Learn coziness culture, yoga and nutrition, or knit, color, play chess, take pics, talk books

West Milford Library offers a smorgasbord of activities.

| 06 Jan 2022 | 05:33

    January Book Discussion @ the Library

    Join us at the Library for Chapters---West Milford Township Library’s monthly book group for adults on either Wednesday, January 19, from 11:00-11:45 a.m., or on Thursday, January 20, from 7:00-7:45 p.m. January’s pick is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, a moving and hilarious feel-good novel narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

    Read the book and join us in Room 6&7 on the Library’s second floor. No registration is required. The title is available for checkout from the library.

    Knit & Crochet with Stiches

    Just learning how to knit? Need some help with a project you’re working on? Drop by for Stitches, an informal group for adults led by resident and volunteer Donna D’elia at West Milford Township Library.

    Join us on Monday, January 17, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and on Saturday, January 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Feel free to bring a knitting or crochet project that you’re working on for some tips and advice.

    Drop in to the Chess Grotto

    Attention Chess enthusiasts! West Milford Township Library invites you to drop by on Saturday, January 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for some casual play. Get pointers from local chess aficionado Peter Giunta. We’ve created our own cozy Chess Grotto, with two tables set up in a sunny alcove, each with a regulation Archer Chess set. No registration is required; just bring your love of the game. Questions? Email wmtl@wmtl.org or call 973-728-2822.

    No registration required. We will meet in Quiet Study Room B on the Library first floor. For questions or more information, email wmtl@wmtl.org or call 973-728-2822.

    Gentle Yoga Now Meets on Wednesdays

    West Milford Township Library invites you to let go of stress and find strength, balance, and joy in a gentle yoga class with Michelle Brook, a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certified by the American Yoga Academy. Join our next class from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19. The class meets at the Library in Room 6&7. We now offer the option of attending in person, or virtually, via Zoom. It’s up to you! All participants will receive a Zoom link the day before the class via email.

    Gentle Yoga with Michelle is a less intense, non-strenuous, and quieter form of yoga that focuses on revitalizing the body, relaxing the mind, and reducing stress from within.

    Class size is limited and registration is required. Please register and complete the required waiver form by visiting www.wmtl.org/events. These classes will take place on the Library’s second floor. Questions? Call the Adult Services desk at 973-728-2822 or email Ask-a-Librarian at wmtl@wmtl.org.

    The Library Presents “Healthy Eating As You Age”

    Join ShopRite of West Milford Registered Dietitian Lauren for “Healthy Eating As You Age” on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 2pm. Lauren will give a presentation on how to properly fuel our bodies as we age. She will discuss important nutrients to focus on, as well as provide food sources to meet your nutrient needs.

    Hygge and The Art of Coziness: Food, Holistic Strategies, and Seasonal Tips for a Cozier Life

    presented by Vanessa Young of Thirsty Radish

    Tuesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm. on Zoom

    Embrace the season in a uniquely cozy way with practical tips to support comfort and happiness at home. We will explore cooking ideas, home décor approaches, and lifestyle strategies that create a warm, joy-filled environment filled with simple pleasures. This class is grounded in cultural approaches to coziness that apply to all of our lives, particularly as we seek new ways to enjoy time at home and celebrate togetherness. Zoom link available with registration.

    Coloring Crew

    Begins January 24

    Enjoy coloring, conversation, and company with West Milford Township Library’s coloring club for adults. Join us on Mondays from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. or 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. We’ll supply the coloring pages, tools, music, and space; you supply the conversation and company! No need to register for this fun hour of creativity! Join us in the Library Board Room on the second floor.

    Photography club and other activities also available. Check online:

    West Milford Township Library, 1470 Union Valley Rd, West Milford, NJ 07480. Phone: (973) 728-2820