Adult and Senior Programs


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.

Mondays, November 5th & December 3rd 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

With Nina Dobris, LCSW, C-ASWCM

Group Facilitator, Northwell Health

Wednesday, November 21st at 3:30 PM

In the Conference Room

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 516-652-3964


Defensive Driving Classes

AARP Smart Driver's Course

Saturday October 27th - 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Please print the registration form below or pick up a registration form at the Reference Desk.

Non-residents may register on October 15, if space allows.


Empire Safety Course

For Drivers of all ages

EmpireSaturday, November 17th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Fees: Ages 60+, $33. All others, $38

To register, contact Mrs. Susan Donnelly at (631) 827-2589


Play 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.

Tuesdays, November 13th, 27th & December 11th at 1:00 PM

Registration is not required


Bridge or Canasta

LUep0gCome and play the brain stimulating game of Bridge! Or join in playing the game popular in the fifties that's making a big comeback, Canasta! Bring a team, a friend or come by yourself and enjoy the game. Limited materials will be available. 

Mondays, November 5th, December 3rd at 1:00 PM

Wednesdays, November 7, 28th & December 19th at 1:00 PM

Registration is not required


Creative Needles

& The Art Of Coloring

Needlework Group

 20150926 111627Bring your projects and supplies to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, needlepoint, or embroider in the company of other needlecraft lovers. If you prefer to relax by coloring, spend some time with crayons, colored pencils, and coloring pages supplied by the library. A time for conversation, crafting and simply sharing tips and techniques while "the needles fly" and "the pictures come to life".

Fridays, November 9th & December 7th at 12:30 PM

Registration is not required


Beginning Anew

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Wednesday, November 14th at 4:00 PM

Join this supportive discussion group of divorced, widowed and single adults ages 50 plus! Change is always happening and if you're experiencing changes, perhaps your journey can be easier with new friends and a better understanding of how to begin anew. 


Healthy Living for your Brain & Body

Wednesday, November 7th at 11:30 AM

Come and learn how to potentially delay the onset of cognitive decline and have your brain and body age well.


Medicaid Enrollment

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In the Conference Room

Thursday, November 8th from 10 AM to 1 PM

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council will have facilitated enrollers trained by NYS Dept of Health to assist the aged, blind and disabled populations enroll into the following programs:

  • Medicaid, Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-PWD)
  • Medicaid Spend-down
  • Medicare Savings (MSP)
  • Medicaid for Institutional Care in a Nursing home

Enrollment will run on a first-come, first-served basis, free of charge, and will be available the 2nd Thursday of the month between 10 AM to 1 PM

For more information, please call the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council at 631-435-3000


Blood Pressure Screening

In the Conference Room

Tuesday, November 27th from 11 AM to 1 PM

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Alzheimer's Support Group

Thursday, November 29th at 1:30 PM

in the Conference Room

subpage logo with taglineNewThe Alzheimer's Association of Long Island Chapter is offering a monthly support group on the fourth Thursday of the month. The group is designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregiver's. Participants will be helped to develop methods and skills to solve problems. Caregivers are encouraged to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health as well as optimally caring for the person with dementia.

Attendees may register and/or call 1-800-272-3900 for more information


The Fundamentals of Memoir Writing

MemoirMonday, November 26th at 1:30 PM

Author Robert G. Waldvogel offers a monthly writing lesson, an in-class writing prompt, and the opportunity to read and critique it. Those with all levels of experience, including beginners, and interests in all genres, are welcome.


Get Fit Where You Sit: Chair Yoga

Chair YogaWith Barbara Croen & Leslie Arluck

Monday, November 26th at 9:30 AM or 11:00 AM- Choose a session

A wonderful way to get the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of Yoga without getting down on a mat! Yoga is good for strength, flexibility, body awareness, balance and coordination while also calming the mind and keeping us in the present moment. Chair yoga combines exercises and meditation for a full body-mind workout while helping to relieve tension and deal with life's stress.

Register by calling (516) 248-7363 Ext. 3 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. beginning Monday, September 17th. 


World War I

As Seen through Hollywood's Lens with Keith Crocker

Friday, November 9th at 11:00 AM

A presentation for the centennial of the war that was supposed to end all wars. The subject of the war and its aftermath is reviewed using vintage film clips of both silent and early sound film excursions, starting with the propaganda films of DW Griffith and Erich Von Strohiem, examining later films and made for TV productions. This program explores the power of propaganda and its importance during war time, as well as the repercussions of loaded and insightful imagery that is used in times of conflict. 


Alfred Drake: Legit Baritone

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Tuesday, November 20th at 2:00 PM- An informal gathering will precede the presentation at 1:30 PM

Co-sponsored by the Brandeis National Committee L.I. Chapter and SRPL

Alfred Drake is an American baritone, known for his leading roles in some of the best Broadway musicals. He rose to fame as Curly in Oklahoma! in 1943 and remained a star of musical theater for 30 years, appearing in shows like Kiss me Kate, Kismet and Gigi. Drake was a respected Shakespearean actor and easily alternated between musicals and dramas. Drake was a singer, a legit baritone in an era before the microphone changed musicals. This talk will focus on Drake's voice and bring back memories of the Golden Age of Broadway.


Art Lecture

Classical Mythology in European Art

With Ines Powell, Educator, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, November 16th at 11:00 AM

In this illustrated lecture we will concentrate on Greek and Roman mythology as a source for themes in art from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Poets and artists enjoyed reinterpreting the drama of the mythological themes. Paintings by artists such as Fra Carnavale, Lorenzo Lotto, Titian, Poussin, Boucher, David, Rembrandt and many other influenced by classical mythology will be discussed. 


The Barnes Foundation

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Friday, November 30th at 11:00 AM

The Barnes Foundation, established in 1922, holds a remarkable collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings, the Old Master paintings, works by American masters, as well as a collection of Native American Art, African sculpture and more. Join Ms. Powell when she takes you on a visual lecture of the two primary campuses. 


Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol by Jack MitchellWith Professor Thomas Germano

Friday, December 7th at 11 AM

NYC's Whtiney Museum of American Art is hosting an Andy Warhol retrospective that promises to make you reconsider much of what you thought you understood about America's favorite Pop artist. The celebrities, soup cans, disaster paintings and screen tests, warhol's art presaged the era of social media and self promotion and tapped into a cultural zeitgeist that has become a commonplace reality in our era. Professor Germano will present a visual lecture discussing Warhol's art amongst other major Pop artists and artworks circa 1958-1970s. 


Stress-Free Living

less stressPresented by Global Harmony House

Thursday, November 1st at 11 AM

Gain some basic insights and inner methods to change pattern of thoughts that keep one trapped in habits of negative thinking and waste. Also learn to see, challenge and release the false beliefs that keep one stuck in stressful patterns of behavior. In learning to identify different levels of stress, one can rise above them to create a relaxed mind and body.


Adult Book Discussion

The Nest

by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Led by SRPL Librarians Cathy Loechner & Ellen Miller

Wednesday, November 14th at 2:30 PM

Registration began Wednesday, October 17th at the Reference Desk.


Author Visit- Meet Kitty Zeldis, author of

Not Our Kind

Wednesday, December 5th at 1:30 PM

Book Discussion led by SRPL Librarians Susan Healy & Cathy Loechner

Wednesday, December 12th at 2:30 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, November 21st at the Reference Desk


Computer Classes

Shopping, Safety & Security Online

Saturday, November 10th from 1-3 PM

why shop onlineSafely surf, shop and use the Internet without fear of identity theft, hackers, viruses, spyware and annoying pop up advertising.

Space is limited. Registration for SRPL patrons begins October 16th at the Reference Desk.