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Spring/Summer Programs for Adults:

Spring/Summer Programs brochure pdf: Spring/Summer 2018 Programs Brochure


FRIDAY NIGHT & SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN [PG]

April 13 at 7:00 pm & April14 at 1:00 pm --
Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction...However, when the showman gambles everything to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum in this musical by the composers of LA LA Land.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org. You may bring your own snacks.



FRIDAY NIGHT & SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: THE POST [PG-13]

May 18 at 7:00 pm & May 19 at 1:00 pm --
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher (Meryl Streep) and a hard-driving editor (Tom Hanks) to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. This movie about the story behind the publication of the Pentagon Papers is directed by Steven Spielberg.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org. You may bring your own snacks.



FRIDAY NIGHT & SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: DARKEST HOUR[PG-13]

June 15 at 7:00 pm & June 16 at 1:00 pm --
During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Best Actor Gary Oldman), who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org. You may bring your own snacks.



FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: SUMMER TITLES TBD

July 20 and August 17 at 7:00 pm --
Titles are to be determined. There will be no repeat Saturday showings in the summer.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org. You may bring your own snacks.



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ADULT COLORING

Mondays through June 11; 1 - 2:30 pm --
Join our popular Adult Coloring Group! Coloring has been proven to enhance concentration, relieve stress and help reduce anxiety. Come and explore your artistic side, meet new people, and have some fun, all while listening to soft relaxing music. Colored pencils, gel pens and coloring sheets will be provided or you may bring your own. Drop-In, no registration or artistic skills required! This program is cosponsored with the Briarcliff Manor Recreation Department.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS: STICKER PRICE, NET PRICE AND THE FINANCIAL AID IN BETWEEN

Thursday, April 12 at 7 - 8 pm --
This workshop will provide case studies to illustrate the difference between a college's sticker price v. net price while defining and examining the various types of financial aid, i.e. unsubsidized loans, subsidized loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study. In addition, we will explore how to earn "free money" and how to interpret financial award letters.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



HAVERSTRAW BAY

Sunday, April 15 at 2 - 3:30 pm --
Haverstraw Bay is the widest, shallowest spot on the Hudson River. With almost 18 square miles of water, it constitutes an enormous watershed -with iconic hills, smokestacks, headlands and other features. Join us to hear local history expert Scott Craven discuss the various features of Haverstraw Bay and explain what they are and why they are important. This program is cosponsored with the Briarcliff Manor - Scarborough Historical Society.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



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WHAT LAWYERS AND JUDGES DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 - 8 pm --
John H. Rubin, Esq. will discuss how to navigate Divorce and Family Courts in New York State in this mini-seminar. Attendees will receive valuable and informative written materials.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



ON FOOD AND COOKING: COOKBOOK MEETUP

Tuesdays, May 15 and July 17 at 12:30 - 1:30 pm --
This is a group that gets together to try out new cooking traditions and styles using cookbooks from the library's collection. Participants check out one of a selection of cookbooks, try some of the recipes, and bring one of their favorite creations to our meet up! If you like to cook, discuss cooking, and feel like trying something new-this event is for you! Andrea Vladimir and Joanne Witmyer will lead this group.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



THE COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY: 10 SURVIVAL TIPS FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS

Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 - 8 pm --
This program will help students learn how to write a Common Application essay that answers the latest prompts and highlights each student's strengths. Included will be a Q & A session and summary of essay writing tips and strategies. Freddi Greenberg, who has over 30 years experience in magazine publishing and is a member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association) and of NACAC (National Association of College Admissions Counselors) will present this program.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



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rescheduled! CREATIVE APPROACHES TO NETWORKING

Tuesday, May 29 at 6:30 - 8 pm --
During this workshop you will learn how to build relationships to get information and leads to enhance your career; prepare an introduction that includes your skills and experiences; develop strategies that reflect your style and distinguish your profile from your resume. This program is offered through the Westchester Library System's WEBs Career & Educational Service.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



AUTHOR TALK: SPORTS OF A LIFETIME: ENDURING PERSONAL STORIES FROM TENNIS

Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 -7:30 pm --
Join Judy Aydelott as she presents highlights from her book, Sport of a Lifefime: Enduring Personal Stories from Tennis. She will discuss the many super senior tennis players including stories of their lives, their passion for tennis and their uplifting attitudes about life. Tony Franco, a star of the seniors tennis circuit and a Briarcliff Manor resident, will be among those players featured.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



CROSSING THE CROTON - PART 3

Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 - 3:30 pm --
Marc Chesire and Carl Oechsner return to conclude the story of how the lower Croton River was crossed during the last 300 years: from Native American fording places, the Van Cortlandt Manor ferry, and Revolutionary War "New Bridge," to the legendary High Bridge and Quaker Bridge. They will also cover the battle over the destruction of the old Albany Post Road Bridge. This program is cosponsored with the Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



REFLEXOLOGY: PUTTING YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD

Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 - 8 pm --
Reflexology offers deep relaxation, stress relief, pain reduction, and improved sleep. In addition to other positive effects. This informative presentation will highlight the essence of Reflexology and the positive outcomes from receiving it. Two attendees will be chosen for a mini-foot reflexology demonstration. Cathleen Bonvento, RN, MS, AHN-BC Advanced Holistic Nurse will present this program.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



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ALAN SKLAR READS TWO CRIME STORIES BY LAWRENCE BLOCK

Sunday, June 10 at 2 - 3 pm --
Returning once again, the always entertaining Alan Sklar will read two crime stories by Lawrence Block: "How Far it Could Go" and "Bad Night for Burglers" Alan Sklar has been a voice actor for over thirty years, voicing commercials and recording over 200 audiobooks

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



DEMENTIA CARE WORKSHOP

note date changed: Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 - 8 pm --
Dementia is a complicated disorder and dementia care is very difficult. Family members helping to care for loved ones with dementia should not have to learn the necessary skills through trial and error. This workshop will introduce the basics of dementia care and communication, with significant time dedicated to answering questions of attendees. A handout of highly recommended informational books and websites will be provided. This workshop will be led by Daniel Kaplan, PhD, LICSW.Dr. Kaplan is the former National Director of Social Services at the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and is currently an Assistant Professor at Adelphi University School of Social Work. He is also available to work with families.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



PLANNING FOR FINANCIAL WELFARE OF DISABLED PERSONS

Tuesday, June 12 at 7 - 8 pm --
This workshop centers around available resources that help provide for a disabled person's financial well-being. The topics discussed are Social Security Income, Social Security Disability Income, Medicare, Medicaid, Special Needs Trusts, and Insurance. Frank Calderone has been in the Financial Industry for more than 30 years having been a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Paine Webber, as well as, holding various financial positions with Merrill Lynch and the Hertz Corporation.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



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ROCK-N-ROLL TRIVIA NIGHT

Friday, August 3 at 7 - 8:30 pm --
Come test your knowledge of Rock-n-Roll trivia at our first every trivia night for adults. Up to 10 teams of 2-5 people will be accepted and prizes will be awarded. This program is for adults 18 years of age and older. A minimum of 6 teams is needed and registration is required.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



DIGITAL TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Tuesday, August 9 at 6:30 - 8 pm --
Learn the basics of taking well-composed and expressive digital photos of your vacation travels from Robert Uricchio. Bring your questions and your cameras to get some helpful hints. Robert's photography will be on display at the library in August.

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



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Book Discussion Groups -- Find the book club that is the right fit for you.

We offer two evening discussion groups: and two daytime discussion groups:



Computer Classes -- Gain skills with Microsoft Office 2010. You may also sign up for one-on-one technological help for borrowing library eBook and audiobooks on your device or for how to access information from the library's databases.

Details about our computer classes



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Last revised June 5, 2018