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Adult Services

September 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, September 6 & 20, 1 pm
Watch a new-release movie (or maybe a favorite from the past) on our big screen. Bring lunch - beverage and popcorn provided!

Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

Thursdays, September 8 - October 27, 2 pm
This program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and raise activity level among older adults. Learn ways to change your environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. Call the Rockland County Dept. of Health at 364-2501 for more information or to register.

Fall Blood Drive

Monday, September 12, 1 pm
Honor our first responders - donating blood saves lives. Help us meet our goal of 71 units! Sponsored by the NY Blood Center and Girl Scout Ambassador Troop 40683.

Career Help @ Your Library: Individual Counselling Sessions

Wednesday, September 14, 10 am - 12 pm
Register in advance for a 1/2 hour session. Career Help @ Your Library is made possible by a New York State Library Literacy Grant.

Mediumship with Shira

Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 pm
Meet Shira, the gifted psychic/medium, and get closure with those who have passed in your life. IN-PESON REGISTRATION open now for HKDPL cardholders (you must bring your HKDPL library card with you when registering) and begins September 6 for all others. Limited to 1 reading per family.

Relaxation Through Meditation

Thursday, September 15, 7 pm
Dr. Frank Pawlowski discusses how meditation can evoke a deep state of relaxation and peace within. Learn a powerful meditation technique that can help you in all aspects of your life.

Lighthouses

Monday, September 19, 7 pm
Kevin Woyce speaks about the history of lighthouses, how they were built, how they work, and shares stories of people who tended the lights. Program includes original photographs of lighthouses along the East Coast, the Hudson River, Long Island Sound, and the Great Lakes, and images of historic and vanished lights.

Tai Chi

Tuesdays, September 20 & 27, 7 pm
John Hood returns to teach Tai Chi. Wear comfortable clothing.

Gentle Yoga

Fridays, September 23 & 30, 3:30 pm
Yoga brings together mind, body, and spirit. Yoga instructor Marla Caplan leads this gentle yoga class. All levels welcome. Chairs provided if needed. Bring a mat and water.

AARP 6-Hour Defensive Driving

Saturday, September 24, 10:15 am
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. Registration open now for HKDPL cardholders (you must bring your HKDPL library card with you when registering) and begins September 9 for all others. Fee due at registration, payable by check - $20 for AARP members (write your membership # on your check) and $25 for non-members.

Jewelry Making

Monday, September 26, 6:30 pm
Make a crystal pendent necklace, using Swarovski crystals and glass beads in your choice of colors. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $10 materials fee due at registration. Presented by Amy Kanarek. Space is limited.

October Programs

Lunch & a Movie

Tuesdays, October 4 & 18, 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

Tuesdays, October 4, 7 pm
John Hood returns to teach Tai Chi. Wear comfortable clothing.

6-Hour Defensive Driving Class

Wednesday & Thursday, October 5 & 6, 5:45 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.

Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

Thursdays, October 6 - 27, 2 pm
This program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and raise activity level among older adults. Learn ways to change your environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. Call the Rockland County Dept. of Health at 364-2501 for more information or to register.

Gentle Yoga

Fridays, October 7 & 14, 3:30 pm
Yoga brings together mind, body, and spirit. Yoga instructor Marla Caplan leads this gentle yoga class. All levels welcome. Chairs provided if needed. Bring a mat and water.

Career Help @ Your Library: Individual Counselling Sessions

Thursday, October 13, 6 pm - 8 pm
Register in advance for a 1/2 hour session. Career Help @ Your Library is made possible by a New York State Library Literacy Grant.

Heartsaver CPR AED Program

Wednesday, October 19, 5:30 pm
Heartsaver CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and infant CPR and AED use, as well as how to aid a choking adult or child. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. $32 fee, payable by check to Ken Enderley, due at registration. Space is limited.

To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine

Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 pm
Thomas Paine helped shape our national character with his vision of democracy and the idea of "justice for all." His book Common Sense was a spark that ignited the American Revolution. The film "To Beign the World Over Again" will be shown, followed by a Q&A with Gary Berton, Coordinator of the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College.

Upcoming Programs

Career Help @ Your Library: Individual Counselling Sessions

Wednesday, November 19, 12 pm - 2 pm
Register in advance for a 1/2 hour session. Career Help @ Your Library is made possible by a New York State Library Literacy Grant.

Mahjong for Beginners

Are you interested in learning how to play mahjong? If so, please call 786-3800 ext. 22.

Ongoing Programs

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.

Living Well with Diabetes

Wednesdays, August 31, September 7, 14 21 & 28, October 5, 1 pm
This 6-week free workshop is for persons with Type 2 diabetes and their caregivers. Learn how to prevent complications, keep track of your blood sugar, eat healthy, get physically active, use relaxation techniques to cope with stress, and take charge of your health. Call the Rockland County Dept. of Health at 364-2500.

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 ouse 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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