Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
   

Adult Services

July Programs

Let's Play!!!

Tuesdays, July 5 - August 30, 10:30 am
Every Tuesday, tables for open canasta, mah jong and adult coloring are set up in the Library - join in!

Summer Film Series

July 11 - Dave (1996) 110 mins.
July 18 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1989) 130 mins.
July 25 - The American President (1995) 115 mins.
Take a break from present day political controversy and enjoy some of the best election day and political movies ever made. All movies will be shown on Mondays at 1:30 pm.

Edible Landscaping

Monday, May 2, 7 pm
Edible landscaping is a beautiful, sustainable, and tasty alternative to traditional landscaping. Explore ways of adding fruit, vegetables, and herbs to your existing beds, borders, and containers. Presented by Donna DeSousa, Master Gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland.

Haverstraw 400 Program: Then and Now Through Postcards

Monday, July 18, 7 pm
Celebrate Haverstraw's 400th year! Get a brief history of the town and see what Garverville, Thiells, Mt. Ivy, Pomona, West Haverstraw, and Haverstraw Village looked like 100+ years ago.

Chorus of the Tappan Zee: Barbershop Harmony

Monday, July 25, 7 pm
The Chorus of the Tappan Zee, renowned for the beauty of its choral sound, will perform a variety of songs in the barbershop style. Learn about the history and techniques of this unique American musical genre.

Summertime with Memory Lane

Tuesday, July 26, 7 pm
Jeff Sherer returns, bringing back summer memories. Included in the program are video perfromances by Sam Cooke, the Beach Boys, Bobby Rydell, and many more, and songs such as "Hot Fun in the Summertime," "Heat Wave," and "Summer Breeze," to name a few. Wear your wildest, most colorful summertime shirt or dress and win an oldies compilation CD!

6-Hour Defensive Driving Class

Saturday, July 30, 10:15 am - 4:45 pm
Presented by Empire Safety Council. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. $23 fee, payable by check or money order to Ian Prastien, due at registration.

Cooking with Chef Shawn

Monday, August 1, 6:30 pm
Heat up the summer with a barbecue treat with Chef Shawn. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION opens July 5 for HKDPL cardholders and July 20 for all others. $3 non-refundable dee due at registration.

August Programs

Summer Film Series

August 1 - Bullworth (1998) 120 mins.
August 8 - All the King's Men (1949) 110 mins.
August 15 - Ides of March (2011) 101 mins.
August 22 - Man of the Year (2006) 101 mins.
August 29 - The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 127 mins.
Take a break from present day political controversy and enjoy some of the best election day and political movies ever made. All movies will be shown on Mondays at 1:30 pm.

Cooking with Chef Shawn

Monday, August 1, 6:30 pm
Heat up the summer with a barbecue treat with Chef Shawn. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION opens July 5 for HKDPL cardholders and July 20 for all others. $3 non-refundable dee due at registration.

Let's Play!!!

Tuesdays, August 2 - August 30, 10:30 am
Every Tuesday, tables for open canasta, mah jong and adult coloring are set up in the Library - join in!

Pruning

Tuesday, August 2, 7 pm
Pruning is essential to maintaining healthy and attractive trees and shrubs. Learn the proper use and selection of tools, what should be pruned, what time of year to prune, and how to do it. Presented by Steven Becker, Master Gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland.

Wine Lovers Journey

Mondays, August 8, 7 pm
Enjoy the wines of summer with wine expert JoAnn DeGaglia. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION opens July 5 for HKDPL cardholders and July 27 for all others. $3 non-refundable fee due at registration. Don't forget your wine glass! Must be 21.

Medicinal Chocolate Truffles

Tuesday, August 9, 7 pm
Join herbalist/daughter Ehris Urban and historian/mother Welya Jancz-Urban and create raw chocolate shatavari and ginkgo hazelnut cacao truffles. These truffles have maximum nutritional benefits and are delicious! Program includes medicinal/historical overview. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION opens July 5 for HKDPL cardholders and July 27 for all others. $5 non-refundable fee due at registration. Space is limited.

Summer Bus Trip: Connecticut

Wednesday, August 10, All Day
Enjoy a docent-led tour of the Florence Griswold Musuem, an exquisite lunch at the Old Lyme Inn, and a fun-filled ride on the Essex Steam Train and River Boat. Call Karen Romaner at 786-3800 ext. 23 for more information.

Alzheimer's: Know the Ten Signs - Early Detection Matters

Thursday, August 18, 7 pm
Presented by the Alzheimer's Association. Learn about memory loss versus normal aging, risk factors, warning signs, and resources available to help.

6-Hour Defensive Driving Class

Wednesday & Thursday, August 24 & 25, 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Presented by Empire Safety Council. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. $23 fee, payable by check or money order to Ian Prastien, due at registration. Both sessions must attended to receive credit.

Living Well with Diabetes

Monday, June 20, 7 pm
This 6-week free workshop is for persons with Type 2 diabetes and their caregivers. Learn how to prevent complications, keep track of your blood sugar, eat healthy, get physically active, use relaxation techniques to cope with stress, and take charge of your health. To register call the Rockland County Dept. of Health at 364-2500.

Ongoing Programs

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!

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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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