Adult Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Madison Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
Limit by location: Limit by audience: 
The Beatles: From Li
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 7:00pm (Tuesdays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 7p.m.)
Madison Public Library and The Adult School are pleased to have speaker Vincent Bruno for a special lecture series on the Beatles, the legendary rock group that transformed opoular music and became one of themost popular bands of all times. This series of lectures will focus on: The Making of Sgt. Peppers, Magical Mystery Tour, White Album, Let it Be and Abbey Road. Vincent will also discuss the solo years of the band members. 

This is a series so please plan on attending all the lectures; not just one. You will just register once for all 5 sessions. 
Session dates: 5 Tuesdays, 7-9p.m., April 28-May 26 Sponsored by Madison Public Library and The Adult School.
Exploring Similar Dr
39 Keep Street
Saturday, May 2, 10:00am
Presented by Louis Barrella, opera aficionado, this program allows participants to experience the operatic and choreographic enhancement of dramatic scenes that tell a similar, if not same story.  In the process, one will gain an appreciation of the opera and ballet composer’s genius, as he/she adds the wonderful dimension of very appropriate music to the drama at hand. Film examples will include “Romeo and Juliet” by Zeffirelli, “Camille” starring Greta Garbo and “A Tale of Two Cities” with Ronald Coleman to coincide with Gounod’s Opera and Prokofiev’s Ballet, Verdi’s “La Traviata” and Giordani’s “Andrea Chenier”, among others.

Lou has been a dedicated Music Educator for over 40 years, specializing in Music and Opera Appreciation in schools and for many Cultural Organizations.  Most importantly, he has given workshops and organized student trips for the Education Department of the Metropolitan Opera for 35 years and continues to do so.  Sponsored by Opera at Florham and Madison Public Library.
DIY Beauty Workshop
39 Keep Street
Monday, May 4, 7p.m.
At this DIY beauty care demo workshop discover some ideas, tips and recipes to everyday beauty routine - allowing you to be your most natural you. Conventional beauty products often contain unnecessary chemicals, added ingredients and plastic containers, all of which may harm your health, cause water pollution and landfill waste. Be a more natural you and take care of the environment by incorporating these homemade recipes with enriching essential oils and easy to source basic ingredients. Join Olga Coman, a Madison mother of two, Wellness Advocate, educator, enthusiastic DIYer and speaker, for this interactive workshop. Do I hear Mother's Day gift??
Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, May 5, 10:30am
Come and play the exciting game of Mahjong! This is for people who are already familiar with how to play.  No registration required.
The Beatles: From Li
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, May 5, 7:00pm (Tuesdays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 7p.m.)
Madison Public Library and The Adult School are pleased to have speaker Vincent Bruno for a special lecture series on the Beatles, the legendary rock group that transformed opoular music and became one of themost popular bands of all times. This series of lectures will focus on: The Making of Sgt. Peppers, Magical Mystery Tour, White Album, Let it Be and Abbey Road. Vincent will also discuss the solo years of the band members. 

This is a series so please plan on attending all the lectures; not just one. You will just register once for all 5 sessions. 
Session dates: 5 Tuesdays, 7-9p.m., April 28-May 26 Sponsored by Madison Public Library and The Adult School.
39 Keep Street
Thursday, May 7, 1:30p.m.
Join us for the Madison Public Library Craft Club! We will meet the first Thursday of every month in the library alcove at 1:30. We will explore a different craft each month - book folding, string art, decoupage, painting and much more! Registration is required so that supply needs can be determined. There is NO fee for this program.
Pollinator Garden Se
39 Keep Street
Saturday, May 9, 10:00a.m.
Led by Joan Maccari, of the Madison Environmental Commission, join us as we tour some of the public native gardens in town. Joan will describe the value of the garden and relevant information about cultivating the plants seen. She will also identify the seed on the plants and explain how to collect, store and germinate them. What a unique way to learn more about pollinator gardens and how important they are to our eco-system.
All tours will start at the Madison Library in the Chase Room with a brief explanation given by Joan as well as directions to the garden on the agenda for that day. 
  Sponsored by Madison Environmental Commission .
Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, May 12, 10:30am
Come and play the exciting game of Mahjong! This is for people who are already familiar with how to play.  No registration required.
The Beatles: From Li
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, May 12, 7:00pm (Tuesdays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 7p.m.)
Madison Public Library and The Adult School are pleased to have speaker Vincent Bruno for a special lecture series on the Beatles, the legendary rock group that transformed opoular music and became one of themost popular bands of all times. This series of lectures will focus on: The Making of Sgt. Peppers, Magical Mystery Tour, White Album, Let it Be and Abbey Road. Vincent will also discuss the solo years of the band members. 

This is a series so please plan on attending all the lectures; not just one. You will just register once for all 5 sessions. 
Session dates: 5 Tuesdays, 7-9p.m., April 28-May 26 Sponsored by Madison Public Library and The Adult School.
Gardening In The Sha
39 Keep Street
Monday, May 18, 7:00pm
Got shade? Not a problem! Discover the potential of the shaded areas in your yard and create appealing, low maintenance gardens in the shade. This presentation offers ideas and information on planning, planting and maintaining beautiful gardens to lighten up those shady spots. Plant suggestions including trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers and annuals will be discussed and included in the handouts that will be provided. Presented by Diane Lattanzio, Rutgers Master Gardener
Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, May 19, 10:30am
Come and play the exciting game of Mahjong! This is for people who are already familiar with how to play.  No registration required.
The Beatles: From Li
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, May 19, 7:00pm (Tuesdays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 7p.m.)
Madison Public Library and The Adult School are pleased to have speaker Vincent Bruno for a special lecture series on the Beatles, the legendary rock group that transformed opoular music and became one of themost popular bands of all times. This series of lectures will focus on: The Making of Sgt. Peppers, Magical Mystery Tour, White Album, Let it Be and Abbey Road. Vincent will also discuss the solo years of the band members. 

This is a series so please plan on attending all the lectures; not just one. You will just register once for all 5 sessions. 
Session dates: 5 Tuesdays, 7-9p.m., April 28-May 26 Sponsored by Madison Public Library and The Adult School.
Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, May 26, 10:30am
Come and play the exciting game of Mahjong! This is for people who are already familiar with how to play.  No registration required.
The Beatles: From Li
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, May 26, 7:00pm (Tuesdays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 7p.m.)
Madison Public Library and The Adult School are pleased to have speaker Vincent Bruno for a special lecture series on the Beatles, the legendary rock group that transformed opoular music and became one of themost popular bands of all times. This series of lectures will focus on: The Making of Sgt. Peppers, Magical Mystery Tour, White Album, Let it Be and Abbey Road. Vincent will also discuss the solo years of the band members. 

This is a series so please plan on attending all the lectures; not just one. You will just register once for all 5 sessions. 
Session dates: 5 Tuesdays, 7-9p.m., April 28-May 26 Sponsored by Madison Public Library and The Adult School.
Madison Movie Club
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, May 27, 7p.m.
Judy starring Renee Zellwegger
Thirty years after starring in "The Wizard of Oz," beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.
Rated PG-13
1 hour, 58 min
Madison Movie Club
39 Keep Street
Thursday, May 28, 1p.m.
Judy starring Renee Zellwegger
Thirty years after starring in "The Wizard of Oz," beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.
Rated PG-13
1 hour, 58 min
Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Jun. 2, 10:30am
Come and play the exciting game of Mahjong! This is for people who are already familiar with how to play.  No registration required.
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Jun. 4, 1:30p.m.
Join us for the Madison Public Library Craft Club! We will meet the first Thursday of every month in the library alcove at 1:30. We will explore a different craft each month - book folding, string art, decoupage, painting and much more! Registration is required so that supply needs can be determined. There is NO fee for this program.
Madison Movie Club
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jun. 8, 1p.m.
Harriet starring Cynthia Erivo
From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told.
Rated PG-13
2 hours, 6 minutes
 
NJ Invasive Species
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jun. 8, 7p.m.
The Strike Team is most known for their work in eradicating invasive species for the protection and conservation of rare species, including plants and wildlife. Join us as we hear from Dr Michael Van Clef, Friend of Hopewell Valley Open Space Stewardship Director, and Director of the Invasive Species Strike Team Program, discuss the problems that invasives cause in the ecosystem and their impacts in natural areas. He will also show ways to identify and control invasive species, including using the iNaturalist phone app to record and store data. Creation of stewardship plans designed to most effectively and efficiently treat invasive species to protect biodiversity will be discussed as well.

Dr. Van Clef co-founded the Strike Team in 2008 with the goal of bringing greater efficiency and effectiveness to invasive species management. 
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