Adult Programs ( Winter 2012 )

Please call 359-2244, Ext. 10 to register for all programs.

SUNDAY, January 8 at 2:00 PM - A Salute to Modern Art
Producer Harvey Chertok presents the Hermitage Masterpieces of Modernism : Matisse, Picasso and more 20th Century Painters. One of the world’s greatest museums, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, showcases the colorful works of the Fauve artists, the singular creations of Matisse and the startling innovations of Picasso. Hear the amazing story of how this Hermitage video program was born.

SATURDAY, February 25 at 2:00 PM – A Celebration of Black History Month

Performers Kim and Reggie Harris present a concert of songs, stories and narratives about slavery and the quest for freedom entitled Music and the Underground Railroad. They reveal the hope, the power and eventually the triumph shared by people of many races. Through sing-a-longs, audience involvement and a multi-media presentation, Music and the Underground Railroad provide an understanding of the secrets and passion of this powerful era. This eventis a collaboration of the Adult and Youth programmers and is perfect for Adults and Grades 5 - 12.

SUNDAY, March 4 at 2:00 PM – “Shalom Aleichem : The Jewish Mark Twain Spins a World of Humor”
Fall into the world of wit and amazement when Bob Spiotto, Artistic Director of the Hofstra Community Arts Program, re-creates the character of Shalom Aleichem in “Shalom Shalam.” The legendary Shalom Aleichem was the literary storyteller of the Jewish people and playwright of the stories that led to the successful “Fiddler on the Roof.” Hear these stories come alive in this acclaimed “one-man show.”

MONDAY, March 26 from 1:00 PM
Acknowledging Great Women : The Art of Georgia O’Keeffe
The brilliant art historian from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Irene Wisoff, will be discussing one of the world’s great female artists, Georgia O’Keeffe. From her early landscapes of the West to her large images of stylized flowers, Ms. O’Keeffe created exotic paintings of animal bones, geological formations and adobe architecture. Find out about her life, her marriage to photographer Alfred Steiglitz, and how her personal and spiritual images became American icons.

Book & Bag Lunch Group
Everyone is welcome to join the group. Bring your lunch; the Library provides dessert. Books are available one month before the discussion. Note the differences in days of the week and times.
Tuesday, January 17 at 12 Noon: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Tuesday, February 21 at 12 Noon: Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr
Wednesday, March 28 at 1:00 PM: No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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