Lectures

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 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  This group discussion is led by longtiime group member David Marx.

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, March 18th from 2:30 to 3:30 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! Refreshments will be served.

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

 

Defensive Driving Class

Empire Safety Council

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Saturday, March 21st 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

 

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages

esolFor Beginner & Intermediate Students

Wednesdays from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

March 4, 11, 18, 25

April 1

In the Community Room. Registration is NOT required. 

 

Legendary Women of Long Island

Monday, March 2nd at 1:30 PM

An elite group of glamorous Long Island women were the first American superstars and their lives, loves and scandals were reported in newspapers all over the country. Join us for an entertaining program on these icons presented by Ms. Monica Randall.

 

Laugh and Cry with Nora Ephron

Thursday, March 26th at 1:30 PM

SR IMG 05322Shirley Romaine pays tribute to the wise, witty and wonderful Nora Ephron. She is best known for her wildly successful romantic comedies When Harry Met SallySleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail. This program will include readings and dramatizations from Ephron's works including some of her films and a bittersweet ending. 

 

Starting Over Singles

mixerFor ages 40 plus

With Marla Matthews, TV Host

Saturday at 3:00 PM

March 7

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

March 25

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. 

 

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, March 24th at 1:30 PM

Registration began March 6th at the Reference Desk.

 

Computer Kindergarten For Grownups

Tuesday, March 10th from 10 AM to Noon

computer classThis is a slow-paced, user-friendly class for first-time computer users. Using Windows computers, this unique class covers the basics in a way that even the most inexperienced user will understand. We will cover turning the computer on, the deskstop, using the mouse, opening and closing programs, understanding windows elements, getting out of trouble and turning the computer off. All versions of Windows will be addressed. 

Registration for Shelter Rock Patrons begins February 9th at the Reference Desk. Non residents may register February 23rd if space allows. 

 

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.

 

Computer Cleanup & Security

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Tuesday, 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 adn 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 Expats

by Chris Pavone

Wednesday, March 4th from 2:30 to 3:30 PM

Led by SRPL Librarians Susan Healy and Cathy Loechner

This debut thriller is clever and highly readable. It stretches the espionage genre boundaries with its wholesome heroine Kate, a young mother with a cozy domestic expat life in tiny Luxembourg. What keeps her up at night glued to the Internet is the suspicion that a couple of casual buddies she met at a coktail party are really assassins. Fueled by her 15 years as a covert CIA agent, Kate's obsession soon leads her to deeply hidden plots that involve 50 million euros, a suddenly flaky husband and red herrings that burst into her comfortable life. Pavone's writing displays the best characteristics of the form and will appeal to fans of suspense giants such as Robert Littell, Helen MacInnes, and Daniel Silva.

Limited Registration began Wednesday, February 4th at the Reference Desk. 

 

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