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Spring Programs for Adults:

Spring/Summer 2019 Programs brochure (pdf)




FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES
detailed flier

Feel free to bring your own snacks.

A Star is Born [R] on Friday, May 10 at 7:00 pm

Bohemian Rhapsody [PG-13] on Friday, June 7 at 7:00 pm

First Man [PG-13] on Friday, July 26 at 7:00 pm

Stan & Ollie [PG-13] on Friday, August 9 at 7:00 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, last meeting June 17th (no meeting on May 27th) 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.



TURN YOUR TRASH INTO CASH: SELLING IT ON FACEBOOK

Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm --
. ust in time for spring cleaning, learn how to sell on "virtual tag sales" on Facebook. Get rid of all those possessions that you no longer need. Stacey Winnick, tag sale appraiser and antiques blogger, is the creator of the Chappaqua Moms Sales Facebook Group, with over 7,200 members. Ms. Winnick, will show you what sells and what doesn't sell. How to photograph, list and sell. Get ready to hear how Ms.Winnick has sold everything from a BMW to a small car vacuum. You name she's sold it !

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.



COLLEGE 101 WITH TONY DI GIACOMO

Monday, May 6 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm --
. This presentation offers parents and students an overview of the college planning process and help in figuring out the major milestones. Dr. Tony Di Giacomo, 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.

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

Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 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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GENEALOGY - A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND HOW TO REASEARCH YOUR OWN FAMILY

Tueday, May 14 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm --
Four years ago, Bob met another Robert Margolies, a second cousin once removed and became interested in learning more about his family. Bob will discuss the successful research into his paternal family tree that followed this "chance"meeting. He will also talk about his maternal genealogy that was always known to him. This family tree includes fifth great grandparents and brothers who served on opposite sides in the Civil War. Learn about President Clinton's grandchildren, pianists at Carnegie Hall, Eugene O'Neill's director and more! There will also be a discussion to learn how to start doing this type of genealogy research.

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.



LEARNING WITH LYNDA.COM

Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm --
Learn how to use the powerful online training tool Lynda.com which is available for free to all Westchester Library System cardholders. Lynda is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals through a video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Registration is required to sglick@wlsmail.org or cal l 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.



HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BODY AND BRAIN: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH

Friday, May 17th at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm --
At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. This workshop from the Alzheimer's Association covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging: cognitive activity, exercise, diet and nutrition, and social engagement. In each area, we will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do - steps to take now to improve or maintain overall health in each area.

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 VOLUNTEER AWARDS

saturday, May 18th at 3:00 - 4:00 pm --
Please join us in the Library to thank the volunteers who work hard behind the scenes to help the community. (Stay for the Square Dance in the Pavilion afterwards!).

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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SQUARE DANCE

Saturday, May 18th at 4:00 - 6:00 pm --
Dance caller Sandy Corey Freyer will teach a few simple steps, then "call" a Virginia Reel and some popular line dances, too! Bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn. Sponsored by 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.



ON FOOD AND COOKING: COOKBOOK MEETUP

Tuesday, May 21 at 12:00 -1;30 pm--
The theme for the May meeting is dressings and sauces. Choose a recipe from one of the library's cookbooks or from one of your own. Attendees will sample each other's dishes during the meeting. 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.

Don't miss the Cookbook Meetup - evening edition this summer! Tuesday, July 23 at 6:00 - 8:30 pm -- By request, we are offering an evening session. Please bring a cold dish to share. A selection of cookbooks will be on display at the library for inspiration. All are welcome. Please register to Donna Pesce at dpesce@wlsmail.org or call the library at 941-7072.


INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS

Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 -8:00 pm --
Join us for an introduction to Mindfulness, the practices and its applications. Punita Jani-Thaker completed the MBSR Fundamentals in Mindful Based Stress Reduction at the Umass Center for Mindfulness in Boston MA and has been meditating for several years.

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.



WHAT'S NEXT IN MY LIFE & CAREER? DISCOVERING POSSIBILITIES AFTER 50

Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm --
Find out what employers look for when hiring mature workers. Explore work and volunteer options. Learn about the latest job search strategies and how to handle challenging issues. This free workshop is presented by a professional career counselor and offered through the WEBS Career & Educational Counseling Service program of the Westchester Library System.

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.



LEARN TO WRITE AN ETHICAL WILL

Friday, June 7 at 2:00 - 3:30 pm --
An Ethical Will is a written document that conveys your life lessons, wisdom, family history and love as a guide and source of comfort to your loved ones and for future Generations. Leave an inheritance more valuable than money- leave a part of you. Amy Paul, of HeirloomWords, will discuss the concept of (non-legal) Ethical Wills and guide you to prepare this priceless, family treasure. <

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 COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY: 10 SURVIVAL TIPS FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

Tuesdays, June 11 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm --
Find out what colleges are looking for in students and their college application essays. Whether you're a soon- to- be high school junior or senior, get professional insights and advice on the Common Application prompts, and how to select the one that best tells your story. We'll fill you in on the writing strategies to follow - AND TO AVOID -to sound your best on paper. Plus: Sample essays that work and tips for anxious parents. Freddi Greenberg is the founder of purplepenessays.com, a college application essay advisory.

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 WORLD THROUGH A PHOTOGRAPHER'S EYES

Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm --
Lawrence Blau has been traveling around the world since 2010. These travels have been on his bucket list and you can experience traveling through his photography and stories.

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, June 28 at 7:00 - 8:30 pm --
As you requested, another trivia night! This time, it's for movie buffs, not experts)! Please enter your team by June 24, by emailing Donna at dpesce@wlsmail.org or call the library at 941-7072, x6. Spectators are encouraged!

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.



MIRÓ: THE MAGIC OF METAPHORS

Sunday, June 23 at 2:00 - 3:30 pm --
Joan Miró (1893-1983) was one of the great mavericks of modern art. Using pictorial signs, biomorphic forms, geometric shapes and traveling lines - he vigorously expressed the fruits of his imagination with respect to his own human experience. His visual poetry contributed enormously to the avant-garde movements that would follow him, and his work continues to delight and inform us to this day. Join us as we explore the ways in which this inventive artist dismantled traditional modes of representation. If you were able to gt to the recent exhibit of Miró's work at MoMA, this program will enhance that experience. If you were not able to make it - this will provide some compensation! Dr. Jill Kiefer is an art historian and teaching artist. She is the Director of What About Art?- an organization devoted to bringing Art to Everyone, and the President of the Ossining Arts Council. To learn more about her, please visit www.whataboutart.org.


SUN PRINTS

Monday, July 15 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm --
Drop-in to make a print using cyanotype paper and leaves, flowers or other objects.


WOODSTOCK: 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF 3 DAYS OF PEACE AND MUSIC

Thursday, August 8 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm --
On August 15-18, 1969 over 400,000 people descended on the farm of Max Yasgur in Bethel, New York to celebrate 3 days of Peace and Music. Join us as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of this iconic event with a presentation by David Fruci, and instructor at Westchester Community College and a musician. David presented the popular American Icons lecture series help at the library this past winter.

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 May 12, 2019