer, has performed as guest jazz saxophone soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, featured artist on PBS television, on-stage clarinet soloist in Bob Fosse’s Broadway musical Dancin’, and backup for such notables as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis and Nancy Wilson. Of Reiter’s group, Gil Perlroth wrote in the Westport (Connecticut) News: Focused around Richard Reiter’s soaring sax and Tricia Slafta’s beautiful voice, the Richard Reiter Swing Band has a great feel for this music…the audience cheered and gave them a standing ovation.

Monday July 4
Tuesday July 5
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday July 6
  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Founding Father: Thomas Jefferson with Tom DeStefano
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, was United States Minister to France, and the first Secretary of State under President George Washington. Elected the third President of the United States after a bitterly-fought campaign he organized the Louisiana Purchase and commissioned Lewis and Clark to explore the western territories. Join Tom DeStefano, teacher of History at Bergen Community College, as he explores this complex founding father.This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Registration is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar (Don’t forget to give us your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event. We will send everyone the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time. You can join us in person or on Zoom.

Thursday July 7
  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Thursday Movie Matinee Swan Song
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    A formerly flamboyant hairdresser takes a long walk across a small town to style a dead woman’s hair. 2021 Not rated. 1h 45min No registration necessary.

  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Thursday Movie Matinee Swan Song
    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    A formerly flamboyant hairdresser takes a long walk across a small town to style a dead woman’s hair. 2021 Not rated. 1h 45min No registration necessary.

  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Family Bingo Fun!
    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Families are welcome to join Denise & Rola, as we play several rounds of ocean themed bingo! There will be a lot of fun, and cool prizes too!

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
  • 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Henna Artist: Author Talk with Alka Joshi
    9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Join us for an evening with New York Times Best Selling author and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Alka Joshi as she discusses her bestselling books, The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur.

    Alka Joshi was born in India and immigrated to the US when she was nine years old, and published her debut novel, The Henna Artist, at the age of 62. The Henna Artist transports readers back to 1950s India and follows Lakshmi Shastri, a skilled henna artist, and herbalist. While working for Jaipur’s elite, Lakshmi hides an abusive marriage she ran away from 13 years ago. Unfortunately, her husband finds her and appears with a sister Lakshmi knew nothing about. Lakshmi’s well-thought-out future is severely disrupted.

    In this interview, Alka will share her inspirations for her work, how her mother’s life story has influenced her writing, and what it’s been like working on creating a Netflix series based on her books, and will answer questions from the audience.

Friday July 8
Saturday July 9
Sunday July 10
Monday July 11
  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm George Washington and Morristown, NJ… Perfect Together with Joel Farkas
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    It’s a beautiful day! Let’s take a walk. Let’s take a ride. Let’s “virtually” explore the Revolutionary War, Morristown, NJ, and the George Washington connection. You’ve always meant to visit Morristown well now you can virtually and then in person. This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar (Don’t forget to give us your email address). Registration will close at 3PM on the day of the event. We will send everyone the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time. You can join us in person or on Zoom.

Tuesday July 12
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday July 13
Thursday July 14
  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Thursday Movie Matinee Belfast
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    A young boy and his working-class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s. 2021

    PG-13 1h38m No registration necessary.

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity - Author Talk with David Allen
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Join us as we sit down in conversation with New York Times Best Selling author David Allen, one of the world’s most influential thinkers on personal productivity. David’s thirty-five years of experience as a management consultant and executive coach has earned him worldwide and Forbes’ recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the U.S. His New York Times bestselling book, “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity,” has sold millions of copies and has been published in thirty languages, and the “GTD” methodology it describes has become a global phenomenon, being taught by training companies in more than ninety countries.

    David Allen’s GTD Methodology has shown millions how to transform a fast-paced, overwhelming, overcommitted life into one that is balanced, integrated, relaxed, and has more successful outcomes. GTD’s broad appeal is based on the fact that it applies from the boardroom to the living room to the classroom. It is hailed as “life-changing” by students, busy parents, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives.

  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Thursday Movie Matinee Belfast
    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    A young boy and his working-class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s. 2021

    PG-13 1h38m No registration necessary.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Friday July 15
Saturday July 16
Sunday July 17
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Ragtime with VFS Jazz
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Celebrate the ragtime era with the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo. This lively and entertaining program covers ragtime music from the late 1890’s up through WWI era, mixed with some other popular music of turn of the century period. The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo specializes in thematic historical musical programs with informational narrative and will talk about the music, composers, musicians, instruments and techniques of the Ragtime era. The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo was formed in 2012 by thennine-year-old Florian Schantz. Now 19 years old, Florian and his band have delighted audiences in hundreds of venues across NJ, NY, CT, PA and Germany.

Monday July 18
Tuesday July 19
  • All Day Adult DIY Craft: Woven Bowl
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant Cancelled
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday July 20
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Jersey Shore with Mario Medici
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    The Jersey Shore has a great deal more to offer than soft sand, sun, and surf. Take the “plunge” and travel along with Mario Medici from Sandy Hook to Cape May and you’ll discover an array of fascinating towns and history to go with them. Lighthouses, beaches, forts, historic buildings, shipwrecks, among the discoveries, so be sure to bring your note pads, as you may wish to write down some interesting factoids. This Jersey Shore presentation is “Shore to Please.”This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar (Don’t forget to give us your email address). Registration will close at 3PM on the day of the event. We will send everyone the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time. You can join us in person or on Zoom. We look forward to seeing people in person also.

Thursday July 21
Friday July 22
Saturday July 23
Sunday July 24
Monday July 25
Tuesday July 26
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday July 27
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Creatively Yours Toucan Ceramic Craft
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    The craft workshop series is back in the library with a Toucan Ceramic Craft. The instructor is Sorin Lungu from Creatively Yours a ceramic painting and glass fusion studio in Ridgewood and Tenafly. All attendees at the hour and a half workshop will get hands on experience and create their own ceramic craft. This program is offered both in person and as a take away kit. There will be a $25.00 non refundable supply fee that must be paid at the time of registration. Registration is at the Check Out Desk. Registration for Mahwah residents with a Mahwah Library card begins June 29th. Non-Mahwah residents registration begins July 13th. Take Away Kits can be picked up beginning July 28th.

Thursday July 28
Friday July 29
Saturday July 30
Sunday July 31
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Classic Rock and Roll with the Kootz
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Call them a Rockn’ Roll Band with Fiber. Welcome thispopular group of North-NJ guys as they perform classic rock and roll of the 1960’sand 1970’s. Enjoy the music of theBeatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Steve Winwood, Bob Dylan, the Byrds,Rolling Stones, and Creedance Clearwater Revival.Registration is required, priority given to Mahwah residents with a Mahwah Library card. Mahwah residents may register starting 4 weeks prior to the event; non-Mahwah residents may register starting 2 weeks prior to the event.

August 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Monday August 1
Tuesday August 2
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant Cancelled
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday August 3
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Author Talk With Historian and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Dr. Marcia Chatelain
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Join us in conversation with Dr. Marcia Chatelain as she discusses her Pulitzer prize-winning book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.

    Dr. Marcia Chatelain set out to answer the question of how fast-food restaurants so thoroughly saturate black neighborhoods. McDonald’s has often been blamed for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes among black Americans. In Franchise, Chatelain uncovers a surprising history of cooperation among fast-food companies, black capitalists, and civil rights leaders, who–in the troubled years after King’s assassination–believed they found an economic answer to the problem of racial inequality.

Thursday August 4
Friday August 5
Saturday August 6
Sunday August 7
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Spero Plays Nyro and Joni
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    In this heartfelt and moving tribute to Laura Nyro, one of the greatest and most covered songwriters of the 20th century, Christine and Elliot Spero take the listener on an unforgettable journey through some of Laura’s most memorable songs like “And When I Die, Eli’s Coming, Stoned Soul Picnic and Wedding Bell Blues. Let them also take you on a sojourn of some of the music of Joni Mitchell, anequally important and influential recording artist of the late20th century.Withsongs like“Both Sides Now”, Big Yellow Taxi, “The Circle Game” and Help Me.Joni said of Laura,I’m sick of being lumped in with the women. Laura Nyro you can lump me in with, because Laura exerted an influence on me. I looked to her and took some direction from her. On account of her I started playing piano again.

Monday August 8
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm A Visit to Maine with Mario Medici
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    If you have never been to the Maine coast, or if it has been some time since you have traveled there, you will want to see this presentation. Mario Medici, lecturer and amateur photographer, will take you on a photo journey to the beautiful coast of Maine (with an estimated 5,000 miles of coastline – more than California!) making several stops along the way including Kennebunkport, Camden, Rockland, and ending in historic and beautiful Bar Harbor with a visit to Acadia National Park (2nd most visited park in USA). Along the way, you will visit quaint shops, climb tall mountains to marvel at the scenic views, and many other interesting sights along the way. With a few exceptions, all the photos in this presentation were taken by Mario on his visit to Maine. Slideshow will be accompanied by his expert commentary. This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar (Don’t forget to give us your email address). Registration will close at 3PM on the day of the event. We will send everyone the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time. You can join us in person or on Zoom.

Tuesday August 9
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
  • 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Long Bright River: Author Talk with Liz Moore
    9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Join us for an evening with New York Times Bestselling author Liz Moore as she discusses her international bestseller, Long Bright River, and her other works.

    The novel takes place in Philadelphia, where Moore has lived for a decade. She traces the story of two sisters estranged from each other but bonded by their choices. Mickey is a cop, and Kacey lives on the streets in the vice of addiction. When Kacey disappears, Mickey panics over her sister’s safety—obsessed with finding the culprit and her sister before it’s too late.

    Drawing on deeply personal volunteer work, Liz Moore spins a story that is both graphically honest and dignified. Long Bright River puts a very human face on the effect that addiction can have on generations of families and communities.

Wednesday August 10
Thursday August 11
Friday August 12
Saturday August 13
Sunday August 14
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Hot August Night: Neil Diamond Tribute
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    It isn’t night but it is August! Join us for a tribute to Neil Diamond with Tommy Lynn. Singer Tommy Lynn replicatesNeil Diamond’s career from start to today. There are other tributes toNeil Diamond, but nothing compares. Tommy Lynn is like a breath of fresh air bringing the sound and costumes of a Neil Diamond experience.

Monday August 15
  • 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm Blood Drive
    1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    You’re Somebody’s Type O- O+ A- A+ B- B+ AB- AB+

    Donate blood! People can’t live without it!Did you know there is no substitute for human blood and each donation can help save up to three lives?

    2 seconds: How often someone needs blood

    56 days: How often you can donate blood

    45 minutes to 1 hour: How long it usually takes to donate blood

    Saving a life is priceless! Please give blood!

    Please bring phot ID or your NYBC donor card. Eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating.

    Appointments encouraged at

    https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/304398

    or by text: (917) 699-9073.Walk-ins welcome! Snacks for all donors! Masks recommended!

Tuesday August 16
  • All Day Adult DIY Craft: Painted Feather Art Tile
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday August 17
Thursday August 18
Friday August 19
  • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Movie Under the Stars - Moana
    8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Join us as we close out our 2022 Summer Reading Challenge with a special outdoor showing of the Disney favorite, Moana.

    The film will be presented in the Library parking lot, so feel free to bring a beach blanket or chair, and relax.

Saturday August 20
Sunday August 21
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Tribute to Harry Belafonte
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    For many years Neil Dankman has performed successfully throughout the metropolitan area with a variety of different shows. Neil will perform such classic calypso songs as ‘Jamaica Farewell’, ‘Island In The Sun’, ‘Matilda’, ‘Man Smart, Woman Smarter’, ‘Jump In The Line’, ‘Day-O’ and many others. Throughout the show the audience laughs and sings along with Neil. It’s an enjoyable show for all.

Monday August 22
  • 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Beauty in Breaking: Author Talk with Michele Harper
    9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Michele Harper is a female African American emergency room physician in an overwhelmingly male and white profession. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia when he told her he couldn’t move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper, began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman.

    As Harper learned to become an effective ER physician in the ensuing years, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she understood that each of us is broken—physically and emotionally. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process.

    This author talk with Michele Harper will cover many of the lessons she’s learned on her inspiring personal journey and the success of her New York Times bestselling memoir, The Beauty in Breaking.

Tuesday August 23
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday August 24
Thursday August 25
  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Thursday Movie Matinee No Man of God
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    The complicated relationship that formed between the FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier and serial killer Bundy during Bundy’s final years on death row. 2021 Not rated. 1h 40min No registration necessary.

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact - Author Talk with Liz Wiseman
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Join us as we sit down in conversation with Liz Wiseman, New York Times Best Selling author, researcher, and executive adviser. Liz will talk about her latest book, Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact, and her other work.

    In Impact Players, Liz asks the question, why do some people break through and make an impact while others get stuck going through the motions? In every organization, impact players are indispensable colleagues who can be counted on in critical situations and consistently receive high-profile assignments and new opportunities. Managers know who these top players are, understand their worth, and want more of them on their team, whether on center stage or behind the scenes.

    Wiseman reveals the secrets of these stellar professionals who play the game at a higher level. Drawing on insights from leaders at top companies, Wiseman explains what the most influential players are doing differently, how small and seemingly insignificant differences in how we think and act can make an enormous impact, and why– with a little coaching–this mindset is available to everyone who wants to contribute at their highest level and do more meaningful work.

  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Thursday Movie Matinee No Man of God
    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    The complicated relationship that formed between the FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier and serial killer Bundy during Bundy’s final years on death row. 2021 Not rated. 1h 40min No registration necessary.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Friday August 26
Saturday August 27
Sunday August 28
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Summer Reading Movie Jaws
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Classic Summer Blockbuster. When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community off Long Island, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down. Director: Steven Spielberg. Writer: Peter Benchley Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss 1975 PG 2h4m No registration is necessary.

Monday August 29
Tuesday August 30
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant Cancelled
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday August 31

September 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Thursday September 1
Friday September 2
Saturday September 3
Sunday September 4
Monday September 5
Tuesday September 6
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Lowell Mill Girls: Organized Labor and the First Strikes in America with Rick Feingold
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    They were fed up and wouldn’t take the factory working conditions anymore so the Lowell mill workers went on strike in 1834. The textile industry was the first to become mechanized and working condition were harsh. Young women recruited off the farms worked 70 hours and six days a week. When wages were cut the workers walked out. Join us as we learn about the Luddites — the machine-breakers who rejected the regimentation of the factory system and the working conditions of the early industrial era. Rick Feingold teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar to receive the Zoom Link (Don’t forget to give us your email address).

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday September 7
Thursday September 8
Friday September 9
Saturday September 10
Sunday September 11
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Skyliner Big Band
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Enjoy the sounds of big band swing with the sixteen member Skyliner Big Band. Originally founded by John Micalizio in 1952, The Skyliners have continued to perform at numerous venues in the metropolitan area under the direction of Joe Andreoli, Bill Garbinsky and most recently, Bill Miranda. The Skyliner Big Band is currently under the musical direction of Tom Keegan. The Skyliners are happy to return to the Mahwah Public Library.

Monday September 12
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Paul Semendinger The Least Among Them
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    The baseball post-season is upon us, and to celebrate, we join author Dr. Paul Semendinger for his discussion on his new book,“The Least Among Them”. Learn about the lesser-known Yankees players, those who only played a single major league game – providing some truly unique stories and perspectives. We’ve all heard of Ruth, Mantle, Maris, and DiMaggio but now you can meet some of their lesser known teammates. This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar to receive the Zoom Link (Don’t forget to give us your email address).

Tuesday September 13
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday September 14
Thursday September 15
Friday September 16
Saturday September 17
Sunday September 18
Monday September 19
  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Genealogy: Finding Records with Eric Migdal
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Finding records to aid in your research using the census, birth, death, marriage records. Also how to use Heritagequest, Family Search, Newspapers.com, Ancestry, and more.Eric Migdal is the owner ofIt’s All Relative – Family History Research and Genealogy.This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar to receive the Zoom Link (Don’t forget to give us your email address).

Tuesday September 20
  • All Day Adult DIY Craft: Photo Coaster
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Author Talk with Simon Winchester
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Join us for a conversation with prolific British-American writer, journalist, and consummate adventurer Simon Winchester. This author talk will cover many aspects of his work across myriad fields of history, technology, and geology as well as the author’s personal expeditions, including his path to becoming the acclaimed best selling author he is today. A master storyteller, Winchester’s narrative is like a journey through time. His keen intellect and ability to precisely and expertly weave everyday life into historical examination leaves his readers feeling awestruck at the world surrounding them.

    Winchester is a New York Times Bestselling author with an omnibus of more than 30 titles, including The Professor and the Madman, Pacific, The Perfectionists, and most recently, Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World. Beginning his writing career in journalism, Winchester has found renowned success in the world of non-fiction and now works almost exclusively as an author.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    The Mahwah Public Library Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting.

    Library Board meetings are open to the public.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    The world is a hectic place (even more so now), meditation has been known to reduce stress, relieve pain, and recharge mind and body. Many people are enjoying the benefits of meditation: companies like Google, Proctor and Gamble, Target, General Mills, organizations like the United States Marine Corp, the Chicago Bulls (under Coach Phil Jackson), some public schools, and even a U.S. Congressman. Leena Unnikrishnan and Nirmal Mukhi have over 20 years experience practicing Sahaja Meditation. No registration is necessary.

Wednesday September 21
  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm The History of Area Canals (PA, NY, and NJ) with Mario Medici
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Historically canals were of immense importance to commerce and the development, growth and vitality of a civilization. Transportation routes built for commerce developed slowly in the northeast and it was not until after the American Revolution that some thought was given to building of local-area canals. This presentation will cover the history of area canals, e.g., Erie, Delaware and Lehigh (D&L), and Morris Canals, why they were built, how they affected the region, how they operated, and much more. Lecture will be supplemented with photos both historic and current as well as information where canals can be visited today.This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar to receive the Zoom Link (Don’t forget to give us your email address).

Thursday September 22
Friday September 23
Saturday September 24
Sunday September 25
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Viva Vallenato! Folkloric Music of Colombia
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    The Viva Vallenato Cumbia Band performs the electrifying folk music of Colombia, South America. The rhythms will make you dance! The accordion will sing to your soul! These happy songs contain the cultural memory of a people with roots in Africa, Native America and Europe. Learn the stories behind this unique music, and come dance the cumbia with Viva Vallenato!

Monday September 26
Tuesday September 27
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday September 28
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Salad: More Than Just Iceberg Lettuce
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    A good, healthy salad can be something other than iceberg lettuce. Join Amy Kanarek as she prepares a quick tasty salad and dressing using fresh ingredients.This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar (Don’t forget to give us your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event. We will send everyone the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time. You can join us in person or on Zoom.

Thursday September 29
  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Thursday Movie Matinee The Lost City
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Reclusive author Loretta Sage writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover model named Alan. While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta gets kidnapped. Determined to prove he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. 2022 PG-13 1h 52m No registration is necessary

  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Thursday Movie Matinee The Lost City
    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Reclusive author Loretta Sage writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover model named Alan. While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta gets kidnapped. Determined to prove he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. 2022 PG-13 1h 52m No registration is necessary

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
  • 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Trust: Author Talk with Hernan Diaz
    9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Join us for an evening with Pulitzer Prize finalist and PEN/Faulkner Award winner Hernan Diaz, author of In the Distance and Trust. Diaz holds a Ph.D. from NYU and edits, the Spanish-language journal Revista Hispánica Moderna, at Columbia University.

    Diaz’s new book, Trust, is set during the roar of the 1920s around the Wall Street tycoon Benjamin Rask and his wife, Helen. Together, they have risen to the top of the world of seemingly endless wealth–all as a decade of excess and speculation draws to an end. But at what cost have they acquired their immense fortune? This is the mystery at the center of Bonds, a successful 1937 novel that all of New York seems to have read. Yet there are other versions of this tale of privilege and deceit.

    Hernan Diaz’s Trust elegantly puts these competing narratives into conversation with one another—and in tension with the perspective of one woman bent on disentangling fact from fiction. The result is a novel that spans over a century and becomes more exhilarating with each new revelation.

Friday September 30

The Mahwah Public Library may take photographs and video during events and day-to-day activities inside and outside of the Library. These photos and videos may appear in the Library’s print publications and digital media including brochures, flyers, website and social media platforms. For more information, visit the Library’s Policies.