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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

Featuring Master Gardeners from the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland.

Container Gardening for Spring and Summer 

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1 – 2:30 PM
 
Presented by Vivienne Dieckmann, Master Gardener, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland Decorate your patio, deck, or a hard-to-grow area of the garden with annuals, perennials, and bulbs in containers. Learn the difference among the many materials used in planting containers, the type of soil best used and techniques for watering and fertilizing. Plant selection, color coordination, and placement to solve garden problems will also be covered. Registration begins Jan. 10.

 


Native Plants in Your Garden

Monday, April 23, 1 – 2:30 PM

Presented by Donna DeSousa

Discover a selection of native flowers, shrubs, and trees that will add beauty to your landscape, are easy to grow, and are readily available in garden centers. Learn how adding them to your garden will support the health of the local ecosystem. Registration begins March 26.


Dealing with Wildlife in Your Backyard

Monday, May 7, 1 – 2:30 PM

Presented by Ann Barry

This presentation will address the most common primary wildlife challenges in our area. It will cover 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 16.

 


                   CREATIVE CLASSES

Each class requires a materials fee of $5.
(Cash only, payable to the instructor on the day of class.)
 
Introduction to Zentangle
Tuesday, March 13
9:45 – 11:30 AM
Instructor: Jill Greenbaum, certified Zentangle teacher
 
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method
of creating beautiful images from
drawing repetitive patterns. Limited
registration begins March 1.

Hamsa Necklaces
Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 – 8 PM

Instructor: Cari Skier, Mixed media artist

Create a beautiful pendant from
precut wood and decorate with
paint, cabachons and crystals.
Add colorful beads and charms
and hang your pendant from a
handmade vintage silk cord.
Limited registration begins April 9.

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.
 
Asian Mountain Landscape
Thursday, March 15,
7 PM – 8:20 PM
Limited registration begins March 1.

Mexican Folk Art Flowers
Wednesday, April 18
7 PM – 8:20 PM

Limited registration begins March 15.


Nighttime Owl Landscape
Thursday, May 24
7 PM – 8:20 PM

Limited registration begins April 18.
 

 


Six-Hour Defensive Driving Course:

Tuesdays, March 20 & 27

: 5:45 – 8:45 PM

Wednesdays, May 9 & 16: 5:45 - 8:45 PM

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 

Pratstein 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.

 

 

 

Downton Abbey Matinee Marathon
Thursdays, 11 AM – 3 PM: 
Feb. 8 & 22
 
In addition, you can see other favorite television shows on the big screen with surround sound and unlimited popcorn throughout the winter:

Aaron Burr in American History
Thursday, Feb. 8 from 
7 – 8:30 PM
 
Presenter: Rick Feingold, degree in history, Rutgers University
 
Aaron Burr, vice president under Thomas Jefferson, killed Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a famous duel in Weehawken, NJ. He gets away with murder but later is tried for treason. Find out about the Election of 1800, and the Hamilton-Burr duel, as well as the women in Burr’s life. The program features the music from the Broadway production of Hamilton. Registration begins Jan. 11

 

About My Wife, Abigail Adams, the First Modern American Woman
Tuesday, March 6, 7 – 8 PM

Portrayed by the renowned re-enactor George Baker, John Adams talks with admiration, humor and affection about his wife. Abigail Adams helped found the new nation and raised their son John Quincy Adams to become president. He will relay the stories of their romance, challenges and accomplishments and perform historical songs.
 


Celebrating the Great Works of Maya Angelou
Monday, March 12, 7 – 8:30 PM

Instructor: Natasha Nurse, Adjunct

Professor, Nassau Community College

In honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrate one of the greatest poets and African-American thinkers of our time. Maya Angelou, has touched the hearts and minds of people of many backgrounds. Registration begins March 1.


The Schuyler Sisters and the Hamilton Musical
Thursday, March 22: 7 – 8:30 PM
 
Presenter: Rick Feingold, Historydegree, Rutgers University

Four daughters of wealthy General Philip Schuyler ran away to elope with rich men. But one, Elizabeth Schuyler, married the penniless orphan and immigrant Alexander Hamilton for love. This program features music from the Broadway musical Hamilton. A handout contains detailed instructions about how to get tickets to see Hamilton. Registration begins March 1.

Hebrew Round Table

Mondays, 7 – 8:30 PM

April 9, 16, 23, 30

May 7, 14

Led by: Linda M. Zentman, Ed. D.

Conversational Hebrew for adults,

beginner level. 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 it. Limited to 15. Registration begins March 12.


Selling to the Government & Global Markets

Thursday, April 12

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Presented by: County of Rockland in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration

Speaker: Man-Li Lin, Economic Development Specialist, SBA

Learn what the federal government buys and how, and about certification for set aside, marketing to government agencies, and subcontracting. Also learn “why, what, where and how” to expand your business to global markets. Registration begins March 12.


An Afternoon of Poetry Reading

Sunday, May 20, 3 – 4:30 PM

Presenter: Prof. Denize Lauture, Saint Thomas Aquinas College

“The denizen’s journey continues.” This poet and children’s author will be reading, performing and signing his two recently published books of poetry: A Kiss to the Land, English book published by SubPress Group in California, and Les Lunes d’or du Cactus (The Gold Moons of the Cactus), French book published by Trilingual Press in Boston.

Registration begins April 23

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

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