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Summer Programs for Adults at the Ossining Public Library

Art Exhibits:

July Main Gallery: Photography Exhibit by Jim Drohan. July 1-30. Opening reception on Saturday, July 8th, 2-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.  All are welcome to attend.

Hallway Gallery: Abstract Art Exhibit by Michelle Williams. July 1 – 29.  No opening reception is scheduled for this exhibit.

AugustMain Gallery: “Southern California” by Chris Bassett. August 1 – 30.  No opening reception is scheduled for this exhibit.

July:

Wednesday, July 12th at 7 p.m.

“Ben Franklin & the Great American Experiment”

July is the birth month of our country.  On July 4th, 1776, our Founding Fathers declared Independence from England.  Come celebrate by hearing Ben Franklin share fascinating “Behind-the-Scenes” stories of the forming of our great nation.  American History will get served up with a dash of humor as told by the wittiest of our Founding Fathers, Ben Franklin. Ben Franklin is played by Brian Patrick Mulligan who has been performing “Ben Franklin” across the country for over 25 years.  In addition to thousands of live appearances, Brian’s “Ben” has appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Jay Leno Show,” Disney’s “Kickin It,” The Game Show Network, as well as dozens of National Commercials and Documentaries.

FREE.  In the Budarz Theater.

 

Wednesday, July 19th at 6:30 p.m.

Summer Film Series (Buzzworthy Films)

The second film in this series to be shown is “Florence Foster Jenkins.”  This is the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York Heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.  Directed by Stephen Frears, starring, Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.  Rated PG-13 and is 1 hour and 51 minutes in length.

FREE.  In the Budarz Theater.

 

Thursday, July 20th at 6:30 p.m.

The Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series

The final film to be shown is titled “The Thirteenth.”  The title refers to the thirteenth amendment and is an extraordinary documentary showcasing the American prison system and the treatment that is given.  Please join us for a panel discussion following the film.

FREE.  In the Budarz Theater.

 

Saturday, July 29th at 6 p.m.

Ossining and The Arts

Join us for an evening that pays tribute to the Arts and Small Business in our community.  There will be a presentation of The William Tagliaferri Grant to Mike and Miriam Risko for their contribution to the Ossining community and the arts.  There will also be a screening of Two Short Films from Ossining natives, Kristen Hester and Dominic Pace.  There will be light refreshments served afterwards.  Please RSVP on the Facebook page, Ossining and The Arts: Hosted by Dominic Pace.

FREE.  In the Budarz Theater.

 

Fridays, July 7 – August 11 at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Summer Reading Buddies

One-on-One summer reading help.  All children grades K-6 are welcome! Volunteers will read with the children and assist them with their summer reading assignments.  This is a joint program of JCY-Westchester Community Partners and the Ossining Public Library.  To volunteer contact, JCY-Westchester Community Partners at 914-423-5009 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  If you have any questions also feel free to call the library at 914-941-2416 ext. 337.

FREE.  In the Children’s Room.

 

August:

 

Saturday, August 5th at 11 a.m.

Adult Summer Reading & Art Class

“Frida Kahlo Inspired Adult Summer Reading Art Program with Barbara Freiberg.”  Learn about the artist Frida Kahlo and her work, then create your own still life drawing based on her style.  You will learn how to use lines, shapes and angles to help complete your drawing. Instruction will also be given in how to use watercolor pencils to color in your drawing.  The book can be read before class titled “Frida’s Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo.” Reading the book is not required to attend the class.

Registration is required.  To register please call 914-941-2416 ext. 327 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

FREE.  In the 2nd floor Conference Room.

 

Wednesday, August 16th at 6:30 p.m.

Summer Film Series (Buzzworthy Films)

The final film to be shown in this series is “Hidden Figures.” The true story of the team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.  Directed by Theodore Melfi, starring, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae.  Rated PG, the film is 2 hours and 7 minutes in length.

FREE.  In the Budarz Theater.

 

On-Going Programs:

 

On-Going Mondays at 5-8 p.m.

July 3,10,17,24,31

August 7,14,21,28

Computer Classes

Free drop-in, hands-on assistance with online applications, email accounts and more.  5-7 p.m. is in English and 7-8 p.m. is in Spanish.  Feel free to bring your own laptop.  Registration is required. Any questions or to register please call the Reference Desk at 914-941-2416 ext. 320 or ext. 326.

FREE.  In the 2nd Floor Conference Room.

 

On-Going Mondays at 7 – 8:15 p.m.

July 3,10,17,24,31

August 7,14,21,28

Beginner Yoga

Pre-registration is not required.  For more information please contact the Teen Room at 914-941-2416 ext. 336.  This program is for Teens and Adults.  Please bring a yoga mat and blanket.  Yoga is taught by trained yoga instructor Catherine Riedel.

FREE.  In the Budarz Theater.

 

On-Going Tuesdays (Every other Tuesday) at 10:15 a.m.

July

August

Breaking News Discussion Group

Come to the library and discuss the latest news in politics with your fellow community members.  This group is facilitated by Jay Forbes.  Registration is required.  To register please call 914-941-2416 ext. 327 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

FREE.  In the Budarz Theater.

 

On-Going Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

July 11,18,25

August 1,8

ESL Class

This English as a Second Language class is offered all throughout the year at the library through Westchester Community College.  Open registration day’s vary per semester.  For more information on the class please call 914-606-5656 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

*WCC Fee $20 (no cash) money order or check – pay at registration.  Book fee is $39.*

 

On-Going Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1-4 p.m.

Mah Jongg Group

This is an informal get-together of intermediate and advanced players.  There is no assigned instructor for beginners, but if you have a fundamental knowledge of the game, the group will help you to improve your play.  Tuesdays is “Tournament Day” and registration is necessary.  Thursdays is regular drop-in play day and there is no registration required for Thursdays.

FREE.  In the Art Gallery/Lower Level.

 

On-Going Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

July 5,12,19,26

August 2,9,16,23,30

Spanish Conversation Group

At this Spanish Language meet-up, you’ll meet new amigos as you practice speaking.  Discover new phrases and finally figure out verb conjugations.  Meet locals who share an interest in Spanish Language & culture for conversation and fun.  This group is geared toward intermediate to advanced Spanish learners, but beginners are also welcome.  Instructor is Guillermo Rodriguez.  No registration is required.

FREE.  In the 2nd floor Conference Room.

 

On-Going Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

July 5,12,19,26

August 2,9,16,23,30

English Conversation Group

For English as a Second Language Learners.  Practice speaking and listening in a relaxed, social environment.  No registration needed.

FREE.  In the 2nd floor Conference Room.

 

On-Going Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

July 5,12,19,26

August 2,9,16,23,30

SCORE – Small Business Assistance

SCORE is a national non-profit association that provides advisory and small business mentoring services for people looking to start or grow a small business. If you are looking for help, meet with a representative of the organization at the library. Appointments are available on Thursdays at 7 PM or 8 PM and MUST be made with SCORE on their website, www.scorewestchester.com, or by phone at 914-948-3907. Mr. Keating, the volunteer, will meet with his appointments in the cafe area.

FREE.

 

On-Going Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

July 20,27

August 24,31

SBIC - Senior Benefits Information Centers

Do you have questions about Medicare or other senior benefits?  Well help is here for you the last two Thursdays a month.  This program is for adults ages 60 and older, and those caring for the elderly, will 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 county-wide benefits.  This program is offered by the Westchester Library System.

FREE.  In the 2nd floor conference room.

 

On-Going Thursdays at 4 p.m.

July 6,13,20,27

August 3,10,1724,31

Beginner Spanish Class (Level 1)

If you are interested in learning the Spanish language and are a beginner this is the class for you.  Registration is required.  To register please call 914-941-2416 ext. 326 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

FREE.  In the 2nd floor Conference Room.

 

On-Going Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. (First Thursday of every month)

July 6th

August 3rd

TASC Connect Group/High School Equivalency Program

This group will meet on the first Thursday of each month.  Want to get a High School Equivalency Diploma?  Our staff and volunteers are available to help you understand and prepare for the TASC exam.  This service is provided by Westchester Library System.  Want to know more? Send your email and phone number to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (914) 231-3264.

FREE. 1st Floor Study Room.

 

On-Going Fridays at 4:30 p.m.

July 7,14,21,28

August 4,11,18,25

Mindfulness Class

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.

FREE.  In the 2nd Floor Conference Room.

 

On-Going Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

July 1,8,22,29

August 5,12,26

Beginner Yoga

Pre-registration is not required.  For more information please contact the Teen Room at 914-941-2416 ext. 336.  This program is for Teens and Adults.  Please bring a yoga mat and blanket.  Yoga is taught by trained yoga instructor Catherine Riedel.

FREE.  In the Budarz Theater.

 

About the Ossining Public Library

The Ossining Public Library is a School District Library chartered by the State of New York to serve all residents of the Ossining School District. As a member of the Westchester Library System, it also provides services to a larger community.

OPL’s mission is to provide easy and equal access to the broadest range of information and ideas of humanity in order to meet the educational and intellectual needs of the diverse members of our community, while enriching their social and cultural lives.

 

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