OSSINING, N.Y. – The Ossining Public Library will offer various adult programs during December.
December art exhibits
- Westchester Photographic Society Annual Exhibit
Dec. 1-30 in the Main Gallery Opening reception held Saturday, Dec. 13, from 2-4 p.m.
- Photography Exhibit by Elisabeth Sinsabaugh
Dec. 1-30 in the Hallway Gallery Opening reception held Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at both receptions. All are welcome to attend. Holiday book sale
Dec. 5 and 6 The Friends of the Ossining Public Library will host a holiday book sale. Get gently used books at bargain prices. Paperbacks, cookbooks and holiday books will be available for purchase Friday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This is a two-day-only book sale will be held in the lower level of the library. The Nadia Reisenberg Young Artists Series
Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. The final performer in the young artists series is pianist Daniel Kim. Kim was the second-prize winner in the 2014 New York International Piano Competition. This series is presented in association with The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. The free performance will be held in the Budarz Theater. Holiday concert with the Hudson Bells
Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m.
Come and enjoy songs for Christmas and Hanukkah. The Hudson Bells are an all-women’s choral group, singing three- and four-part harmony both a cappella and with piano accompaniment. Their wide-ranging repertoire includes the "American Songbook" standards, jazz classics, Broadway favorites and contemporary pop tunes. They also delight in offering their own original brand of irreverent musical humor. The group is directed by Kinny Landrum. He is a composer, arranger, producer, keyboardist and music director who has worked with Leonard Bernstein and Carly Simon, among others. The free performance will be held in the Budarz Theater. Library board of trustees meeting
Monday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. All are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held in the second-floor conference room. Earring workshop with Joan Lloyd
Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. Join beading expert Joan Lloyd for a workshop on learning how to make beautiful beaded earrings. For every pair of earrings made, another pair will be made and donated to a local women’s shelter. These earrings can also make great gifts for the holidays. All materials will be provided for participants. Registration is required. To register, call the library at 914-941-2416 ext. 327. The workshop is free and will be held in the Budarz Theater. M&M Theater Production: “A Winter Broadway Cabaret”
Sunday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. This performance, by Vicki and Clif Act II, is a lively and spirited tribute to Broadway and the "American Songbook." Vicki Casella, singer and keyboardist, teams up with her husband, Clif Lewis, singer and electric violinist, to bring songs from such musicals as “Guys and Dolls,” “South Pacific,” “Phantom of the Opera” and “Hairspray.” They also pay homage to classic Hollywood with songs from such great American composers as Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer and Jerome Kern. The free performance will be held in the Budarz Theater. Computer classes
Mondays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 5-8 p.m. Free drop-in, hands-on assistance with online applications, email accounts and more. Assistance is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, call Cheryl at 914-941-2416, ext. 315. Classes are free and held in the second-floor conference room. Beginner/intermediate yoga
Mondays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 7-8:15 p.m. Pre-registration is not required. This program is for teens and adults. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket. Yoga is taught by trained yoga instructor Catherine Riedel. For more information, contact the Teen Room at 914-941-2416, ext. 336.
Yoga classes are free and held in the Budarz Theater. Resumé help
Mondays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, at 2 p.m. Free half-hour appointments are available to help interested parties prepare or improve their resumé. Call the Reference Desk at 914-941-2416, ext. 320, to sign up. By appointment only. Resume help is free and held on the second floor.
Memoir writing class
Tuesdays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at 1:30 p.m. This class is conducted by local author and poet Catherine Wald. Learn all the techniques of how to write a memoir. Registration is required. To register, call the library at 914-941-2416, ext. 327. The class is free and held in the second-floor conference room. Chess
Tuesdays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at 4 p.m. If you love to play chess, this is the class for you. Learn new techniques and play with other chess lovers. All are welcome to attend. Chess is free and held in the second-floor conference room. English conversation group
Wednesdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, at 6:30 p.m. For English as a Second Language learners. Practice speaking and listening in a relaxed, social environment. No registration is needed. Sessions are free and held in the second-floor conference room. SBIC – Senior Benefits Information Centers
Thursday, Dec. 18, at 1:30 p.m. This program is for adults ages 60 and older and those caring for the elderly who want to achieve a better understanding of Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage. Information and counseling is provided about different types of government programs, including federal and state financial assistance programs, and countywide benefits. This program is offered by the Westchester Library System. The program is free and held in the second-floor conference room. Mindfulness class
Fridays, Dec. 5 and 12, at 4:30 p.m. This weekly mindfulness series has two alternating formats. The meditation format relaxes the mind and body, and the In Daily Life format looks at practical ways to reduce stress, improve health, overcome fear and anxiety. The class also covers tips on how to problem solve and use techniques. This class is open to all. It is free and held in the second-floor conference room. Beginner yoga Saturdays, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is not required. This program is for teens and adults. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket. Yoga is taught by trained yoga instructor Catherine Riedel. For more information, contact the Teen Room at 914-941-2416, ext. 336. Yoga is free and held in the Budarz Theater.
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