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September Programs

Living Well with Diabetes

Mondays, September 8 through October 20, 1 pm
A six-session workshop offered by the Rockland County Department of Health - learn all about diabetes, including preventing complications, relaxation techniques, eating healthy, keeping track of your blood sugar, and becoming more active. Call 364-2501 to register.

Defining Terrorism

Wednesday, September 10, 10:30 am
Presented by Detective James Coll, this lecture focuses on our understanding of terrorism and its unique challenge to law enforcement in America.

Cooking with Chef Shawn: Easy Desserts

Wednesday, September 10, 6:30 pm
Learn the art of preparing easy desserts - no oven necessary! IN-PERSON REGISTRATIOn open now for Haverstraw Library cardholders, and begins September 2 for all others. $2 non-refundable fee due at registration.

Blood Drive

Thursday, September 11, 1 pm - 7 pm
Honor our first responders by donating blood. Donating blood helps save lives. Sponsored by the New York Blood Center and Senior Girl Scout Troop 40683.

Social Security

Monday, September 15, 7 pm
Presented by Main Street Asset Management. When should I start receiving benefits? How are benefits calculated? How do my decisions affect my spouse? Get answers to these questions and more.

Food for Thought Cookbook Club

Thursday, September 18, 1 pm
Do you love to eat good food? Are you tired of recycling the same dishes week after week? Join our Food for Thought Cookbook Club! Each month members pick a theme for the next month's meeting and prepare and discuss their dish. Recipes will be distributed so members can prepare the dishes at home. If you are a novice, come and be challenged! If you are an experienced cook, join us and share your skills!

Lunch & a Movie

Tuesday, September 16 & October 21, 1 pm
Bring lunch and watch a new-release movie on our big screen. Beverage and popcorn provided!

AARP Defensive Driving

Wednesday, September 17, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION open now for Haverstraw Library cardholders and begins September 2 for all others. Fee payable to AARP by check, due at registration. $20 for AARP members (write membership number on check) and $25 for non-members.

Meditation for Optimum Well-Being

Thursday, September 18, 7 pm
Meditation has been shown to help the body, mind, and spirit. Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski as he speaks about its positive effects and teaches a simple meditation technique.

Musical Salute to Molly Picon, Star of the Yiddish Theatre

Sunday, September 21, 2 pm
This concert is a tribute to a legend! Dr. Diane Cypkin tells the life story of the First Lady of the Yiddish Stage, Molly Picon, and performs songs that she wrote and sang, accompanied by Lena Panifilova on the piano.

6-Hour Defensive Driving

Monday & Wednesday, September 29 & October 1, 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sponsored by Empire Safety Council. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. $23 fee, payable by check to Ian Prastien, due at registration. Both sessions must be attended to receive credit.

October Programs

Living Well with Diabetes

Mondays, October 6 through October 20, 1 pm
A six-session workshop offered by the Rockland County Department of Health - learn all about diabetes, including preventing complications, relaxation techniques, eating healthy, keeping track of your blood sugar, and becoming more active. Call 364-2501 to register.

The Statue of Liberty

Monday, October 7, 7 pm
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 8, 1886, after more than 20 years of planning. Author Kevin Woyce speaks on how it was built, the people involved in her creation, and more, including with brief histories of Ellis Island and Liberty State Park.

Bus Trip: Madava Farms Maple Syrup

Tuesday, October 7
Tour the country's most advanced maple syrup facility. Included is a three-stage tasting of Crown Maple's organic maple syrup in a newly designed tasting room, a view of Crown Maple's hand bottling and sugar-making operation, and a farm-fresh meal prepared by Crown Maple's Culinary Institute. $80 fee for Haverstraw Library cardholders and $85 for all others.

Winter Container Gardening

Wednesday, October 8, 1 pm
Learn easy techniques for growing ornamentals and miniature evergreens in containers, and get tips on ways to decorate the containers with branches, berries, and twigs for the holiday season.

Zumba and Zumba Gold

Zumba - Saturday, October 11, 12 noon
Zumba Gold - Wednesdays, October 15 & 29, 7:30 pm
Have fun and burn calories with body-energizing easy-to-follow dance moves set to Latin American and international music. Classes led by certified Zumba instructors. Zumba Gold is for active older adults and people who are new to an exercise program.

Shira: Mediumship**

Tuesday, October 14, 6:30 pm
Learn how Shira developed her psychic abilities, and get healing and closure with loved ones who have passed on in your life. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION begins September 8 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and October 6 fore all others. **For entertainment purposes only.

Wagner's Jews

Sunday, October 19, 2 pm
German composer Richard Wagner was notoriously anti-SEmitic, but his closest musical associates were Jewish. Hilan Warshaw's documentary Wagner's Jews explores the lives of these associates and what brought them to Wagner. Included are interviews and musical performances by Wagner's colleagues. A question and answer session with Mr. Warshaw follows the screening.

Breast Health Awareness: Not the Same Old Stuff

Monday, October 20, 6:30 pm
Become more informed this October, National Breat Care Awareness Month. Presented by Dawn Hendriks, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Breast & Women's Health Prevention Services, and Nyack Hospital.

Lunch & a Movie

Tuesday, October 21, 1 pm
Bring lunch and watch a new-release movie on our big screen. Beverage and popcorn provided!

Wine Lovers Journey - Sonoma: The Birthplace of California Winemaking

Wednesday, October 22, 7 pm
The wines of Sonoma have worldwide recognition. Explore and taste wines from this diverse wine region. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION begins September 3 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and October 6 for all others. $3 non-refundable fee due at registration. Must be 21. Upcoming classes: Wines from Down Under, November 19 and Holiday Food & Wine Pairing, December 17.

Gentle Yoga

Fridays, October 24-November 14, 11:15 am
Yoga brings together mind, body, and spirit. Marla caplan conducts the class, all levels welcome. Chairs provided if needed.

Avram Pengas & the Noga Group

Sunday, October 26, 2 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of music rooted in the rich material palette of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. A delight for all age groups!

Ghost: A Show of Unbelievable Events

Monday, October 27, 7 pm
Mentalist Amore presents unexplained events and demonstrations from the Victorian era - witness a 19th century séance, have your questions answered by the Mystic Oracle, and more. Come and be amazed and mystified!

Medicare and Medicare Part D

Tuesday, October 28, 11 am
This seminar is conducted by the Rockland County Department of the Aging. Learn about changes to Medicare in 2015, the federal and state prescription drug programs, what help is available to reduce or eliminate the Part D premium, and more. The Medicare annual election period begins October 15 and ends December 7.

Upcoming Programs

Captain Luis Carlos Montalven & Tuesday - Author Talk and Book Signing

Sunday, November 2, 2 pm
U.S. Army Captain Luis Carlos Montvalen is the author of the N.Y. Times best-selling and award-winning memoir "Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and Golden Retriever Who Saved Him." After returning home from combat, highly decorated Captain Montalven suffered crippling post-traumatic stress disorder. Tuesday, a service dog, found it difficult to connect with people. This book is about how they found and healed each other. Books will be available for sale.

Wine Lovers Journey: Wines from Down Under

Wednesday, November 19
Details to be announced.

Wine Lovers Journey: Holiday Food & Wine Pairing

Wednesday, December 17
Details to be announced.

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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

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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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