Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
   

Adult Services

September Programs

Friday Matinee Film Series: Marvelous Musicals

September 1 - "West Side Story" 153 mins.
September 8 - "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" 102 mins.
September 15 - "Oklahoma!" 147 mins.
September 22 - "Carousel" 128 mins.
September 29 - "The King & I" 133 mins.
Watch a classic musical on our big screen! All movies begin at 1 pm.

Wine Tour de France

Tuesday, September 5, 7 pm
Most "international varieties", such as Cabernet and Chardonney, are of French origin, and have been planted around the world because of successful cultivation in France. In-person registration, $3 non-refundable materials fee per program, due at registration. Bring a wine glass! Must be 21.

Watercolor Basics with Jayne Conti

Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10:30 am
Learn the basics of watercolor while you create your own beautiful painting. In-person registration, $10 non-refundable fee due then. You must supply your own materials; ask for a supplies list when registering. Class size extremely limited.

BYO Device Q&A

Wednesday, September 6, 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.

Tai Chi/Chi Gong

Wednesday, September 6 & 13, 7 pm
Join John Hood as he continues his 4-week of Tai Chi and Chi Gong.

Free Hearing Screenings

Thursday, September 14, 11 am - 12:30 pm
Advanced Audiology of Nanuet will be here to present an educational program on hearing loss and provide free hearing screenings. No appointment necessary.

Shira: Mediumship

Thursday, September 14, 6:30 pm
Learn how Shira developed her psychic abilities and get healing and closure with loved ones who have passed. In-person registration opens August 28 for HKDPL cardholders and September 7 for all others. Class size limited.

Mitch Kahn - Songs of the Seventies

Sunday, September 17, 2 pm
Haverstraw Library's favorite entertainer, Mitch Kahn, kicks off our live concert series. The 1970s produced a memorable collection of songs, highly regarded and widely requested. This show includes songs written or performed by Billy Joel, Elton John, Paul McCartney, and many more.

Copycat Recipes

Monday, September 18, 6:30 pm
Ever beg your waiter for the recipe of the delicious dish you just ate at a popular "secret" recipes you can replicate at home. In-person registration, $3 non-refundable materials fee due then. Class size limited.

Genealogy with Anthony Lauriano - Introduction to Genealogy

Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 pm
Learn how to research and procude family records, even when you have limited time and family information. Learn how to overcome the difficulties of name changes and spelling mistakes. Records such as the Federal Census, ship manifests, birth certificates, etc. will be discussed.

Individual Résumé Workshops with Eileen Grimm

Wednesday, September 20, 12 pm
Tired of your résumé? Not getting interviews? Career counselor Eileen Grimm will help you recreate it and make it stand out. Learn the important "insider tips" you need to know. By appointment only.

Armchair Art Tours - Go Van Gogh

Thursday, September 21, 2 pm
Van Gogh produced more than 2,000 works of art in his last decade, and viewed his paintings as his progeny. Explore some of these "brilliant children," many at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This slide/lecture is presented by Dr. Michael Norris, who worked for over 20 years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Adult Paint Night: Salvador Dali

Moonday, September 25, 6 pm (Make-up class)
Mr. D 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-refundable materials fee due at registration.

Marc Black - Sing Along to the Popular Songs of the 50s and the 60s

Sunday, September 24, 2 pm
Join New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee Marc Black as you sing along with wonderful songs as diverse as Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini and Blowin' in the Wind, by artists ranging from Gene Autry to George Harrison. This popular program includes a slide show and performance of Marc's top-forty hit from 1967.

Jewlery Making with Amy Kanarek

Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 pm
Amy is back with an exciting new project for you to make! In-person registration, $5 non-refundable materials fee due then. Class is open to aadults and teens.

Navigating Key Genealogical Websites

Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 pm
This is a "page-by-page" discussion on finding records on genealogical websites. Websites covered are Ancestry, Family Search, the National Archives, ItalianGen, Cyndi's List, Fold3, and more. Utilizing these websites allows you to research in the comfort of your own home, and entails using the postal mail system.

Free Flu Shots

Thursday, September 28, 1 - 3 pm
Get free flu shots sponsored by Walgreens. Just bring in your insurance card!

October Programs

Star Wars Movie Marathon

October 1, 6 pm - "Star Wars - A New Hope" 124 mins.
October 3, 6 pm - "Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back" 127 mins.
October 4, 2 pm - "Star Wars - The Return of the Jedi" 134 mins.
October 5, 6 pm - "Star Wars - The Phantom Menace" 136 mins.
Get ready for Star War Reads Day on Saturday, October 7 with a movie marathon. Families welcome!

Monday Matinee Film Series: Classic Horror

October 2 - "Bram Stoker's Dracula" 127 mins.
October 9 - "Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy" 80 mins.
October 16 - "The Shining" 143 mins.
October 23 - "American Werewolf in London" 97 mins.
October 30 - "The Exorcist" 121 mins.
All movies begin at 1 pm.

Leftovers Made Better the Second Time Around

Thursday, October 5, 6:30 pm
Tired of traditional turkey salad, turkey sandwiches, and stuffing on the side of every meal after the holidays? Theresa will demonstrate new spins on using leftover holiday foods that you'll want to eat all year round. In-person registration, $3 non-refundable materials fee due then. Class size limited.

Gentle Yoga

Fridays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27, 3:30 pm
Maria Kaplan is back to guide you through this gentle yoga class. Please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat. Chairs will be provided for those who need them.

Star Wars Saturday

Saturday, October 7, 1 pm - 5 pm
Did you know that October 7 is Star Wars Reads Day? We didn't either! To celebrate this day, we are presenting a fun-filled afternoon of all thiings Star Wars, for every age, children to adults! The amazing Rebel Legion will be here, in full costume, and will read to the kids and pose for photos with adults and kids alike.

While you are here, check out the Star Wars food we've created, learn how to make a light saber, make Star Wars crafts, and play Star Wars trivia. We'll have games for children, teens, and adults, and a costume contest for those who want to dress up! Come have fun, win prizes, and may the force be with you!

Emily John - Autumn Landscapes

Sunday, October 8, 2 pm
Harpist, composer, and teacher Emily John has been performing professionally for 25 years, in venues such as the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center. Enjoy a special performance of her Autumn Landscapes.

Do Points Matter?

Tuesday, October 10, 7 pm
A good review of a wine by experts can mean an increase in sales by hundreds of cases. Blind taste test and see if you agree. Registration opens September 11 for HKDPL cardholders and September 27 for all others. Bring 2 wine glasses. In-person registration, $3 non-refundable materials fee, due at registration. Must be 21.

Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving

Wednesday & Thursday, October 11 & 12, 5:45 pm
In-person registration, $23 fee, payable by check to Ian Prastien, due at registration. Space is limited. Both classes must be attended to receive credit.

Local Authors Saturday

Saturday, October 14, 1 pm
Local authors JG Faherty, Lisa Mannetti, and Shanti Astra will speak about writing and publishing. A wonderful event for aspiring or published authors and a great overview of the pros and cons of all angles of the fiction publishing world. Authors are available for books signing.

Garnerville resident and multi-award winning author JG Faherty writes dark fiction, science fiction, horror and urban fantasy for adults and teens. New York native Lisa Mannetti is the Bram Stoker Award winner and a five times Bram Stoker Award nominee. Her short story Everybody Winds was made into a short film and her novella Dissolution will soon be a feature-length film directed by Paul Leyden. Shanti Astra is an illustrator and teen writer of three novels including Dragonrider.

The History of Lederly Laboratories

Monday, October 16, 7 pm
Author George Potanovich will discuss his book Honoring Our Heritage: Celebrating the People, Science, and Innovation at Pearl River in a fascionating slide/lecture.

Genealogy with Anthony Lauriano - Difficult Case Studies Part 1

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 pm
Actual difficult cases that were successfully researched are discussed. The discussion is designed to help you get over "brick wall" obstacles you may encounter.

Finding Lasting Happiness Through Meditation

Tuesday, October 17, 7 pm
Oftentimes stress, distraction, and constant challenges leave us worn out and worn down, leading to uninspired and unfulfilled lives. Meditation can bring deep and lasting inner happiness. In this workshop, presented by Dr. Frank Pawlowski, you will learn a simple yet highly effective method taht will still your restless mind and help achieve a state of lasting happiness.

Morning Meditation with Music and Mindfulness

Wednesdays, October 18 & 25, 10 am
Meditation can be effortless and nourishing. Experience deep relaxation and peace with music, mindfulness, and other simple tools you can use in your daily life. Instructor Carole Brill has been meditating for over 30 years. All levels welcome.

Medicare Information Session

Wednesday, October 18, 11:30 am
The Rockland Coounty Office for the Aging will be here to inform Medicare recipients about the changes to Medicare in 2018, and help you to understand Medicare Part D and EPIC, enabling you make the best choices.

BYO Device Q&A

Wednesday, October 18, 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.

Shira: Pet Psychic

Thursday, October 19, 6:30 pm
Meet famed psychic Shira and bring a picture of your pet. She'll tell you how they feel and what they want you to know. In-person registration opens September 25 for HKDPl cardholders and October 9 for all others. Class size limited.

Forever Young - Doo Wop & Oldies

Sunday, October 22, 2 pm
Forever Young is one of the area's premier oldies bands. The 6-member band will perform hits from the 50s through the 70s, by artists such as The Duprees, Elvis, Eric Clapton, and many more.

Individual Résumé Workshops with Eileen Grimm

Thursday, October 26, 11 am
Tired of your résumé? Not getting interviews? Career counselor Eileen Grimm will help you recreate it and make it stand out. Learn the important "insider tips" you need to know. By appointment only.

Monet's Water Lilies

Thursday, October 26, 6 pm
Step into the amazing world of Monet's brilliant waterscape designs. Create a waterscape lily design using blended oil pastels and watercolor paint. In-person registration, $3 non-refundable materials fee due at registration.

Haunted Hudson Valley

Monday, October 30, 6:30 pm
The Hudson Valley is one of the most haunted regions in the country. Rockland native Linda Zimmermann has investigated and written about hundreds of houses, restaurants, battlefields and cemetaries, and will share the details of the ghosts she has encountered.

Upcoming Programs

BYO Device Q&A

Wednesday, November 1 & December 6, 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.

Individual Résumé Workshops with Eileen Grimm

Monday, November 13, 6 pm
Tired of your résumé? Not getting interviews? Career counselor Eileen Grimm will help you recreate it and make it stand out. Learn the important "insider tips" you need to know. By appointment only.

Ongoing Programs

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!

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

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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

Book

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.

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