Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

Adult Services

July Programs

Adult Paint Night

Wednesday, July 5, 6 pm
Mr B. is back to talk about the life and art of Salvador Dali, as you develop your own imaginary creature designs using markers and water colors. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $3 non-redundable materials fee due at registration.

Friday Matinee Film Series: A Total Eclipse

July 7 - "Apocalypto" 138 mins.
July 14 - "Hellboy" 122 mins.
July 21 - "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" 100 mins.
July 28 - "The Watcher in the Woods" 83 mins.
Did you know that we are having a total eclipse this summer? Celebrate it by watching movies featuring a solar eclipse. All movies begin at 1 pm.

Adulting 101: How to Boil Water

Monday, July 10, 7 pm
Learn simple, basic recipes that will help you learn how to feed yourself (and your friends)!

"Adulting" is the act or actions of being an adult... but how do you learn how to be one? Join us for our simple "How-To" series, aimed at 16-to-25-year-olds (and beyond). Registration suggested, each session is one hour.

Jewelry Making with Amy Kanarek - Peyote Stitch Rings

Tuesday, July 11, 6:30 pm
Make a fun and creative ring to go with the bracelet you made last time, or if you are new to beadwork, make a simpler but equally beautiful version. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $5 non-refundable materials fee due at registration. Clas size limited.

Adulting 101: How to Look for a Job You'll Love

Tuesday, July 11, 7 pm
Learn how to write a resumé and cover letter, how to ace the interview, and the importance of a thank you note.

"Adulting" is the act or actions of being an adult... but how do you learn how to be one? Join us for our simple "How-To" series, aimed at 16-to-25-year-olds (and beyond). Registration suggested, each session is one hour.

Yoga for Relaxation and Rest

Saturday, July 15, 1:30 pm
At the end of the day we often find ourselves in front of the TV or phone screen. Light from these screens can cause disturbance int eh brain and subsequent unrestful sleep. Creating a bedtime ritual of a few easy poses and streatches can signal the brain that is is time for rest, helping us enjoy better sleep. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Adulting 101: How to Do Laundry and Maybe Even Sew a Button

Monday, July 17, 7 pm
Learn how to sort laundry, what settings you should use, and learn some basic sewing hints so you don't have to buy new clothes every time a button falls off!

"Adulting" is the act or actions of being an adult... but how do you learn how to be one? Join us for our simple "How-To" series, aimed at 16-to-25-year-olds (and beyond). Registration suggested, each session is one hour.

Elder Law

Tuesday, July 18, 1 pm
Sonia Burgos Crannage, Esq. will provide information on healthcare, financial and guardianship issues, wills, and probate. Know where you stand on these issues.

Introduction to Digital Photography

Tuesdays, July 18 & 25, 7 pm
Learn about digital photography, the terms used, what it entails, and get hands-on instruction using your own camera. Two-part series, classes are 2 hours each. Class size extremely limited. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Adulting 101: How to Get Your Finances in Order

Monday, July 24, 7 pm
How do you write a check? Balance a checkbook? How do credit cards work? What is the best way to build credit? Should you open a checking account or a savings account? Learn these and more!

"Adulting" is the act or actions of being an adult... but how do you learn how to be one? Join us for our simple "How-To" series, aimed at 16-to-25-year-olds (and beyond). Registration suggested, each session is one hour.

Introduction to Mah Jong

Monday, July 31 - Wednesday, August 9, 10 am
A 5-part series for beginners, hosted by Jill Rosenfeld. Players must attend the 1st two classes! You must purchase a 2017 National Mahjong League card and bring it to class. Cards are available from Amazon and e-Bay, or locally from Mr. Oz in New City. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, class size limited. Classes will be held on Monday, July 31; Wednesday, August 2; and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 7, 8 and 9.

August Programs

Friday Matinee Film Series: Escape the Heat

August 4 - "Dog Day Afternoon" 125 mins.
August 11 - "A Streetcar Named Desire" 122 mins.
August 18 - "In the Heat of the Night" 109 mins.
August 25 - "Jaws" 124 mins.
Come in and cool down while you watch some sultry classics on our big screen. All movies begin at 1 pm.

Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving

Monday & Tuesday, August 7 & 8, 5:45 - 8:45 pm
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $23 fee, payable by check to Ian Prastien, due at registration. Space is limited, sign up now! Both sessions must be attended to receive credit.

Sound Healing

Tuesday, August 15, 6 pm
The human body is affected on a cellular level by sound vibrations. This workshop explains the science of sound vibrations, using traditional Tibetan Singing Bowls. Experience a sound vibration - the teacher will use the bowls to demonstrate how deep vibrations can clear the mind and body. Benefits include stress reduction, muscle and joint relief, and increased concentration and creativity. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Tea Cup Succulants

Thursday, August 17, 6:30 pm
Make your own "tea cup succulant" to display in your home in this fun and easy craft for adults and teens alike! IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $3 non-refundable materials fee due at registration.

Lincoln Center Screening: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances

Saturday, August 19, 2 pm
Go behind the scenes for the first time ever to experience the intensive training of ballet's brightest future stars as they prepare for their vital end-of-year performances. An all-Balanchine program features Serenade, and excerpts from Swan Lake, and Western Symphony.

Tai Chi/Chi Gong with John Hood

Tuesdays, August 22 & 29, 7 pm
John Hood returns to teach Tai Chi. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.

Ongoing Programs

BYO Device Q&A

First Wednesday of Month, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
People often come in on the Library with new devices and ask us what they can do with them. Come in on the first Wednesday of the month, from 7 - 8:15 pm on the mid-level, and we'll help your figure it out. Bring your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader, and Library staff will be available to assist you. Maybe your neighbors will come in and have tips to share as well.

The Cast-On Crew

Mondays, 6 pm
Once again the Library's knitting group, the Cast-On Crew, will be donating hand-knit and crocheted items to local agencies. If you would like to participate, items can be dropped off at the Library, or consider joining us Monday evenings, from 6 pm to 8 pm, as we work together. Please contact Terry at 786-3800 ext. 37 for more information or to donate.

Open Computer Lab Hours at the Village Library

Second & Fourth Monday of the Month, 4 - 7:30 pm
Do you need time to work on a resumé or job application undisturbed? Are you just figuring out how to use the computer for a job search or tutorial? Starting in October, on the second and forth Monday evenings of each month, from 4 - 7:30 pm, computers will be available for use by adults in the Community Room of the Village Library in Haverstraw. There will be a librarian or computer assistant to offer assistance where needed.

Please remember that if you want to save documents you work on, you will need to have a flash drive, as the Library's computers are public, and personal material may not be saved on them. Flash drives are available at reasonable cost at the downstairs service desk in the Village, as well as at the Main Library in Garnerville.

Play On!!

Tuesdays, 10:30 am
Tables for open canasta and mah jong games, and adult coloring, are set up in the Library every Tuesday. Bring your games and join in!

Search Catalog


Download eBooks

Nooks and Kindles are available! Drop by the Adult Reference desk to borrow one.

Have your own e-Reader? Start downloading ebooks and audio books for FREE now!

Evening Book Club

Join our latest book club! The Evening Book Club is for those who lead a busy life and cannot come during the day.

We meet every month on the 4th Thursday at 7 pm. Walk-ins welcome!

Senior Book Club


This small but active group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Rosman Center in the afternoon.

Call Cathy at 786-3800 x22 for more details.

Quick Links

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Keep up-to-date with our events Contact us

Site Map
En Español