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.


Gardening Workshops

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

Keep yourself and your family safe. Courses are offered throughout the year.

Students must attend both parts to receive a certificate.
December 2017 sessions:
Monday & Tuesday, Dec. 4 & 5, 2017
5:30 – 8:30 PM
For more information and to register please call

Fran Goldstein at 845-659-9812.


January/February 2018 sessions:
Mondays, Jan. 22 & 29, 2018 (Snow date: Feb. 5) 5:45 – 8:45 PM

For more information and to register please call Ian Prastien 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.

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

Downton Abbey Matinee Marathon
Thursdays, 11 AM – 3 PM Dec. 14 & 28
Jan. 11 & 18, 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:

Introductory Zentangle Art Class

Monday, Dec. 18
9:45 – 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.

Hamsa Necklace Workshop
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.


Art of a Garde Manger Chef
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6:15 – 7:45 PM
(Snow date: Jan. 30)
Presenter: “Chef Nate,” award-winning chef Nathan Gross
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.


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

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
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.

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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