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Fall Programs for Adults:

Spring/Summer Programs brochure pdf: Spring/Summer2017 Programs Brochure
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FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: LION [PG-13]

Friday, May 19 at 7:00 pm

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. Twenty-five years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

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: LA LA LAND [PG-13]

Friday, June 16 at 7:00 pm
-- Winner of seix Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Actress, LA LA LAND stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams - and finding each other -in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.

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 19 (except for April 10 and May 29) at 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Join our newly-formed 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 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.



NOURISH YOURSELF: A ROADMAP FOR RESULTS

Thursday, April 20 at 7 - 8 pm
When we focus on weight loss as the main motivator for eating well, we miss out on the many other benefits. At this program you will learn about the other reasons why you should eat well including less stress and more energy. Joanne Witmyer, the founder of Indigo Health and Wellness, 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.



COMMON CAUSES OF BACK PAIN

Thursday, April 27 at 7 - 8 pm
This program will cover the common causes of lower back pain. It will include everything from demographics and causes to how to prevent it.  Joseph Rendina, DPT, PT who holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College 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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LEGAL AND FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 - 8 pm
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is a workshop, from the Alzheimer’s Association, for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place.

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.



CANCELED -- THE TOP TEN MISTAKES STUDENTS MAKE ON THEIR COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYS

Thursday, May 4 at 7 - 8 pm
Don’t wait until senior year to discover how crucial these essays are. Find out how to set yourself apart from all other applicants and not waste valuable time writing the wrong essays. Essays are more important than ever. This program is presented by Randy Levin, a published writer and former teacher, who has helped students who have been accepted at many top colleges.

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.



EXPRESSIONISM-KANDISKY AND THE BLUE RIDER GROUP

Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Der Blau Reiter (“The Blue Rider”) refers to a group of artists based in Germany, between 1911 and 1914, that were the second phase of the broader movement of German Expressionism. The Blue Rider artists contributed significantly to the development of abstract art. The group included Kandinsky, Münter, Marc,and Macke--among others. In this program we’ll journey through the developments of these artists—which will also prepare you for a trip to the Neue Galerie in NYC, where Jawlensky’s art will be on exhibit until the end of May.  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.



HEALTH INSURANCE CONSIDERATIONS ON THE WAY TO RETIREMENT

Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 - 8 pm
Approaching 65? Whether you are employed,unemployed, or actively planning retirement, come learn how your health care options change. Learn the basics of Medicare, choices of Medicare benefits, how and when to enroll and about Medicare and other health insurances. Mary Ann Larkin, a program coordinator and volunteer with Westchester Seniors Out Speaking, 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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GREEN LAWNS AND GARDENS: RAISING HEALTHY FAMILIES WITH A PESTICIDE FREE BACKYARD

Thursday, May 18 at 7 - 8 pm
Exposure to commonly used lawn and garden pesticides is a significant health risk for people, especially children and pregnant women, as well as pets and wildlife.  Patti Wood, a leader in natural lawn care education in the Northeast and nationwide since 2000, will discuss practical steps and provide supportive materials to help you make your property safe for people and pets.

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.



ROUTE 9: A JOURNEY

Thursday, May 25 at 7 -8 pm
Join Scott Craven as he takes us on a journey along iconic Route 9 from New York City through upstate New York. 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.



ALAN SKYLAR READS TWO STORIES BY NEIL GAIMAN

Thursday, June 1 at 7 - 8pm
Join us for this reading of two imaginative stories by Neil Gaiman, THE PRICE and WE CAN GET THEM WHOLESALE. One is a bit scary and the other funny.   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.



DAVID BOWIE'S BERLIN

Sunday, June 4 at 2 - 3:30 pm
Elizabeth Kemble, founder of Travellati Tours, will give an illustrated talk on David Bowie’s Berlin - on the city that defined David Bowie and that he helped define.  She will share the places that Bowie frequented in Berlin, including the Reichstag, the site of his 1986 concert near the Berlin Wall.

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.



WHY NOT WRITE AND PUBLISH A BOOK?

Thursday, June 8 at 7 - 8 pm
Are you one among the millions of people who have thought about writing a book but never seem to get started? This one-hour seminar will show you how to get your ideas from your mind to the page…and even published. Speaker Rich Mintzer has been writing professionally for more than 25 years and he currently runs Your Book Your Way, a ghostwriting and editing 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.



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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 May 4, 2017