Adult and Senior Programs
- 1. Senior Rap Group
- 2. Caregiver Support Group
- 3. Attention Adults:
- 4. Defensive Driving Class
- 5. Reflections of a WWII POW
- 6. Mah Jongg
- 7. A Tribute to Judy Garland
- 8. Adult Book Discussion
- 9. Afternoon Art Talk
- 10. Bernard H. Burton
- 11. Starting Over Singles
- 12. Hopeful Singles
- 13. ESOL Classes
- 14. Computer Classes
For more information, please contact the Reference Desk at 248-7363 ext. 233
Senior Rap Group
For the 55+ Set
Come and join Shelter Rock Public Library Senior Rap Group on selected Mondays 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. This group discussion is led by Senior Connections volunteer Ken Rose, who has been participating in varied public library discussion groups for over fifteen years.
Caregiver Support Group
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.
Computer & Internet Basics
SRPL Teens Teaching SRPL Adults
Would you like an individualized tutoring session with a trained teen volunteer? Are you interested in learning how to use an email account, search for websites, save documents, use a USB dirve and navigate the SRPL website?
Sessions will be held in the Teen Room in November.
Space is limited. Seniors should check at the Reference Desk to see if there are openings.
Defensive Driving Class
Empire Safety Council
For drivers of all ages
To register please contact Stephen Donnelley at (516) 437-0705
AARP Smart Driver Course
Tuesday, November 18th & Wednesday, November 19 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Non residents may register after November 10th if space allows.
Reflections of a WWII POW
With Bernard Rader
Monday, November 10th at 1:30 PM
In October 1944, a platoon of soldiers set out to meet some German in Brittany who wanted to surrender. Instead, they were ambushed. Wounded and sent to Lorient Hospital, Mr. Rader and 78 other American, British and French prisoners became part of prisoner exchange. Bernie Rader will share a DVD about the events that led to his release.
WIth Jacqui Palatnik
Tuesdays, November 18, 25 & December 2nd at 1:30 PM
Instructor Jacqui Palatnik will be teaching a beginner Mah Jongg program. This game has fascinated people with its strategies, sequences and combinations. Learn about the tiles and basic moves of this ancient game.
Registration begins November 4th at the Reference Desk.
A Tribute to Judy Garland
With Mel Haber
Friday, November 21st at 1:30 PM
Judy Garland was one of the finest female pop singers of the twentieth century. Mr. Haber will trace her career from her early days as one of the Gumm sisters through her final decade. Video clips of her movie and television performances will be shown and you will enjoy her singing such songs as Over the Ranbow, The Trolley Song and Chicago.
Adult Book Discussion
by Geraldine Brooks
Wednesday, November 12th at 2:30 PM
Led by SRPL Librarians Cathy Loechner and Susan Healy
Caleb, the son of a chieftain, is the first Native American to graduate from harvard College. Bethia Mayfield is a young Puritan girl who becomes Caleb's lifelong friend and longs for an education but is denied based on her gender. During this unique time in history, the intersection of two people from different cultures and ideas shed light on the love they share for each other adn their home. Narrator Bethia proves an emotionally irresistible guide to the wilds of Marth's Vineyard and the intimate spaces of the human heart. It is through Bethia that Brooks creates a luminous yet harsh tale of love and faith, pain and magic.
Registration begins October 15th at the Reference Desk.
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin
Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 PM
According to the sign above the porch of Island Books, "No Man is an Island; Every Book is a World." Yet store owner, AJ Fikry, is withdrawing from the people and books that have given him life. The death of his wife, the declining sales in his bookstore and the theft of his rare edition Poe poems, are overwhelming. An unexpected discovery in the store offers him the chance to make his life over and see things anew.
Registration begins November 20th at the Reference Desk. Please note, the book is also available with other new e-book titles on our Circulating Nooks.
Afternoon Art Talk
17th Century French Painters
With Ines Powell,
Educator, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Friday, November 14th at 1:30 PM
Many of the leading French painters of the 17th century travelled to Rome where classical antiquity, Renaissance art and contemporary Italian painting had a strong influence of their art. Nicolas Poussin was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style. Claude Lorrain was another French artist who spent most of his life in Rome and became known for his classical landscapes. On the other hand, artist Georges de La Tour never went to Italy and spent most of his working life in the Duchy of Lorraine, painting mostly religious chiaroscuro scenes lit by candlelight.
Bernard H. Burton
A Letter to My Grandchildren and Other Correspondence: Reminiscences of a Holocaust Survivor
Friday, December 5th at 1:30 PM
Bernard Burton and his parents escaped Nazi Berlin and traveled to Spain and Cuba before joining relatives in the United States. He will take you for a vivid look at a world witnessed by a Jewish child under Hitler, a refugee in Cuba, an American soldier occupying his native German soil and ultimately an adult, grandfather and survivor.
Starting Over Singles
For ages 40 plus
With Marla Matthews, TV Host
Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 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!
For ages 55 plus
With Marla Matthews, TV Host
Friday, November 19th 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.
(English for Speakers of Other Languages)
For Beginners & Intermediate Students
Wednesdays from 11:30 AM to 1 PM
November 2, 12, 19
December 3, 10, 17
In the Community Room
Registration is NOT required.
Introduction to LinkedIn
Monday, November 17th from 7-9 PM
Navigate the website and learn how to create your profile. Use LinkedIn for networking by seeking opportunities and inviting people to your network, search for people, companies and jobs, acquire advanced search information about recruiters and companies, prepare for upcoming interviews and much more.
Space is limited. Registration for Shelter Rock patrons begins October 20th at the Reference Desk. Non-residents permitted if space allows on November 3rd.
Skype & Chatting Online
Monday, December 15th at 7:00 PM
Learn how to set up and use Skype and instant messaging programs such as Google chat and Yahoo Messenger. Get the webcam running for video chat!
Registration for Shelter Rock patrons begins November 17th at the Reference Desk. Non-residents permitted if space allows on December 1st.
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