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April Programs

Pitch Perfect Performances - Margarita Rovenskaya

Sunday, April 30, 2 pm
In this first of many musical performances by talented, young, classically trained musicians, pianist Margarita Rovenskaya performs a concert of Brahms, Chopin, Ravel, and Schubert. Ms. Ronskaya has performed all over the world, including recitals in Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall, and has won several international competitions.

May Programs

Belly Dancing with Amira

Tuesday, May 2, 7 pm
Learn this captivating dance from the Middle East, have fun, get in shape, and enrich your cultural knowledge! All ages and body types welcome. Dress confortably and bring a water bottle. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, registration begins March 6.

Individual Career Counseling Appointments

Wednesday, May 3, 6 pm - 8 pm
30 minute appointments. Explore pertinent career/job search issues, i.e., resumé preparation, interviewing techniques, job search strategies, career exploration/transition, etc. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Introduction to Reiki

Wednesday, May 3, 6 pm
Reiki is a Japanese form of healing that is popular worldwide. It incorporates elements of alternative healing practices such as spiritual healing, auras, crystals, chakra balancing, meditation, aromatherapy, naturopathy, and homeopathy. Registration required, space is limited.

Canasta for Beginners

Thursdays, May 4, 11 & 18, 10 am - Noon
Instructor Sharon Grouper teaches the basics of Canasta, as well as strategies for success. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, registration opens March 6. Class size limited.

Gentle Yoga

Friday, May 5, 3:30 pm
Yoga brings together the mind, body, and spirit. Marla Caplan conducts this class for all levels. Chairs will be provided if needed.

Loud Noises - 10 Years Later

Friday, May 5, 7 pm
Join us for a reunion show on our 10th anniversary! Once just teen bands, our talent is now 10 years older. Listen to bands you grew up with, here at HKDPL and other venues in Rockland. The lineup includes Brian Milligram, Our Fears (Miles Strand), The Rise and Fall, Nora Stone, and many others. Program open to ages 13 and up, children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. $8 cover charge, payable at the door.

Mother's Day Tea

Sunday, May 7, 2 pm
Moms, celebrate Mother's Day with an afternoon tea made and served by our teen volunteers. Registration required, space very limited.

May is Adult Safety Month

Wednesday, May 9, 12:30 pm
Thursday, May 25, 2 pm
A representative from the Rockland County Dept of Social Services will be in our lobby to discuss ways you can keep your loved one safe and secure.

Let's Dance

Tuesdays, May 9-30, 6:30 pm
Do you want to learn how to dance? Are you addicted to Dancing with the Stars? Grab your partner and join this 8-part series where you will learn the Foxtrot, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba, Cha Cha, Swing Waltz, Twist and Mashed Poptato! Registration required. Class limited to 10 couples.

Living Well with Diabetes

Tuesdays, May 9-30, 1:30 pm
A 6-week free workshop for people with Type 2 diabetes and their caregivers. Learn how to prevent complications, keep track of blood sugar, eat healthy, get physically active, cope with stress, and more. Regsitration required, call the Rockland County Dept. of Health at 364-2500.

Introduction to Crystals

Wednesday, May 10, 6 pm
Crystals have been revered for thousands of years as tools that offer physical and emotional healing. Learn how to select and use them. In-person registration, $5 non-refundable materials fee due at registration. Class size limited.

Wine Lover's Journey - A Matter of Taste Part 1

Thursday, May 11, 7 pm
Winemakers make stylistic choices about the wine they wish to produce. Consumers also make a choice - the why, what and why. In-person registration open now for Haverstraw cardholders and begins May 1 for all others. $3 non-refundable materials fee due at registration. Must be 21. Bring your wine glass!

Friday Matinee Film Series: May Showers

May 12 - "Singing in the Rain" 103 mins.
May 19 - "My Fair Lady" 170 mins.
May 26 - "Brigadoon" 108 mins.
Celebrate spring with a film series on our big screen! All movies begin at 1 pm.

The Art of Garde Manger

Monday, May 15, 6:30 pm
Garde Manger is the art of carving fruit and vegetables. Make your dishes "pop" with this new skill. Learn how to choose the best food to carve, what knives to use, and the various designs you can make. In-person registration, $3 non-refundable materials fee due at registration. Class size limited.

What is Fake News?

Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 pm
Today people have access to more information then ever, and most of it is unverified. You only need a few tools to help navigate the ever-expanding universe of information. Become an informed consumer - learn the questions to ask, the tools to use, and create a list of reliable news sources and a fact checker.

Pitch Perfect Performance - Kyle Walker

Thursday, May 18, 7 pm
Pianist Kyle Walker has been featured on WQXR radio, NPR, and UNC-TV; has won numerous awards, and has performed in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. He will perform Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin, and Rachmaninoff as our series of performances by young, classically-trained musicians continues.

Sunday Concert Series - Brian Muni

Sunday, May 21, 2 pm
WRCR's Brian Muni joins us to close out this season's series. Brian, along with his trio, will sing songs from his latest CD "Ave. of the Americas", which includes songs from the 30s to the present.

Adult Paint Night

Wednesday, May 31, 6 pm
Learn about the life and art of Gustav Klimt, and create a dreamlike painting of swirling branches using metallic paint and oil pastels. Class led by Mr. D. In-person registration opens May 1, $3 non-refundable materials fee due then.

June Programs

Friday Matinee Film Series: A Total Eclipse

June 2 - "King Solomon's Mines" 88 mins.
June 9 - "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" 103 mins.
June 16 - "The Eclipse" 88 mins.
June 23 - "Ladyhawke" 121 mins.
June 30 - "Barabas" 112 mins.
Did you know that we are having a total eclipse this summer? Celebrate it by watching movies featuring a solar eclipse. All movies begin at 1 pm.

The Magic of Broadway

Monday, June 5, 7 pm
Dr. James Kane returns to share a slideshow/lecture and CD music program about the Broadway stage. He'll talk about "Oklahoma!," "South Pacific," "Les Misérables," "Meet Me in St. Louis," and more!

Living Well with Diabetes Continued

Tuesdays, June 6 & 13, 1:30 pm
A 6-week free workshop for people with Type 2 diabetes and their caregivers. Learn how to prevent complications, keep track of blood sugar, eat healthy, get physically active, cope with stress, and more. Regsitration required, call the Rockland County Dept. of Health at 364-2500.

Let's Dance Continued

Tuesdays, June 6-27, 6:30 pm
Do you want to learn how to dance? Are you addicted to Dancing with the Stars? Grab your partner and join this 8-part series where you will learn the Foxtrot, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba, Cha Cha, Swing Waltz, Twist and Mashed Poptato! Registration required. Class limited to 10 couples.

Summer Blood Drive

Wednesday, June 7, 11 am - 7 pm
Blood is in short supply in the Hudson Valley. Won't you donate to save a life? No appointment necessary. Donors must be at least 17 years old. If you want to make an appointment, call 786-3800 ext. 18.

Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving Class

Saturday, June 10, 10:15 am - 4:45 pm
In-person registration. $23 fee, payable by check or money order to Ian Prastein, due at registration.

Father's Day Brunch

Sunday, June 11, 2 pm
Dads, celebrate Father's Day with a brunch made and served by our teen volunteers. Registration required, space is limited.

Finding Lasting Happiness Through Meditation

Monday, June 12, 7 pm
This workshop, presented by Dr. Frank Pawlowski, will teach you a powerful method of meditation that can transform your life physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Bus Trip: John Jay Homestead & Caramoor

Thursday, June 15, All Day
We will begin our day at the John Jay Homestead, a beautiful farmhouse and 62-acre park with 7 gardens. Once home to John Jay, an American statesman, and first Chief Justice of the United States, now part of the New York State Park system. Enjoy a docent led tour of the house and gardens. We will then head over to Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts for a docent led tour of the historic Rosen House and grounds, followed by a formal tea service in the Summer Dining Room.

Because we are having tea in the late afternoon, you have the option of bringing a bagged lunch or buying a box lunch through the library for an extra $10. We will have lunch at the picnic area. Registration opens May 1 for HKDPL cardholders, May 12 for everyone else. Payment of $80 for HKDPL cardholders or $85 for everyone else due at registration. Payment includes tea, tours 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 undersubscribed by June 5, 2017.

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 on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, please call Catherine Campos at (845) 786-3800 ext. 22.

Wine Lover's Journey - A Matter of Taste Part 2

Thursday, June 15, 7 pm
Winemakers make stylistic choices about the wine they wish to produce. Consumers also make a choice - the why, what and why. In-person registration open now for Haverstraw cardholders and begins May 1 for all others. $3 non-refundable materials fee due at registration. Must be 21. Bring your wine glass!

Making Canapes

Monday, June 19, 6:30 pm
Chef Nate will demonstrate how different canapes are made, how to use toppings and garnishes, and how to present canapes for company. In-person registration, $3 non-refundable materials fee due at registration. Class size limited.

Georgia O'Keefe: A Unique Exhibition

Wednesday, June 21, 1 pm
Art historian Irene Wisoff presents this program on the current Georgia O'Keefe exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibit includes her portraits, clothing, photographs, furnishings, and her paintings.

Upcoming Programs

Friday Matinee Film Series: A Total Eclipse

July 7 - "Apocalypto" 138 mins.
July 14 - "Hellboy" 122 mins.
July 21 - "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" 100 mins.
July 28 - "The Watcher in the Woods" 83 mins.
Did you know that we are having a total eclipse this summer? Celebrate it by watching movies featuring a solar eclipse. All movies begin at 1 pm.

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 use 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

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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