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Adult Services

November Programs

Until Tuesday - Author Talk and Book Signing

Sunday, November 2, 2 pm
The Library is pleased to welcome U.S. Army Captain Luis Carlos Montvalen, 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. Captain Montalvan will be accompanied by Tuesday. Books will be available for sale.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Arrangements

Monday, November 3, 6:30 pm
Create your own Thanksgiving table arrangement! Participants will fill a cornucopia basket with fresh cut flowers, natural material and decorative accents. Bring pruning snips or shears, and gloves. A $10 non-refundable fee is due at IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, payable to Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Memory Lane

Wednesdays, November 5 & 19, 1 pm
Jeff Sherrer presents recordings and video performances of Pop, Jazz, Swing and more. Revisit old-time radio shows, 40's movie serials, early TV shows, and the Silver Screen. The audience is encouraged to make requests and exchange personal stories.

Let Your Library Help You Get Your Next Job: Resumé Writing Workshop

Thursday, November 6, 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Get help writing your resumé! Funded in part by the NYS Library's Adult Literacy Library Services Grant Programs.

Gentle Yoga

Fridays, November 7 & 14, 11:15 am
Yoga brings together mind, body and spirit. Marla Caplan conducts the class, all levels welcome. Chairs provided if needed.

Yarn and More

Monday, November 10, 6 pm
Laura Yona from Lion Brand will be here to talk about the yarn industry and knitting. An overview of the company will be followed by a discussion of the different types of yarn, choosing appropriate yarn for a project, substituting yarns, and techniques for creating a lovely finished project.

Zumba

Zumba - Wednesday, November 12, 7:30 pm
Zumba Gold - Saturday, November 15, 12 pm
have fun and burn calories with body-energizing easy-to-follow dance moves set to a fusion of Latin and International music. Tone and sculpt your body in this hour-long class led by certified Zumba instructors. Zumba Gold is for active older adults and people who are new to an exercise program.

Let Your Library Help You Get Your Next Job: Individual Counseling Sessions

Thursday, November 13, 10:13 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, November 19, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Get one-to-one help. Please register in advance for these sessions. Funded in part by the NYS Library's Adult Literacy Library Services Grant Programs.

Matisse: His Life, His Art

Thursday, November 13, 1 pm
Called "the supreme colorist," Henri Matisse is known for his joyous painted paper collages, currently on exhibit at the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art). This slide/lecture is presented by art historian Irene Wisoff.

Iona College: MBA Program

Monday, November 17, 5 pm
A representative from Iona College will be available to discuss their MBA program.

Retirement Seminar: From Return on Investment to Reliability of Income

Monday, November 17, 7 pm
Presented by Main Street Asset Management. Learn all about the ROI Profile tool. See how it is used by the financial services industry in guiding you and your financial advisor in structuring your investments and producing income for retirement.

Lunch & a Movie

Tuesday, November 18, 1 pm
Bring lunch and we watch a new-release movie on our big screen. Beverage and popcorn provided!

A Day on the Rocks: A Photographer's Exploration of the New Jersey Palisades

Thursday, November 20, 7 pm
Presented by Anthony Taranto, photographer for the NJ Palisades Interstate Parks Commission. View the scenic beauty of this National Natural Landmark through all the seasons, day and night.

6-Hour Defensive Driving

Monday & Tuesday, November 24 & 25, 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 and save on your insurance.

December Programs

Wine Lovers Journey: Wines from Down Under

Tuesday, December 2, 7 pm
Australia is home to 64 wine regions, encompassing 2,500 wineries. Bring your wineglass and explore the southern hemisphere. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION begins October 22 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and November 12 for all others. $3 non-refundable fee due at registration.

Zumba

Zumba - Wednesday, December 3, 7:30 pm
Zumba Gold - Saturday, December 13, 12 pm
have fun and burn calories with body-energizing easy-to-follow dance moves set to a fusion of Latin and International music. Tone and sculpt your body in this hour-long class led by certified Zumba instructors. Zumba Gold is for active older adults and people who are new to an exercise program.

Holiday Flower Arranging

Monday, December 8, 6:30 pm
Attend this hands-on workshop and learn how to create wreaths and centerpieces using fresh evergreens, natural materials, seasonal ribbons, and ornaments. Bring garden gloves and scissors. A $10 non-refundable fee, payable to Cornell Cooperative Extension, is due at IN-PERSON REGISTRATION.

Wire-Wrapped Beaded Bracelet Workshop

Wednesday, December 10, 6:30 pm
Learn how to make a beautiful wire-wrapped beaded bracelet in this beginner-friendly 2-hour class. All supplies will be provided, including tools. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, space is limited. $8 non-refundable fee due at registration.

Winter Blood Drive

Thursday, December 11, 1 pm - 7 pm
It's football mania season! All donors will be entered in a drawing to receive a football jersey of the player of their choice. Donate blood and save a life! Sponsored by the New York Blood Center.

Rockland Catholic Choir

Sunday, December 14, 2 pm
The 50-member Rockland County Catholic Choir was formed in 1992 and sings at numerous special events. Enjoy a concert of beautiful Baroque, Classical and contemporary inspirational music.

Chocolate Truffles Simplified

Monday, December 15, 6:30 pm
Kim Hendrickson demonstrates the basics of making a variety of chocolate ganache and then gives you an assortment of chocolate coatings to roll them in. Bring a container - each participant goes home with a pound of truffles! IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. $6 non-refundable fee due at registration.

Lunch & a Movie

Tuesday, December 16, 1 pm
Bring lunch and we watch a new-release movie on our big screen. Beverage and popcorn provided!

Wine Lovers Journey: 3rd Annual Wine Lovers Food Pairing

Wednesday, December 17, 6:30 pm
Another holiday presentation with Chef Shawn and Sommelier Joanne. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION begins November 3 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and December 3 for all others. $5 non-refundable fee due at registration.

From Klezmer to Broadway

Sunday, December 21, 2 pm
Naomi Miller brings her energy, wit and great voice to Haverstraw Library in this program that showcases music and comedy originating in Eastern Europe, journeying to Second Avenue's Yiddish theatre and the Broadway musical.

Upcoming Programs

AARP Defensive Driving

Wednesday, January 14, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION begins November 24 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and January 5 for all others. Fee payable to AARP by check, due at registration. $20 for AARP members (write membership # on check) and $25 for non-members.

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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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