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Adult Programs at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library PDF  | Print |  E-mail

The library offers a variety of programs for adults.  Click on one of the buttons below to see individual programs.

Sensory Storytimes for Kids and Teens
Sensory Storytimes for Kids and Teens
Tuesday, August 12 at 4:00 pm

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A family-oriented, sensory-friendly program for children of any age who have trouble sitting still. Friends and family welcome. The interactive sessions include stories, music, songs, movement, crafts and more.

Please register for this event by calling, emailing, or going to the library.

Healing Through Writing *Date Change*
Healing Through Writing
A writing workshop for people touched by cancer; patients, survivors, and family members
Every third Friday of the Month from 10:00-11:30 am
Friday, July 18, August 29 (fifth Friday)

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No writing experience is necessary and all are welcome. There is no registration and drop-ins are encouraged.

Led by Susie Aybar, a North Salem resident with a BA in Psychology, a BS in nursing, and an MFA in Creative Writing. Her poem "Renaissance 1994" won Inkwell's MAW Poetry Contest.

History and Biography Book Club
History and Biography Book Club
Second Tuesdays of the Month at 7:30 pm

co -sponsored by the NS Recreation Department

We have copies of the book for those who need one; this group is open to all on a drop-in basis.

August 12 - A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Formar

"At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey—to walk to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary ... At once a memoir of coming-of-age, an account of a journey, and a dazzling exposition of the English language, A Time of Gifts is also a portrait of a continent already showing ominous signs of the holocaust to come."

Book Discussion Groups
Monthly Book Discussion Group - Bagels and Books
Thursdays at 10:30 am

Join us to discuss these books over bagels and coffee. No registration; drop-ins welcome. Ask the library if you need help obtaining copies of these books.


August 7 - The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

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Amy Tan's 1989 bestseller novel explores the trials and tribulations faced between four recent Chinese immigrants to San Francisco. Rather than wallow in despair, these women got together to share food, stories, and hope, resulting in the birth of the Joy Luck Club. Tan continues the story with those women's four daughters, who have continued the tradition of the Joy Luck Club, examining the deep relationships between mother and daughter in an ultimately heartfelt and heartwarming story.


Seniors' Book Club
At the NS Fire Dept, 274 Titicus Rd
Book TBA; next meeting in September 

This book group is open to anyone even if you are not a senior or a member of the NS seniors group. It will begin immediately after the meeting at the firehouse.

The library can get a copy of this book for you to read. 

Technology Wednesdays
Technology Wednesdays
Every Wednesday from 3:00 - 5:00 pm

We will have four of our volunteers from NS High School every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 - 5:00 eager to help you with technological issues; bring your devices and questions.

Conversation with Local Gardeners
Second Saturday of each month at 10:00 am - August 9, September 13

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Conversation with Local Gardeners meets monthly on the second Saturday of the month at 10:00 am. Bring your questions and ideas to this formal group of garden enthusiasts.

Garden Air

A series of interviews with Pam Pooley and Page Dickey. Click on the title to view them.

Writers' Workshop
Writers' Workshop
First Wednesdays of the Month at 11:00 AM; August 13 (note this is the second Wednesday)


Come join us for a series of writing workshops led by Pam Pooley. Pam is a former instructor at Columbia Teacher's College and author of the memoir, A Season Abroad: Reflections of a Journey of Faith. All writers (and wannabe writers) are invited to share their work, or desire to write, in a supportive atmosphere. Registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.

Night Time Arts
This program is Monday nights at 7:00 - no registration - newcomers welcome

Please come and check out our Monday night art workshops!

It is an informal get  together for people who love to create. Bring your own project or work on one of our on-going ones. We make altered books (please check out the exhibit in the case) and do collage, knitting, painting and artist trading cards.

No artistic experience is required - we have plenty of art supplies and friendly inspiration. There are always  lots of laughs and even occasionally baked goods or chocolate.

Our current group project is a 5" x  5" book based on the theme  RED.

Free Individual Computer Help

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Our Saturday librarians offer free one-on-one help with basic computer help between 1:00 and 4:00 on Saturdays. They can help you search the Internet, set up an email account,  use Word, learn about social networking sites, search our online databases and more. Call to set up a time, or simply drop-in.

Do you have an e-reader or do you listen to audio-books? The Library can help you download e-books or audio-books to your device. Downloadable  E-books and audio-books are available for free from the Westchester Library System.

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 You can email Linda with questions at keelerlibrary@wlsmail.org.