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, June 4th & July 2nd 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, June 13th 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, July 14th from 9:30 AM t0 4:30 PM.

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

Non-residents may register on July 1st, if space allows.


Empire Safety Course

For Drivers of all ages

EmpireSaturday, June 16th 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, June 5 & 19th at 1:00 PM

Registration is not required



LUep0gCanasta is a card game popular in the fifties that is making a big comeback. Join in playing this very social game. Limited materials will be available, so if you own a set, please feel free to bring it with you.

Mondays, June 4th & July 2nd at 1:30 PM

Registration is not required


Play Bridge

7 Bridge Card RexWednesdays, June 13th & 27th at 1:00 PM

Come and play this stimulating card game. Bring a team, a friend or come by yourself and enjoy the game. Limited materials will be available.


Intermediate Bridge Lessons

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Thursdays, June 7, 14 at 10 AM

Week one will review basic bidding and how to finesse. Week two will review The Stayman Convention. Week three will review transfers and Week four will review the Blackwood Convention.

Registration will begin on Thursday, May 17th


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, June 8th & 22nd at 12:30 PM

Registration is not required


Beginning Anew

new beginnings t nv1With Marla Matthews, Social Worker

Wednesday, June 6th at 4 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. 


Medicaid Enrollment

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In the Conference Room

Thursday, June 14th 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, June 26th 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, June 28th 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, June 25th 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.


Constitutional Rights

brooksconst21With Robert Schonfeld, Esq.

Arranged by the Nassau County Bar Association Speakers Bureau

Monday, June 11th at 1:30 PM

What is the role of the Constitution vis a vis other statutues and laws? Revisit the history of the original Constitution and the Amendments in light of today's society. 


Job Search Strategies

jobsearchnewspaperWith Karen McKenna, Career Visionary, LLC

Tuesday, June 26th at 6:30 PM

This positive, interactive program, focuses on specific actions job seekers can take to significantly improve the effectiveness of their job searches. Numerous resources will be discussed throughout the program. Participants can evaluate and implement strategies that will work best for them.

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 Tuesday, June 19th.



not just folk musicPresented by Patricia Shih, singer, songwriter

Co-sponsored by Brandeis National Committee

LI Chapter and SRPL

Tuesday, June 12th at 1:30 PM

An informal gathering will precede the presentation at 1PM

Join Patricia Shih for a celebration of five female folk artists: Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers; Joan Baez; Mary Travers; Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell. Patricia will perform, share screen clips and discuss these giants of folk music. You won't want to miss this exciting event!


Edward Hopper & George Bellows

2aec2246d213c9ae663ab5bdced4096bWith Professor Thomas Germano

Friday, June 15th at 11:00 AM

This visual lecture looks at the two of the most famous 20th century artists, Bellows and Hopper. Both studied under the Ashcan artist, Robert Henri who encouraged his students to travel to Maine to paint in the footsteps of Winslow Homer. Before studying with Henri, Bellows turned down an offer from a Major League Baseball club. Maintaining a lifelong interest in sports, his many depictions of boxers are among his most familiar works. Hopper's subject matter concentrated on the familiar features of urban American life and its inhabitants. These iconic images are etched into the American psyche and represent a psychological aspect of the Urban experience circa 1920-50.


Readers Exchange

Co-sponsored by Don'tMoveAway, Inc & SRPL

Wednesday, June 6th at 2PM

Book Exchange 2

Have you read any good books lately that you think others would enjoy? Or are you looking for a good book to read? Join in and either share what you've read, leave with some titles you can't wait to leave, or both!

Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 30th. 


Get Fit Where You Sit: Chair Yoga

Chair YogaWith Barbara Croen & Leslie Arluck

Monday, June 25th at 10:30 AM

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, June 18th. 


Computer Class

Teen Tech Tutors

techJoin us if you are seeking computer or technology help. Topics may include email, searching for websites, sharing and organizing photos, writing and saving documents, and finding apps for a smartphone or tablet on the following dates & times:

Saturday, July 7, 14, or 21st from 10:15 to 11:00 or 11:00 to 11:45 AM

Registration starts June 15th at the reference desk. You may register for up to 2 sessions.  


Adult Book Discussion

Everything I Never Told You

by Celeste Ng

Led by SRPL Librarian Ellen Miller

Monday, June 18th at 7 PM

Wednesday, June 20th at 2:30 PM

Registration began May 23rd at the Reference Desk