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.
Featuring Master Gardeners from the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland County.
Native Plants in Your Garden
Monday, April 23, 1 – 2:30 PM
Presented by Donna DeSousa
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.
Monday, June 11, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Presenter: Steven Becker, Master Gardener with Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland
This program will introduce the characteristics and landscape uses of various genera of ornamental grasses grown in Rockland. Specific facts on purchasing, planting, and maintaining these grasses will help homeowners decide which grasses are best for their yards. Also included in this program is information on those grasses which are considered. Registration begins June 1.
Understanding Wine (Growing of Grapes)
Each class requires a materials fee of $5.
(Cash only, payable to the instructor on the day of class.)
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.
Introduction to Zentangle
Thursday, June 28, 9:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Instructor: Jill Greenbaum, certified Zentangle teacher
Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from drawing repetitive patterns which provide creativity and relaxation. Instructor Jill Greenbaum examines the roots of this art, the steps to follow to draw tiles, and shows the ways to use this method in a variety of media. You will learn how to create your own Zentangle tiles. Materials fee: $5. (Cash only, payable to the instructor on the day of class). Limited registration begins June 1.
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.
Nighttime Owl Landscape
Monet’s Water Lilies
Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Step into the amazing world of Monet’s brilliant waterscape designs. We’ll create a waterscape lily design using blended oil pastels and watercolor paint. Registration begins June 1.
Birch Tree Winter Landscape
Monday, Aug. 13, 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
We’ll take a look at some amazing folk artwork of Grandma Moses who was a self taught painter in America. Using birch trees as our inspiration we’ll create winter landscape paintings in water colors. Registration begins July 16.
Each class requires a materials fee of $5.00
(Cash only, payable to the instructor on the day of class).
Six-Hour Defensive Driving Course:
Mondays, 7 – 8:30 PM
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.
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. Adult programs requiring registration call 352-5700, ext. 244, or stop by the second floor reference desk.
Information for Seniors
Friday, June 8, 11 AM – 2 PM
Rockland County Office for the Aging will provide information on the many services available to Rockland County seniors. Join us in the lobby area on
the first floor to find out about:
• Long Term Care (NY Connects) • Home Energy Assistance • Health Insurance Information • In-Home Services • Caregiver Respite
• Senior Employment Opportunities
... and more.
Mahjong lessons for beginners
Tuesdays, June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, --10:30 AM –11:30 AM
Instructor: Regina Klenosky
THE CHINESE GAME OF SKILL & LUCK
Learn how to assemble tiles into specific patterns. Formulate your hand by picking and discarding tiles. Beginners and amateurs improve their Mah Jongg skills: learning the basic rules, including passing tiles, indispensible strategies, and invaluable betting tactics.
Master a social, competitive game that requires practice, strategy--and a little bit of luck!
While commitment to all 6 sessions is required, first session is a must. Participants: limited to 12. Adult programs require registration; call 352-5700, ext. 244, or stop by the second floor reference desk.
Thursday, June 21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Jennifer Sheridan, assistant educator at the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority
Have you ever wondered what happens to the recyclables and trash that you put out at the curb for pick up?
Jennifer will share her knowledge on this topic with a presentation and a short video. Registration begins June 1. Adult programs requiring registration call 352-5700, ext. 244, or stop by the second floor reference desk.
Immigration Seminar - Know Your Rights
Saturday, June 23, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sponsored by Village of Spring Valley
In light of the recent immigration raids and arrests, it is more important than ever to know what you can do if faced with an immigration officer. Will discuss immigrant rights when confronted by immigration or ICE officers and the different ways of obtaining legal status in the U.S. Immigration attorney, Gisela Chavez-Garcia, will be available to answer all your immigration questions. Be informed and know your rights.
Selling on eBay
Thursday, July 12, 7 – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Rick Feingold, MBA, an Education Specialist trained by eBay. Learn from an eBay PowerSeller how to to sell successfully from start to finish. Registration required. Adult programs requiring registration call 352-5700, ext. 244, or stop by the second floor reference desk.
Mind Reading Game Show
Thursday, July 26, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Flavian “Fever” is spreading and setting the world on fire with fun and exciting mental Marvels! Flavian will read your mind and make you laugh as he reveals answers to some very funny questions! Don’t miss this fun and exhilarating show!
The Beatles – 50 Years Later
Thursday, Aug. 16, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presenter: Barry Wiesenfeld, Musician, author, faculty of SUNY and Ramapo colleges
A respected musicologist once referred to The Beatles as one of the most transforming entities of 20th century music and claimed that they changed the course of popular music forever. Can that possibly be true? Were they really so much more than just four rock ‘n roll “mop tops”? What made them such a strong a force that they’re still popular more than 50 years later? In this single-session class we will explore the phenomenon that was The Beatles - their growth, musical innovations, lyric depth and originality. Registration begins July 16. Adult programs requiring registration call 352-5700, ext. 244, or stop by the second floor reference desk.
Wednesday, August 8, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Presenter: Mitch Bittman, Master Gardener with Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland.
Understanding Wine For those who have an appreciation of wine which goes beyond just drinking it, this program will explore the history of wine as well as the growing of the grapes and the making of the final product. We also will discuss wines from around the world and the wines which do best in each region, paying special attention to US wines. Registration begins July 9. Adult programs requiring registration call 352-5700, ext. 244, or stop by the second floor reference desk.