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, April 2nd & May 7th 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, April 11th 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, April 7th from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

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


Empire Safety Course

For Drivers of all ages

EmpireSaturday, April 21st 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, April 10 & 24th 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, April 2nd & May 7th at 1:30 PM

Registration is not required


Play Bridge

7 Bridge Card RexWednesdays, April 11 & 25th 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


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, April 13th & 27th at 12:30 PM

Registration is not required


Beginning Anew

new beginnings t nv1With Marla Matthews, Social Worker

Wednesday, April 4th 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, April 12th 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, April 24th 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, April 26th 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, April 30th 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.


The Art of Isamu Noguchi

With Ines Powell, Educator, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, April 20th at 11:00 AM

download 1Isamu Noguchi was a sculptor, designer, landscape architect, and craftsman. As a pre-med student at Columbia University, he began taking sculpture classes on New York's Lower East Side. Thanks to Guggenheim Fellowship, Noguchi was able to go to Paris in 1927 and work in Brancusi's studio. Under Brancus's influence, Noguchi turned to modernism. In 1985, he opened the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York.


Hamilton: The Man, the Musical, the Pop Culture Phenomenon

Tuesday, April 17th at 1:30 PM

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Co-sponsored by the Brandeis National Committee

LI Chapter and SRPL

Tuesday, April 17th at 1:30 PM

An informal gathering will precede the presentation at 1:00 PM

Learn from John Kenrick, author, teacher, theater and film historian, how the life of one of America's founding fathers inspired a Broadway show that has beccome a cultural phenomenon

John Kenrick is the curator of the website The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theater, TV and Film. A not to be missed event!


Sleep Disturbances

With Dr. Annamaria Iakovou, Pulmonary Medicine Northwell Health System

Monday, April 23rd at 7PM

03 sleep aid lede.w710.h473.2xSleep. A five letter word that carries so much value. Did you know that on average, you will spend about 1/3 of your life sleeping? That means a 90 year-old individual will spend 30 years of his life sleeping! It's safe to say that sleep is an essential and basic human need. This lecture will discuss why we sleep, common sleep disturbances and most importantly, how to get a better night's sleep. Come learn how to have a good night and sleep tight for the next 30 years and beyond!


Elder Law: Senior Citizen Entitlements

With Penny B. Kassel, Esq.,

Arranged by Nassau County Bar Association Speaker's Bureau

Monday, April 23rd at 1:30 PM

Are you taking advantage of the Senior Citizen Entitlements available to you? Topics to be covered include Medicare, Enhanced Star Exemption, protecting assets by qualifying for Medicaid, and use of Life estates and use of Trusts. 


Grandparents as Caregivers

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Thursday, April 26th at 11:00 AM

Whether you're helping with caring for your grandchild(ren) or raising them, this presentation by Dr. Nellie Taylor Walthrust from North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center will provide valuable tips and resources for all grandparents. The presentation will include a discussion about the rewards and challenges of being a grandparent and an opportunity for you to share your experiences and knowledge

Please RSVP by April 23rd b calling 311 or SRPL at 248-7363 ext. 3


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

stress 4jpgWith Dr. Joseph A. Diamond, MD, FACC

Director of Nuclear Cardiology,

LI Jewish Medical Center

Tuesday, May 1st at 1:30 PM

According to the American Psychological Association, 72% of US adults surveyed responded that their stress level has increased or stayed the same over the past five years and 66% believe their stress has impacted on their physical health. While it is not always possible to eliminate the sources of stress in our lives, it may be possible to learn better ways to deal with life's stressors so that they don't have such a strong negative impact on our health. 

One technique that is used to help train the mind to better control its approach to stress is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Mindfulness is the practice of moment to moment awareness, by purposely focusing ones attention on the present moment without any pre-conceived expectation or judgement.


A Yet, I Still Loved France

With Author Renee Kann Silver

Thursday, April 5th at 11:00 AM

Renee Kann Silver had an unusual childhood which began in Saarland in 1931. Her family fled from there in 1935 when the independent country became a part of Hitler Germany. They spent the pre-war and war years in France and Switzerland. Renee will speak about the circumstances of her family's survival in the virulently hostile, antisemitic atmosphere created by the Vichy Government. Renee and her family came to the US in 1947 when it became clear that they were the only four survivors of their family left in Europe. 


ESOL Registration

WelcomeLiteracy 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.

In the Conference Room

Friday, April 6 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

If you have any questions, contact (516) 867-3580 ext 17 


Computer Class

Introduction to Windows 10

Saturday, April 14th from 1-3:30 PM

windows 10This class provides an understanding of the brand new version of Windows. Learn how to use the desktop, applications and how to use the new start menu, help, search and much more.

Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten or equivalent. Space is limited. Registration begins for SRPL patrons begins March 17th at the Reference Desk


Introduction to Microsoft Word

Monday, May 7th from 7-9 PM

Microsoft Word 2010 IconLearn the basics of word processing including creating a document, saving, editing, formatting, and much more.

Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten & 1st Grade or equivalent. Space is limited.

Registration for SRPL patrons begins April 16th at the Reference Desk.


Intermediate Microsoft Word

Monday, May 14th from 7-9 PM

198041Learn more about the world's most popular word processing program, including formatting, columns adn tables and much more.

Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten & 1st Grade and Introduction to Word or equivalent. Space is limited.

Registration for SRPL patrons begins April 16th at the Reference Desk.


Adult Book Discussion

Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe 

by Mike Massimino

Led by SRPL Librarian Susan Healy

Wednesday, April 18th at 2:30 PM

Registration began March 21st at the Reference Desk