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Adult Services

May Programs

Knitting Club

Mondays, May 2 - 30, 6 pm
Be a maker, join our knitting group! We meet Mondays, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome. Call Terry at 786-3800 ext. 21 for more information.

History of Video Games

Monday, May 2, 7 pm
Video games have been around for 35 years! Join animator and game historian C.A. MacFinn of CGMuse and learn how the gaming industry was founded, how Japan made it big, and how we got to where we are today.

Let's Play!!!

Tuesdays, May 3 - 31, 10:30 am
Every Tuesday, tables for open canasta, mah jong and adult coloring are set up in the Library - join in!

Diabetes Prevention

Tuesdays, May 3 - June 14, 2 pm
Presented by the Rockland County Dept. of Health, this program is for persons who have been diagnosed with or think they have pre-diabetes. Learn lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce your risk. Call 364-3864 for information and to see if you qualify.

Make a Leather Wrap Bracelet

Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 pm
Use a leather cord and Czech glass beads to create a stylish bracelet in your choice of colors. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. $10 materials fee due at registration.

Film Series: 20 Films That Turn 20

Wednesdays, May 4, 11 & 18, 1:30 pm
Check out this special event featuring 20 1996 classic films that turn 20 years old. Movies to be shown are as follows:

May 4 - Crash (100 mins.)
May 11 - Twister (113 mins.)
May 18 - Space Jam (88 mins.)

Career Help @ Your Library

Resume Writing Workshop: Thursday, May 5, 7 pm
Individual Counseling Sessions*: Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 pm
Interviewing Techniques: Thursday, May 12, 7 pm

Get some advice and counseling from Eileen Grimm. This program was made possible by a NYS Library Literacy Grant. *Individual Counseling Sessions are 1/2 hour and advanced registration is required.

AARP 6-Hour Defensive Driving Class

Saturday, May 7, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. $20 fee for AARP members, $25 fee for non-members, payable by check, due at registration.

Spring Food and Wine Pairing

Monday, May 9, 6:30 pm
Presented by Chef Shawn and wine expert Joanne DeGaglia. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION open now for Haverstraw Library cardholders and opens May 2 for all others. $6 non-refundable fee, due at registration. Must be 21.

Rodin Sculpture Worldwide

Thursday, May 12, 1 pm
Monumental Rodin sculptures can be seen by museum visitors in collections throughout the world. This slide-lecture presented by Irene Wisoff focuses on the life and art of Rodin and the international venues for his sculptures.

Paul the Beatle

Sunday, May 15, 2 pm
Bob Halligan portrays Paul McCartney in this one-man show. Paul has conversations with the audience and himself, that inevitably lead back to the songs we love. He traces the band's musical journey and even takes requests, with the audience participating in the show.

Identity Theft

Monday, March 16, 7 pm
Nearly one million people are affected by identity theft each year. Learn how to protect yourself from becoming a victim and what to do if you are. Seminar presented by Ian Prastien.

Lunch & a Movie

Tuesday, May 17, 1 pm
Enjoy a new-release movie on our big screen. Bring lunch - popcorn and beverage provided!

Adult Protective Services

Tuesday, May 17, 3 - 5 pm
A representative from the Rockland County Adult Protective Services Dept. will be available in our lobby to provide information and to answer questions.

NYS Bar Association Decision Making Day: Elder Law Legal Check-Up

Thursday, May 18, 10:30 am & 6:30 pm
Sonia Burgos Crannage, Esq. will provide you with "Your Legal Checklist: Legal Documents That Every New Yorker Should Know About." Information on healthcare, financial and guardianship issues, wills, and probate will be discussed. Sponsored by the Elder & Health Law SEctions of the NY State Bar Association.

Karkowska Sisters Duo: 60 Minutes Around the World

Sunday, May 22, 2 pm
Take a musical journey/adventure around the world with humor and a performance of beloved classical music hits such as Gershwin's "Summertime" and Sarasate's "Fireworks of Carmen Fantasy."

The Naughty Boys of Politics: Covering the Sex Scandals

Monday, May 23, 7 pm
Before there was Kennedy, Clinton, and Weiner, there was Jefferson, Hamilton, and Cleveland. Through the use of video, photos, and first-hand anecdotes, broadcast journalist Shelly Strickler shows how the media has handled political scandals through the ages.

6-Hour Defensive Driving Class

Wednesday & Thursday, May 25 & 26, 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Presented by Empire Safety Council. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. $23 fee, payable by check to Ian Prastien, due at registration. Both sessions must be attended to receive credit.

June Programs

The Great American Folk Song Revival

Sunday, June 5, 2 pm
Musician Caroline Doctorow presents a unique perspective on music of the 1960's. Her performance includes music of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and many more. She'll also perform original compositions and discuss the songwriting process.

Knitting Club

Mondays, June 6 - 27, 6 pm
Be a maker, join our knitting group! We meet Mondays, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome. Call Terry at 786-3800 ext. 21 for more information.

A Walk in the Park

Monday, June 6, 7 pm
Learn all about Rockland's Kakiat Park, its history, topography, hiking-walking trails, native trees and flowering plants, and more. Presented by Ann Barry, Master Gardener with Cornell University Cooperative Extension.

Let's Play!!!

Tuesdays, June 7- 25, 10:30 am
Every Tuesday, tables for open canasta, mah jong and adult coloring are set up in the Library - join in!

Diabetes Prevention

Tuesdays, June 7 - June 14, 2 pm
Presented by the Rockland County Dept. of Health, this program is for persons who have been diagnosed with or think they have pre-diabetes. Learn lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce your risk. Call 364-3864 for information and to see if you qualify.

Travel to Cuba

Monday, June 13, 7 pm
Rick Feingold discusses the recent diplomatic changes between Cuba and the US, visiting Cuba, tourist sites, Cuban baseball, music, and more.

Homeopathy and Women's Health

Monday, June 20, 7 pm
Janice Solomon, CCH, presents an introductory lecture about homeopathy, followed by an open discussion. Non-hormonal, no-toxic homeopathy can increase vitality in all aspects and phases of your life, and is complementary medical care.

Lunch & a Movie

Tuesday, June 21, 1 pm
Enjoy a new-release movie on our big screen. Bring lunch - popcorn and beverage provided!

Ongoing Programs

Diabetes Prevention

Tuesdays, May 3 - June 14, 2 pm
Presented by the Rockland County Dept. of Health, this program is for persons who have been diagnosed with or think they have pre-diabetes. Learn lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce your risk. Call 364-3864 for information and to see if you qualify.

Knitting Club

Mondays, 6 pm
Be a maker, join our knitting group! We meet Mondays, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome. Call Terry at 786-3800 ext. 21 for more information.

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!

Upcoming Programs

Edible Gardening

Tuesday, July 12, 7 pm
The possibilities are endless and oh, so inviting! Edible Landscaping is a beautiful, sustainable, and tasty alternative to traditional landscaping. Many trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants with edible parts can serve the same function as ornamentals and can look just as good. This program will explore ways of adding fruit, vegetables, and herbs to your existing bed, borders, and containers.

Pruning

Tuesday, August 2, 7 pm
Pruning is essential to maintaining healthy and attractive trees and shrubs, yet many fear this simple and often pleasant task. This presentation will cover the proper use and selection of tools, common landscape trees and shrubs that need pruning, the times of year to prune, and the basics on how it is done. Participants will come away with confidence and knowledge so they may care for the woody plants in their landscapes.

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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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