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PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - *See registration procedures on the right

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Adult Computer Classes

Concert and Theater Performances

Art Exhibits and Receptions

Book Clubs

Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 pm
Library Theater: Haunted Local Lore
Listen to legends of pirate specters guarding treasure. Ravenous Hessian spirit soldiers, the chilling White Walkers and haunted hands. Told by master storyteller Jonathan Kruk breaking from his Headless Horseman performances to bring haunted history to the Hart Library. No Registration, doors open 1/2 hour before.(Photo Credit: Todd Atteberry)

Sunday, October 22 at 1:00 pm
NEW FILMS: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Washington Irving: American Dreams
In conjunction with the Yorktown Historical Society Washington Irving: American Dreams will run at 1:00 followed by a short break before the second film, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Washington Irving is perhaps best known today as the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle Born in New York City in 1783, Irving would be an unlikely candidate for the title "Father of the American Short Story." Irving's own life was as interesting as his best stories. Using historical reenactments, this 43-minute documentary traces Irving's life from his beginning as a precocious teenage writer to the most famous man in America. Viewers follow Irving's journey from the streets of early 19th century New York to the palaces of Europe and the American frontier. The film also touches on Irving's relationships with other writers and politicians including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Mary Shelley, Andrew Jackson, Edgar Allan Poe and Herman Melville, among many others. First written in 1821 as part of author Washington Irving's Sketch Book, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, has alternatively been called a Classic of American Literature, and the Great American Ghost Story. Combining spooky moments with gentle humor and quaint charm, this new 24-minute adaptation closely follows the spirit of Irving's original tale. A narrator tells the story as actors silently act out the scenes---including the thrilling chase of Ichabod Crane by the Headless Horseman! "In the dark shadow of the grove, at the margin of the brook, he beheld something huge, misshapen, black and towering. It stirred not, but seemed gathered up in the gloom like some gigantic monster ready to spring upon the traveller." --from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." No registration, all are welcome.

Sunday, October 22 at 1:00 pm
Introduction to Investing
Information on what defines stocks, bonds and the different types of each as well as the various stock indexes i.e., Dow and S&P as well as, asset allocation in a portfolio. The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index of 500 widely held stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an unmanaged index of 30 widely held securities. Keep in mind that indexes are unmanaged and individuals cannot invest directly in any index. Index performance does not include transaction costs or other fees, which will affect the actual investment performance. Individual investor results will vary. Diversification and strategic asset allocation do not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investing always involves risk and you may incur a profit or loss. No investment strategy can guarantee success. Presentation by Frank Calderone, Calderone Financial Services, Inc., frank.calderone@raymondjames.com. Register Online

Monday, October 23 at 6:00 pm
Earring Making Workshop
Led by Joan Lloyd. Make earrings for yourself and for a Battered Women's Shelter. Optional: Bring any old bead jewelry that you can recycle into earrings! If you have any jewelry making tools, bring them along too. For Adults & Teens & Tweens. Register Online

Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00 pm
Paper Arts - Witch Paper Dolls
With Lavinia Wiggins. Double, double toil and trouble, let's create a paper doll and in the spirit of Halloween let's make her a fun witch! Bring a photo to personalize her! Please bring: 2 copies of a face photo 1"-1.5" high, Scissors, Quick drying glue, or red sticky tape, Embellishments. If you have scrapbook paper or embellishments you'd like to use, feel free to bring them. Register Online

Wednesday, October 25 MOVED TO JANUARY 14 at 2:00 pm
Spirit Connection with Intuitive Medium, Robin C. Mueller

Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 pm
Historical Society Program with the Westchester Library System: Criminal Justice, Yesterday and Today: Sing Sing Prison Museum
The Westchester Library System in conjunction with the Yorktown Historical Society, part of a series of six presentations throughout the library system, this program will include representatives from the proposed Sing Sing Prison Museum focusing on the history of punishment in America, the creation and development of the penitentiary system, and associated reform movements in America. A banner exhibit will visually connect the public with the proposed museum’s social, political and cultural context. Brent Glass, Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution, will moderate each panel discussion with local historians, service providers, ex- offenders and distinguished lecturers on prison reform and rehabilitation. A Q & A will follow each discussion; the public is invited to attend any or all of the Community Conversations in the series which is free of charge. Information and resources, including a reading list related to the program’s issue focus of criminal and social justice will be available on the Westchester Library System website: westchesterlibraries.org. Information on the history of Sing Sing and the Sing Sing Museum project is available at: Sing Sing Prison Museum All are welcome, no registration.

Saturday, October 28 at 10:00 am
Demystifying MEDICARE
This presentation is for anyone trying to navigate their way through the complicated healthcare system for older adults. If you are approaching 65, already in Medicare, or assisting others with their senior healthcare decisions this program is for you. Topics include original Medicare (Parts A and B), Medicare Advantage and supplemental plans, prescription drug plans (Part D), financial considerations, enrollment, and cost-saving programs. Walk-ins are welcome, but please register for this program online or at the reference desk.Register Online

Friday, November 3 at 1:00 pm
Being Mortal Documentary [PBS Frontline] & Discussion
Join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary Being Mortal. Based on the bestselling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members who care for them. See the film and be part of a national conversation taking place in our community that asks: "Have you and your family had these important conversations and planned ahead?" There will be a discussion led by David C. Leven, JD, Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Consultant of End of Life Choices New York following the screening that will provide information and tips on advance care planning, choosing a healthcare agent, talking with your doctor, and communicating your wishes to your family. End of Life Choices New York is the leading organization in New York working to improve end of life care and expand end of life options, to ensure a humane and peaceful death. Register Online

Saturday, November 4 at 1:00 pm
Why Not Write a Book…You Know You Want to
The New York Times says that 81% of people want to write a book. Unfortunately, very few people ever take the plunge and do it. This hour-long seminar will show you how to get your ideas from your mind to the page… and maybe even get published. Whether it's a personal story, a book (or e-book) to promote your business, or a book about your favorite hobby, a pastime or passion, your dream of having a book can become a reality. You'll learn about getting those first words on paper, setting up a schedule, writing an outline, editing your work, doing research, rewrites and finally getting published. Best-selling author Rich Mintzer has been writing professionally for more 30 years. He has over 70 published non-fiction books as an author or ghostwriter. He currently runs Your Book Your Way, a ghostwriting and editing service. He will also bring some books to sell and sign too! Please register for this program online or at the reference desk. Please register for this program online or at the reference desk. Register Online

Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00 pm
An Introduction to Healing Oils
With Michelle Owen: Natural Wellness Educator. Seeing how much essential oils and living a chemical free lifestyle benefited her family and friends, Michelle's passion quickly became teaching others how to incorporate these aspects into their everyday lives. She teaches classes throughout the tri-state area that show people that living above the wellness line is fun and easy! Please sign up online or at the reference desk.

Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 am
Tellabration!™A Storytelling Festival
Join us we welcome special storytellers Robin Bady, Carol Birch, Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi, Jonathan Kruk & Ellen Tannenbaum as they share some of their favorite family friendly stories. Musical accompaniment by John Fiscella. Open to children & adult listeners.

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*Registration Procedures
The Programs are FREE, but ONLINE
Registration is required. You can register online or at the Reference Desk or call 914-245-5262 ext. 227. (Registration is not required for some programs, see details under each program description.)

For more information on Adult
Programming contact Melinda O'Brien at MOBrien@wlsmail.org or 914-245-5262
ext. 245

Senior Benefits Information Center
Drop in – no appointment needed Tuesdays, 10am – 1 pm
AND SAT. NOV. 19th, 10am - 3pm
 
Trained volunteers help older adults and their caregivers find programs and government benefits to help them stretch their budgets.  Find out about: Medicare health and prescription plans; Nutrition assistance; the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP); Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC), and more. 


Weekly Drop In Programs

Thursdays 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Quilting & Needlework
Bring your needlework project. All levels welcome - from beginner to advanced. No registration necessary.

Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Mah Jongg Drop In & Play
Bring your own tiles and sit down and play. No registration necessary. Beginners welcome.

Mondays Noon - 2:00 pm
Chess
Drop in and play. No registration needed. Not interested in chess? Bring a friend and play checkers, backgammon or another game of your choice. We have two small chess and checkers sets or bring your own. In the Story Hour Room.

Mondays 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Adult Coloring
Starting September 18
Drop-In, socialize and relax! Bring your own books and materials or use ours.
"Coloring books are no longer just for the kids…"
- Kelly Fitzpatrick, CNN.

More Programs for 2017 and early 2018

Sunday, November 19 at 10:00 am
Paper Arts - Junk Journals
With Lavinia Wiggins. A Junk Journal is a handmade book made up of items you already have, such as scrapbook paper, music sheets, envelopes, maps, greeting cards, post cards, doilies, lace, anything in your junk drawer that can be glued down. The book covers can be made from cereal boxes, old book covers, file folders etc. Time will fly in this class as we create tags, fold outs, pockets and learn fun ways to decorate our journals. Please bring: Paper - Anything that you already have that can be glued down, Scissors, Quick drying glue, Embellishments. Register Online

Tuesday, November 21 at 6:00 pm
Greeting Card Workshop
Led by Linda Weinbaum. Share the best holiday wishes with those you love by creating and giving a homemade holiday card. These, (and other choices), will be made during a one night holiday card workshop on November 21st 6-8 PM. Make cards that will be truly appreciated by those receiving them. Learn simple paper crafting techniques. Please bring: Scissors, Glue stick AND scotch tape, any holiday papers (scraps, gift wrap pieces etc.) that you have, Xacto knife if you have one. Optional: Rubber stamps, ink pad, and embellishments. For Adults & Teens. Register Online

Monday, November 27 at 6:00 pm
Earring Making Workshop
Led by Joan Lloyd. Make earrings for yourself and for a Battered Women's Shelter. Optional: Bring any old bead jewelry that you can recycle into earrings! If you have any jewelry making tools, bring them along too. For Adults & Teens & Tweens. Register Online

Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm
Yorktown Trails
Within the Town of Yorktown there are extensive trails available to people of all skill levels. Join us as the Friends of FDR park present information on the trails within the park and at other town locations. For a list of trails and access information see: Yorktown Trail Register Online

Monday, December 11 at 6:00 pm
Senior Eye Care Lecture
Join us as we welcome Kerline Marcelin, MD Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist. Register Online

Sunday, January 7 at 2:00 pm
De-Mystifying Weight Loss
By Dr. Berardis. The silent epidemic affecting 1 in 2 Americans and 1 in 3 children is now called 'DIABESITY.' Have you ever wondered why eating less and exercising more doesn't always work? Are you frustrated by the confusion of not losing weight and/or keeping it off? Are you always tired, sick, and in pain? Join us for a foundational seminar on the weight loss dilemma and how to overcome it. We will cover: auto-immune dysfunction, pre-diabetes, obesity, diabetes. We will address key issues including: candida, thyroid, metabolism, metabolic syndrome, the hypothalamus, hormone Imbalance. Register Online

Sunday, January 14 at 2:00 pm
Spirit Connection with Intuitive Medium, Robin C. Mueller
In this workshop Robin will connect with Spirit and deliver messages of love and support as well as discuss and take questions about spirit and the spirit world in general. Not everyone in the workshop will get a message but because of the interactive question and answer segment of the workshop everyone gets to participate and gain clarity of how the spirit world can and does influence our lives. Materials List: Please bring pen and pad for note taking. Event length is 1.5 hours. Register Online

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