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General Adult Programs

adult-programs
Adult programs requiring registration call 352-5700, ext. 244, or stop by the second floor reference desk.


Knitting and CrochetingKnitting & Crocheting Circle

Tuesdays from 1 PM - 3 PM

The circle meets weekly throughout the year.

Enjoy the company and experience of fellow yarn crafters.


Gardening Workshops

Presented by Vivienne Dieckmann, Master Gardener, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland
 
 
Table-Top Gardens: Bonsai Trees, Terrariums & Kokedama
 
Thursday, Feb. 28: 7 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Demystify the ancient art of the Bonsai. Discover the techniques used to create beautiful terrariums and indoor kokedama and gardenbaskets for any room in the house. Registration begins Feb. 4.

Starting Seeds Indoors and Outdoors

Thursday, March 28, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presented by Donna DeSousa, Master Gardener with Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland.

Seeds are marvelous little packages of plants just waiting to grow up in your garden. This presentation will discuss how and when to start seeds indoors and how to nurture the seedlings until they are ready to plant outdoors. It will also cover how and when to sow seeds directly into your garden. Registration begins Feb. 28.


Dealing with Wildlife in Your Backyard

Thursday, May 9, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presented by Ann Barry, Master Gardener with Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland.

Deer and other wildlife are a constant threat to your plantings and home gardens. This presentation will address the most common primary wildlife challenges in our area. It will discuss the behaviors and habits of such common critters as deer, rabbits, groundhogs, and chipmunks, and it will suggest viable options for limiting their damage. Registration begins April 11.

 


                   CREATIVE CLASSES

Each class requires a materials fee of $5.
(Cash only, payable to the instructor on the day of class.)

Handmade Art Journals

Sunday, Jan. 6:  2 – 4 PM
Instructor: Cari Skier, Mixed Media Artist
 

Create a beautiful handmade journal you can use for painting, drawing, writing poetry ...whatever you please! You will learn a simple bookbinding technique and will make the cover with a tie dye paper you create in class.

Limited to 15 participants.
Registration begins Dec. 10.
 


 

Vision Boards
Sunday, Jan. 20: 1:30 – 4:30 PM
(Snow date: Jan. 27)
 
Instructor: Peyton Powell, Educator
 
Thinking about New Year’s resolutions? Visualize your 2019 goals by creating a vision board: a collage of affirmations, inspirational words, pictures and quotations to help you embark on a journey of personal growth.

We will have art supplies and a plethora of recycled magazines to create your collage; however, you are welcome to bring your own magazines, stickers or decorations as supplemental material.

Limited to 25 participants.
Registration begins Dec. 19.
 

Refunk Your Junk : Remake Your Old Jewelry Into Something New!

Class requires a materials fee of $5.

(Cash only, payable to the instructor on the day of class.)

Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Instructor: Cari Skier, mixed media artist

Do you have a drawer full of single earrings, broken bracelets, chains with missing links, charms or pendants? Or maybe a vintage brooch from grandma or a favorite ring that no longer fits? Come to the Refunk Your Junk jewelry design workshop and learn to remake beautiful new pieces from broken, old jewelry. Cari will help you design something old into something new. All tools and materials provided. Bring your old junk jewelry (and pliers if you have). Number of participants is limited to 15. Registration begins April. 15.Adult Paint Nights


Instructor: Brandon Dorney, Art Kids Academy

Dream Scream

Monday, April 8, 7 – 8:20 PM

Come learn about Edvard Munch's amazing Scream painting as we create our own interpretation of the Scream Design using watercolors and oil pastels. Registration begins March 7.


Cubist Portrait Design

Tuesday, May 21, 7 – 8:20 PM

Learn all about Picasso and his Cubist artwork as we create our own Cubist Portrait using Sharpies and watercolors. Registration begins April 24.

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Six-Hour Defensive Driving Course:

To Be announced.

Open to drivers of all ages. Drivers who complete ‘ESC’ 6-hour Defensive Driving course save 10% on their liability, personal injury protection and collision insurance for THREE YEARS and reduce FOUR points on their driving record. Both sessions must be attended. Both sessions must be attended. For more information and to register call Ian Prastien at 201-522-5892. (Fee: $25)

Open to drivers of all ages. Drivers who complete this ‘ESC’ course are eligible to save 10 percent on their liability, personal injury protection and collision insurance for three years and reduce four points on their driving record. Both sessions must be attended.

For more information and to register call 

Ian Prastien at 201-522-5892. (Fee: $25)

 

Drivers who complete this 6-Hour Defensive Driving course will save 10% on their liability, personal injury protection, and collision insurance for THREE YEARS and reduce up to FOUR points on their driving record (based on NYS regulations). The insurance reduction applies to any and all vehicles in which the student is the principle operator.

Proof of course completion is transmitted to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles and recorded on the student's driving record. Travel into traffic safety awareness with student participation, safety education films, and absolutely no formal testing. The course can be completed in two 3-hour sessions or one 6-hour session in order to fit the schedule of most students.

 
 
 

Information for Seniors

Wednesday, March 13, 11:30AM – 2:30 PM

Rockland County Office for the Aging will provide information on the many services available to Rockland County seniors. Join us in the lobby area on

the first floor to find out about:

• Long Term Care (NY Connects) • Home Energy Assistance • Health Insurance Information • In-Home Services • Caregiver Respite

• Senior Employment Opportunities

... and more.


Madam C. J. Walker – The First Black Female Millionaire    

Thursday, March 14, 7 - 8:15 PM

Presenter: Rick Feingold holds a degree in History, Rutgers University

Born in 19th century rural Louisiana to former slaves Sarah Breedlove rose to become the first female African-American self-made millionaire in the United States.  Known as Madam C.J. Walker, she developed a line of beauty care products for black women.  Walker built a factory, hair salon, mail-order business and a beauty school which trained 20,000 sales agents. Later she became a philanthropist and was active in organizing the NAACP’s Silent Protest Parade in New York in 1917. Registration begins Feb 14.


Myth and Memories: Reflections on Ireland and Through Poetry

Tuesday, March 19, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Distinguished Prof. Marie Keena Liberace, Rockland Community College

A reading of poetry echoing memories of Ireland past and present. History, legend and personal memories will take us on a voyage of wonder and delight. Registration begins Feb. 19.


Six-Hour Defensive Driving Course

5:45 – 8:45 PM

Tuesdays, March 26, April 2

Wednesdays, May 22 & 29

Open to drivers of all ages. Drivers who complete ‘ESC’ 6-hour Defensive Driving course save 10% on their liability, personal injury protection and collision insurance for THREE YEARS and reduce FOUR points on their driving record. Both sessions must be attended. Must attend both sessions. For information and to register call Ian Prastien at 201-522-5892. (Fee: $25)


Andrew Carnegie – From Steel to the Building of Libraries

Thursday, April 11, 7 - 8:15 PM

Presenter: Rick Feingold holds a degree in History, Rutgers University

Andrew Carnegie amassed an enormous fortune in the steel industry and then became a major philanthropist. During the late 19th century, when steel would be used first as railroad track, Carnegie perfected low-cost steel production. The Carnegie Steelworks, in Homestead, PA, employed men producing steel under primitive industrial working conditions. This program will feature the 1892 strike at Homestead which pitted the Pinkerton Detective Agency against the steelworkers ending with 10 deaths. After Carnegie sold his steel company to J.P. Morgan he gave all his money away by building over 2,500 libraries. Many still exist today. Registration begins March 13.


Chess Classes for Beginners

Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 7 - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Avrahom Lewinson, Rated 1902 USCF

Learn the basics of one of the world's oldest games. In this multi-part class you will learn how the pieces move, basic strategies, and how to checkmate the opponent's King. While commitment to all 5 classes is required, first class is a must.

Benefits of chess  include: Increase creativity, Improve memory, Increase IQ, Strengthen critical-thinking skills, Stronger concentration. Participants limited to 14. Registration begins April 4.


For adult programs requiring registration, call 352-5700 x244 or stop by the reference desk on the second floor.

Health and Wellness Programs and Classes

Live Music Events at the Library

 

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