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Fall Programs for Adults:

Winter 2019 Programs brochure (pdf)




FRIDAY NIGHT & SATURDAY AFTERNOON MOVIES
detailed flier

Feel free to bring your own snacks.

Crazy Rich Asians [PG-13] on January 19 at 7:00 pm, and January 20 at 1:00 pm

Operation Finale [PG-13] on February 15 at 7:00 pm, and February 16 at 1:00 pm

Old Man and the Gun [P13] on March 15 at 7:00 pm, March 16 at 1:00 pm

Oscar Winner (TBD) on April 12 at 7:00 pm, April 13 at 1:00 pm

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 & MORE

Mondays, resumes January 7th (no meeting on January 21 or February 18) at 1:00 - 2:30 pm --
. Join our popular Adult Coloring & More Group! Come and explore your artistic side, meet new people, and have some fun, all while listening to soft relaxing music. Colored pencils, gel pens, coloring sheets and other materials 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.



LIBRARY STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETINGS

Three Wednesdays: January 9, February 13, and March 13 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm --
. Share your thoughts and ideas for your Library. The January meeting will be devoted to going over the Library's mission and goals. The February and March meeting will be to discuss and draft a plan to submit for Library Board approval. To sign up, please contact Donna Pesce at dpesce@wlsmail.org.
AMERICAN ICONS: A MAINSTREAM COURSE FOR ADULTS 60 AND OVER

Four Thursdays: January 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm --
David Fruci, a history teacher and instructor at Westchester Community College, presents this four-part course on four American icons: the Roosevelts - Eleanor and Franklin, Road to Women's Rights, Roaring 20's and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. This program is free and 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. Co-hosted with the Briarcliff Manor Recreation Department.

Registration is required for all four sessions to Stephanie Rossi at srossi@briarcliffmanor.org or call 941-6560. Registration deadline is on Friday, January 4, 2019
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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO STANDARDIZED TESTS: SAT, ACT, AP AND SUBJECT TESTS

Monday, January 14 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm --
In this presentation, parents and students will learn how to improve scores, reduce stress, and understand critical milestones for standardized tests. Come and hear from Dr. Tony Di Giacomo, who has two decades of experience in the education field, having worked for college admissions as well as for the College Board, owner of PSAT, SAT, and AP. Explore ways in which mastering in-school learning and free online information can help prepare, so students can focus on what matters most. Registration recommended.

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.



IDENTITY THEFT AND HACKING: HOW IT HAPPENS, ITS IMPACT ON VICTIMS AND SOLUTIONS

Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm --
details on the Computer Class: Technology Workshops page of our website.


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LEARNING WITH LYNDA

Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm --
details on the Computer Class: Technology Workshops page of our website.



CHINESE NEW YEAR: CHINESE PAPER CUTTING

Friday, February 1 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm --
Create a beautiful and meaningful paper cutting for your home and hear about the story and traditions of Chinese new year with Chinese Language and Culture Instructor Cristina Lee.

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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ALTER YOUR LIFE: GETTING YOUR HOME READY FOR THE MARKETPLACE

Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm --
Are you getting ready to put your home on the market? Learn how to beautify your home to present well and sell quickly. Whether you're preparing for a move, downsizing, organizing your closets or simply decluttering. Marla Alt, the CEO and Founder of 123organize will share her wisdom from over a decade of experience in the organization and moving/relocating industries enabling you to apply this to your own life!

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.



SENIOR SCAM AVOIDANCE: EMPOWERING ETHICAL ELDERS

Wednesday, February 6 at 10:30 - 11:30 am --
Brian Rauer, Executive Director and General Counsel for the Metropolitan New York and Mid-Hudson Valley Better Business Bureau, will present tips on how to avoid the most common scams that target seniors such as the Grandparents Scam, Medicare Scam and Funeral and Cemetery Scams.

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 FUTURE OF RETAIL AND OUR COMMUNITIES IN THE AGE OF AMAZON

Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm --
In the age of ordering anything online, what is likely to happen to physical retail stores, our down-towns and shopping centers? What types of retail will still be in brick & mortar stores? Why? The answers might surprise you! This is an informative talk for shoppers and business people of all kinds, those involved in community development, real estate, those interested in sustainability, localism or who are just curious about how our society is likely to develop.

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: LYNDA COHEN LOIGMAN, AUTHOR OF TWO-FAMILY HOUSE

Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm --
Westchester local author Lynda Cohen Loigman will discuss her debut novel The Two-Family House which was nominated for the Goodreads 2016 Choice Awards in Historical Fiction. Two-Family House is a heart-wrenching, gripping multigenerational story, woven around the deepest of secrets. Her second novel, The Wartime Sisters, will be published in January. Ms. Cohen Loigman will sign copies of her books which will be for sale. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Briarcliff Manor Public Library.

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.



ESTATE PLANNING/ELDER LAW 101: NUTS AND BOLTS OF ESTATE PLANNING TO PRESERVE YOUR ASSETS

Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm --

An overview of basic estate planning documents, types of trusts, asset preservation techniques, long-term-care and incapacity planning and methods to avoid or minimize estate and gift taxes. There is no time like the present to make sure that your estate plan is up to date! This program will cover wills and advance directions, as well as asset protection and preservation techniques. Salvatore M. DiCostanzo, Esq. 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.



ADVENTURES IN THE NEUTRAL GROUND: THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR IN wESTCHESTER COUNTY INCLUDING JOHN ODELL, WASHINGTON'S WESTCHESTER GUIDE

Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 - 3:30 pm --

Westchester County played a dramatic, sustained and crucial role in the Revolutionary War. Many casual observers today might consider Boston or Philadelphia to be the major, or only, sites for Revolutionary War history. While those sites may rightly boast of key incidents or events, Westchester County was critically and strategically important throughout the full eight years of the war. With photographs from historic sites around the county, Dr. Weiselberg's slide show offers a comprehensive view of the many people, places and events in Westchester County, including in the Briarcliff area, which shaped the Revolutionary War, and in turn how the experience of war left its mark on Westchester County and on American memory more broadly. Dr. Erik Weiselberg, Principal Historian for Revolutionary Westchester 250, holds a Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of Oregon and has been a social studies teacher in Westchester for over 18 years. This program is cosponsored with the Briarcliff Manor - Scarborough Historical Society.

Registration is recommended but seating is limited and on a first come basis. To register, please email Karen Smith at mail@briarcliffhistory.org or Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org or call the library at 914-941-7072.



INTRODUCTION TO INVESTING

Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm --
In this workshop, Frank Calderone will define stocks, bonds and mutual funds and the different types of each. He will also discuss the various stock indexes such as the Dow, the S&P 500 and Russell 2000, as well as how to properly allocate assets in a portfolio. Frank Calderone is a financial advisor with over 30 years of experience in financial services.

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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HOW TO LIVE WITH PEACE, JOY AND NEW ENERGY

Thursday, March 7 at 6:45 - 8:00 pm --
In this session you will learn a simple five-minute meditation that will energize your best inner self, the part of you that's pure, peaceful, and joyful. At the same time it will quiet any part of you that generates anxiety or frustration. You can build a solid inner balance that is available no other way. Instructor Jane Slotnick is a certified teacher with the American Meditation Society. She has been meditating for four years. Her life is so much more calm, meaningful, and peaceful since she started meditating.

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.



PHYSICS FUN FOR ADULTS - ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES

Friday, March 8 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm canceled --
Why should kids have all the fun? Work in teams to build a vehicle to race in the library.

Registration required. Please register as either a team or individual to Donna Pesce at dpesce@wlsmail.org.


ON FOOD AND COOKING: COOKBOOK MEETUP

Tuesday, March 19 rescheduled for Tuesday, March 5 at 12:00 - 1:30 pm --
The theme for the March meeting is the Briarcliff Manor Garden Club Cookbook. Choose a recipe from the cookbook, a copy of which is available at the library. Attendees will sample each other's dishes during the meeting. Members of the Garden Club will be there to discuss how they developed the cookbook and decided which recipes to include. Copies of the cookbook will also be available to buy. This Cookbook Meetup group is led by Andrea Vladimir and Joanne Witmyer. Registration is required to Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org or call the library at 941-7072.

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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THE POWER OF PLANT-BASED NUTRITION

Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm --
Janet Levine, a registered dietitian, will discuss what plant-based nutrition is and how it can be used to help treat some common diseases. She will demonstrate a recipe and provide tips on shopping and food preparation.

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 WHAT LAWYERS AND JUDGES DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm --
John H. Rubin, Esq. will discuss how to navigate the 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.



THE ROAD TO PUBLICATION

Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm --
Members of The Hudson Valley Chapter of Romance Writers of America (HVRWA) will discuss the journey of getting a book into print from the perspective of authors who are traditionally published as well as those who are self-published. Authors will also be happy to answer questions about membership to HVRWA, and after the presentation, sell and autograph their books. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Friends of the Library. While the line-up is subject to change, authors scheduled to present include: Janet Lane Walters, Gianna Simone, Elf Ahearn and D.M. Barr.

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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GET LINKED-IN TO YOUR JOB SEARCH

Thurday, April 4 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm --
At this free presentation for job seekers you will become informed about using LinkedIn as a powerful job search tool and understand its value and features. You will also learn what to put in an online profile to make it stand out to prospective employers. This program is offered through the Westchester Library System's WEBs Career & Educational Counseling 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.



MOVIE TRIVIA NIGHT

Friday, April 5 at 7:00 - 8:30 pm --
As you requested, another trivia night! This time, it's for movie buffs.

Please enter by March 29, by emailing Donna at dpesce@wlsmail.org or call the library at 941-7072, x6. Spectators are encouraged! This program is for adults 18 years of age and older.


10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER'S

Thurday, April 11 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm --
Alzheimer's and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer's Association resources. This program is presented by the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

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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DECLUTTERING: CLEARING OUT YOUR FOREVER HOME

Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm --
Just in time for spring cleaning, Shannon Reilly will help you to organize your home, business and life. Shannon is a Professional Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO).

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.



YOGA FOR MISFITS ON AND OFF THE MAT

Thurday, May 9 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm --
Meredith Kramer, a yoga practitioner since 2000 and certified instructor, will discuss the benefits of Yoga asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) followed by a demonstration and audience participation.

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 -- Look for different technology workshops being offered each season. You can 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 and technology workshops



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Last revised March 6, 2019