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, October 1st & November 5th 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, October 17th 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, October 20th 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

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Tuesdays, October 16, 30th & November 13th 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, October 1, November 5th at 1:00 PM

Wednesdays, October 10, 24, November 7th at 1:00 PM

Registration is not required


Creative Needles

& The Art Of Coloring

Needlework Group

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Fridays, October 12, 26th and November 9th at 12:30 PM

Registration is not required


Beginning Anew

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Wednesday, October 3rd 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. 


All About Strokes:

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With Cecil Sorrentino, RN
Co-sponsored by Northwell Health, 
ToNH Project Independence and SRPL prsents

Tuesday, October 9th at 2PM

What is a stroke? What are its causes and can it be prevented? Come and learn about the warning signs of a stroke, what to do if you or someone you know experiences these signs and the importance of immediate treatment. By learning the warning signs of stroke, you could help save a life!


Elizabeth Robles, Community Education Manager

Alzheimer's Association of Long Island Chapter,

Co-sponsored by ToNH Project Independence and SRPL presents:

Breaking up Myths of Cognitive Impairment

Tuesday, October 9th at 11:30 AM

Join us to learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. 

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, October 11th 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, October 23rd from 11 AM to 1 PM

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Alzheimer's Support Group

Thursday, October 25th 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, October 29th 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, October 22nd 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. 


The Wonderful World of Gilbert & Sullivan

Tuesday, October 23rd at 1:30 PM

Co-sponsored by the Brandeis National Committee- LI Chapter and SRPL

Join us as we welcome back Professor Kolb as he shares the lovely music, witty lyrics, and surprisingly topical world created by Gilbert and Sullivan between 1871 and 1896. This presentation will include video excerpts ranging from the beauty of Poor Wand'ring One to the comedy of I've Got a Little List. 


Art Lecture

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With Ines Powell, Educator, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, October 19th at 11:00 AM

One of the most inspirational and talented artists in modern history, Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter and architect of the high Renaissance. His output in all three fields was prodigious and some of his works rank among the most famous. This illustrated lecture will concentrate exclusively on Michelangelo's sculpture works from the beginning of his career to the works made just before his death including his best known works, The Pieta and his David.


Free Hearing Screenings

hearing screeningWith Mill Neck's Center for Hearing Health

Tuesday, October 2nd from 10AM to 2PM

Celebrate National Protect Your Hearing Month by visiting the Audiology Van in the Parking lot of the Library. The van is equipped to perform full audiological evaluations and hearing screenings for children and adults. Some hearing aid checks and consults can also be performed. Screenings will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Voter Registration Drive

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Tuesday, October 2nd from 3-7 PM

Registration is easy and takes just a few minutes. To register you must: be a citizen, be 18 years olds by the end of the year, not claim to vote elsewhwere, and not be on parole for a felony conviction. You will need to provide a driver license DMV number or a Social Security number.


The Comedy of Jerry Seinfeld

Wednesday, October 3rd at 1:30 PM

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Art Reception & Talk:

Surreal Encounters in Paint & Pixel

Thursday, October 4th at 1:30 PM

Local Artist Katherine Criss is a New Hyde Park resident with over 60 years of professional experience in photography, painting and creating opportunities for artists to share their vision in an Artist Circle. Under the mentorship of Ernestine Ruben, Ms. Criss refined a series of surreal images and in 2010 she started experimenting with other media in her paintings. Katherine created a mural for the Town of Riverhead in 2016 under the sponsorship of East End Arts. Her work was selected for two of the Heckscher Museum's Long Island Biennials Exhibitions, and she is a member of B.J. Spoke Gallery in Huntington.


Property Tax Exemptions

With Charles Berman, Town of North Hempstead

Receiver of Taxes

Co-sponsored by NYS Assemblyman Anthony D'Urso

Thursday, October 4th at 7 PM

Please Join Charles Berman was he discusses STAR, Senior Citizens, Veterans, and other exemptions that could help you lower your property taxes. Staff members will be on hand with applications for your convenience. 


ESOL Registration 

With Literacy Nassau

Friday, October 5th from 10 AM to 2 PM

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Literacy Nassau in a non-profit Adult Education organization 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 contact Literacy Nassau (516) 867-3580 Ext. 17 


The Great American Read

Is a tv series designed to spark a national conversation about the books that have inspired, moved and shaped us. The series continues through October 23rd on PBS presenting a diverse list of 100 books and an online vote for American to choose their favorites. Audiences are encouraged to read the books, vote for their favorites and share their personal connections to the titles. The GREAT AMERICAN READ book list is available at the Shelter Rock Public Library or can be downloaded at

Visit to vote for your favorite by October 18th. The winning title will be announced on October 23rd at 8:00 PM on PBS.

To add to the fun, SRPL will be hosting its own GREAT AMERICAN READ voting event between September 1st to October 23rd. A voting booth will be set up at the Adult Reference Desk. Which Great-American-Read books are the most popular among our patrons? Will Shelter Rock's favorite book match America's favorite book?? All participants will be entered into a drawing and three will be selected to win a copy of the national GREAT AMERICAN READ winner.

Come to Adult Reference to cast your vote!  


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 Story of Arthur Truluv: A Novel

by Elizabeth Berg

Led by SRPL Librarians Yuan Zhang & Susan Ficarra

Wednesday, October 17th at 2:30 PM

Three strangers become friends and form an untraditional but loving family while discovering healing and happiness when all hope seems lost.

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


Computer Classes

Introduction to Quickbooks

Saturday, September 29th from 1-3 PM

quickbooks logoIn this lecture and demo class, you will learn the basics of Quickbooks, including setting up and customizing QB for your business, creating and editing the Chart of Accounts, working with Centers, understanding Items, using asset, liability and equity accounts, creating Estimates and Invoices, and more.

Prerequisites: For intermediate and advanced computer users. 

Space is limited. Registration for SRPL patrons begins September 7th online or at the Reference Desk.


Introduction to iPad & iPhone

Tuesday, October 16th from 7-9 PM

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Space is limited. Registration for SRPL patrons begins September 17th online or at the Reference Desk.


Inside your iPad & iPhone

Tuesday, October 23rd from 7-9 PM

apple logo 318 40184Learn all about Apple's hottest gadget. You will get an intro to the hardware, learn how to access the Internet and email, understand the settings, use the apps and learn how to get new ones, discover many tips and tricks and much more. Bring your device if you have one.

Space is limited. Registration for SRPL patrons begins September 17th online or at the Reference Desk.


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.