Union Public Library Announces May Programs

NJ Train Crash, Gardening, Career Advice and Colored Pencil Flowers 

All at Union Public Library in May

Union Public Library (UPL) patrons now have two options for library services. Curbside service will continue for our cardholders. UPL cardholders may place holds online through our catalog or by calling our 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 https://uplnj.org/events/list/. To participate by phone call UPL Reference at 908-851-5450 x3. At this time, all programs are virtual via Zoom.

Dealing Successfully with Ageism

Tuesday, May 4 at 11:00 a.m.

Do you feel that you are not advancing at work or getting a job due to age discrimination? Marty Latman discusses how you can use your age to strengthen your position as the ideal candidate. Managing Partner of Latman Advisory Services LLC, he also provides career coaching services, training, and support in many industries

Man Failure: The Story of NJ’s Deadliest Train Wreck

Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.

On a drizzly evening in 1951, the Pennsylvania Railroad commuter train known as “The Broker” derailed in Woodbridge, NJ, killing 85 and injuring hundreds in what remains the deadliest railroad accident in the state’s history. Find out what happened and why with Gordon Bond, author of Man Failure.

Art Tutorial for Adults: Colored Pencil Flowers

Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Get ready to unveil your artistic potential and learn how to create an eye-catching floral design with colored pencils. Join self-taught artist and enthusiastic crafter, Komal, as she helps you bring your art to life. Check website for details. 

Vegetable Gardens 101

Monday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Vegetables from your backyard are the best! Learn how to grow them with Madeline Flahive DiNardo, County Agricultural Agent.

Off the Shelf Book Club

Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.

This month the group reads, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, available to UPL cardholders on Hoopla. New members are always welcome.

Animal Crossing

Friday, May 21 at 3:00 p.m.

Come explore UPL Island! Check out our inclusive virtual library building that serves children, teens, and adults. Discover our Mario-themed maze, shake fruit/money trees, shop at Nooks & Abels, help craft DIYs, and leave a message on the bulletin board. As a thank you for visiting, there will be freebies! In order to visit our island, you must add us as a friend before entering the island. Our UPL Nintendo friend code is SW-4027-1837-6212.

Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group

Monday, May 24 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. May’s title is American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.


Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27 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, May 6, 13, 20, 27 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 own 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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