Adult and Senior Programs


A Change is Coming

Beginning in 2019, registration for most Adult programs that require pre-registration will be done online at our website. A library card is required for online registration. To register online, go to our events calendar, scroll to the date of the program you want to register for and click on the green register button.

If you do not have a library card, please bring two forms of current identification with your name and address and we will assist you in obtaining a card. 

Please call the Adult Reference desk at (516) 248-7363 ext. 3 with any questions. 


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, January 7th & February 4th at 11:00 AM

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, January 9th 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, January 19th 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, January 8th & 22nd 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. 

Monday, January 14th at 1:00 PM

Wednesday, January 30th 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 .


Medicaid Enrollment

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In the Conference Room

Thursday, January 10th 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, January 22nd from 11 AM to 1 PM

omron m6 blood pressure monA nurse from St. Francis Hospital will be conducting free blood pressure screenings on the fourth Tuesday of each month. No registration required. Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis


Alzheimer's Support Group

Thursday, January 24th at 1:30 PM

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. In the Conference Room.

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

ESOL Registration

esolWith Literacy Nassau 

In the Conference Room

Friday, January 4th from 10 AM to 2 PM

Literacy Nassau is a non-profit Adult Education that provides free English classes. If you are interested in becoming a student, come to our registration to see if you qualify.

If you have questions, please contanct 516-867-3580 ext. 21 


Maximizing Fun at Minimal Expense

With Fran Cohen

Wednesday, January 23th at 1:00 PM

Do you enjoy travel? Do you love to go to the theater, museums and performances? Would you like to know how to save money and "go free" to some of your favorite entertainment and cultural experiences? Join Fran Cohen, "culture vulture and new experience junkie", as she shares insights, tips, personal experiences and a variety of creative resources for more fun at less cost. Who doesn't love a discount? An extensive resources list will be provided. 


The Fundamentals of Memoir Writing

With Robert Waldvogel, Author

Monday, January 28th at 1:30 PM


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 interest in all genres, are welcome.


Beginning Anew

With Marla Matthews, Social Worker

Wednesday, January 30th at 4PM

Registration is NOT required

Join this supportive discussion group of divorced, widowed and single adults of 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.


The Law of Attraction

With Carol Leitner

Thursday, February 7th at 1:30 PM

This presentation will examine how it is that we manifest the lives of our desires leading to improved relationships, improved health, and more financial abundance. This work is extraordinarily powerful, and extremely important to our health on all levels!


Contemporary Chinese Art

With Professor Thomas Germano

Friday, February 8th at 11AM

The best known contemporary Chinese artists come from different backgrounds and cities all over the country, but they all share a childhood molded by the Cultural Revolution. The effects of this tumultuous time created a common national experience that binds these artists and their style. Professor Germano will discuss their work in the context of the post Chinese Cultural Revolution and today's rise of China as a global economic force. Artists included in the discussion are Ai Weiwei, Yue Minjun, Cai Guoqiang, Zhang Xiaogang, Fang Lijun, Gu Wenda, Zeng Fanzhi, Zhang Dali, Wang Guangyi, Zhang Huan, Dik Lui and Wei Dong.


Next Chapter Book Clubs

With Literacy Nassau

These small book clubs of 6 to 8 people offer adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to read for pleasure and socialize in the community. Guided by a pair of trained volunteers, Literacy Nassau's Next Chapter Book Clubs meet weekly in local libraries and other locations.

For more information, please visit or call Kim Nau at (516) 867-3580


Adult Book Discussion

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Land

by Lisa See

Led by SRPL Librarians Toni Ann Kaminski & Ellen Miller

Wednesday, January 16th at 2:30 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, December 19th at the Reference Desk.


The Invention of Wings

by Sue Monk Kidd

Led by SRPL Librarians Cathy Loechner and Yuan Zhang

Wednesday, February 13th at 2:30 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, January 16th at the Reference Desk.