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Adult Services

March Programs

Introduction to US Citizenship Class

Saturdays, March 8 & 15, 10:30 am, Village Branch
Get help on how to become a US Citizen. This program is conducted by Literacy Volunteers, and are made possible by a NYS Library Literacy Grant.

Fiddler's Green

Sunday, March 9, 2 pm
Acoustic band Fiddler's Green performs traditional music of Ireland and America.

Can Albany Be Fixed? (And Your Role in the Solution)

Tuesday, March 11, 10:30 am
James Coll presents a non-partisan discussion on structural and political considerations for NYS government. The forum includes ideas on making the government more efficient and more responsive to citizens.

Resumé Writing Workshop

Tuesday, March 11, 10:30 am - 12 pm
Get help with your career and get expert knowledge on how to make your resume the best it can be. This program is conducted by Literacy Volunteers, and are made possible by a NYS Library Literacy Grant.

Wine Lover's Journey: This Wine is From Where?

Wednesday, March 12, 7 pm
Go off the beaten path and experience wines you have not seen on shelves before. Expect the unexpected! Registration open now for Haverstraw Library cardholders and opens March 3 for all others.

Presented by certified wine specialist JoAnn DeGaglia. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. $3 non-refundable fee due at registration. Must be 21. Bring your wine glass!

Gentle Yoga

Fridays, March 14, 21 & 28, 11:30 am
Yoga brings together the mind, body, and spirit. Instructor Marla Caplan conducts this class for all levels. Chairs will be provided if needed.

Lunch & Movie

Mondays, March 17, 1 pm
Enjoy a new-release movie on our big screen. Bring lunch - we'll provide the popcorn and beverage!

AARP Defensive Driving

Wednesday, March 19, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION open now. Fees payable by check at registration, $20 for AARP members (write membership number on check), $25 for non-members.

From Jazz to Soul: Songs from the 1930s to the 1970s

Sunday, March 23, 2 pm
Performer Rhonda Denet takes a musical journey starting with Ella Fitzgerald, showcasing Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Gladys Knight, and more.

Cooking with Chef Shawn: Fresh Pasta

Monday, March 24, 6:30 pm
Chef Shawn prepares savory, sweet, and delicious fresh pasta. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION open now for Haverstraw Library cardholders and opens March 14 for all others. $2 non-refundable fee, due at registration.

Gauguin: The Work and the Man

Tuesday, March 25, 1 pm
Art historian Suzanne Altman discusses Gauguin's groundbreaking and influential work and his turbulent life story. The program ties in with the Gauguin exhibit currently at the Museum of Modern Art.

Movie: Lust for Life

Tuesday, March 25, 6:30 pm
Continue the Gauguin journey. The movie stars Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh and Anthony Quinn as Gauguin. 122 mins. Rated PG.

Birding by Ear

Wednesday, March 26, 7 pm
Presented by Lorrie Pallant from the Rockland Audobon Society. Learn how to identify Rockland birds by sound. This program is perfect for beginners and a great refresher for experienced birders.

Meditation for Healthy Living

Thursday, March 27, 7 pm
Learn a simple meditation technique that can melt away stress and is a powerful addition to a healthy living regimen. Facilitated by Dr. Frank Pawlowski, Ed.D., who has been meditating for 30 years.

Individual Counseling Session

Friday, March 28, 11 am - 1 pm
Get advice and info from a career counselor with this individual counseling session program. This program is conducted by Literacy Volunteers, and are made possible by a NYS Library Literacy Grant. Please register in advance.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Tasting with Kim Hendrickson

Monday, March 31, 6:30 pm
Have a favorite? How does store-bought stack up against homemade? Learn the history of the original recipe followed by a tasting of 12 cookies. $2 non-refundable fee payable at IN-PERSON REGISTRATION.

April Programs

Lunch & a Movie

Monday, April 1, 1 pm
Enjoy a new-release movie on our big screen. Bring lunch - we'll provide the popcorn and beverage!

Gentle Yoga

Friday, April 4, 11:30 am
Yoga brings together the mind, body, and spirit. Instructor Marla Caplan conducts this class for all levels. Chairs will be provided if needed.

Author Doreen Rappaport - Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistence During the Holocaust

Sunday, April 6, 2 pm
In her book Ms. Rappaport chronicles 21 meticulously researched instances of Jewish resistence, illustrating the defiance of tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied countries during World War II.

Wounded Warrior Project: A Warrior Speaks

Monday, April 7, 6:30 pm
Warriors Speak is a group of wounded veterans and their caregivers who share their inspirational stories of courage, perseverance, recovery, and growth. Haverstraw Library is pleased to welcome Wounded Warrior Jason Braase, who will speak on how the Wounded Warrior Project aided him in his recovery and transition back to civilian life.

Home Brewing with David Woods from the Defiant Home Brewing Club

Tuesday, April 8, 6:30 pm
Home brewing has become a hobby for many. Join award-winning Hudson Valley brewer David Woods as he brings the ingredients needed to get started and talks you through a brew session. Attendees must be 21.

"Back to Brooklyn" Movies & More: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

Monday, April 17, 1 pm & 6:30 pm
Enjoy movies that bring back the good old days in one of the most famous "cities" in the world. Based on an autobiographical novel, this film traces an Irish immigrant family in Brooklyn in the early 1900s through the eyes of the daughter. Directed by Elia Kazan. 129 mins. Rated PG.

Babe Ruth: His Life, His Times, and His Dazzling Hold on America

Wednesday, April 23, 7 pm
Dr. James Kane presents a one-hour slide and music program on the life and legend of George Herman Ruth.

"Back to Brooklyn" Movies & More: Little Fugitive (1953)

Monday, April 28, 1 pm & 6:30 pm
Enjoy movies that bring back the good old days in one of the most famous "cities" in the world. A classic American independent film, this movie captures the joys and wonders of childhood. It is the tale of a 7-year old boy who, when tricked into believing he killed his older brother, flees to Coney Island. 80 mins. Not rated.

Lose to Win

Mondays, April 28 through July 7, 7 pm
Sponsored by Nyack Hopsital. Learn how to lose weight safely, make healthy food choices, and exercise correctly. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. $10 non-refundable fee due at regsitration.

"Brooklyn" with Marty Adler

Monday, April 29, 2 pm
Marty Adler, named a baseball expert by the Baseball Hall of Fame, speaks about Brooklyn's history, how it became an outstanding national locale, and the Golden Age of Baseball.

Wine Lover's Journey: April in Paris

Wednesday, April 30, 7 pm
What are they drinking in those French bistros? Registration opens March 12 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and April 23 for all others.

Presented by certified wine specialist JoAnn DeGaglia. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. $3 non-refundable fee due at registration. Must be 21. Bring your wine glass!

Ongoing Programs

Free Tax Help February 1 - April 15, 2014

Tuesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 10 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 at their new location 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 dependents; 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; and copies of Federal and State returns filed last year. For further information call: 1-888-AARP-NOW.

Lose to Win

Mondays, April 28 through July 7, 7 pm
Sponsored by Nyack Hopsital. Learn how to lose weight safely, make healthy food choices, and exercise correctly. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. $10 non-refundable fee due at regsitration.

Upcoming Programs

Jewelry Making 104: Ring Wrap Class

Thursday, May 1, 7 pm
Strawtown Jewelers will teach a wrapping technique using sterling silver wire wrapped around a natural stone, an 8mm bead. Ten colors are available. $15 materials fee for 2 rings.

Interview Techniques Workshop

Thursday, May 22, 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Learn how to bring your "A" game at your interviews! Find out what you should and should not do to make your interview a success. This program is conducted by Literacy Volunteers, and are made possible by a NYS Library Literacy Grant. Please register in advance.

Individual Counseling Session

Wednesday, May 28, 6 pm - 8 pm
Get advice and info from a career counselor with this individual counseling session program. This program is conducted by Literacy Volunteers, and are made possible by a NYS Library Literacy Grant. Please register in advance.

Bus Trip: Barnes Foundation & Rodin Museum

Wednesday, June 25
Enjoy an art-filled day with Susan Slater-Tanner. Lunch at Zagat-rated Rose Tattoo. For more information, contact Karen Romaner at 786-3800 ext. 23.

Introduction to US Citizenship Classes

Wednesday & Thursday, June 25 & 26, 6 pm
Get help on how to become a US Citizen. This program is conducted by Literacy Volunteers, and are made possible by a NYS Library Literacy Grant.

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Online Book Club

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Monday through Friday, receive an email and read five minutes a day. Finish 2-3 chapters every week. We start a new book every Monday. Sign up and start reading today!

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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