General Adult Programs

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

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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.

Information for Seniors

Wednesday, Sept. 18 & Thursday, Nov. 7
12 – 2 PM
Rockland County Office for the Aging will provide information on the many services available to Rockland County seniors. Join us in the lobby area on the first floor to find out about:
• Long Term Care (NY Connects)
• Home Energy Assistance 
• Health Insurance Information 
• In-Home Services 
• Caregiver Respite
• Senior Employment Opportunities
... and more.



Public Hearing &
Medicare 101
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2 – 4 PM
The Rockland County Office for the Aging will hold a public hearing highlighting their targeted goals for 2019. After, stay for a Medicare 101 presentation which is designed for those who are new to or soon to be eligible for Medicare, and for those who are still confused about Medicare. HIICAP and NY Connects Staff will be available following the presentation to help with assistance program applications. Currently registering.


What’s Up with the Bees?
Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 – 8:30 PM
Presenter: Principal Beekeeper Bill Day, Pfeiffer Center, Chestnut Ridge
Is it true that the honeybees are in peril? Why? We’ll cover the amazing facts of life in the honeybee colony and discuss what we humans can do
to make life better for this essential insect. Currently registering.


Fall Book Discussions
Fridays, 10 AM – 12 PM
Sept. 27: Our Mutual Friend by
Charles Dickens
Oct. 25: A Book of Common Prayer
by Joan Didion
Nov. 22: The God of Small Things by
Arundhati Roy
Dr. Neal Kreitzer, Ph.D., leads these literary explorations. Books will be available at the 2nd floor reference desk. Call 845-352-5700, ext. 244.


The Space Race:
1957 – 1975
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 – 8 PM
Presenter: Kevin Woyce,Author, photographer and lecturer 
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! Relive the dramatic events from the pioneering Mercury and Gemini flights to the
first Apollo Moon landings. Learn about the visionaries and scientists who made space travel possible, and the American astronauts who
took “one giant leap for mankind.” Registration begins Sept. 23.

Identification & Management of Common Invasive Plants

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7 – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Master Gardener Ann Barry, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County
Aggressive invasive plants are taking over our parklands, yards and gardens. This presentation will focus on the identification of the most common invasive plants in our area and the least toxic methods of managing them. Registration begins Oct. 2.


U.S. Small Business Administration’s Business Plan Writing
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2 – 3:30 PM
Presenter: Man-Li Lin, Economic Development Specialist, SBA
Learn the format and contents of a profitable business plan and the resources/assistance from SBA’s partners.
• Business description & vision
• Definition of the market
• Description of products & services
• Organization & management
• Marketing & sales strategy
• Financial management
• Appendices
Registration begins Oct 2.

The Vampire Poet
Thursday, Oct. 31, 4 – 5 PM
Performance: 4:30 – 4:45 PM

Jorge Ramos wishes all a happy Halloween in the lobby area by performing Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven in costume as Nosferatu.

Digital Photography Workshops
Tuesdays, 6 – 8 PM
Nov. 5, 12 & 19
Instructor: Collette Fournier, Professor of photography, RCC
Learn about digital cameras in this three-week workshop with an emphasis on composition, accessories and tips for creating more meaningful photographs. Please bring your digital camera and laptop with Photoshop software. An assignment will be given to explore pre-visualization, composition and
storyboarding. While commitment to all three sessions is required, first session is a must. Limited to 16 participants. Registration begins Sept. 23.

World War I: The Great War: 100 Years After
Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 – 8:30 PM

Presenter: Tom DeStefano, teaches American History at Bergen Community College

Explore the causes of World War I and the opposing alliances — the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance. Consider how the United States, originally a neutral nation, got involved. Learn about the role of trench warfare and how new military weapons affected the outcome of the war. Registration begins Oct. 10.


Each class requires a materials fee.
(Cash only, payable to the instructor on the day of class.)
Mosaic a Picture Frame
Thursday, Sept. 12
7 – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Elyse Stoller, Crafty librarian
Learn how to work with broken china. Take home supplies and inspiration to continue your new skills. Materials fee: $5. Limited to 12 participants. Currently registering.

The Thrill of Action on Paper

Wednesday, Nov. 13
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Marilyn Benkler, Art teacher
How do you create action on a piece of white paper? Learn the concept, then create an action picture using colored paper, scissors and glue.

Materials fee: $3. Limited to 16
participants. Registration begins Oct. 16.

What if You Can Draw?
Wednesday, Nov. 20
6:30 – 8:30 PM

Instructor: Marilyn Benkler, Art teacher

Draw a recognizable simple object with lights and shadows creating the appearance of dimension using paper and pencil.

Materials fee: $2. Limited to 12 participants. Registration begins Oct. 16.



WEDNESDAYS, Nov. 6 & Thursday, Nov. 7

5:45 – 8:45 PM

Save money and reduce points! Both sessions must be attended. Open to drivers of all ages. Fee: $25. For information and to register call Ian Prastien at (201) 522-5892. 

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.


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

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