Adult and Senior Programs

For more information, please contact the Reference Desk at 248-7363 ext. 233

Senior Rap Group

For the 55+ Set

seniorsWho have a Lifetime of Experiences to Share

Monday, September 8th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM


Come and join Shelter Rock Public Library Senior Rap Group on selected Mondays 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  This group discussion is led by Senior Connections volunteer Ken Rose, who has been participating in varied public library discussion groups for over fifteen years.


Caregiver Support Group

Dora Lupo, Group Facilitator,
Nassau County Office of Human Services of Mental Health
Tuesday, September 16th at 9:30 AM 

This support group is designed for all caregivers. It provides an opportunity for participants to share experiences and help one another. No one should be alone! 

Pre-registration is required; please call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-7363 ext. 242 to register.


Defensive Driving Class

Empire Safety Council 

EmpireSaturday, September 20th from 9:30AM to 3:30 PM

For drivers of all ages

To register please contact Stephen Donnelley at (516) 437-0705


AARP Smart Driver Course

aarpTuesday & Wednesday, September 16 & 17 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

September Defensive Driving Registration Form

Non residents may register after September 10th if space allows.


Hurricane Preparedness

Wednesday, September 3rd at 7 PM

prepare checklistThe best way to protect your family and pets during a major storm or emergency is to be prepared ahead of time. Legislator Rich Nicolello & Senator Jack Martins invite all residents to attend this very important seminar. 

For additional information, contact Legislator Nicolello: (516) 571-6209, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adult Book Discussion

The School of Essential Ingredients

by Erica Bauermeister

Wednesday, September 10th at 2:30 PM

Led by SRPL Librarians Cathy Loechner and Susan Healy

school"In this remarkable debut, Bauermeister creates a captivating world where the pleasures and particulars of sophisticated food mean much more than simple epicurean indulgence...Delivering memorable story lines and characters while seducing the senses, Bauermeister's tale of food and hope is sure to satisfy." -Publisher's Weekly

Registration begins Wednesday, August 13th


This Town:

this townTwo Parties and a Funeral - plus plenty of valet parking-in America's Gilded Capital

by Mark Leibovich

Wednesday, October 15 at 2:30 PM

Led by SRPL Librarians Chris Karlssen and Jim Brown

Mark Leibovich, chief correspondent for The New York Times Magazine has written "a blistering, stunning - often hysterically funny" examination of the actions of the current political and media classes in Washington D.C. The author lets us in on the dirty secrets of today's political/media industrial complex - which, primarily, happens to be about money. Read along with us and then laugh and/or weep!!

Registration begins Wednesday, September 17th at the Reference Desk.  


Afternoon Art Talk

Ingres and French Neoclassicism

With Ines Powell, 

Educator, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, September 12th at 1:30 PM

Jean auguste dominique ingres princesse albert de broglie detailJean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) was a French Neoclassical painter. Neoclassicism is an art movement inspired by the art and culture of ancient Greece and Rome which coincided with the Age of Enlightenment. Ingres regarded himself a master of history paintings, but it is his portraits that are now thought to be his masterworks. His innumerable paintings and drawings had a considerable influence on painters of later generations, such as Degas, Matisse and Picasso. 


Listen 'n Learn

Doors open at 11:15 AM

Betty Friedan: 

betty friedanFeminist Founder, Fighter & Thinker

With Dr. Sally A. Drucker,

Associate Professor, Department of English,

Nassau Community College

Tuesday, September 30th at 11:30 AM

"Meet" Betty Friedan - notorious author of The Feminine Mystique, founder of the National Organization for Women and activist for the rights of senior citizens. In the character of Betty zfriedan, Dr. Sally Drucker will offer a monologue on the early influences and later controversies Betty experienced, answer questions and comment on Betty's Friedan's ideas.


Starting Over Singles

mixerFor ages 40 plus

With Marla Matthews, TV Host

Wednesday, October 1st at 7 PM

Join this lively, stimulating, compassionate and supportive discussion for divorced, widowed - or any single adult age 40 plus!! Make new friends, learn new skills, find hope and inspiration. It's new too late to start over!!


ESOL Classes

(English for Speakers of Other Languages)

For Beginners & Intermediate Students

esolWednesdays from 11:30 AM to 1 PM

September 17, 24

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

November 2, 12, 19

December 3, 10, 17

In the Community Room

Registration is NOT required.


Computer Classes

Introduction to Windows 8.1

Hands On

Tuesday, September 9th from 10 AM to 12 PM

windows 8This class provides an understanding of the brand new version of Windows. Learn to use the desktop to work with files and folders and applications. Install and uninstall programs, use help, search and much more.

Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten, Computer 1st Grade or equivalent.

Space is limited. Registration for Shelter Rock Patrons begins August 4th at the Reference Desk. Non-residents may register on August 18th if space allows. 


Introduction to the iPad

Lecture/Demonstration Only

Friday, September 19th from 10 AM to 12 PM

ipad5 2Learn all about Apple's hottest gadget, the iPad. In this class, you will get an intro to the hardware, learn how to access the Internet and your e-mail, understand the settings, use the apps, and learn how to get new ones, discover many tips and tricks and more. 

Prequisites: None

Space is limited. Registration for Shelter Rock Patrons begins August 25th at the Reference Desk. Non-residents may register on September 8th if space allows. 


Advanced Microsoft Excel

Hands On

Wednesday, October 15th from 7-9 PM

excelIn this class you will learn advanced features of Microsoft Excel including vLookup, data validation and much more.

Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten, 1st Grade, Introduction & Intermediate Excel

SRPL patrons may register September 17th. Non-residents may register on October 1st if space allows. 

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Library Hours

Monday: 9am - 9pm
Tuesday: 9am - 9pm
Wednesday: 11am - 9pm
Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed