Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

Adult Services

March Programs

Cell Phones & Smart Phones (Blackberry, iPhone, Andriod & More)

Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 pm
Get an unbiased description of each phone, learn about their differences, and see which service/phone suits your needs. Presented by Thomas Roberto.

Gentle Yoga

Fridays, March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 11:15 am
Yoga is the bringing together of mind, body, and spirit. Instructor is Marla Caplan, all levels welcome. Chairs provided if needed. Bring a mat and water.

Love Cinematically: Winter Film Series

Wednesday, March 11, 1 pm
Last movie in series - An Affair to Remember (1957). Starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. 115 mins.

Confessions of an Urban Archeologist

Thursday, March 12, 7 pm
Greg Van Antwerp shares his 35-year passion of digging for historical treasures at estate, garage, and tag sales. See some of his discoveries, and learn what to look for in your own attic.

Estate Planning

Monday, March 16, 7 pm
Presented by Main Street Asset Management. Learn about general estate planning concepts and strategies, and determine whether you might benefit from working with a financial planning professional.

Celeste Ray Trio Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Sunday, March 22, 2 pm
Enjoy Celtic and Irish songs and ballads, and upbeat jigs and reels, with Celeste Ray on the bowed psaltery, Maria Banks on the hapr, and Michelle Stockman on the flute. Come join us!

Save Energy, Save Dollars

Thursdays, March 19, 3:30 pm & April 9, 7 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension presents this free workshop. Learn how to save money by reducing home energy consumption. Attendees will receive 3 compact flourescent light bulbs (3 per household). Advance registration encouraged.

Cooking with Chef Shawn: Herbs that Heal

Monday, March 23, 6:30 pm
Chef Shawn demonstrates how you can incorporate fresh herbs into your daily diet, while nutritionist Laura Hubbell speaks on their health benefits, and treating ailments naturally. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION open now for Haverstraw Library cardholders and begins March 11 for all others. $3 non-refundable fee due at registration.

AARP 6-Hour Defensive Driving Class

Wednesday, March 25, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION open now for Haverstraw Library cardholders and begins March 18 for all others. Fee payable to AARP by check or money order, due at registration. $20 for AARP members (write membership number on check) and $25 for non-members.

Wine Lovers Journey Countinues: This Wine is From Where? (part 3)

Wednesday, March 25, 7 pm
Wine is produced all over the planet; join us as we again go off the beaten path. Registration open now for Haverstraw Library cardholders and opens March 11 for all others.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $3 non-refundable fee due at registration. Must be 21. Bring your wine glass!

Stop at the Red Apple Rest on Rt. 17 with Elaine Freed Lindenblatt

Sunday, March 29, 2 pm
The legendary Red Apple restaurant, open from the 1930s through the 1980s, was a rest stop frequented by entertainment luminaries travelling from NYC to the Catskill Mountain resorts. Ms. Lindenblatt's book is an account of growing up in small-town America, and the workings of a successful food operation. Books will be available for purchase.

Unbroken - A World Warr II Story of Survival and Forgiveness

Monday, March 30, 7 pm
Hear the story of Olympic runner and POW Louis Zamperini. Excerpts from the 2014 film Unbroken and the CBS documentary The Great Zamperini will be shown. Presented by Rick Feingold.

April Programs

Tablets, Phablets & E-Readers

Thursday, April 2, 6:30 pm
An introduction to iPad, Andriod, and Kindle technologies. Get the information you need to shop for a tablet like a pro, and learn what you can do with it once you have it. Presented by Thomas Roberto.

April is All Things Beatles Film Series

Monday, April 13: "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) 87 mins.
Monday, April 27: "Let it Be" (1970) 81 mins.
Wednesday, April 29: "Help!" (1965) 92 mins.
Come in and enjoy three movies starring the Beatles! All shows begin at 6:30 pm.

How to Become a US Citizen - Information Sessions*

Session One: Wednesday, April 15, 6 pm
Session covers the process of becoming a US Citizen, forms, requirements, cost, interview, score, guidelines, questions, vocabulary, and 1-1912 waiver.

Session Two: Thursday, April 16, 6 pm
Session covers line-by-line completion of the N-400 citizenship application, and what to expect going forward.

* Sessions led by Jane Lemkin from Literacy Solutions of Rockland County. Program sponsored by Ramapo Catskill Library System.

Painters in Provence: Artists & Their Museums

Wednesday, April 15, 1 pm
This slide-lecture presented by art historian Irene Wisoff centers on 20th-century artists Matisse, Picasso, Leger, and Chagall, and on the museums created to celebrate their masterpieces.

NYS Bar Association National Healthcare Decision Day

Thursday, April 16, 11 am & 6:30 pm
Sonia Burgos Crannage, Esq. will provide you with "Your Legal Checklist: Legal Documents That Every New Yorker Should Know About." Healthcare, financial and guardianship issues, wills, and probate will be discussed. Sponsored by the Elder & Health Law Sections of the NY Bar Association.

Something - Beatles Tribute Band

Sunday, April 19, 2 pm
This 4-piece acoustic tribute band performs an entertaining magical show of favorite Beatles songs. Come and sing along to some of the most beautiful music ever written!

Conversation with May Pang

Monday, April 20, 7 pm
May Pang has been a rock 'n' roll maven for 40 years, and had a close association with John Lennon. Get your questions answered about John and the Beatles in this Q&A session with May.

Lunch & a Movie

Tuesday, April 21, 1 pm
Enjoy a new-release movie on our big screen. Bring your lunch; popcorn and beverage are provided!

Ornamental Grasses

Wednesday, April 22, 2 pm
Master Gardeners or Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County introduce the characteristics and landscape uses of ornamental grasses grown in Rockland. Get facts on purchasing, planting, and maintaining these grasses, and more.

Wine Lovers Journey Countinues: Greece

Wednesday, April 22, 7 pm
The Greeks believed that wine was a gift to man from the god Dionysus. Bring your glass and taste "the nectar of the gods." Registration begins March 25 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and April 15 for all others.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $3 non-refundable fee due at registration. Must be 21. Bring your wine glass!

3D Goes the Movies

Sunday, April 26, 2 pm
Have you ever wondered about the music that accompanies great films? Attend this unique and exciting live performance of songs and scores from Hollywood's biggest hits.

Ladies & Gentlemen: The Beatles

Tuesday, April 28, 7 pm
From the early 1960s to their break-up role in 1970, the Beatles wrote some of the most memorable songs in musical history. James Coll explores their roots and the story behind their first recording.

Ongoing Programs

Free Tax Help February 3 - April 14, 2014

Tuesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Thursdays, 10 am - 2 pm
Saturdays, 10 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 dependents; 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.

Upcoming Programs

Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Sunday, May 3, 2 pm
2015 is a very good year for Frank Sinatra. Frank would have been 100 years old in December. For all of you lovers of Frank Sinatra and his music, the Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library will be hosting a Tribute to Frank Sinatra.

Pianist Louis Landon will be performing "The Summer Wind", "The Way You Look Tonight", and "Witchcraft" among others in this featured musical presentation. Louis Landon is a solo pianist and composer who hailed from Chestnute Ridge and now lives in Arizona. He has traveled around the world performing and playing a variety of styles including jazz, Latin, rock and classical piano. If you are a Frank Sinatra fan, you won't want to miss this musical tribute. Oh, and the bast part about this, it is FREE!

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

Wednesday, May 6 - June 24, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Are you afraid of falling? Do you limit your activities because of it? When you limit your activities, you actually increase your risk of falling. In a Matter of Balance workshop you will find out about practical ways to reduce fear and become more active.

You will learn to:
⋄ Develop your confidence
⋄ Set realistic goals to increase activity
⋄ Make changes to reduce risks of falls at home
⋄ Exercise to increase strength and balance

A Matter of Balance is a free 8-week workshop. For more information or to register, call the Rockland County Health Department at 364-2501.

Cell Phone & Smart Phones (Blackberry, iPhone, Android and more)

Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 pm
Mobile technology has come a long way. Today there are so many options with a huge array of features. What are the differences? Get an unbiased description of each type of popular phone, what each has to offer and how to choose what service/phone suits your needs.

Does your child need an iPhone? Do they need a Blackberry? What the heck is MMS? Attendees will leave this class confident that they are aware of every type of mobile technology and what it means. Presented by THomas Roberto.

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

Monday, May 11, 6:30 pm (Re-scheduled from November 2014.)
US Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan is the author of the N.Y. Times best-selling and award-winning memoir “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him.” After returning home from combat, highly decorated Captain Montalvan 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.

Bus Trip: Long Island Estates

Wednesday, May 20, 8 am - 6:30 pm (approximate)
Join tour leader Justin Ferate and visit Eagle's Nest, the former home of William K. Vanderbilt, and Falaise, the former home of Harry F. Guggenheim. Lunch at Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille located on beautiful Manhasset Bay. $118 for Haverstraw Library cardholders, $123 for all others (all-inclusive).

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Nooks and Kindles are available! Drop by the Adult Reference desk to borrow one.

Have your own e-Reader? Start downloading ebooks and audio books for FREE now!

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


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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