USR Library eNews January 2020
Adult Programs in January
Adult Programs are open to all BCCLS cardholders unless noted.
Beginner Canasta Classes
5 sessions on Mondays, Jan. 13th–Feb.10th @ 6:30–8:30 pm
Canasta is back and enjoying a renewed interest with people of all ages. Join instructor Andrea Hershan and learn this easy to understand yet challenging card game. No prior experience is needed. Limited to 16 players. In-person registration only, $10 fee for canasta booklet.
21 Ways to Turn Your Treasures ( and Junk ) into Cash!
Thursday, January 16th @ 7–8:30 pm
Have you accumulated a lot of “stuff” that you and your children just don’t want? Mike Ivankovich, an appraiser, home downsizing specialist, author and radio show host of “What’s It Worth Ask Mike the Appraiser”, will share his knowledge of turning your treasures into cash. Registration is required. Register
Best Practices for Smartphone Photography
Wednesday, January 22nd @ 7–8:30 pm
Love taking pictures? Learn how to use your smartphone to take great photos, the best apps to use, and how to better display them on Social Media. Steffen Kaplan is a former NY TIMES Photo Editor turned Social Media and Visual Consultant. Registration is required. Register
The Rhythm of Self-Care Drumming Circle
Tuesday, January 28th @ 7–8 pm
Come and explore a new/old way of having fun while reducing stress with instructor Kathy Newberg. Drumming is a wonderful way to take care of yourself as well as lessen feelings of burn-out and fatigue. Feel empowered! Drumming is also proven to boost the immune system. No musical experience is needed and instruments will be provided. Register
Backstories to "The Lore of Upper Saddle River"
Thursday, January 30th @ 1–2 pm
It’s been 25 years since "The Lore of Upper Saddle River" was published and a lot has happened since then. New stories and new photos have been discovered. Author Bill Yeomans will bring us back to times past with a slide presentation. Books will be available for purchase. Register
Tech Fridays
Reserve a 30 minute time slot
Do you know a local adult who is having trouble with their email? Or difficulty downloading to their laptop, iPad, Kindle or mobile device? High school students will be available for tech help on Fridays from 3:30–4:40 pm. Please call the library at 201-327-2583 or stop in to reserve a 30 minute time slot.
Adult Book Clubs
Register and pick up books at the circ. desk. Groups meet at the library unless noted.
Novels at Night Book Club
Wednesday, January 8th @ 7:30 pm
“A Woman of No Importance” by Sonia Purnell
Coffee Talk Book Club
Thursday, January 9th @ 10 am
“Those Who Knew”   by Idra Novey
Get Lit (erary) Book Club
Thursday, January 16th @ 7 pm at Houlihans Restaurant, Rt. 17, Ramsey, NJ
“The Silent Sister”   by Diane Chamberlain
Thursday Afternoon Movies @ 1 pm
Drop in, we'll provide the snacks!
January 9th "The Peanut Butter Falcon" ( new release)
After running away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler, a man who has Down syndrome befriends an outlaw who becomes his coach and ally.
January 23rd "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" ( new release)
A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.
Let's Play Scrabble!
Wednesdays, January 8th & 22nd @ 7 pm
Drop-in and join other Scrabble enthusiasts and pit your wits against fellow word lovers. This classic word game is a fun challenge for everyone, from beginners to masters, and a great way to meet other library patrons and make new friends.
Fitness Classes are Free to USR Cardholders
Fitness classes are free to USR cardholders. Registration at the circulation desk is required. There is a fee for out-of-town attendees.

Strength & Tone  
Mondays @ 9:30–10:30 am
Non-impact weight training that uses light weights and your own body weight for a total conditioning class. Instructor Tracey Zysman. Jan. 6th–Feb. 24th. no class 2/17

Gentle Yoga Stretch
Tuesdays @ 11 am–12 pm
Learn movements to improve flexibility, range of motion and balance with the goal of keeping healthy and active. Instructor Tracey Zysman. Jan. 7th–Feb. 25th.

Thursdays @ 10–11 am
Learn Qigong secrets to achieve wellness of body, mind and spirit for vitality, happiness and longevity. Instructor Shari Slavin, Certified Qigong Teacher. Jan. 16th–Feb. 27th. no class 2/13

Tai Chi Easy
Fridays @ 10–11 am
Tai Chi Easy is a carefully developed additive approach to learning Tai Chi, suitable for all ages and health conditions. Learn relaxation techniques and basic movements. Instructor Shari Slavin. Jan. 17th-Feb. 28th. no class 2/14
Help for Job Seekers at
We offer online access to professional career tutors and job search resources through Work one-on-one with professional career tutors for help with job searching, resume writing and interview prep. Drop off your resume 24/7 for an overnight review. In the Skills Center Library access resume, cover letter templates and samples.
Looking for a Friday night movie?
With Kanopy , USR Library patrons have access to more than 30,000 Films, for Free .
Popular Magazines with RBdigital
RBdigital™ offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from our library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download! Read these full digital copies of magazines on your computer, tablet or mobile device! rbdigital
Morningstar Investing Classroom
Sharpen your investing skills or pick up new ones
Whether you are a novice or an experienced investor,’s online, self-paced courses cover everything you need to know about investing, from the basics to advanced techniques. Choose from more than 100 courses on stocks, funds, and portfolio building. The courses are short, each course can be completed in about 10 minutes. Morningstar
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