Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

Adult Services

May Programs

A Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Sunday, May 2, 2 pm
World renowned pianist and composer Louis Landon will be performing many of Frank Sinatra's hits, including "The Summer Wind" and "Witchcraft."

6-Hour Defensive Driving

Tuesday & Thursday, May 5 & 7, 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.

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

Wednesday, May 6, 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.

Matter of Balance

Wednesday, May 6 - June 24, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsored by the Rockland County Department of Health. An 8-session program designed to reduce the fear of falling and raise activity levels among older adults. Learn how to reduce fall risk factors and exercises to increase strength and balance. For adults 55 and older. For information or to register, call 364-2501.

Until Tuesday

Monday, May 11, 6:30 pm
Highly-decorated U.S. Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan returned home from combat suffering with pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Tuesday, a service dog, found it difficult to connect with people. Meet Tuesday and Captain Montalvan and hear how they met and healed each other, as recounted in the Captain's best-selling memoir "Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him." Books will be available for purchase.

Adult Protective Services

Wednesday, May 13, 12 pm - 2 pm
A representative from Rockland County Adult Protective Services will be available to answer questions.

Ooh La La, Tra La La

Sunday, May 17, 2 pm
Bob Spiotto presents his French-American Songbook. Join him for an informative and very entertaining performance of French-themed songs.

Solar Energy 101

Monday, May 18, 7 pm
Learn all about solar energy from Chris Patak, of Hudson Solar.

Lunch & a Movie

Tuesday, May 19, 1 pm
Enjoy a new-release movie on our big screen. Bring your lunch. Popcorn and bverage are provided!

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).

Introduction to Canasta

Thursday, May 21, 28, & June 4, 11 am
Canasta is regaining its popularity - learn how to play! For beginners ad those who want to brush up on their skills. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Wine Lovers Journey: The Finger Lakes

Wednesday, May 27, 7 pm
The Finger Lakes is the center and soul of the NY wine industry - come and explore this iconic region. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION open now for Haverstraw Library cardholders and opens May 20 for all others. $3 non-refundable fee. Must be 21. Bring your wine glass!

June Programs

"All Quiet on the Western Front"

Monday, June 1, 6:30 pm
Presented by Dr. David Turk, this powerful novel tells the story of the stress endured by a German soldier at home and at the front.

WWI 100th Anniversary Film Series

Wednesday, June 3 - "37 Days" (2014) 159 mins.
Wednesday, June 10 - "Royal Cousins at War" (2014) 120 mins.
Haverstraw Library Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of World War I. Come and watch these memorable movies. All shows begin at 6:30 pm.

Career Help @ Your Library

Resume Writing Workshop - Thursday, June 4, 7 pm
Individual Counselling Sessions - Wednesday, June 10, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Individual Counselling Sessions - Wednesday, June 17, 6 pm - 8 pm
This program is made possible by a New York State Library Literacy Grant. Sessions are 1/2 hour long. Advanced registration is required.

SR-2 Rocks the Library

Sunday, June 7, 2 pm
Spend a Sunday afternoon smiling and tapping your feet with this classic rock band.

"The Pity of War: Explaining World War I"

Monday, June 8, 6:30 pm
Dr. David Turk examines this controversial work, which claims that both Germany and Britain share blame for World War I, with focus on the cause and consequences of the War.

100 Years Ago in Music: The WWI Era in Music: Ballads of America

Wednesday, June 10, 2 pm
Lecture presented by Robert Cohen. This program is made possible by a grant from the NY Council for the Humanities Speakers Grants.

Breakneck Annie

Sunday, June 14, 2 pm
Come and enjoy this 5-piece band performing "good-time music" - not quite old-time, not quite folk, but always fun!

Trash to Garden Treasure

Wednesday, June 17, 6:30 pm
Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension, this program emphasizes using recyclable materials in the garden. Learn how plastic water bottles, wine bottles, tires, and more can be made into containers for indoor and outdoor plantings. Composting will also be discussed.

A Movie & More - "Defiance" (2008)

Wednesday, June 17, 6:30 pm
This movie is the story of the Bielski Partisans, a group led by Polish Jewish brothers who saved Jews in Belarus during World War II. 137 mins. Rated R.

Extraordinary Rescue of WWII Jews by the Bielski Partisans

Thursday, June 18, 7 pm
Joel Liebowitz, son of Bielski Partisans, describes their remarkable feat of hiding 1200 Jews for over 2 years in the forests of Belarus during World War II.

Meditation - A Wonderful Addition to a Healthy Lifestyle

Monday, June 22, 7pm
Meditation can wash away stres, bring inner peace, is easy to learn, and can give you a sense of calm and balance that has positive emotional and physical effects. Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski for this enlightening workshop.

Spring Food & Wine Pairing

Wednesday, June 24, 6:30 pm
Join Chef Shawn and wine expert JoAnn DeGaglia for a Spring food and wine pairing. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION begins May 27 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and June 17 for everyone else. $6 non-refundable fee due at registration. Must be 21. Don't forget to bring your wine glass!

Upcoming Programs

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 undersubscribed 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.

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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


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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