Union Public Library announces April Programs

Poetry, Music, NJ TV and Film, Fighting Fraud and More 

Union Public Library Celebrates April

Curbside service will continue for our cardholders. UPL cardholders may place holds online through our catalog or by calling 908-851-5450 x2. Limited indoor service will be available by appointment by calling 908-851-5450 x3. 

As always, our digital resources are available 24/7. Visit our website, uplnj.org for the most up-to-date information. 

Please register for all programs by going to uplnj.org/events/list/. To participate by phone, call UPL Reference at 908-851-5450 x3 for the phone number. At this time, all programs are virtual via Zoom.

Fighting Fraud- Protect Yourself!

Wednesday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m.

Scams, imposter frauds, and other criminal scams are more active than ever – and are preying on potential victims in New Jersey through phone calls, emails, and other means. We’ll show you what to do about them. Presented by the Office of the Attorney General, State of NJ. 

The American Songbook 

Thursday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. 

Chuck Granata encores The American Songbook featuring everyone from the Beach Boys to the Beatles – and, of course, Sinatra. Don’t miss it! 

Poetry Reading and After Party Open Mic

Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Join poets from Kean University and Union County College as they share their best work. After they read their poems, we’ll have an open mic when it will be your turn to recite your poem. Please keep to one short poem. 

Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group

Monday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m.

Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group members will discuss some of their favorite books and authors! New members are always welcome. Call for this month’s title.

What’s Up at the Meadowlands 

Monday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Once one of the most polluted watercourses in the US, the Hackensack River in the Meadowlands is now home to more than 265 different species of birds and recognized as a major migratory fly-over and resting preserve. How did that happen? Learn from Captain Bill Sheehan, founder of the Hackensack Riverkeeper. 

Made in NJ: TV and Movie Edition

Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Joe Marra, Production Coordinator with the NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission, and learn about movies and TV shows produced in NJ now and then. Our own preview of the Oscars! 

Off the Shelf Book Club

Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.

This month the group reads The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe, available to UPL cardholders on Hoopla. New members are always welcome.

Spring Mocktails: The Art of Non-Alcoholic Mixology 

Thurs., April 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Join Vanessa from The Thirsty Radish as she talks about making spring mocktails (WIP). 


Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:30 a.m.

Join Bindu Bhatt for a virtual meditation session. No experience necessary. Bindu has practiced meditation for over 30 years and would like to share her insight with you. 

Beginners Flow Yoga 

Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 6:00 p.m.

This class will lead you through the foundations of yoga postures, body awareness and alignment, relaxation of the mind, and a connection with the breath. You will learn how to improve muscle strength, promote flexibility, and build your yoga program specifically for your mind and body. 

Union Public Library is located at 1980 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083, with a Vauxhall Branch at 123 Hilton Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ 07088. For more information, please contact the Main Library at 908-851-5450 or visit our website at uplnj.org.

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