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Fall Programs for Adults:

Winter Programs brochure pdf: Winter 2017 Programs Brochure
FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES-Oscar Nominee: THE ARRIVAL [PG-13]

Friday, March 17 at 7:00 pm
-- When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. This Best Picture Oscar nominated movie stars Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. People attending may bring their own snacks. Registration is recommended at sglick@wlsmail.org but all are welcome to attend.

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: SULLY [PG-13]

Friday, February 10 at 7:00 pm

Tom Hanks stars in this portrait of airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, which depicts his successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented and heroic feat, the traumatized pilot must endure second-guessing by investigators, the weight of sudden fame, and his own doubts about his actions that fateful day.

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 9 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.



ADHD: WOULD YOUR CHILD BENEFIT FROM MEDICATION

Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 pm
Norma Katz, a licensed Nurse Practitioner, will discuss the benefits and issues related to providing medication for children with Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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.



GET THERE SAFE

Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 pm
TRACKS (Together Railroads and Communities Keeping Safe) is a FREE community outreach program in partnership with the MTA Police department, designed to educate the Metro-North community about rail safety. The TRACKS program content covers three topics: grade crossings, rider safety and trespassing. Metro-North is the 2nd largest commuter railroad in the country.

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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HEMINGWAY'S PARIS

Sunday, Februry 5 at 2:00 pm
Elizabeth Kemble, founder of Travellati Tours, will give an illustrated talk on Hemingway's Paris. Liz will share the places that Hemingway frequented in Paris, such as La Closerie des Lilas, the café where he wrote his masterpiece, The Sun Also Rises, in a coffee-fueled six-week sprint; as well as the famous people he associated with, such as Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald; and the painters that he said influenced his prose style (hint: Cézanne).

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.



INTRODUCTION TO INVESTING

Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 pm
Learn the basics of investing including why people invest and the different ways to invest such as equities and bonds. Frank Calderone, Branch Manager of Calderone Financial Services/Raymond James Financial, Inc. 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.



THE OCEANS "ABOVE AND BELOW"

Sunday, March 5 at 2:00 pm
Captain Lada Simek will share some of the information he has learned in his over fifty years of diving in Long Island Sound and throughout the world. This includes the physics of air under pressure and how to survive under water, photos of the oceans from space and pictures of living creatures thought to be extinct. This program is appropriate for adults and middle and high school students.

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.



CAREGIVING: TIPS FOR LONG DISTANCE CAREGIVERS

Thursday, March 9 at 7:00 pm
Long-distance caregiving poses unique challenges. Caregiving is often triggered by a crisis. Find out what you can do to help your loved one from afar. We will offer tips and discuss how to make the most of personal visits while juggling the complexities associated with helping aging parents understand the confusing maze of new needs. Mark Brownstein, a Certified Senior Advisor and President of My Elder Advocate for Rockland and Westchester 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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COLLEGE PLANNING FOR HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES AND THEIR PARENTS

Tuesday, March 14 Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm
Learn how to get a head start on the college planning process in this program geared for high school freshmen and sophomores and their parents. Dominique Padurano, Ph.D., President and Head Tutor of Crimson Coaching ™ 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.



CROSSING THE CROTON

Tuesday, March 19 at 2:00 pm
Marc Chesire and Carl Oechsner will use rare photographs, maps and drawings to show how the lower Croton River was crossed during the last 300 years: from Native American fording places, the Van Cortlandt Manor ferry, and Revolutionary War “New Bridge,” to the legendary High Bridge and Quaker Bridge. They will also cover the battle over the destruction of the old Albany Post Road Bridge. 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.



"WHAT'S NEXT IN MY LIFE AND CAREER?" DISCOVER POSSIBILITIES AFTER 50

Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 pm
A professional career counselor will discuss how people over 50 can reinvent themselves. 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.



OUR LIBRARIAN IN HAVANA: HEMINGWAY'S CUBA

Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 pm
Our Librarian in Havana: Hemingway's Cuba with Diana Lennon and Nancy Coradin. Come hear two librarians give a talk on their recent visit to Havana, Cuba, with a focus on American novelist Ernest Hemingway and his time there.

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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This website was created by Amy B.G. Kaplan (abgkaplan@westchesterlibraries.org)

Last revised March 17, 2017