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Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Sat: 9 am -5 pm
Sun: 12 pm-5 pm

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Adult Programs

Check our quarterly Newsletter for a description of our adult activities and our Calendar of events for the up-to-date schedule. You may also find additional information on our Facebook page.

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  • Book Clubs and Reading Events (Reader Advisory)
  • Computer Classes for Grown-ups
  • Crafts and Games
  • Driver Safety
  • Exercise
  • Lectures and Workshops
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movies
  • Museum Passes (Members Only)
  • Senior Connections (Special Services)
  • Spanish Language Services (Special Services)
  • Tax Aides (Special Services)
  • Trips
  • West Hempstead Public Library


    Unless otherwise specified, Registration for all WINTER 2014 Adult Programs begins on Thursday, January 2 for our library members.
    Non-WH Library cardholders register beginning Wednesday, January 8, as space allows.
    Check the newsletter or flyers for details.

     


    COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

    Windows 8

    Monday, June 27 - 9 p.m.
    Cost: $10 (payable only by check to WHPL)

    This lecture and demo class provides an understanding of the brand new version of Windows. Learn to use the desktop to work with files and folders and applications. You'll learn how to install and uninstall programs, use help, search, and much more.

     

       


    CRAFTS & GAMES

    KNITTING KNIT - Tuesdays: April 8, May 13, June 3


    CROCHET - Tuesdays: April 29, May 20, June 17

    BEGINNING CANASTA - Mondays: Starting July 7


    DRIVER SAFETY

    Defensive Driving Courses can remove up to 4 points from your license and reduce your automobile insurance.
    Class participants must bring his/her driver's license and checkbook (NO CASH ACCEPTED) when registering
    and attend all parts of the course to receive credit.


    To find an AARP class when we don't have one scheduled, call 888-AARP-NOW (227-7669).
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       AARP Smart Driver Course: Check must be made payable to AARP.
             NO CASH ACCEPTED. NOTE NEW PRICES.
            
    Cost: $20 with AARP membership card.
            
    Non-members of AARP or those without their AARP card - $25.
    Mr. Charles Hlavenka will teach driving courses designed for those 50 and older.

    Class1: Saturday, May 3 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
             Registration for W.H. residents begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 17.
             Non-residents may register, space permitting, beginning on Friday, April 25.

       DRIVERS OF ALL AGES : Empire Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course
    A $30 check, payable to Ramona Tracy is due at registration which begins Tuesday, April 1.


    Class: Mondays, June 23 & 30 from 6-9 p.m.


    EXERCISE

    Details in the Spring Newsletter.

    EXERCISE FOR THOSE WITH ARTHRITIS OR FIBROMYALGIA - Starts Tuesday, April 15

    ZUMBA - Starts Tuesday, April 15 (4 sessions)

    SIMPLY STRONGER - Starts Wednesday, April 16

    YOGA : Day - Starts Wednesday, April 16

    YOGA : Night
    - Starts Wednesday, April 16

    BALLROOM DANCING- Starts Tuesday, July 15

       


    LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

    For more details see the Spring Newsletter

    INTERGENERATIONAL TECH WORKSHOP - Thursday, April 24

    CONVERSATIONS WITH GLORIA - Monday, April 28

    FOOT CARE - Monday, May 5

    HEARING SCREENINGS BY ADELPHI - Thursday, May 8

    BBQ DONE RIGHT! - Saturday, May 31

    KOSHER COOKING WITH SUSIE FISHBEIN - Monday, June 9

    PSYCHIC - Monday, June 16

       



    LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

    On selected Sundays at 2 p.m.
                    (Doors open at 1:30 pm)

    DANCING THROUGH LIFE - April 27
    Judi Marks performs songs made famous by dancers. This entertaining waltz through history features many icons including Carmen Miranda, Ginger rogers, Ann Miller, Eartha Kitt, Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera and Shirley MacLaine. Show ends at 3:15 p.m.

    SINGING THROUGH HISTORY - May 4
    A natural-born storyteller, Adam Miller skillfully interweaves songs and the stories behind them in this engaging performance. Stopping on his New York tour, you won't want to msis this show as Adam brings history alive through folk songs and folklore. Show ends at 3:30 p.m.



    MOVIES IN THE LIBRARY

    On selected Fridays at 1 p.m.




    APRIL 25 - CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
    Rated PG-13; 133 minutes; Action/Drama/Thriller.
    Starring - Tom Hanks and Catherine Keener

    The true story of Captain Phillips (Hanks) and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S. - flagged MV Maersk Alabama - the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in tow hundred years. Captain Phillips surrenders himself as a hostage to free his crew - but things go from bad to worse when this leads to a tense standoff with the U.S. Navy, who would sooner see the lifeboat sunk with Phillips inside, than allow it to reach Somalia.

    MAY 30 - ALL IS LOST
    Rated PG-13; 106 minutes; Action/Drama/Adventure.
    Starring - Robert Redford

    Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, he uses his mariner's intuition and years of experience to survive. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.

    JUNE 27 - GRAVITY
    Rated PG-13; 91 minutes; Sci-Fi/Drama/Thriller.
    Starring - Sandra Bullock and George Clooney

    Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission accompanied by veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.


    TRIPS



    NO REFUNDS unless the library cancels.

    GREENPORT/SYLVESTER MANOR
    Saturday, May 17 - $48 per person

    As part of our Long Island Reads event, this visit to Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island starts with a visit to Greenport for some shopping on your own. We'll ferry over to Sylvester Manor for a reading with Mac Griswold, author of The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island, followed by an audeince Q & A and book signing. If time allows, we can explore the grounds of this former slave plantation which operates today as a nonprofit educational farm. Box lunch and snack will be provided. Pickup: 8:15 a.m. Return approximately 6 p.m.

    WINERY TOUR/MUSEUM OF INTERESTING THINGS
    Sunday, June 22 - $79 per person

    Enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon and luncheon at one of the premier Long Island vineyards. We'll travel to Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard for a guided tour which will include the Baiting Hollow Horse Rescue operation. Lunch is a sit down Italian affair. Of course, there will also be some wine tastings and boutique browsing! Denny Daniel, curator of The Museum of Interesting Things, will give us a private showing of some fascinating pieces that willl be on exhibit for us to browse and experience. You'll have the opportunity to bring home some tasty pies when we stop at Briermere Farms on the way home. Pickup: 9:30 a.m. Return approximately 5:30 p.m.

    LANCASTER, PA (2 Day/ 1 Night Trip)
    Thursday and Friday, September 4 & 5 - $232 double occupancy

    Our very first overnight trip has something for everyone! This is not the usual trip to Pennsylvania. The highlights include: dinner in the HOME of an authentic Amish family (not a restaurant); admission to Moses at Sight and Sound Theatre; admission to the National Christmas Center; and stops at Kitchen Kettle Village and the Rockvale Outlets for some shopping. Hot breakfast buffet, hotel, motorcoach and all taxes and gratuities are included. Pickup: 7:30 a.m. PLEASE DON'T WAIT TO REGISTER... .IF THE BUS IS NOT FUILLED BY JUNE 16...WE DON'T GO.


     

         
     
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