Adult and Senior Programs

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

Senior Rap Group

For the 55+ Set

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Monday, November 3rd & December 1st from 11 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

Marguerite Dilimetin, Group Facilitator,
Nassau County Office of Human Services of Mental Health
Wednesday, November 5th from 2:30 to 4:30 PM 
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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! 

First time attendees or for additional information, please call 516-227-7055.

 

Attention Adults:

Computer & Internet Basics 

SRPL Teens Teaching SRPL Adults

techWould you like an individualized tutoring session with a trained teen volunteer? Are you interested in learning how to use an email account, search for websites, save documents, use a USB dirve and navigate the SRPL website?

Sessions will be held in the Teen Room in November.

Space is limited. Seniors should check at the Reference Desk to see if there are openings. 

 

Defensive Driving Class

Empire Safety Council 

EmpireSaturday, November 15th 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, November 18th & Wednesday, November 19 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

November Defensive Driving Registration Form

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

 

Reflections of a WWII POW

With Bernard Rader

Monday, November 10th at 1:30 PM

sxFormerPOWPaysTribute2In October 1944, a platoon of soldiers set out to meet some German in Brittany who wanted to surrender. Instead, they were ambushed. Wounded and sent to Lorient Hospital, Mr. Rader and 78 other American, British and French prisoners became part of prisoner exchange. Bernie Rader will share a DVD about the events that led to his release.

 

Mah Jongg

WIth Jacqui Palatnik

Tuesdays, November 18, 25 & December 2nd at 1:30 PM

ShowImageInstructor Jacqui Palatnik will be teaching a beginner Mah Jongg program. This game has fascinated people with its strategies, sequences and combinations. Learn about the tiles and basic moves of this ancient game. 

Registration begins November 4th at the Reference Desk.

 

A Tribute to Judy Garland

With Mel Haber

Friday, November 21st at 1:30 PM

judy garlandJudy Garland was one of the finest female pop singers of the twentieth century. Mr. Haber will trace her career from her early days as one of the Gumm sisters through her final decade. Video clips of her movie and television performances will be shown and you will enjoy her singing such songs as Over the Ranbow, The Trolley Song and Chicago. 

 

Adult Book Discussion

Caleb's Crossing

by Geraldine Brooks

Wednesday, November 12th at 2:30 PM

Led by SRPL Librarians Cathy Loechner and Susan Healy

calebCaleb, the son of a chieftain, is the first Native American to graduate from harvard College. Bethia Mayfield is a young Puritan girl who becomes Caleb's lifelong friend and longs for an education but is denied based on her gender. During this unique time in history, the intersection of two people from different cultures and ideas shed light on the love they share for each other adn their home. Narrator Bethia proves an emotionally irresistible guide to the wilds of Marth's Vineyard and the intimate spaces of the human heart. It is through Bethia that Brooks creates a luminous yet harsh tale of love and faith, pain and magic. 

Registration begins October 15th at the Reference Desk. 

 

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry

by Gabrielle Zevin

Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 PM

aj fikryLed by MaryAnn Tweedy, Assistant Director and Ellen Miller, Librarian

According to the sign above the porch of Island Books, "No Man is an Island; Every Book is a World." Yet store owner, AJ Fikry, is withdrawing from the people and books that have given him life. The death of his wife, the declining sales in his bookstore and the theft of his rare edition Poe poems, are overwhelming. An unexpected discovery in the store offers him the chance to make his life over and see things anew.

Registration begins November 20th at the Reference Desk. Please note, the book is also available with other new e-book titles on our Circulating Nooks. 

 

Afternoon Art Talk

17th Century French Painters

poussin-triumph-pan-NG6477-fmWith Ines Powell, 

Educator, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, November 14th at 1:30 PM

Many of the leading French painters of the 17th century travelled to Rome where classical antiquity, Renaissance art and contemporary Italian painting had a strong influence of their art. Nicolas Poussin was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style. Claude Lorrain was another French artist who spent most of his life in Rome and became known for his classical landscapes. On the other hand, artist Georges de La Tour never went to Italy and spent most of his working life in the Duchy of Lorraine, painting mostly religious chiaroscuro scenes lit by candlelight.

 

Bernard H. Burton

Local Author

A Letter to My Grandchildren and Other Correspondence: Reminiscences of a Holocaust Survivor

bernardFriday, December 5th at 1:30 PM

Bernard Burton and his parents escaped Nazi Berlin and traveled to Spain and Cuba before joining relatives in the United States. He will take you for a vivid look at a world witnessed by a Jewish child under Hitler, a refugee in Cuba, an American soldier occupying his native German soil and ultimately an adult, grandfather and survivor.  

 

Starting Over Singles

mixerFor ages 40 plus

With Marla Matthews, TV Host

Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 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 never too late to start over!

 

Hopeful Singles

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With Marla Matthews, TV Host

Friday, November 19th at 3:00 PM

Life is unpredictable; there are no guarantees and change is always happening. With new friends and inspirational guidance, compassion and support, your journey can be easier! Be part of this group of single adults 55 plus to find hope for your future. 

 

ESOL Classes

(English for Speakers of Other Languages)

For Beginners & Intermediate Students

esolWednesdays from 11:30 AM to 1 PM

November 2, 12, 19

December 3, 10, 17

In the Community Room

Registration is NOT required.

 

Computer Classes

Introduction to LinkedIn

Lecture/Demonstration Only

Monday, November 17th from 7-9 PM

linkedin-iconNavigate the website and learn how to create your profile. Use LinkedIn for networking by seeking opportunities and inviting people to your network, search for people, companies and jobs, acquire advanced search information about recruiters and companies, prepare for upcoming interviews and much more.

Space is limited. Registration for Shelter Rock patrons begins October 20th at the Reference Desk. Non-residents permitted if space allows on November 3rd. 

 

Skype & Chatting Online

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Learn how to set up and use Skype and instant messaging programs such as Google chat and Yahoo Messenger. Get the webcam running for video chat!

Registration for Shelter Rock patrons begins November 17th at the Reference Desk. Non-residents permitted if space allows on December 1st. 

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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: 1pm - 5pm