General 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.



Presenter: Brandon Dorney,
Art Kids Academy
These three workshops offer a great way to learn about art! Each program requires a materials fee: $5. (Cash only, payable to the instructor on day
of class.) Number of participants is limited to 25, adults only.
1. Tree of Life
Monday, Sept. 11, 7 – 8 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 required.
2. Birch Tree
Winter Landscape
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7 – 8 PM
Based on the American folk artwork of Grandma Moses, use birch trees
to create winter landscape paintings in watercolors. Registration begins
Sept. 11.
3. Van Gogh Landscape
Thursday, Nov. 2, 7 – 8 PM
Learn about the life and artwork of Vincent Van Gogh and create a
night time, windy landscape design using oil pastels and watercolors.
Registration begins Oct. 10.

Alexander Hamilton: Secretary of the Treasury Thursday, Sep. 7, 7 – 8:30 PM

Presenter: Rick Feingold holds a degree in history, Rutgers University As America’s first Secretary of the Treasury (1788-1791), Alexander Hamilton founded the U.S. financial system and was the author of the many economic policies of the George Washington administration. This lecture also features music from the Broadway production of Alexander Hamilton and video. Registration required.

Six-Hour Defensive Driving Course

All sessions: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

•             Tuesday & Monday, Sept. 12 & 18 OR

•             Monday & Wednesday, Oct. 2 & 4 OR

•             Monday & Monday, Nov. 13 & 20

Students must attend both parts to receive a certificate. Open to drivers of all ages. Call 845-659-9812 for further information.

Introductory Zentangle Art Class

Wednesday, Sept. 13

9:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Instructor: Jill Greenbaum, Certified Zentangle Teacher This is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images by drawing repetitive patterns which provide

creativity and relaxation. Learn about the roots of this art, the steps to follow to draw your own wonderful tiles, and the myriad ways to use this method in a variety of media. Materials fee: $5.

(Cash only, payable to the instructor


on the day of class). Participants limited to 15. Registration required.

Bee-Friendly Backyards

Thursday, Sept. 14, 7 – 8:30 PM

Presenter: Sam Amdurer, Master Gardener, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland


Our native bees and insects are struggling! We can help to improve their lot and preserve their important role in our ecosystems. This class will show participants how to attract native bees and insects to backyards and gardens by creating beautifully designed, pollinator-friendly habitats.

Fall Book Discussions (see dates below)

Fridays, 10 AM – 12 PM

Dr. Neal Kreitzer, Ph.D, leads these literary explorations. Books are available at the second floor reference desk.

Fri., Sept. 15, 10 am-12 pm

Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Fri., Oct. 20, 10 am-12 pm

Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald

Fri., Nov. 17, 10 am-12 pm

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Hebrew Roundtable
Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 PM
Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28,
Dec. 5
Led by: Lynda M. Zentman, Ed.D.
Conversational Hebrew for adults, all levels welcome. 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 naturally. (Class Limited to 15).
Registration begins Sept. 26.


Ghosts of Rockland County

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7 – 8 PM
Presenter: Linda Zimmermann, Author and Investigator
Learn about haunted local cemeteries, historic sites, restaurants, mansions and private homes. Registration begins Sept. 26.


200 Years of Austen: The (After) Life of a Literary Icon

Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 – 8 PM
Presenter: Jacqueline George,
Associate Professor of English,SUNY New Paltz
Professor George will trace some of the major developments of Austen’s reputation and probe the following questions: Why does Miss Austen remain with us? And what can her legacy tell us about literature, fame,and the relationships between books and people? 
Registration begins Sept. 26.

Winter Container Gardening

Thursday, Nov. 16, 7 – 8:30 PM
Presenter: Vivienne Dieckmann,
Master Gardener, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland
Get valuable tips and easy techniquesfor growing ornamentals and miniature evergreens. Learn how to decorate containers with branches, berries, and twigs for the holiday season.

Registration begins Oct. 16.

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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