Adult Programs

Meditation and Mindfulness in Daily Life with Justin Kessler
March 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 1:00pm
Establish a meditation practice with Justin Kessler. This four-part series explores techniques used to bring awareness to your daily activities and interactions. In parenting, relationships, work, and all other functional parts of our lives, stress and emotion can become difficult to manage. Learn simple strategies for recognizing and managing physical and mental state as you move through the day. This is a Zoom program. You must register with an email address to receive a Zoom invitation. Please use the same Zoom invitation for all four sessions.



ONLINE Tech Help with a Librarian
Tuesdays at 11:00am OR Thursdays at 2:00pm
Get assistance with more from Library Staff. Learn how to download eBooks, audiobooks, music, video, and magazines with your Library card. Get help on using your iPad, Kindle, or other tablet or e-reader. Sessions will be held 1:1 up to a 15 minute time limit. You must register to schedule your session.



Activist Academy: Disability Rights, Advocacy, and Education w/Jessica Kellgren-Fozard
Sunday, March 7 4-5:30pm
Join us for a lively Zoom presentation and Q&A with internationally acclaimed YouTuber Jessica Kellgren-Fozard on the topic of Disability rights, advocacy, and education! Learn how to be an advocate, how to identify ableism, and historic and modern progress towards meaningful accommodations and equality.

This event is open to teens and their parents, and attendees will earn 1.5 hours of community service. Registration is required.

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Jessica Kellgren-Fozard is a vintage icon and leading advocate for LGBTQ+ and disability rights. Her unique sense of personal style, coupled with her blend of creativity and intellect, has amassed her a legion of fans. Jessica’s unique and humorous take on life and forging on ‘when the going gets tough’ has seen her lauded by DIVA Magazine as a ‘Rising Star’ of the LGBTQ+ community, has won her awards including ‘Vlogger of the Year’ from Blogosphere Magazine and has seen her work with huge brand and channels such as MTV, BBC Three, BBC Radio 1 and ITV.

This program made possible by: Rye Free Reading Room Auxiliary Board, pRYEde, Rye ACT, Rye Youth Council, Westchester Library System, White Plains Library Foundation, White Plains Library, Harrison Public Library, Chappaqua Public Library, Irvington Public Library, John C. Hart Memorial Library, Scarsdale Public Library, Croton Public Library, Ossining Public Library, Greenburgh Public Library, and Larchmont Public Library.



Learn How to Navigate the Maze of Long Term Care with Colin Sandler
Tuesday, March 9 at 2pm
Colin Sandler, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker. She has worked with the aging population and their caregivers for over 25 years. This Webinar will be focused on the New York Medicaid Program and how to access coverage for Community Medicaid for Home Care services as well Institutional Medicaid for Nursing Home Care. We will discuss eligibility requirements for both programs as well as changes to the Community Medicaid program. Registration is required to receive a Zoom invitation.



RACE: the Power of an Illusion a 3 Part Zoom Presentation
Sundays, March 14, April 11 and May 16 at 2pm
Join us for a three part Zoom presentation on the PBS series, “RACE:  The Power of an Illusion”.  These monthly sessions will focus on The Difference Between Us; The Story We Tell and The House We Live In. The programs are sponsored by Race Amity of Northern Westchester & Putnam (RANWP), Yorktown for Justice (YFJ), the Yorktown Community Housing Board (CHB) and the John C. Hart Library. Space is limited and registration is required. 



The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden with Roy Diblik
Tuesday, March 16 7-8:30pm
Roy Diblik is an American perennial garden designer, plant nurseryman, and author of The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden. He co-owns the Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, Wisconsin. Diblik has collaborated with Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf on projects such as the Lurie Garden in Chicago, Illinois and the High Line in NYC.

The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden makes a design-magazine-worthy garden achievable at home. The new, simplified approach is made up of hardy, beautiful plants grown on a 10×14 foot grid. Each of the 62 garden plans combines complementary plants that thrive together and grow as a community. They are designed to make maintenance a snap. The garden plans can be followed explicitly or adjusted to meet individual needs, unlocking rich perennial landscape designs for individualization and creativity.

This is a Zoom meeting. You must register with an email address and a Zoom invitation will be emailed to you prior to the event.


Peekskill/Cortlandt Amateur Radio Association Meeting
Saturday, March 20 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Meet with members of Peekskill / Cortlandt Amateur Radio Association outside the library to learn more about ham radio. All are welcome. Outdoor meeting. Masks required. For more information contact or visit  Camaraderie – Community Service – Emergency Preparedness – Fun – Science – Technology




Amateur Radio Licensing Exam
Saturday, March 20 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Get your amateur radio license and discover…Camaraderie – Community Service – Emergency Preparedness – Fun – Science – Technology
Outdoor exam. Masks required
ARRL Volunteer Examiners – $15 per exam/retest   Bring Photo ID, SSN or FRN, and current license (if applicable)
There are no Morse Code requirements    Candidates must RSVP to