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Senior Rap Group

For the 55+ Set

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Mondays, December 1st & January 5th from 11 AM to 12:30 PM 

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

Marguerite Dilimetin, Group Facilitator,
Nassau County Office of Human Services of Mental Health
Wednesday, December 17th from 2:30 to 4:30 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

AARP Smart Driver Course

aarpSaturday, December 13th from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

December Defensive Driving Registration Form

Non residents may register on December 10th if space allows.

 

Mah Jongg

With Jacqui Palatnik

Tuesday, December 2nd at 1:30 PM

ShowImageInstructor 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.

 

Afternoon Art Talk

The Glory of Velazquez

VelazquezWith Ines Powell,

Educator, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, December 12th from 1:30 PM

Diego Rodrigo de Silva y Velazquez is one of the greatest artists of the Western World. He went to Madrid, where his fame as a portrait painter grew and he was appointed the court painter. After meeting with Rubens, Velazquez went to Rome to study. Due to the fact that he painted very slowly, only about 130 of his works, have survived. Learn about the man and his art in this intersting lecture.

 

Adult Book Discussion

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry

by Gabrielle Zevin

Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 PM

aj fikryLed by MaryAnn Tweedy, Assistant Director and Ellen Miller, Librarian

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.

 

Bernard H. Burton

Local Author

A Letter to My Grandchildren and Other Correspondence: Reminiscences of a Holocaust Survivor

bernardFriday, 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

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With Marla Matthews, TV Host

Wednesday, December 3rd 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!

 

ESOL Classes

 (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

 esolFor Beginners & Intermediate Students

 Wednesdays from 11:30 AM to 1 PM

December 3, 10, 17

In the Community Room

Registration is NOT required.

 

Computer Classes

Skype & Chatting Online

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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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Library Hours

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