Adult programs requiring registration call 352-5700, ext. 244, or stop by the second floor reference desk.
Knitting & Crocheting Circle
Tuesdays from 1 PM - 3 PM
The circle meets weekly throughout the year.
Enjoy the company and experience of fellow yarn crafters.
Featuring Master Gardeners from the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland County.
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.
Native Plants in Your Garden
Monday, April 23, 1 – 2:30 PM
Presented by Donna DeSousa
Dealing with Wildlife in Your Backyard
Monday, May 7, 1 – 2:30 PM
Presented by Ann Barry
This presentation will address the most common primary wildlife challenges in our area. It will cover the behaviors and habits of such common critters as deer, rabbits, groundhogs, and chipmunks, and it will suggest viable options for limiting their damage. Registration begins April 16.
Six-Hour Defensive Driving Course:
Thursdays, 11 AM – 3 PM: Feb. 8 & 22
Thursday, Feb. 8 from 7 – 8:30 PM
About My Wife, Abigail Adams, the First Modern American Woman
Tuesday, March 6, 7 – 8 PM
Portrayed by the renowned re-enactor George Baker, John Adams talks with admiration, humor and affection about his wife. Abigail Adams helped found the new nation and raised their son John Quincy Adams to become president. He will relay the stories of their romance, challenges and accomplishments and perform historical songs.
Celebrating the Great Works of Maya Angelou
Monday, March 12, 7 – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Natasha Nurse, Adjunct
Professor, Nassau Community College
In honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrate one of the greatest poets and African-American thinkers of our time. Maya Angelou, has touched the hearts and minds of people of many backgrounds. Registration begins March 1.
Four daughters of wealthy General Philip Schuyler ran away to elope with rich men. But one, Elizabeth Schuyler, married the penniless orphan and immigrant Alexander Hamilton for love. This program features music from the Broadway musical Hamilton. A handout contains detailed instructions about how to get tickets to see Hamilton. Registration begins March 1.
Hebrew Round Table
Mondays, 7 – 8:30 PM
April 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14
Led by: Linda M. Zentman, Ed. D.
Conversational Hebrew for adults,
beginner level. 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, and you’ll be a part of it. Limited to 15. Registration begins March 12.
Selling to the Government & Global Markets
Thursday, April 12
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Presented by: County of Rockland in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration
Speaker: Man-Li Lin, Economic Development Specialist, SBA
Learn what the federal government buys and how, and about certification for set aside, marketing to government agencies, and subcontracting. Also learn “why, what, where and how” to expand your business to global markets. Registration begins March 12.
An Afternoon of Poetry Reading
Sunday, May 20, 3 – 4:30 PM
Presenter: Prof. Denize Lauture, Saint Thomas Aquinas College
“The denizen’s journey continues.” This poet and children’s author will be reading, performing and signing his two recently published books of poetry: A Kiss to the Land, English book published by SubPress Group in California, and Les Lunes d’or du Cactus (The Gold Moons of the Cactus), French book published by Trilingual Press in Boston.
Registration begins April 23
For adult programs requiring registration, call 352-5700 x244 or stop by the reference desk on the second floor.