Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

Adult Services

November 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, November 1 & 15, 1 pm
Watch a new-release movie (or maybe a favorite from the past) on our big screen. Bring lunch - beverage and popcorn provided!

Thanksgiving Sides: Make Ahead, Then Heat & Eat!

Thursday, November 3, 6:30 pm
Holiday dinners are full of stress, so much to prepare and timing is everything! Join Theresa Grimm, owner of A Cook in My Kitchen, as she shares easy recipes that can be prepared ahead of time, ready to heat and eat. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $3 non-refundable materials fee due at registration.

Friday Matinee Film Series: Giving Thanks

Friday, November 4 - "What's Cooking" 1 hr, 49 mins.
Friday, November 11 - "A Family Thanksgiving" 1 hr, 27 mins.
Friday, November 18 - "Home for the Holidays" 1 hr, 43 mins.
Get in the holiday spirit by watching a film on our big screen. All movies begin at 1 pm.

Mahjong for Beginners

Mondays, November 7, 14 & 21, 10 am - 12 pm
Thursdays, November 9 & 16, 10 am - 12 pm
A 5-session series for beginners, players must attend the first 2 classes. You must purchase a 2016 National Mahjong League card, available at Amazon, Ebay, nationalmahjongleage.org, or at Mr. Oz in New City, and bring it to class. Mahjong sets will be provided, or you can bring your own. Class size limited. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Painting & Mixing Colors

Mondays, November 7, 14, 21 & 28, 1 pm
Artist Beth Tango teaches how to mix acrylics. You will have a completed project at the end of the series. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $3 non-refundable materials fee due at registration.

Memory Lane: Rock-a-Billy

Mondays, November 7, 14 & 21, 7 pm
Jeff Sherer returns! Experience Rock-a-Billy through recordings and video performances, and learn all about this brash, lively hybrid of blues and country that becsame rock and roll. You'll be dancing in your seat!

Bow Making

Wednesday, November 9, 7 pm
Learn how to make customized bows for all your gift-wrapping, crafting and decorating needs. Get cost- saving suggestions for purchasing supplies. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION, $5 non-refundable materials fee due at registration.

New York Philharmonic Opening Night with Lang Lang

Saturday, November 12, 3 pm
Alan Gilbert, the NY Philharmonic, and piano virtuoso Lang Lang open the classical music season with Grieg's Piano Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony NO. 7, performed at David Geffen Hall on September 24, 2015. (1 hr., 18 mins.)

Mitch Kahn Celebrates the Great American Songbook

Sunday, November 13, 2 pm
Singer, pianist, arranger, bandleader, and veteran entertainer Mitch Kahn explores the vast wealth of the 20th century's Great American Songbook. Come hear songs from the 1930s to the 1980s.

Alexander Hamilton - Immigrants Get the Job Done!

Tuesday, November 15, 7 pm
Explore the Broadway production of "Hamilton," featuring the mix-tape performance at the White House, an introduction to the characters, and music from the show.

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.

Floral Arrangement Class

Saturday, November 19, 1 pm
Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension, this class on Thanksgiving floral arrangements will show you how to create a beautiful cornucopia filled with fresh flowers in fall colors. Participants will take their arrangements home with them. ADVANCE REGISTRATION AND $20 FEE REQUIRED, call Jennifer Strianese at (845) 429-7085 x117 for more information and to register.

Musical Mysteries

Sunday, November 20, 2 pm
This live piano performance by Rob Hoover, with audience participation, tests your memory of Broadway musicals - their songs, who sang them, who wrote them, and more.

Medicare Information Session

Tuesday, November 22, 1 pm
Presented by the Rockland County Office for the Aging. Learn about the changes to Medicare in 2017, Medicare Part D, and EPIC, so you can make the best choices for yourself.

By the Book

Tuesday, November 22, 7 pm
Join Jackie Gomez as she teaches you how to "upcycle" old books and magazines. Turn trash into treasure and have fun doing it! Make a clutch purse out of recycled magazine pages.

December Programs

Holiday Hors d'ouevres for Easy Entertaining

Thursday, December 1, 7 pm
Kim Hendrickson returns to cook delicious, easy-to-make hors d'oeuvres that your guests will love! IN-PERSON REGISTRATION opens November 1, $3 non-refundable fee due at registration.

Friday Matinee Film Series: Holiday Favorites

Friday, December 2 - "The Bells of St. Mary's" 2 hrs, 6 mins.
Friday, December 9 - "It's a Wonderful Life" 2 hrs, 10 mins.
Friday, December 16 - "Eight Crazy Nights" 1 hr, 16 mins.
Friday, December 23 - "White Christmas" 2 hrs.
Get in the holiday spirit by watching a film on our big screen. All movies begin at 1 pm.

Lunch & a Movie

Tuesdays, December 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!

Sing We All Merrily: A Colonial Christmas

Sunday, December 4, 2 pm
Linda Russell has been creating holiday magic at churches and historic sites throughout the U.S. for 20 years. This joyous presentation explores Christmas traditions in early America through English carols, American folk hymns, dance tunes, rounds, drinking songs, and quotes from diaries, poems, and more.

By the Book

Monday, December 5, 7 pm
Join Jackie Gomez as she teaches you how to "upcycle" old books and magazines. Turn trash into treasure and have fun doing it! Make a rose wreath out of recycled book pages.

Essential Oils for Everyday

Saturday, December 10, 1 pm
Therapeutic - grade essential oils can be used for immune support, cooking, organic cleaning products, stress management, first aid, facial care, and more. Learn how to select good quality oils and use them in your daily life. Samples will be provided, including one food item. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION begins November 1, $3 non-refundable materials fee due at registration.

Jewelry Making with Amy Kanarek

Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 pm
Amy Kanarek returns to show us how to make beautiful jewelry. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION opens November 1, $10 non-refundable materials fee due at registration.

New York Philharmonic's Opening Gala Concert with Yo-Yo Ma

Saturday, December 17, 3 pm
NY Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert and cello soloist Yo-Yo Ma perform dance-inspired orchestral works, including Azul by Osvaldo Golijov, a cello concerto written for Ma, a classic by Maurice Ravel, and more (56 mins).

Rockland County Catholic Choir Christmas

Sunday, December 18, 2 pm
Come and get into the holiday spirit with a concert featuring Advent and Christmas selections, as well as a Christmas carol sing-a-long.

Non-Essential History

Monday, December 19, 7 pm
Why is New York called "The Big Apple"? Why is the South called "Dixie"? Learn lots of interesting historical facts and tidbits in this program presented by Dr. James Kane.

Winter Blood Drive

Wednesday, December 28, 11 am - 7 pm
A blood shortage remains in the Hudson Valley. Please donate and save a life! Sponsored by the NY Blood Center. Call Cathy at 786-3800 ext. 22 for more information.

Upcoming Programs

Citizenship Legal Consultation Day

Wednesday, January 11, 10 am
Presented in conjunction with the Office for New Americans in Haverstraw, you will have the opportunity to meet with an attorney from the Empire Justice Center to review the citizenship application process. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, contact Jane at (845) 558-4488 or Andrea at (845) 826-5022 to schedule an appointment for an attorney consultation. All services are free of charge.

Interested in Learning How to Play Canasta?

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.

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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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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