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, August 6th & September 17th 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, August 15th 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, August 18th 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, August 7, 21 & September 4th 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, August 6th & September 17th at 1:30 PM

Registration is not required


Play Bridge

7 Bridge Card RexWednesdays, August 8, 29 & September 5th 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.

Registration is not required


Creative Needles

& The Art Of Coloring

Needlework Group

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Fridays, August 10th & 24th & September 7th at 12:30 PM

Registration is not required


Beginning Anew

new beginnings t nv1With Marla Matthews, Social Worker

Wednesday, August 1st 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. 


Medicaid Enrollment

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In the Conference Room

Thursday, August 9th 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, August 28th 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, August 23rd 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, August 27th 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.


Tutor Training Workshop

With Literacy Nassau

Tuesday, July 17th from 1-4 PM

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Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Consider being trained to teach a small English language class or become a tutor for an English language learner. Scheduling is flexible. Helping someone to better their life through learning English is very rewarding!

Please register by calling Literacy Nassau (516) 867-3580 Ext. 21 


Get Fit Where You Sit: Chair Yoga

Chair YogaWith Barbara Croen & Leslie Arluck

Monday, August 27th 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, June 18th. 


Adult Book Discussion

Black-Eyed Susans

by Julia Heaberlin

Led by SRPL Librarians Cathy Loechner & Susan Healy

Wednesday, August 15th at 2:30 PM

Black-Eyed Susan is an electrifying novel of stunning psychological suspense. 

Registration begins Wednesday, July 18th at the Reference Desk.


The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

By Nadia Hashimi

Led by SRPL Librarians Toni Ann Kaminski & Marion Dodson

Wednesday, September 12th at 2:30 PM

Kabul, 2007, Rashima and her sisters sporadically attend school. Their only hope allows Rashima to dress as a boy until she is of marriageable age. 

Registration begins Wednesday, August 15th at the Reference Desk.