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Adult Services

August Programs

Honoring Alfred Hitchcock: "The Birds"

Monday, August 31, 1 pm & 6:30 pm
Alfred Hitchcock was born on August 13, 1899. In honor of his 116th birthday we are showing some of his famous mysteries and horror films that influenced cinema across genres, and that have stood the test of time. "The Birds" stars Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren. (1963) 120 minutes.

September Programs

Creating Compost: A Gardener's Gold

Tuesday, September 8, 7 pm
Presented by Mary Lukens, Master Gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland. Compost benefits plants and vegetables, saves money, and keeps the environment green. Learn how to make and use it.

Blood Drive

Wednesday, September 9, 1 pm - 7 pm
Honor our first responders - donate blood and save a life! One lucky donor will win a jersey of the player/team of their choosing. Sponsored by the NY Blood Center and Senior Girl Scout Troop 40683.

Lose to Win

Thursdays, September 10 - October 29, 10:30 am
Sponsored by Nyack Hospital and the Rockland County Department of Health. Learn how to lose weight safely, make healthy food choices, and exercise correctly. PRE-REGISTRATION, $10 fee for 8-week program, payable to Nyack Hospital, due at registration.

American Sniper with Jim DeFelice

Thursday, September 17, 7 pm
Jim DeFelice shares his experience co-authoring the bestseller with Chris Kyle. A Q&A session and book signing follows the presentation. Copies of American Sniper and American Wife will be available for purchase.

The Joy of Oy

Sunday, September 20, 2 pm
Robert Spiotto presents a one-man show celebrating Jewish humor and song.

Flu Shot Clinic

Monday, September 21, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Protect yourself from the flu this season! Just bring your insurance card. Medicare and Medicaid welcome. Provided by Walgreens of Stony Point. For persons age 18 and older.

Woodcut Demonstration

Monday, September 21, 6:30 pm
Local artist Mike Goscinsky demonstrates the preparation and hand-printing of a woodcut, which will be raffled off at the end of the program for FREE. A variety of prints and an original hand-cut wood block will be on display.

Introduction to Mah Jong

Tuesdays, September 22 - October 27, 11 am
Learn the fundamentals, acquire basic skills, and be able to play the game that dates back centuries. Space is limited, register now. Please purchase a National Mah Jong League card before the first session.

Save Energy, Save Dollars

Thursday, September 24, 3:30 pm
Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Learn how to save money by reducing home energy consumption. Attendees will receive 4 CFL bulbs (per household). REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED.

6-Hour Defensive Driving Class

Monday & Tuesday, September 28 & 29, 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.

Better Choices, Better Health: Managing Ongoing Health Conditions

Wednesday, September 30 - November 4, 10:30 am
Workshop presented by the Rockland County Department of Health. Gain the skill you need to better manage your health conditions and improve the quality of your life. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, space is limited. Call 845-364-2501 to register.

Heartsaver© CPR AED Program

Wednesday, September 30, 5:30 pm
Heartsaver© CPR AED is a video-based course that teaches adult and infant CPR, AED use, and how to aid a choking adult or child. Earn a Heartsaver© CPR AED card. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. $32 fee, payable by check to Ken Enderley or cash, due at registration. Space is limited.

October Programs

Library Bus Trip: Wine Lovers Journey Takes to the Road

Thursday, October 1
Join wine expert JoAnn Degaglia for tours and tastings at the Brotherhood, Ben Marl Glory, and Stoutridge Wineries, and enjoy a hearty homemade meal at Suzie's Starlight Lounge. Must be 21.

We will depart from the library around 9:45 am and return around 5:30 pm. $107 per person for Haverstraw Library cardholders and $112 for the general public. Payment must accompany reservations. Payment includes lunch, tours, transportation and all gratuities. Check or money order is to be made payable to Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library (HKDPL). Trip is subject to cancellation if under-subscribed by September 15, 2015. 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 on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, please call Karen Romaner at 845-786-3800 x23.

Lose to Win

Thursdays, October 1 - October 29, 10:30 am
Sponsored by Nyack Hospital and the Rockland County Department of Health. Learn how to lose weight safely, make healthy food choices, and exercise correctly. PRE-REGISTRATION, $10 fee for 8-week program, payable to Nyack Hospital, due at registration.

6-Hour AARP Defensive Driving Class

Tuesday & Wednesday, October 6 & 7, 10 am - 1 pm
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION begins September 1 for Haverstraw Library cardholders (bring your card with you) and September 28 for all others. $20 fee payable by check for AARP members, $25 for non-members, due at registration. Both sessions must be attended to receive credit.

Introduction to Mah Jong

Tuesdays, October 6 - October 27, 11 am
Learn the fundamentals, acquire basic skills, and be able to play the game that dates back centuries. Space is limited, register now. Please purchase a National Mah Jong League card before the first session.

Better Choices, Better Health: Managing Ongoing Health Conditions

Wednesday, October 7 - November 4, 10:30 am
Workshop presented by the Rockland County Department of Health. Gain the skill you need to better manage your health conditions and improve the quality of your life. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, space is limited. Call 845-364-2501 to register.

Wine Lovers Journey: A Night in Lisbon

Wednesday, October 7, 7 pm
Explore and taste the wines of Portugal. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION begins September 1 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and September 30 for all others. $3 non-refundable fee due at registration. MUST BE 21.

Gentle Yoga

Tuesdays, October 13, 20 & 27, 5:30 pm
Yoga is the bringing together of mind, body, and spirit. Instructor is Marla Caplan. All levels welcome. Chairs provided if needed.

Book Page Jewelry

Tuesday, October 13, 6:30 pm
Learn ways to upcycle old books and magazines into something new and stylish, and make a bracelet out of paper beads. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $2 materials fee due at registration. Space is limited.

A Catskills "Tummler" Looks Back 50 Years and Beyond

Sunday, October 18, 2 pm
Laugh, cry, and reminiscence with entertainer Larry Strickler, as he takes you on a Catskills retrospective that includes photos, film, singing, AND audience participation.

It's Fun to be Kirsched

Monday, October 19, 7 pm
Scientists say we use only about 10% of our brain, but what about the ohter 90%? Take a journey into your mind and see demonstrations of Extra Sensory Perception with Michael Kirschner.

Lunch & a Movie

Tuesday, October 20, 1 pm
Enjoy a new-release movie on our big screen. Bring lunch - popcorn and beverage provided!

New York City Municipal Building

Wednesday, October 21, 6:30 pm
Discover the legends, lore and delights of NYC's Municipal Building with noted tour leader Justin Ferate. Learn all about this architectural marvel - the challenges faced in building it, the construction innovations, it's artistic history, the model used for the statue on top, and more.

Library Bus Trip: Hudson River Valley "Leaf Peepers" Cruise

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Enjoy the beauty of Fall on the Hudson River! Have a gourmet lunch in the dramatic setting of the Thayer Hotel, a Gothic-style granite building, which sits at the south entrance of the U.S. Military Academy, offering a beautiful view of the Hudson River and the Hudson Highlands.

After lunch we will ride up the Kingston where we will board the Rip Van Winkle for a two hour narrated sightseeing "Leaf Peepers" Cruise. Besides the beauty of the Hudson River in the Fall we will hear about the Hudson River Light House, Millionaire's Row, Hudson River wildlife and much more.

We will depart from the library around 10 am and return around 6:30 pm. $103 per person for Haverstraw Library cardholders and $108 for the general public. Payment must accompany reservations. Payment includes lunch, tours, and all gratuities. Check or money order is to be made payable to Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library (HKDPL). All individuals must present a photo identification for entry onto West Point. Trip is subject to cancellation if under-subscribed by September 15, 2015. 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 on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, please call Karen Romaner at 845-786-3800 x23.

Letters to the Dead: Beyond Words

Thursday, October 22, 7 pm
Letters to departed ones will be collected, shredded, and cast into paper Spirit Houses. The houses will be burned in a ceremonial raku firing at the Rockland Center for the Arts on November 1st, releasing the words to their intended recipients. This workshop gives you an overview of the project, guidance in writing, and supplies.

Greg Giannascoli on the Marimba

Sunday, October 25, 2 pm
World-renowned artist Greg Giannascoli performs a concert on the marimba. Included will be Hungarian Rhapsody, Rhapsody in Blue, and selections from West Side Story.

Superstorm Sandy

Monday, October 26, 7 pm
Share the experience of a homeowner as she watched Sandy destroy her home and property, and then restored her house and reclaimed her land from the Hudson River.

Italian-American Food, Family, & Community

Tuesday, October 27, 7 pm
Between 1820 and 2004 about 5.5 million Italians immigrated to the United States. Learn how Italian women adapted quickly to new social and economic conditions, while placing priority on family, keeping a sense of their culture, and excelling in all fields.

Ongoing Programs

Lose to Win

Thursdays, September 10 - October 29, 10:30 am
Sponsored by Nyack Hospital and the Rockland County Department of Health. Learn how to lose weight safely, make healthy food choices, and exercise correctly. PRE-REGISTRATION, $10 fee for 8-week program, payable to Nyack Hospital, due at registration.

Introduction to Mah Jong

Tuesdays, September 22 - October 27, 11 am
Learn the fundamentals, acquire basic skills, and be able to play the game that dates back centuries. Space is limited, register now. Please purchase a National Mah Jong League card before the first session.

Better Choices, Better Health: Managing Ongoing Health Conditions

Wednesday, September 30 - November 4, 10:30 am
Workshop presented by the Rockland County Department of Health. Gain the skill you need to better manage your health conditions and improve the quality of your life. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, space is limited. Call 845-364-2501 to register.

Upcoming Programs

Dhrupad, Music of India

Sunday, November 1, 2 pm
Payton MacDonald and Branan Dubh present a concert of Dhrupad, the ancient music of India. 700 years old, the music is characterized by long-held tones, gorgeous drones, and exciting rhythmic interplay. Don't miss this unique and inspriring concert!

NYS Citizenship Preparedness Corps Training Program

Monday, November 2, 7 pm
This presentation by the NYS National Guard covers a broad range of emergency preparedness topics, including developing a family emergency plan, stocking up on emergency supplies, and registering for NY-Alert. Participants receive a training certificate. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Better Choices, Better Health: Managing Ongoing Health Conditions

Wednesday, November 4, 10:30 am
Workshop presented by the Rockland County Department of Health. Gain the skill you need to better manage your health conditions and improve the quality of your life. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, space is limited. Call 845-364-2501 to register.

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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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