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Winter Programs for Adults:

Winter 2020 Programs brochure (pdf)

PROGRAMS SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME details




FRIDAY NIGHT & SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

2020 Spring Movies Flier

Feel free to bring your own snacks.

1917 [R] on Friday, April 3 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, April 4 at 1:00 pm

Ford v Ferrari [PG-13] on Friday, May 8 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, May 9 at 1:00 pm

Knives Out [PG-13] on Friday, June 12 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, June 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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DROP-IN EACH MONTH

PAPER SNOWFLAKE CUTTING: January, 2020--
Create your own snow storm next time you're in.

LOVE THE LIBRARY: February, 2020-- Stop in and post what you love about the library.

TV & MOVIES TRIVIA: March, 2020-- TV & Movies are the theme. Stop in and try your hand at a few questions at the library this month.

DAVID ELLIS DRIFTWOOD HAIKUS: April, 2020-- New York Times featured poet David Ellis is known for sharing his haiku on pieces of driftwood that grace the beaches of nearby City Island. For poetry month, stop in the library to happen on some of these poems.


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ADULT COLORING & MORE

Mondays at 1:00 - 2:30 pm, Begins on January 13
(no meetings on January 20 or February 17) -- 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.



DROP-IN KNITTING HELP

Thursdays: January 16, February 6 & 20, March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16 at 6:30 – 8:00 PM.--
This drop-in program is for people who are interested in trying out knitting for the first time or who need help with something they’re working on. Benny Gerwitz who has taught knitting classes will be available to help you get started or complete a project. You must provide your own materials. No registration is required.


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MEDICAL MARIJUANA NOW

Friday, January 24 at 2:00 – 3:30 PM --
With the passage of The Compassionate Care Act by Governor Cuomo in January 2014, treatment is now possible for specific medical conditions. We will discuss this legal medical alternative, the diseases for which it is available, and methods to travel this path. The discussion will be led by local physician Dr. Lynn Parodneck, who is a certified medical marijuana prescriber in New York State.

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.



WILDLIFE OF THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY

Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 – 3:30 PM --
People have been interacting with wildlife in the Hudson River Valley for more than 8,000 years. This relationship has constantly changed and continues to change and create controversy today. Do you want to know which ancient relative of the elephant visited Haverstraw Bay? What the pros and cons are of inviting a turkey vulture to your Fourth of July barbeque? Why Acme anvils are not actually a good idea when dealing with coyotes? Local history expert Scott Craven will share his unique understanding, perspective and appreciation of our relationship with the local wildlife. Scott has two degrees in American History and lectures extensively about the Hudson River Valley. 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.



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COOKBOOK MEETUP: NOSTALGIC FOODS

Tuesday, March 3 at 12:00 – 1:30 PM. --
A selection of cookbooks related to this theme will be on display at the library, for inspiration. Led by Andrea Vladimir and JOanne Witmyer. All are welcome. Registration is required to Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org or call the library at 914-941-7072.


THROUGH A PHOTOGRAPHER'S EYE: LARRY BLAU'S LATEST TRAVELS

Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 PM. to be rescheduled --
Experience traveling to far off destinations through the photography and stories of Larry Blau, former financial services guru turned world traveler and photographer.

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.



PLANT-BASED NUTRITION

Friday, March 20 at 1:00 – 2:30 PM.--
Janet Levine, R.D., D.M.D., a registered dietitian and dentist, will discuss what plant-based nutrition is and how it can help treat some common diseases. She will also demonstrate a recipe and provide tips on shopping and food preparation. Come find out how simple it can be to prepare plant-based foods that are satisfying, nutrition packed, and taste amazing!

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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HOPE ON THE HUDSON: FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION Monday, March 23 at 6:30 – 8:00 PM.-- Join us for a screening of “Hope on the Hudson,” a series of three short films by National Geographic filmmaker Jon Bowermaster that highlight some of the uplifting stories in the decades-long struggle to save the Hudson River and the communities who cherish and depend on it. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with a representative from Riverkeeper, a local organization leading the fight to protect the Hudson River and the Hudson Valley. This program is cosponsored with Briarcliff Sustainability and the Briarcliff Manor High School Treehugger Club.

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.



NUTS, BOLTS AND MONKEY WRENCH OF DIVORCE

Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 – 8:30 PM.--
John H. Rubin, Esq. will discuss the nuts and bolts of divorce, i.e. grounds, financial matters (division of property, child support and spousal support), and parenting matters. He will also talk about the importance of planning, as opposed to rushing to file for divorce, among other things.

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 IS "AGING IN PLACE?"

Friday, March 27 at 1:00 – 2:30 PM.--
Aging in Place (AIP) is a national movement that enables people to stay in their own homes as they grow older by making available the social supports, wellness activities, and home maintenance services they require to live happy, productive lives in the community. AIP Groups (also known as Villages) are growing across the country as older people choose to live independently while benefiting from coordinated programs and services in their own community. Lynn Reichgott, President of The Center for Aging in Place in Westchester County will discuss what is needed to set up an Aging in Place Groups in your local community.

Registration is required to Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org or call 914-941-7072 x3 (Co-sponsored with the Briarcliff Manor Recreation Department and Briarcliff Manor- Scarborough Historical Society).



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WESTCHESTER WOMEN SPEAK OUT!

Sunday, March 29 at 2:00 – 3:30 PM. --
Women have been speaking in public for centuries, but what they said was seldom written down, recorded or remembered. In this talk, Dana Rubin will pay homage to women of all backgrounds with a connection to Westchester. Some of the women that will be featured include Sojourner Truth, Isadora Duncan, Amelia Earhart, Lorraine Hansberry, Jane Alexander, Meredith Viera, Yoko Ono, Barbara Walters and Carrie Chapman Catt, the famous suffragist and Briarcliff Manor resident. Dana Rubin is a longtime speechwriter and founder of the Mouthy Woman initiative and the Keynote Women Speech Bank. This program is cosponsored with the Briarcliff Manor – Scarborough Historical Society.


FACT OR FAKE: THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM

Thursday, April 2 at 6:30 – 8:00 PM. --
Having trouble distinguishing fact from fiction? Concerned about the lack of truth online and in our news? Join former journalist and communications veteran Andy Katell for an informative non-partisan workshop to help you recognize disinformation and give you the tools to combat its spread. This program is supported by The League of Women Voters of Westchester County Education Foundation.


CARING FOR THE CAREGIVERS

Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 – 8:00 PM. --
Caregivers often are so busy caring for others that they tend to neglect their own emotional, physical, and spiritual health. The demand on a caregiver's body, mind and emotions can easily seem overwhelming, leading to fatigue and hopelessness - and, ultimately, burnout. Very often the caregiver is thrust into this role, and they soon learn there is no "instructor's manual" to go along with what lies ahead. Plam Cardoza, a retired psychiatric nurse, educator and hospital patient advocate and certified Life Coach will share "survival tips" on how to process this experience successfully.


POETRY NIGHT WITH LORRAINE JOY MCLEOD

Friday, April 17 at 7:30 – 9:00 PM. --
Join local poets Lorraine Joy McLeod, Mary Brady and Shobha Vanchiswar for readings of their poetry. Light refreshments will be served.


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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 12, 2020