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.
Winter Holiday Houseplants
Monday, Dec. 11, 1 – 2:30 PM
Presented by Vivienne Dieckmann, Master Gardener, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland This program will begin with a general discussion of the selection and care of indoor plants. Then it will focus on the placement and care of the amaryllis, poinsettia, and winter cactus so they can survive and bloom long beyond the holiday season. Registration begins Dec. 1.
Lavender: An Ancient Herb that Belongs in Today’s Gardens
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1 – 2:30 PM
Presented by Sam Amdurer, Master Gardener, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland Delve into lavender’s history and learn about its preferred growing conditions, the proper cultivars for this area, and the propagating techniques for this ancient herb. Additionally, everyone will receive recipes and instructions for craft projects to make lavender a part of your home. Registration begins Dec. 11.
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.
Six-Hour Defensive Driving Course
Students must attend both parts to receive a certificate. Open to drivers of all ages. Call 845-659-9812 for further information.
Thursdays, 11 AM – 3 PM Dec. 14 & 28
Introductory Zentangle Art Class
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.
Sunday, Jan. 7, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Instructor: Carl Skier, mixed media artist
The Hamsa is an ancient symbol believed to protect one from harm and bring happiness, health, and good fortune. Make your own necklace by shaping wire on a jig, creating links and wrapping wire; add colorful beads and hang your pendant from a cord made of vintage silk fabric. Each participant will have the opportunity to personalize their design. (Bring small pliers, if you own them, to use on wires.) Materials fee: $5. (Cash only, payable to the instructor on the day of class.) Participants limited to 15. Registration begins Dec. 4.
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6:15 – 7:45 PM
Enjoy a culinary demonstration of fruit and vegetable carvings: squash transformed into a bird, vegetables carved into flowers, a watermelon carved into a ship. Chef Nate will also talk briefly on food sanitation and presentation. A Q&A session will follow. Registration begins Dec. 15.
Thursday, Feb. 8 from 7 – 8:30 PM
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
For adult programs requiring registration, call 352-5700 x244 or stop by the reference desk on the second floor.