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Fall Programs for Adults:

Fall 2018 Programs brochure (pdf)




FRIDAY NIGHT & SATURDAY AFTERNOON MOVIES
detailed flier

Feel free to bring your own snacks.

The Book Club [PG-13] on September 14 at 7:00 pm, and September 15 at 1:00 pm

Ocean's 8 [PG-13] on October 19 at 7:00 pm, and October 20 at 1:00 pm

Leave No Trace [PG] on November 9 at 7:00 pm, and November 10 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, starting September 24 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.



SOLVING THE RETIREMENT INCOME PUZZLE

Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm --
. People approaching, entering and recently retired will find out how to replace their paycheck, what's different about retirement, the seven retirement challenges, the critical red zone and how to create a retirement income plan during this workshop. Paul Petrone, CFP, CPA a Social Security, Retirement Income & Tax Specialist 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.



LIBRARY FRIDAY NIGHT: WELCOME TO PERU WITH MARIELLA DIAZ-MALE

Friday, September 28 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm --
See slides of the important archaeological sites in Peru, including Inca ruins. Q&A will follow. A traditional Peruvian drink, called Chicha Morada, will be served. Mariella, a Briarcliff Manor resident, has an MA in Spanish Literature from Hunter College and coordinates Spanish-language and cultural programs at the West Harrison Public Library. For more information, contact Donna Pesce at dpesce@wlsmail.org or 941-7072, ext. 6.
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WRITING GREAT BLOGS

Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm --
TThis program will present what it takes to research, write and post ongoing blogs. Pages with blogs will be distributed for attendees to read and discuss. Also discussed will be knowing your audience, being timely and takeaways. This program is presented by Rich Mintzer a professional writer, ghostwriter and blogger for many years. His blog was named top 40 ghostwritten blogs by Feedspot.com.

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.



NEW YORKER CARTOONS

Sunday, October 7 at 2:00 - 3:30 pm --
Bob Mankoff is a LOCAL, believe it or not. In addition, he's been one of The New Yorker's best cartoonists over the last forty years and cartoon editor for the last twenty years. It's our fabulous fortune to have him discuss his career. Plan to come early! This program is cosponsored with the Briarcliff Manor - Scarborough Historical Society.


ON FOOD AND COOKING: COOKBOOK MEETUP

October 9 at 12:00 - 1:30 pm --
The theme for the October meeting is favorite chefs. Choose a recipe from the cookbooks of your favorite chefs or the ones who have influenced your cooking the most. A variety of cookbooks from well-known chefs will be available to borrow from the library. The club will sample each other's dishes during the meeting. Bring the cookbook and recipe with you to discuss with the group. This 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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DROP-IN KNITTING HELP

Tuesdays, October 9 and 30 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Fridays, October 19 and November 2 at 11:00 - 12:30 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.



LIBRARY FRIDAY NIGHT: 3D PRINTING WITH AIDAN LEITCH

Friday, October 12 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm --
Learn more about 3D printing and its applications, watch a 3D printer at work and see samples of printed objects with Chappapqua makerspace enthusiast Aidan Leitch.



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A PLASTIC OCEAN: DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm --
There will be a brief presentation on the challenges imposed on the environment by our continued use of plastics. This will be followed by a screening of the film, A Plastic Ocean, which depicts the role of plastics in the destruction of marine life and in choking our waterways and oceans.



GETTING ORGANIZED: TOP TIPS FOR CLEANING THE CLUTTER

Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm --
This presentation by Shannon Reilly will focus on the top tips for getting yourself and your home organized and more productive. Shannon Reilly is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO).



LATEST TRENDS IN RESUMES

Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm --
This free workshop on resumes is being held in conjunction with the WEBS Program of Westchester Library System and is conducted by a professional counselor. Learn how to transform your resume inot a marketing document. Find out about different formats; improve your chances of getting an interview and more.



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ALAN SKLAR READS POE

Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm --

In time for Halloween, Alan Sklar returns to read Edgar Allen Poe's tale of horror "The Pit & The Pendulum." Alan Sklar has been a voice actor for over thirty years, voicing commercials and recording over 200 audiobooks.


FINANCIAL FOCUS FOR MILLENNIALS

Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm --

At this workshop Frank Calderone, a financial advisor, will focus on the many questions that millenials are facing regarding their finances, budgeting, portfolio management, savings and spending habits, dept and home purchase.


COYOTES AND FOXES IN WESTCHESTER

Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm --

Coyotes and foxes are well established in the Hudson Valley. As part of its ongoing campaign to educate communities on the facts of these controversial animals, Frank Vincenti of the Wild Dog Foundation, presents this program in an effort to prevent conflict and garner understanding for New York's apex predators.


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COLLEGE PLANNING FOR PARENTS OF HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORES

Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 - 8:00 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 of the boutique tutoring and college counseling firm Crimson Coaching will present this program.


STRESS AND HEART HEALTH

Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm --

Dr. Erica Jones will discuss how stress is associated with cardiovascular disease and how to treat it. Dr. Jones in a board certified cardiologist and Director of Heart Health, the cardiovascular prevention program at Weill Cornell Medical/NY Presbyterian Hospital.


IONA ISLAND AND THE GREAT CHAIN

Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 - 3:30 pm --

"Doc" Bayne is a retired New York State Forest Ranger and professional photographer, and a very active historian and environmental educator. He will speak on the Great Chain that the Continental Army forged and installed over the Hudson River to block the British ships from moving upriver. He will also discuss the history of Iona Island from colonial era farms, an amusement park in the 1800s, a US Naval Ordinance Depot from 1900 to 1996 and, finally, a wildlife sanctuary. This program is co-sponsored with the Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society.


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DUTCH AND FLEMISH MASTERS: DEFINING THE NORTHERN IDIOM

Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 - 3:30 pm --

Discover how history, culture, and economics contributed to an exquisite artistic tradition that is unlike any other. We will examine the works of such artists as Jan van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch, Peter Bruegal, Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer and the Dutch Flower Painters--among others. Join us to learn how and why the Northern experience produced a different type of art than its Italian counterpart. Jill Kiefer, PhD the Director of "What About Art?" will present this program which coincides with a major exhibition on Dutch Masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Registration is recommended but all are welcome to attend. To register, email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org or call the library at 941-7072.


HISTORY IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

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

Learn about local history through a series of objects. Scott Craven, a local history expert, will be our guide. This program is cosponsored with the Briarcliff Manor - Scarborough Historical Society. Registration is recommended but all are welcome to attend. To register, email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org or call the library at 941-7072.


THE MANY LIVES OF THE BRIARCLIFF MANOR TRAIN STATION

Friday, December 14 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm --

LPresenter is Bob Fetonti. More information to follow. This program is cosponsored with the Briarcliff Manor - Scarborough Historical Society. For more information, contact Donna Pesce at dpesce@wlsmail.org or 941-7072, ext. 6.


ON FOOD AND COOKING: COOKBOOK MEETUP

Tuesday, December 11 at 12:00 - 1:30 pm --

The theme for the December meeting is favorite holiday/traditional family recipe. Choose a favorite holiday or traditional family recipe that holds a special meaning for you. Pick a recipe from one of the library's holiday cookbooks or you may use your own. A variety of holiday cookbooks will be available, just ask at the front desk. The club will sample each other's dishes during our meeting. Bring the cookbook and recipe with you to discuss with the group. This group is led by Andrea Vladimir and Joanne Witmyer. Registration is required. Contact Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.


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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Last revised November 13, 2018