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Spring Programs for Adults:

Spring/Summer Programs brochure is available now: Spring/Summer 2015 Programs Brochure
Friday Night at the Movies: INTO THE WOODS [PG] on Friday, April 17 at 7:00 pm

A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with finding magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. This film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical stars Meryl Streep.

This movie is recommended for ages 10 and up, and any children under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.



Friday Night at the Movies: UNBROKEN [PG-13] on Friday, May 15 at 7:00 pm

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

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.



Friday Night at the Movies: STILL ALICE [PG-13] on Friday, June 12 at 7:00 pm

A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease. Julianne Moore won the Best Actress Oscar for her amazing performance.

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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REINCARNATIONS: FINDING THE ART OF THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

Sunday, April 19 at 2 pm

Modern and postmodern artists were ALL-without exception-influenced by the masterworks of the past. This presentation will give you a chance to visit with masters from many of the critical periods and movements of art-throughout the ages-and to find out a few things about each of them (and their eras) you may not know. You'll also discover how later artists and periods were influenced by earlier ones, in ways that will surprise you. How did medieval stained glass and illuminated manuscripts inspire Henri Matisse? What does Renaissance art have in common with Expressionism? Join us to see a very different take on some of your favorite art and artists. Jill Kiefer, PhD, an art historian and teaching artist and the Founder and Director of What About Art, will lead this program.





THE INTERNET FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: A WORKSHOP

Thursday, April 23 at 7 pm (lecture) and
Saturday, April 25 from 10 am - 4 pm (tutorial)

We'll survey the internet's most popular and useful aspects for photographers, including communication, inspiration, community, buying and selling, problem-solving, subject matter expertise, finding photogenic locations, syncing photos on your digital devices, and your personal gallery and/or place of business. Jim Christensen, a photographer and member of the Westchester Photographic Society, will be the speaker.

As a follow-up to the talk, you can sign up for an hour of one-on-one consulting with the speaker who will answer any questions you have about photography, cameras, computers, storage and digital image software.

Registration is required for one of the six tutorial slots.

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'S ISLAND

Sunday, April 26 at 2 pm
Learn the fascinating history of Bannerman Island in the Hudson River and its mysterious castle in this presentation by Wes and Barbara Gottlock, authors of Images of America-Bannerman Castle. Co-sponsored 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.



NETWORKING WORKS

Tuesday, April 28 at 7:00 pm
Learn how to build relationships to obtain information and leads to enhance your career including using in-person as well as online strategies. Marie Riffel, a professional career counselor, presents this program as part of WEBS, the Westchester Library System's Career and 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.



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ALAN SKLAR READS HEMINGWAY

Sunday, May 3 at 2:00 pm
Voice actor Alan Sklar will read The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber considered one of Ernest Hemingway's best short stories. The story about an American couple on their first African hunting safari, is about courage and cowardice and pulls few punches. Alan Sklar has been a voice actor for over twenty years, voicing radio/TV commercials and recording over 140 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.



THE NEW NY BRIDGE: A PRESENTATION BY BRIAN CONYBEARE

Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 pm
Curious about what is happening with the Tappan Zee Bridge? Brian Conybeare, Special Advisor to the Governor for the New NY Bridge Project and award-winning News 12 Westchester reporter, will discuss the winning design-build team, the proposed design and features, the project schedule and more.

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.



TIPS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS

Thursday, May 21 at 7 pm
DETAILS ON TEENS PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE (Teens Page)


WALKABLE WESTCHESTER

Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 pm
There are over 200 parks, preserves, sanctuaries and protected open spaces in Westchester County; and they contain over 600 miles of trails. Walkable Westchester promotes walking which is an inexpensive recreation and part of a healthy life style. Jane and Walt Daniels, the authors of the newly revised and expanded edition of Walkable Westchester, will have you ready to start exploring. Copies of the book will be available for sale. (All proceeds go to the NY/NJ Trail Conference.)

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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MONEY TALKS: TEACHING KIDS AT ANY AGE

CANCELLED



COPPER MINES AND SHAD FISHING IN SPARTA

Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 pm
Scott Craven, Hudson River enthusiast, is back by popular demand to share his multi-media presentation about the history of copper mining and shad fishing at Sparta Dock. Just north of the Scarborough train station this area was a working commercial fishery into the 1980's. This program is co-sponsored 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.



WHY NOT WRITE A BOOK: YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO

Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 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.



POV DOCUMENTARY: ART & CRAFT

Sunday, June 28 at 2:00 pm
Mark Landis is one of the most prolific art forgers of the modern era - and he isn't in it for the money. When his ruse is discovered, Landis must confront his legacy. This award winning documentary is presented in collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS (www.pbs.org/pov).

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 one daytime discussion group:



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 January 31, 2015