Adult programs requiring registration call 352-5700, ext. 244, or stop by the second floor reference desk.
Knitting & Crocheting Circle
Tuesdays from 1 PM - 3 PM
The circle meets weekly throughout the year.
Enjoy the company and experience of fellow yarn crafters.
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.
Instructor: Brandon Dorney, Art Kids Academy
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.
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
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.
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.
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.