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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
 
Caring for Winter Holiday Plants: Amaryllis, Poinsettia & Christmas Cactus
 
Thursday, Dec. 6: 7 PM – 8:30 PM
 
This presentation about the selection of winter-flowering houseplants also offers a demonstration on how to care for them so they survive beyond the holiday season. 
 
Registration begins: Nov. 14.
 
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.

 


                   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.

painting

Adult Paint NightS

All classes: 7 PM – 8:20 PM
Instructor: Brandon Dorney,Art Kids Academy
Adult participation only.
 
Use watercolors and oil pastels to create
themed works of art.
 

 

Tree of Life

Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm

The fantasy world of Gustav Klimt inspires this project. Create a dreamlike painting of swirling branches in metallic paint with accents of oil pastels.

Registration begins Oct. 15.


 Van Gogh Landscape
 
Thursday, Dec. 13: 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
 
Instructor: Brandon Dorney, Art Kids Academy
 
Learn about the life and artwork of Vincent Van Gogh and create a nighttime windy landscape design using oil pastels and watercolors.
 
Limited to 15 adult participants.

Registration begins Nov. 26.Materials fee of $5.00 (Cash only, payable to the instructor on the day of class).

 

 


Six-Hour Defensive Driving Course:

Mondays, December 3 and 10: 5:45 – 8:45 PM

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.

 
 
 

 

mahjongMahjong lessons for beginners

Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6, 13 evenings from 7 PM – 8 PM (Registration begins Sept. 4)
 
Meeting Room (to be announced)
Limited to 12 people

Instructor: Regina Klenosky

THE CHINESE GAME OF SKILL & LUCK

Learn how to assemble tiles into specific patterns. Formulate your hand by picking and discarding tiles. Beginners and amateurs improve their Mahjong skills: learning the basic rules, including passing tiles, indispensible strategies, and  invaluable betting tactics.

Master a social, competitive game that requires practice, strategy--and a little bit of luck!

While commitment to all 6 sessions is required, first session is a must. Participants: limited to 12. Adult programs require registration; call 352-5700, ext. 244, or stop by the second floor reference desk.


 

 

The Beatles – 50 Years Later

Thursday, Aug. 16, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presenter: Barry Wiesenfeld, Musician, author, faculty of SUNY and Ramapo colleges

A respected musicologist once referred to The Beatles as one of the most transforming entities of 20th century music and claimed that they changed the course of popular music forever. Can that possibly be true? Were they really so much more than just four rock ‘n roll “mop tops”? What made them such a strong a force that they’re still popular more than 50 years later? In this single-session class we will explore the phenomenon that was The Beatles - their growth, musical innovations, lyric depth and originality. Registration begins July 16. Adult programs requiring registration call 352-5700, ext. 244, or stop by the second floor reference desk.


Understanding Wine

Wednesday, August 8, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Presenter: Mitch Bittman, Master Gardener with Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland.

Understanding Wine For those who have an appreciation of wine which goes beyond just drinking it, this program will explore the history of wine as well as the growing of the grapes and the making of the final product. We also will discuss wines from around the world and the wines which do best in each region, paying special attention to US wines. Registration begins July 9. Adult programs requiring registration call 352-5700, ext. 244, or stop by the second floor reference desk.


 

Information for Seniors

Thursday, Sept. 13, 11 AM – 2 PM

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11 AM – 2 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.

Both sessions are same.


Flowering Bulbs from Spring through Fall

Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

Having flowering bulbs in your garden does not just mean daffodils in the spring. Learn how to grow a wide variety of annual and perennial bulbs that bring a succession of bloom from early spring through the fall. Also covered are strategies to keep your bulbs from becoming a furry critter buffet. Registration begins Sept. 1.


Conversational Spanish

Spanish Conversation Group Mondays, 7 – 8:15 PM Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12

Presenter: Kathleen Preston

Adults can enjoy practicing listening and speaking skills in an informal setting. Some knowledge of Spanish would be helpful. Not for people fluent in the language. Limit of 16 participants. Registration begins Sept. 4.


Library Friends’ Program
 
Fred Astaire:An American Icon
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 PM

 

Travel back to a time of beautiful dance and romance. This exciting program features acclaimed lecturer Marty Schneit for a discussion of the legendary Fred Astaire’s life and work with illustrations and film footage. Mr. Schneit traces Astaire’s 70-year career, which began in 1905, when at the age of six, he debuted in vaudeville with his older sister Adele. Join usfor a not to be missed program!

World War I–the Great War: 100 Years After

Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presenter: Tom DeStefano teaches American History at Bergen Community College

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. This program will cover the causes of World War I and the opposing alliances—the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance. We will consider how the United States, originally a neutral nation, got involved in World War I, the Zimmerman Telegram and the role of trench warfare and how new military weapons—submarines, tanks, machine guns, and aeroplanes affected the outcome of the Great War and conflicts to follow. President Woodrow Wilson’s policy of non-intervention and peacemaking attempts during and after the Treaty of Versailles and the lost generation of German, French and English men will round out the program. Registration begins Oct. 15.


Dream Interpretation Class

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7 – 8:30 PM

Presenter: RoseMarie Rubinetti Cappiello, Author and Certified Hypnotherapist
 
Learn about the categories of dreams and what they mean. Find out how to be aware of dream states and how to use them to enhance your life, increase your psychic ability, and help yourselfand others. Registration begins Feb. 4.

 


Information for Seniors

Monday, Dec. 17: 11 AM – 2 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 onthe 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.
 

Women’s Self Defense

Monday, Jan. 7: 7 – 8 PM

Instructor: Grand Master Raymond Portante, East Coast Martial Arts

Learn useful techniques of self defense, as well as some basic common sense steps to avoid dangerous situations. Wear loose fitting clothes and sneakers. Check with your healthcare professional before beginning any exercise regimen.

 

Registration begins Dec. 10.

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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