Adult and Senior Programs

For more information, please contact the Reference Desk at 248-7363 ext. 233

Senior Rap Group

For the 55+ Set Who have a Lifetime of Experiences to Share

seniorsCome and join Shelter Rock Public Library Senior Rap Group on selected Mondays.  This group discussion is led by longtiime group member David Marx.

Monday, April 6th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Anyone interested in joining is welcome.  The topics vary and the conversations are lively and provocative.

 

Caregiver Support Group

Marguerite Dilimetin, Group Facilitator,
Nassau County Office of Human Services of Mental Health
Wednesday, April 1st from 2:30 to 4:00 PM 
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This support group is designed for all caregivers. It provides an opportunity for participants to share experiences and help one another. No one should be alone! 

First time attendees or for additional information, please call 516-227-7055.

 

Defensive Driving Class

Empire Safety Council

EmpireSaturday, April 18th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Fees:

Ages 60 plus: $33

All Others- $38

To register, please contact Mr. Stephen Donnelly at (516) 437-0705

 

AARP Smart Driver Course

aarpSaturday, April 25th at 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

April's Registration Form

 

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages

esolFor Beginner & Intermediate Students

Wednesdays from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

April 1, 15, 22, 29

May 6

In the Community Room. Registration is NOT required. 

 

Starting Over Singles

mixerFor ages 40 plus

With Marla Matthews, TV Host

Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 PM

Saturday, May 9 at 2:30 PM

Join this lively, stimulating, compassionate and supportive discussion for divorced, widowed, or any single adult age 40 plus!! Make new friends, learn new skills, find hope and inspiration. It's never too late to start over!

 

Hopeful Singles

20120503 SVS Supperclub 01For ages 55 plus

With Marla Matthews, TV Host

Wednesdays at 3:00 PM

Wednesday April 29th at 3:00 PM

Life is unpredictable; there are no guarantees and change is always happening. With new friends and inspirational guidance, compassion and support, your journey can be easier!! Be part of this group of single adults 55 plus to find hope for your future. 

 

The Plight of At Risk Children in Nassau County

aauwWith Dr. Bhavani Srinivasan

Co-sponsored by AAUW and SRPL

Thursday, April 16th at 1:00 PM

Dr. Srinvasan, a pediatrician from Plainview, will speak about the Plight of At Risk Children in Nassau County in a presentation co-sponsored by The American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Shelter Rock Public Library. Over the years, Dr. Srinivasan has been the president of Suffolk County Pediatricians Society, the Indian Association of Long Island and American Association of Long Island and American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. She donates her time, effort and medical expertise to those in need here and in India.

 

Italian Mannerism: Bronzino & Parmigianino

parmigianinoWith Ines Powell, 

Educator, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, April 17th at 1:30 PM

Mannerism is an art style that emerged in Italy about 1520 in Florence, overlapping with the last years of the Renaissance. Mannerist artists emphasized complexity and virtuosity over naturalistic representation. The paintings often display bright and unnatural colors, unclear pictorial spaces and distorted human figures. Bronzino was the leading Mannerist painter famous for his stylish portraits of the leading citizens of Florence. Parmigianino practiced a very personal and elegant form of Mannerism.

 

Mah Jongg

ShowImageJoin others in playing game that has fascinated people for so many years with its strategies and combinations. Bring a team, a friend or come by yourself and enjoy the game. Limited materials will be available, so if you own a set, please feel free to bring it with you.

Tuesday, April 21st at 1:00 PM

Registration began April 7th at the Reference Desk.

 

Intermediate Mah Jongg

With Jacqui Palatnik

Sharpen your skills and improve your game in this intermediate Mah Jongg program

Tuesdays, April 28th, May 5, May 12th at 1:00 PM

Registration begins April 14 at the Reference Desk

 

Computer First Grade For Grownups

Friday, May 15th from 10 AM to Noon

computer classIn this class, you will learn how to work with text including inputting, inserting, moving, and erasing, learn basic word processing skills, and understand files and commands.

Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten

Registration for Shelter Rock Patrons begins April 17th at the Reference Desk. Non residents may register April 30th if space allows. 

 

Computer Cleanup & Security

security solutionsTuesday, April 7th from 7-9 PM

In this lecture and demonstration class, you will learn how to clean up and speed up your computer, protect it from viruses and spyware, minimize junk email and more. 

Prerequisites: For intermediate and advanced users. 

Registration begins March 3rd at the Reference Desk. Space is limited & on a first-come, first-served basis. Non-residents may register March 17th if space allows.

 

Adult Book Discussion

The Museum of Extraordinary Things

by Alice Hoffman

Wednesday, April 15 at 2:30 PM

Led by SRPL Librarians Chris Karlssen and Jim Brown

Alice Hoffman tells the story of an impassioned love between two vastly different souls in NY during the volatile first decades of the 20th century. With its colorful crowd of bootleggers, heiresses, thugs and idealists, NY itself becomes a riveting character as Hoffman weaves her trademark magic and masterful storytelling to unite her characters in a sizzling, tender and moving story of self-discovery in tumultuous times. 

Limited registration for SRPL cardholders begins Wednesday, March 18th at the Reference Desk. Non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 1st if space allows.

 

The Wives of Henry Oades

by Johanna Moran

Wednesday, May 27 at 2:30 PM

Led by SRPL Librarians Susan Healy and Cathy Loechner

This is the riviting account of what happens when spouses Henry, Margaret, and Nancy face prosecution for bigamy. Narrated primarily by the two wives, and inspired by a widely publicized newspaper account, the novel explores and intricacies of marriage, the construction of family, the changing world of late 1880s.

Limited registration begins Wednesday, April 29th. 

 

Computer Basics for Adults

With our Teen Tutors

techWould you like an individualized computer or technology tutoring session with a trained teen volunteer?

Are you interested in learning the Internet, e-mail or computer basics?

Bring your computer questions and join us for a 45 minute session on dates and times listed below.

You may sign up for 2 sessions.

Saturdays, April 18 & May 2nd from 11:15 AM to Noon or Noon to 12:45 PM

Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28 from 4:15 to 5:00 PM or 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

Registration begins March 16th at the Reference Desk

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Library Hours

Monday: 9am - 9pm
Tuesday: 9am - 9pm
Wednesday: 11am - 9pm
Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm