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Adult Programs

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

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

Friday, September 8 at 10:00 am
Not Your Mother's Book Club
LOOK! HART LIBRARY HAS A NEW BOOK CLUB!!! Looking for an unusual book group? Join "NOT YOUR MOTHER'S BOOK CLUB" at our inaugural meeting as we discuss Furiously Happy: a Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson. Books are available at the Circulation desk starting August 8.

Friday, September 8 at 1:00 pm
Elder Law & Estate Planning
Join us for a casual conversation about ways to manage your financial and health care needs and those of your loved ones. Salvatore M. Di Costanzo, Esq., a leading elder law attorney, will answer questions and speak about his extensive experience assisting clients with estate planning, wills, trusts, Medicaid and long-term planning, guardianships, and related areas of interest. 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 15 at 2:00 pm
Paper Arts - Collage with Michael Albert
“Meet Pop Artist Michael Albert & view his Retrospective Exhibition which is on display at the John C. Hart Library Community Room for the month of September. On Friday Sept 15 Albert will be running one of his famous Cereal Box Collage workshops from 2-4pm where participants will be able to meet him in person, talk to him about art & life and work side by side with him & create collages out of the printed cardboard packages of consumer brands. Bring some boxes to add to the pile of materials the group will be sharing for the hands on collage making session. Free art gifts will be provided compliments of Mr. Albert for all participants! Please bring cereal boxes & other printed cardboard packages (cookies, crackers, tea, etc) 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

SPECIAL 8-WEEK PROGRAM - Wednesdays, 9/27-11/15, from 10:00 am - Noon
Managing Your Career in Changing Times
This 8-week program is geared to those who are unemployed, changing careers, re-entering the workforce or returning to school. Participants will go through a formal assessment, learn how to explore new career options and become familiar with the latest trends in resumes and job searching. The program will be Wednesdays, 9/27-11/15, from 10:00 am - Noon, with a required Orientation Session on Wednesday, 9/13. For more information and to register call WEBS at 914-674- 3612.

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

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 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 one 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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*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
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

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

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.

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

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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