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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
 

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.


Cacti & Succulents

Thursday, July 11, 7– 8:30 PM


Presenter: Steven Becker, Master Gardener, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County

Find out about the proper techniques of watering and fertilizing, the soil requirements needed for indoor and outdoor plants and the propagation methods to produce different varieties. Registration begins June 13.
 

 


                   CREATIVE CLASSES


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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Materials fee: $5 per class. (Cash only, payable to the instructor on the day of class.)
 
ADULT PAINT NIGHTS
Instructor: Brandon Dorney, 
Art Kids Academy
Adult participation only.
 
Use watercolors and/or oil pastels to create themed works of art. 

Monet’s Water Lilies 

Tuesday, June 18, 
7 – 8:20 PM
 
Try your hand at a waterscape design. Limited registration begins May 21.

Nighttime Owl Landscape 

Tuesday, July 23 
7 – 8:20 PM

Create your own owl design inspired by James John Audubon. 
Limited registration begins June 18.


Mexican Folk Art Flowers 

Monday, Aug. 5 
7 – 8:20 PM
 
Use patterning and shapes to create a colorful and whimsical artwork. Limited registration begins July 23.


How to Decoupage a Vase 

Wednesday, July 31, 
6:30 – 8:30 PM 
 
Instructor: Cari Skier, Mixed media artist

Master the art of gluing paper on glass to create a stunning vase. Please bring a shoebox to carry your project home. Registration begins July 1. 

 


 

SIX-HOUR DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE

 

WEDNESDAYS, MAY 22 & 29, 5:45 – 8:45 PM


Wednesday & Thursday Aug. 14 & 15,
5:45 – 8:45 PM

 


Save money and reduce points! Both sessions must be attended. Open to drivers of all ages. Fee: $25. For information and to register call Ian Prastien at (201) 522-5892. 

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)

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.

 
 
 

Rockland BOCES Informational Sessions 

Wednesdays 
June 5, 5 – 6 PM
 
July 10, 10 – 11 AM
 
Aug. 14, 10 – 11 AM
 
Meet with Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) representatives to learn about the programs that can help jumpstart your career;  get information on workforce literacy, Snap to Success, job training programs, Youth Connections, English classes. You may come to any of the sessions, they are the same.


How to Start a Business & How SBA Can Help 

Monday, June 17, 2 – 3:30 PM 
Speaker: Man-Li Lin, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 
 
Learn the pros and cons of various business structures: sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and LLC.  Find out how to develop an idea into a business, the procedures to register a business, responsibility as an employer, home-based business regulations and much more. Registration begins May 16.


Learning Life Lessons from Your Pet

 
Thursday, June 20, 7 – 8:30 PM 
Presenter: Dr. Daphne Mobley, Veterinarian, career/life coach 
 
Discover what your pet may be teaching you, realize the beneficial effects that pets have on people (including health benefits), and find out about people’s historical relationships with pets. Registration begins May 23.


Hebrew Round Table

Tuesdays , 7 – 8:30 PM June 25; 
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
Instructor: Lynda M. Zentman, Ed.D. 
 
Stymied by speed, at a loss for the right word? Can’t understand what you’ve heard? Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. No tests and no tension. Just sit back and relax. Conversation will flow, and you’ll be a part of them. Conversational Hebrew for adults, beginner level. Limited to 15. Registration begins June 3.


What Is Telepathy? 

Tuesday, July 9, 7 – 8:30 PM 
Presenter: RoseMarie Rubinetti Cappiello, author, medium & certified hypnotherapist
 
We all have ability to communicate without words but some are more telepathic than others. Learn and practice telepathic communication skills. Registration begins June 12.


 

Legacy Writing & Life Narratives 

Thursdays, 2 – 3:15 PM July 11, 18, 25; Aug. 1 
Instructor: Diane Travers, MFA 
 
Jot down a memory, share impressions of an event, explore 
a theme. Put your thoughts on paper to share with family and friends. No prior writing experience is needed. Bring a lined notebook and a pen. Limited to 12. Registration begins June 12.


Cacti & Succulents 

Thursday, July 11, 7– 8:30 PM 
Presenter: Steven Becker, Master Gardener, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County 
 
Find out about the proper techniques of watering and fertilizing, the soil requirements needed for indoor and outdoor plants and the propagation methods to produce different varieties. Registration begins June 13.


Business Plan Writing (CANCELLED)

Wednesday, July 17
2 – 3:30 PM 
 
Speaker: Man-Li Lin, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 
 
Learn the format and contents of a profitable business plan. Find out about the resources/assistance available from SBA’s resource partners. Registration begins June 17.


The Power of Thoughts 

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 7 – 8:30 PM 
Instructor: Tara Hanley, Reiki Master & Law of Attraction life coach 

Learn how to shift your thoughts, emotions and beliefs to take control of how your life unfolds; improve areas of your life and learn a solid foundation about the Law of Attraction and how to manifest what you really want. Registration begins July 8.

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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