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January Programs

Play On!!

Tuesdays, 9:30 am - Noon
Every Tuesday, tables for open canasta, mah jong and adult coloring are set up in the Library. Bring your games and join in!

Lunch & a Movie

Tuesdays, January 3 & 17, 1 pm
Watch a new-release movie (or maybe a favorite from the past) on our big screen. Bring lunch - beverage and popcorn provided!

Tai Chi

Wednesdays, January 4, 11 & 25, 7 pm
John Hood returns to teach Tai Chi. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.

Board in the Library

Thursday, January 5, 6 pm
Come to the Library and play one of our many board games in the community room. Play old favorites or check out our collection of new games. This program is open to anyone age 16+, and will be held monthly. For more information call Cathy at 786-3800 ext. 22.

Manaklin Brothers

Sunday, January 8, 2 pm
Join us as we welcome the Manaklin Brothers for the first time as part of our Sunday concert series. Playing a little old country, a bit of new country, some rock n' roll, and 50's and 60's music, they'll have you dancing in your seat!

Pamper Yourself

Monday, January 9, 6:30 pm
Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban return to show you how to pamper yourself. Enjoy their Green Goddess Purifying Clay Mask as you make your own Lemongrass Body Scrub to take home. Class size limited. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $3 non-refundable materials fee due at registration.

Citizenship Legal Consultation Day

Wednesday, January 11, 10 am - 3 pm
Presented in conjunction with the Office for New Americans in Haverstraw, you will have the opportunity to meet with an attorney from the Empire Justice Center to review the citizenship application process. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Contact Jane @ (845) 558-4488 or Andrea @ (845) 826-5022 to schedule an appointment for an attorney consultation. All services are free of charge.

Eat Smart New York

Thursday, January 12: Making Healthy Eating and Physical Activity a Part of Your Total Lifestyle (Main Library)
Tuesday, January 17: Tips for Losing Weight/Re-think Your Drink (Main Library)
Thursday, January 19: Tips for Losing Weight/Rethink Your Drink (Village Branch)
Thursday, January 26: Quick Healthy Meals and Snacks (Main Library)
Eat Smart New York sponsors classes to help us shop, cook, and eat healthier. Sonia McGowen presents the workshops in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Healthy snacks will be available for sampling. All events will be held at 1 pm.

Seasonal Herbs

Saturday, January 14, 2 pm
This is a workshop on herb use for support of immune health during seasonal change. Learn about key herbs, their uses, properties, how to prepare them, and how you can expand upon your gardening and holistic health interests.

Adult Paint Night - Van Gogh Landscape

Wednesday, January 18, 6 pm
Join artist Bradon Dorney as he instructs you how to paint Van Gogh's Night with oil pastels and water colors. While you are painting, learn about the life and art of Van Gogh. Class size limited. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $3 non-refundable materials fee due at registration.

New York Philharmonic Opening Gala Concert with Yo-Yo Ma (Rescheduled)

Saturday, January 21, 3 pm
The New York Philharmonic's opening gala concert features music director Alan Gilbert and special guest cello soloist Yo-Yo Ma. The concert features dance-inspired orchestral works, including Azul by Osvaldo Golijov, a cello concerto written for Ma; the world premiere of an arrangement of Astor Piazzolla's La serie del Ángel by Octavio Brunetti, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic; and a classic by Maurice Ravel, Alborada del gracioso. (56 mins.) Postponed from December 17, 2016.

New York Philharmonic: Showboat

Sunday, January 22, 2 pm
Under the direction of Ted Spering; Vaness Williams, Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander, Fred Willard, and Lauren Worksham star in this musical saga about the lives, loves, and heartbreaks of show folk on the Mississippi River. (2 hrs., 21 mins.) Performed at Lincoln Center on October 12, 2015.

February Programs

Play On!!

Tuesdays, 9:30 am - Noon
Every Tuesday, tables for open canasta, mah jong and adult coloring are set up in the Library. Bring your games and join in!

Tai Chi

Wednesday, February 1, 7 pm
John Hood returns to teach Tai Chi. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.

Board in the Library

Thursday, February 2, 6 pm
Come to the Library and play one of our many board games in the community room. Play old favorites or check out our collection of new games. This program is open to anyone age 16+, and will be held monthly. For more information call Cathy at 786-3800 ext. 22.

Friday Matinee Film Series: Holiday Favorites

Friday, February 3 - "Into the West" 97 mins.
Friday, February 10 - "The Secret of Roan Inish" 102 mins.
Friday, February 17 - "Circle of Friends" 102 mins.
Friday, February 24 - "Evelyn" 95 mins.
Get ready for St. Patrick's Day with an Irish film series on our big screen. All movies begin at 1 pm.

Mediumship with Shira

Mondays, February 6 & 13, 6:30 pm
Meet Shira, the gifted psychic/medium, and get closure with those who have passed in your life. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION begins January 2 for HKDPL cardholders (you must have your library card with you) and begins January 16 for all others. One reading per family.

Valentine's Day Craft for Adults

Tuesdays, December 6 & 20, 1 pm
Make a beautiful wreath with Susan Alicea. Class size limited. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $3 non-refundable materials fee due at registration.

Tuskegee Airmen Perspective

Wednesday, February 15, 7 pm
Glen Fraser, President of the Major General Irene Trowel Harris chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., discusses how he uses their legacy to motivate youth in building careers and life skills. A 20-minute Tuskegee Airmen historical video will be shown.

Trash to Garden Treasure

Thursday, February 16, 6:30 pm
Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Learn how to use recyclable materials, such as plastic water bottles, tires and cans, as creative and playful containers for indoor and outdoor plantings. Composting and yard waste will also be discussed.

African Clay Mask Workshop

Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 pm
Learn about the origins of mask-making while making and decorating your own clay masks. Use Adinkra symbols, sea shells, pebbles, beads, and/or sand to decorate. Participants receive a box in which to take home their mask. Class size is limited. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $3 non-refundable materials fee due at registration.

Heritage Blues Orchestra

Thursday, February 23, 7 pm
Members of the Heritage Blues Orchestra, guitarist and harmonica player Bill Sims, Jr., vocalist and percussionist Chaney Sims, and guitarist and vocalist Junior Mack, aka the Intimate Heritage Blues Trio, perform a program ranging from upbeat and celebratory to somber and reflective. (48 mins).

Meet the Musicians - Scott Joplin

Sunday, February 26, 2 pm
Pianist Dennis Kobrary, wearing a period costume, portrays a friend and fan of Scott Joplin's in this one hour long dramatic presentation on his life, times, and music.

Upcoming Programs

Friday Matinee Film Series: Holiday Favorites

Friday, March 3 - "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" 91 mins.
Friday, March 10 - "Da" 102 mins.
Friday, March 17 - "The Quiet Man" 129 mins.
Friday, March 24 - "Hear My Song" 113 mins.
Friday, March 31 - "Waking Ned Devine" 91 mins.
Get ready for St. Patrick's Day with an Irish film series on our big screen. All movies begin at 1 pm.

Ongoing Programs

Free Tax Help February 3 - April 14, 2016

Tuesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Thursdays, 10 am - 2 pm
Saturdays, 11 am - 2 pm
It's tax time, and AARP Tax-Aide is here to help! This free tax preparation service is for taxpayers with middle to low income, with special attention given to those age 60 and older. You may find them downstairs in our Community Room at the Main Library.

Please bring with you: photo ID; notices, booklets and forms received from the IRS and NYS; social security cards for yourself and your dependants; W-2 forms; ALL 1099 forms; forms indicating federal income tax paid; dependent care provider information; ALL receipts or cancelled checks for income and property taxes paid, and for charitable contributions; proof of health insurance coverage; and copies of Federal and State returns filed last year. For further information call: 1-888-AARP-NOW.

BYO Device Q&A

First Wednesday of Month, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
People often come in on the Library with new devices and ask us what they can do with them. Come in on the first Wednesday of the month, from 7 - 8:15 pm on the mid-level, and we'll help your figure it out. Bring your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader, and Library staff will be available to assist you. Maybe your neighbors will come in and have tips to share as well.

The Cast-On Crew

Mondays, 6 pm
Once again the Library's knitting group, the Cast-On Crew, will be donating hand-knit and crocheted items to local agencies. If you would like to participate, items can be dropped off at the Library, or consider joining us Monday evenings, from 6 pm to 8 pm, as we work together. Please contact Terry at 786-3800 ext. 37 for more information or to donate.

Open Computer Lab Hours at the Village Library

Second & Fourth Monday of the Month, 4 - 7:30 pm
Do you need time to work on a resumé or job application undisturbed? Are you just figuring out how to use the computer for a job search or tutorial? Starting in October, on the second and forth Monday evenings of each month, from 4 - 7:30 pm, computers will be available for use by adults in the Community Room of the Village Library in Haverstraw. There will be a librarian or computer assistant to offer assistance where needed.

Please remember that if you want to save documents you work on, you will need to have a flash drive, as the Library's computers are public, and personal material may not be saved on them. Flash drives are available at reasonable cost at the downstairs service desk in the Village, as well as at the Main Library in Garnerville.

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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