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January Programs

Let's Play!!!

Tuesdays, starting January 5, 10:30 am
Every Tuesday, there will be 5 tables set up on our mid-level for open canasta and Mah Jong games. Come and play! Bring your own tiles and cards.

Sip & Swipe Café

Android Tablets - Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 5, 7, 12 & 14, 3 pm
Android Tablets - Mondays & Wednesdays, January 18, 20, 25 & 27, 3 pm
Get yourself up-to-date on how to use a tablet! Work you way through a self-paced learning program geared specifically to senior tablet users. Registration is now open for Tuesday and Thursday classes. Monday and Wednesday registration will begin January 4. iPad classes will begin in February. See below for further details.

Film Series: 20 Films That Turn 20

Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 1:30 pm
Check out this special event featuring 20 1996 classic films that turn 20 years old.

Myths, Stars & Legends: Balam Dance Troupe

Sunday, January 10, 2 pm
This family-friendly program showcases Balinese, Baroque and Spanich Escuela Bolera dance styles, and the world's only Flamenco stand-up comedian!

History of Animation - Much More than Disney

Monday, January 11, 7 pm
Learn about the history of this American art form that has become internationally popular. Hear about its origins in short silent films, how it changed from 2D to vibrant 3D, who besides Walt Disney introduced anime, and more.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Wednesday, January 13, 12 pm - 1 pm
Legal Sevices of the Hudson Valley, a non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal counsel to those whose household income is 200% below federal poverty guidelines, provides representation in these areas: Housing; Elder Law; Advocacy for the Disabled; Public Benefits; Social Security and Disability Claims; Children's Advocacy; HIV/AIDS; Domestic Violence; Family Law; and Uncontested Divorce. A LSHV representative will be available to speak with you.

A New Year, a New You - Lose to Win

Thursdays, January 14 - March 10, 11 am
Lost to Win uses up-to-date methods to help you lose weight safely and reach your goals. Each 60-90 minute session includes tips on nutrition, making healthy food choices, exercising correctly, and changing behavior. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $10 fee due then. Call 786-3800 ext. 18 or 19 for more information.

Brenda Ross Reading & Book Signing

Saturday, January 16, 1 pm
The author reads from her historical novel Bibsy. Set in Rockland in the 1950s, the book is about a riverfront community being impacted by suburbanization, and the importance of family.

Adult Coloring

Tuesdays, January 19 & February 16, 11 am
Join the craze! Coloring is relaxing and creative. An assortment of intricate coloring pages, crayons, and colored pencils will be available for your use.

Lunch and a Movie

Tuesday, January 19, 1 pm
Enjoy a new-release movie or a favorite from the past on our big screen. Bring lunch - popcorn and beverage provided!

Medicare 101

Friday, January 22, 2 pm
Still confused about Medicare? Will you be eligible soon? A representative from the Rockland County Office for the Aging will have information to help you make the best decisions about your Medicare options. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Best Cases for the Ghost Detective

Monday, January 25, 7 pm
An entertaining perspective on ghost hunting, presented by police detective and ghost investigator Michael J. Worden. Learn about the basics of ghost hunting, and hear about some interesting and terrifying cases.

AARP Defensive Driving

Tuesday & Wednesday, January 26 & 27, 10 am - 1 pm
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION open now for Haverstraw Library cardholders and opens January 12 for all others. Fee payable by check at registration 0 $20 fee for AARP members (write membership # on check), $25 for non-members. Both sessions must be attended to receive credit.

Embrace the New Year with Meditation

Thursday, January 28, 7 pm
A workshop that will teach strategies to reduce stress, create a healthy and positive lifestyle, and offer meditation techniques. Presented by Frank Pawlowski, Ed.D., long-time meditator.

The Alacorde Piano Trio

Sunday, January 31, 2 pm
The Alacorde Piano Trio, consisting of members Jee Sun Lee on the violin, Suji Kim on the cello and Jacqueline Schiller-Audi on the piano, has performed throughout the tri-state region, with an extensive repertoire. As a trio and as soloists, they have performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Temple University, and have performed in numerous chamber music series and festivals.

February Programs

Film Series: 20 Films That Turn 20

Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17 & 24, 1:30 pm
Check out this special event featuring 20 1996 classic films that turn 20 years old.

A New Year, a New You - Lose to Win

Thursdays, February 5 - March 10, 11 am
Lost to Win uses up-to-date methods to help you lose weight safely and reach your goals. Each 60-90 minute session includes tips on nutrition, making healthy food choices, exercising correctly, and changing behavior. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $10 fee due then. Call 786-3800 ext. 18 or 19 for more information.

Sip & Swipe Café

iPads - Fridays, February 5, 12, 19 & 26, 11 am
Android Tablets - Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 16, 18, 23 & 25, 3 pm
Get yourself up-to-date on how to use a tablet! Work you way through a self-paced learning program geared specifically to senior tablet users. Registration will open January 18 for Friday classes. Tuesday and Thursday registration will begin February 1.

Cook a Romantic Meal with Chef Shawn

Monday, February 8, 6:30 pm
Chef Shawn presents his ideas for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION begins January 6 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and Febru

Intermediate Mah Jong

Tuesdays, February 9, 16 & 23, 10:30 am
Tuesdays, March 1 & 8, 10:30 am
Sharyn Gropper returns to take Mah Jong up to the next level. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited.

Adult Coloring

Tuesdays, February 16, 11 am
Join the craze! Coloring is relaxing and creative. An assortment of intricate coloring pages, crayons, and colored pencils will be available for your use.

Stephen Fuller and Friends

Sunday, February 21, 2 pm
Stephen Fuller and Friends (vocals, piano and bass) perform blues, pop, Broadway, reggae and Bossa Nova cllassics that will get you singing, clapping, and tapping your feet!

Celtic Music with Fiddler's Green

Sunday, February 28, 2 pm
Back by popular demand! Larry Moser, Mary Nagin and Fiddler's Green return for an afternoon of traditional music of Scotland, Ireland and America.

Medicare 101

Monday, February 29, 2 pm
Still confused about Medicare? Will you be eligible soon? A representative from the Rockland County Office for the Aging will have information to help you make the best decisions about your Medicare options. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Ongoing Programs

Film Series: 20 Films That Turn 20

January 6, 13, 20 & 27
February 3, 10, 17 & 24
March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
April 6, 13, 20 & 27
May 4, 11 & 18
Check out this special event featuring 20 films that turn 20 years old. Watch all these classic films of 1996 on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm.

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.

A New Year, a New You - Lose to Win

Thursdays, January 14 - March 10, 11 am
Lost to Win uses up-to-date methods to help you lose weight safely and reach your goals. Each 60-90 minute session includes tips on nutrition, making healthy food choices, exercising correctly, and changing behavior. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $10 fee due then. Call 786-3800 ext. 18 or 19 for more information.

Upcoming Programs

Intermediate Mah Jong

Tuesdays, March 1 & 8, 10:30 am
Sharyn Gropper returns to take Mah Jong up to the next level. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited.

Revolutionary New York Bus Trip

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - Approximately from 8 am - 6:30 pm
Join noted Tour Leader Justin Ferate as we travel to NYC to discover and explore land marks of the American Revolution. We will address historic sites including: the April 22, 1774 New York Tea Party; a statue of New York Hero Nathan Hale; the site where the Declaration of Independence was read with George Washington in attendance; the location where Benedict Arnold traded the secrets of West Point with British officers; the site where the American soldiers were once bivouacked that later became the site of notorious British prisons; remnants of the site where the gilded statue of King George III was thrown down by American patriots and melted into musket balls to fight the British; Federal Hall National Memorial - the side of George Washington's Presidential Inauguration, St. Paul's Chapel, where George Washington worshipped afterwards; the sites of several Presidential mansions; and numerous other sites.

Our luncheon will be at Fraunces Tavern, historically associated with the Revolutionary patriotic secret society, the Sons of Liberty. This popular Revolutionary gathering place was once attacked with a British cannonball. In 1783, at the close of the Revolution, General George Washington said farewell to his officers in the Long Hall upstairs. There will be a docent led tour of the Fraunces Tavern Museum, operated by the General Society of the Sons of the Revolution - a group organized in the Centennial year of 1876 that is dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the history of the American Revolution.

After our luncheon and tour, we will travel to Brooklyn to view the Prison Ships Martyrs' Monument, designed by the noted architect Stanford White. One of the most important Revolutionary War memorials in the nation, this handsome and majestic structure is the final resting place of more than 11,500 men and women who died in British prison ships once berthed where the Brooklyn Navy Yard is now located. We will also view sites related to the Battle of Brooklyn as well as the Vechte-Cortelyou House, known as the "Old Stone House at Gowanus." This site, which played a critical role in the Battle of Brooklyn, is where the Maryland 400 successfully fought to save the lives if the American forces - thus helping to ensure the creation of the United States.

This will be an invigorating and highly educational day. Don't miss this opportunity to discover American History in your own backyard!

The tour will consist of a combination of bus tours and brief walking tours on flat surfaces. Some steps may be included. Cost is $105 per person for Haverstraw Library cardholders and $110 for the general public. Fee includes transportation, admission, tours, lunch and all gratuities. Payment must accompany reservations. Check or money order is to be made payable to Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library (HKDPL). Trip is subject to cancellation if undersubscribed by February 12, 2016. Please note: Refunds will only be given if space can be filled by another guest prior to trip. A waiting list will be compiled and available spaces filled out on a first-come, first served basis.

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e-Readers

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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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