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Winter Programs for Adults:

Winter Programs brochure pdf: Winter 2018 Programs Brochure
FRIDAY NIGHT & SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: VICTORIA & ABDUL [PG-13]

January 19 at 7:00 pm & January 20 at 1:00 pm --
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself.

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: DUNKIRK [PG-13]

February 9 at 7:00 pm & February 10 at 1:00 pm --
The movie is based on a campaign in late May 1940 in the French port city of Dunkirk, where some 400,000 Allied soldiers, including more than 200,000 members of the British army, were penned in by the Germans. The British, faced with the capture or possible annihilation of their troops, initiated a seemingly impossible rescue. 

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: MARSHALL [PG-13]

March 9 at 7:00 pm & March 10 at 1:00 pm --
This film revisits an early episode from the life of Thurgood Marshall, the civil rights lawyer who became the first African-American to hold a seat on the Supreme Court. 

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 starting January 22; 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.



EVERYDAY REMEDIES - HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR EVERYDAY LIFE

Friday, January 19 at 11:00 am --
What is homeopathy?  How does it work? What are the remedies made from? How do I buy remedies and take them? Why is it controversial? Learn how homeopathic remedies, which can be purchased at Health Food stores, can be used at home for everyday minor complaints such as bruises, bug bites, burns, abrasions, and more. This program is presented by Jennifer Gordon who is a local practitioner, a licensed, registered homeopath who practiced 12 years. She also teaches and supervises practitioners at the Irish School of Homeopathy, writes on complementary medicine for journals and local papers and offers seminars and courses.

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.



HISTORY OF THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY: A MAINSTREAM COURSE FOR ADULTS 60 AND OVER

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

4 Thursdays, January 25, February 1, 8 & 22 at 1:00 pm --
History Professor Leon DiMartino from Westchester Community College presents this four-part course on the early history of the Hudson River Valley. He will discuss how modern local towns developed from early settlements, the origin of local folklore and famous historical characters such as Benedict Arnold and Sybil Ludington. Participants must attend all four sessions. This program is offered through the Mainstream Institute for Mature Adults at Westchester Community College and is funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Administration on Aging, New York State Office for the Aging and Westchester County Department of Senior Programs.

Registration is required. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.



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TEREZIN: HITLER'S "MODEL" CAMP

Sunday, January 28 at 2:00 pm --
A discussion of the Terezin (Theresienstadt) Concentration Camp including its history and how the children and artists incarcerated there enhanced their own lives and those of the other prisoners.  A brief film about the children's opera production, Brundibar, which was performed 55 times in the camp, will be shown. Nancy Petschek-Kohn is a Holocaust and anti-bias educator and is currently writing a book on her Czech family, who were lucky to leave Europe just before the outbreak of WWII.

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, January 30 & March 13 at 12:30 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.



MONEY TALKS: RETIREMENT CONCEPTS

Thursday, February 1 at 7:00 pm --
This seminar will help busy parents to begin thinking about and preparing for their family’s longer-term financial goals while handling the near-term ones. Covering topics like budgeting, credit and debt, the importance of protecting one’s family, the rising cost of college and saving for retirement, this seminar series can help your family take the next step in making your dreams a reality. Andrew White MBA, a financial advisor with over 25 years of experience in the financial services Industry 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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AN EYE TO THE EAST: JAPAN'S INFLUENCE ON AMERICAN SILVER

Saturday, February 3 at 2:00 pm --
The decorative arts, and silver, in particular, blossomed under the influence of Asian art in the last quarter of the 19th century. Japanese prints, fabrics, metals, ceramics and swords all served as inspiration for the American silver designers. American silver in the Japanese taste is regarded as one of the finest periods in American silverwork, and remains highly sought after by both museums and private collectors. This program is presented by Jennifer Pitman who is a silver specialist and 20-year auction veteran. She is Senior Account Manager for Westchester and Connecticut for Rago Arts & Auction Center, and formerly Silver Specialist, Vice President, and Head of Sale for Christie’s New York Silver 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.



SING SING PRISON: THE SPARTA CONNECTION

Sunday, February 11 at 2:00 pm --
In this lively look at the first century of the iconic prison, Dana White tells the fascinating story of the Sparta section of Ossining’s role in Sing Sing’s rise. It’s rocky banks provided the limestone quarried to build the cellblock and other structures. And in the days before Frank Vanderlip’s extreme makeover of this now charming hamlet, Sparta was a seedy, crime-ridden district and the reputed center of drug and liquor smuggling into the penitentiary. It’s Sparta as you’ve never seen it. Dana White is a freelance writer and editor and has served as the Ossining Village Historian since 2015. 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.



INTEGRATED MARKETING FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 pm --
With so many marketing tools available today, how do you know which ones to use to impact your sales? Learn which tools to use and how to combine them so they work together and drive business growth! David Fischer, CEO and Founder of Solutions for Growth, a renowned local expert on marketing, 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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AUTHOR TALK: SPORTS OF A LIFETIME: ENDURING PERSONAL STORIES FROM TENNIS

Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 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.



RENOIR: THE WORLD'S MOST BELOVED ARTIST

Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 pm --
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French Impressionist painter whose eye for beauty made him one of the movement's most popular practitioners. To this day research indicates that he remains the favorite artist of most people around the world. In this program, Dr. Jill Kiefer will survey Renoir's art and life--to discover why he is so beloved. Dr. Jill Kiefer is a teaching artist and art historian. To learn more about her, please visit www.whataboutart.org  

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.



BANNERMAN ISLAND: THE MYSTERIOUS PLACE ON THE HUDSON

Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 pm --
Thom Johnson, one of the founders of the Bannerman Castle Trust and coauthor of the book on the castle, will present a slide lecture on the history of the island and the arsenal that Francis Bannerman VI built there. 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.



THE COMMON APPLICATION ESSAY: 10 SURVIVAL TIPS FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 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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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 December 22, 2017