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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

Summer isn't just for kids anymore!
Welcome to the 2017 Adult Reading Program!
This year we will be offering an adult reading program, as well as the Teen and Children's programs. Beginning Monday, June 26, Adults [ages 19 & up] are invited to sign up for a Reading Log at the Reference Desk. When they register adults will receive a coupon for a Free Book from the Friends' Book Sale. For every book they read during the summer [and record in their log] they will receive a Raffle Ticket. In August, we will host a Dessert Party with Raffle Prizes donated from local businesses. It should be fun for everyone!

Tuesday, July 25 at 7:00 pm
Adult/Teen Theater Workshop
Daphne Platt of Ovation Acting, leads an "Actors' Studio" style workshop for new and experienced actors and playwrights. This two-hour workshop is a great way to learn, improve your skills, network and enjoy an evening of fun. Ovation Acting welcomes actors and playwrights who would like to a supportive, nurturing and creative environment. Even if you've never been on stage you will enjoy this workshop. Playwrights can bring short scenes; actors can bring a short monologue, or read some that will be available. For Adults & Teens.Register Online

Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 pm
Floral Design Made Easy
Learn to enhance your home decor or make personalized gifts for family or friends. Come and experience Interior Decorator, Rich Blakin's comprehensive demonstration and tutorial. For Adults & Teens.Register Online

Thursday, August 3 at 6:00 pm
Paper Arts - DIY Notebook
With Lavinia Wiggins. Make your own little notebook, the perfect size to stash in your bag or car! We'll put together and decorate our book, learn a simple assembly method that you can recreate at home. The fun part is doing a simple collage accented by complimentary colors and subtle accents. Please bring: Decorated paper or paper to use for collage (not card stock), Focal point - photo or item, Craft paint, 2-3 colors of your choice, Stencils, Scissors, quick dry glue or matte medium and small paint brush or cosmetic sponge. You may also want to bring: papers, embellishments, ribbon, etc. Register Online

Thursday, August 10 at 6:00 pm
Menopause and Treatment Options
Dr. Monica Grover, is a Double Board-Certified Physician in Family Medicine and Obstetrics. She specializes in Integrative Women's Health, which encompasses the fields of Primary and Preventative care, Gynecology, and Clinical Nutrition. She has a keen interest in the management of Menopause, and opening up conversations with her patients to feel more comfortable with this transitional state. Register Online

Saturday, August 12 at 1:00 pm
Sleep Deprivation Workshop
Feeling sick AND tired? Learn how sleep deprivation could be affecting your health - and what to do about it. Come join, Millie Elia, APRN in this interactive workshop and explore the relationship between chronic sleep deprivation and debilitating health conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and mood disorders. Included will be valuable tips and information to help you on your way back to a good night's sleep. Register Online

Monday & Wednesday, August 14 & 16 at 7:00 pm
Open Auditions Announced for a World Premiere Diminished Capacity By Albi Gorn
For details go to the calendar listing.Description

Monday, August 28 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

Saturday, September 9 at 11:00 am
Hope for Neuropathy Sufferers
Are you suffering from: o Numbness o Diabetic nerve pain o Sharp, electric-like pain o Burning or tingling o Muscle weakness o Difficulty sleeping from leg or foot discomfort o Sensitivity to touch o Pain when walking People with peripheral neuropathy are told there is no cure. They're told to deal with it, to live with it, and to rely on injections or other dangerous off-label drugs that come with serious side-effects of their own. But it's not your doctor's fault; rather, it's the irrational industry-wide concept of only treating the symptoms instead of the root cause. Join Dr. Michael Berardis for this insightful seminar that will help you better understand neuropathy and the ground-breaking 3-step process proven to reverse your condition. Register Online

Saturday, September 9 at 11:00 am
Social Security & the New Retirement Reality
Educational Workshop for Retirees and those soon to Retire "It's All About Income & The Big Transition" by Paul M. Petrone, CFP, CPA, Social Security, Retirement Income & Tax Specialist -Social Security the "Million Dollar" Decision! -When & How Should I Claim Social Security? -How Can I Maximize My Social Security Income? -Solving the Retirement Income Puzzle -Faced With the 7 Critical Retirement Risks -"The Red Zone" - 5 years before & 5 years after Retirement. Register Online

Saturday, September 9 at 1:00 pm
Overview of Women's Holistic Health
Join Dr. Marianne Messina, for an interactive workshop: Health and Wellness is a continuum of practice and awareness. Learn how to incorporate, change and be aware of patterns to assist and optimize heath in a safe, natural way. Bring a pen and paper. Register Online

Thursday, September 14 at 6:00 pm
Decorating Your Home to Sell: The Stress-Free Guide to Preparing Your Home to Sell Quickly and for Top Dollar!
You'll learn: Our top ten tried-and-true Do-It-Yourself home staging tips. What home buyers really want. The current climate of the Northern Westchester real estate market. How today's home sellers can edge out the competition. Bring your questions and enjoy this fun and interactive discussion. Presented by: Susan Atwell, home staging expert and President of AtWell Staged Home and Denise Giordano, Associate Real Estate Broker at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Register Online

Friday, September 22 at 1:00 pm
Blissville...An Investigation: a Film
This is a video about a remote and forgotten corner of Queens, NY. Blissville is the former name of the tiny triangle bounded by the Newtown Creek, the Long Island Expressway, and Calvary Cemetery ( the largest cemetery in the US ). In addition to the world's largest fortune cookie factory; there is a factory with the exclusive rights for making replicas of the Statue of Liberty; a sushi factory, an Afghan bakery, and a giant car crusher. Through street interviews video maker Hank Linhart investigates the origin of the name of Blissville, and the character(s) of the town. Along the way we discover a nearby Romani village in the 1930's. The village was the largest gathering of Romani in the US and was known as the "Gypsy Ellis Island". The village was razed to make way for a highway to the 1939 World's Fair. Blissville is more of a 'docu / poem' than a documentary.( 59:52 - 2017). Presenter Hank Linhart is a media artist who lives in Brooklyn and formerly taught video at NYU, SVA, and Pratt Institute. Previously, he co - produced Fearful Visitation an experimental documentary about the 1904 General Slocum Disaster in NYC harbor, which was premiered at the NY Historical Society and was aired on several PBS stations. Registration is requested, online or at the reference desk, not required.Register Online

Monday, September 25 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

Thursday, September 28 at 6:00 pm
Integrated Marketing for Your Small Business
How to combine marketing tools to build trust and effectively grow sales. With so many marketing tools available today, how do you know which ones to use to impact your sales? This unique presentation about integrated marketing covers websites, email marketing, AdWords, direct mail, search engine optimization and other tools and how to structure them so they work together to maximize their effectiveness for your business. Learn how to: -Turn your website from a "brochure" to a lead generation machine -Use email marketing to grow your social media presence -Make direct mail help you acquire email addresses -Create events to identify prospects Attend this presentation and walk away with an understanding of how to integrate your marketing tools so they become prospect magnets and deliver consistent results. Register Online

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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
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
This program is on hold for the summer.
Fall starting date is Monday, September 11.
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

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

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

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

Sunday, November 19 at 10:00 am
Paper Arts - Junk Journals
With Lavinia Wiggins. More information soon. 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

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