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General Adult Programs

adult-programs
Adult programs requiring registration call 352-5700, ext. 244, or stop by the second floor reference desk.


Knitting and CrochetingKnitting & Crocheting Circle

Tuesdays from 1 PM - 3 PM

The circle meets weekly throughout the year.

Enjoy the company and experience of fellow yarn crafters.


Gardening Workshops

Presented by Vivienne Dieckmann, Master Gardener, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland
 

Starting Seeds Indoors and Outdoors

Thursday, March 28, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presented by Donna DeSousa, Master Gardener with Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland.

Seeds are marvelous little packages of plants just waiting to grow up in your garden. This presentation will discuss how and when to start seeds indoors and how to nurture the seedlings until they are ready to plant outdoors. It will also cover how and when to sow seeds directly into your garden. Registration begins Feb. 28.


Dealing with Wildlife in Your Backyard

Thursday, May 9, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presented by Ann Barry, Master Gardener with Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland.

Deer and other wildlife are a constant threat to your plantings and home gardens. This presentation will address the most common primary wildlife challenges in our area. It will discuss 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 11.

 


                   CREATIVE CLASSES


Instructor: Brandon Dorney, Art Kids Academy

Dream Scream

Monday, April 8, 7 – 8:20 PM

 

Come learn about Edvard Munch's amazing Scream painting as we create our own interpretation of the Scream Design using watercolors and oil pastels. Registration begins March 7.


Refunk Your Junk : Remake Your Old Jewelry Into Something New!

Class requires a materials fee of $5.

(Cash only, payable to the instructor on the day of class.)

Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Instructor: Cari Skier, mixed media artist

Do you have a drawer full of single earrings, broken bracelets, chains with missing links, charms or pendants? Or maybe a vintage brooch from grandma or a favorite ring that no longer fits? Come to the Refunk Your Junk jewelry design workshop and learn to remake beautiful new pieces from broken, old jewelry. Cari will help you design something old into something new. All tools and materials provided. Bring your old junk jewelry (and pliers if you have). Number of participants is limited to 15. Registration begins April. 15.Adult Paint Nights


Cubist Portrait Design

Tuesday, May 21, 7 – 8:20 PM

Learn all about Picasso and his Cubist artwork as we create our own Cubist Portrait using Sharpies and watercolors. Registration begins April 24.

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SIX-HOUR DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE

TUESDAYS, MARCH 26 & APRIL 2 OR WEDNESDAYS, MAY 22 & 29 ALL SESSIONS: 5:45 – 8:45 PM

Open to drivers of all ages. Drivers who complete ‘ESC’ 6-hour Defensive Driving course save 10% on their liability, personal injury protection and collision insurance for THREE YEARS and reduce FOUR points on their driving record. Both sessions must be attended. Both sessions must be attended. For more information and to register call Ian Prastien at 201-522-5892. (Fee: $25)

Proof of course completion is transmitted to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles and recorded on the student's driving record. Travel into traffic safety awareness with student participation, safety education films, and absolutely no formal testing. The course can be completed in two 3-hour sessions or one 6-hour session in order to fit the schedule of most students.

 
 
 

 

 

Myth and Memories: Reflections on Ireland and Through Poetry

Tuesday, March 19, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Distinguished Prof. Marie Keena Liberace, Rockland Community College

A reading of poetry echoing memories of Ireland past and present. History, legend and personal memories will take us on a voyage of wonder and delight. Registration begins Feb. 19.


 

Andrew Carnegie – From Steel to the Building of Libraries

Thursday, April 11, 7 - 8:15 PM

Presenter: Rick Feingold holds a degree in History, Rutgers University

Andrew Carnegie amassed an enormous fortune in the steel industry and then became a major philanthropist. During the late 19th century, when steel would be used first as railroad track, Carnegie perfected low-cost steel production. The Carnegie Steelworks, in Homestead, PA, employed men producing steel under primitive industrial working conditions. This program will feature the 1892 strike at Homestead which pitted the Pinkerton Detective Agency against the steelworkers ending with 10 deaths. After Carnegie sold his steel company to J.P. Morgan he gave all his money away by building over 2,500 libraries. Many still exist today. Registration begins March 13.


Chess Classes for Beginners

Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 7 - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Avrahom Lewinson, Rated 1902 USCF

Learn the basics of one of the world's oldest games. In this multi-part class you will learn how the pieces move, basic strategies, and how to checkmate the opponent's King. While commitment to all 5 classes is required, first class is a must.

Benefits of chess  include: Increase creativity, Improve memory, Increase IQ, Strengthen critical-thinking skills, Stronger concentration. Participants limited to 14. Registration begins April 4.


For adult programs requiring registration, call 352-5700 x244 or stop by the reference desk on the second floor.

Health and Wellness Programs and Classes

Live Music Events at the Library

 

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