Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm

  • 06:00 PM - 07:45 PM
    Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See.

    In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school, and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. As a son, she can attend school, go to the market, and chaperone her older sisters.

    But Rahima is not the first in her family to adopt this unusual custom. A century earlier, her great-great grandmother, Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way.

    Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl the Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies. But what will happen once Rahima is of marriageable age? Will Shekiba always live as a man? And if Rahima cannot adapt to life as a bride, how will she survive?

    Author Nadia Hashimi will join us, via Skype, for an insightful look into her debut novel.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Sally Pellegrini will get you started with a simple scarf project. All materials will be provided. Meets for three sessions. Open to grades 6 through 12.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 9:30am - 11:00am

  • 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Learn how to create documents using Microsoft Word in this two-session class for beginners. Mouse skills required. A $5.00 deposit is required upon registration and will be refunded after the class. Register in person at the Help Desk.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:15am - 12:45pm

  • 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
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    Learn how to use your browser's bookmarking feature, customize the toolbar, and change your homepage! For intermediate users.A $5.00 deposit is required upon registration and will be refunded after the class. Register in person at the Help Desk.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

  • 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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    You are invited to join our Writer's Group to improve your writing, receive honest feedback and to give encouragement to aspiring writers.  New members are always welcome!

    This group is for adult members only.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

  • 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    This class is designed for beginning musicians and music fans who wish to understand the components of music and how these components work. The basics of chords and chord progression, melody and harmony will be discussed. Pace and direction is set, in part, by student background and interest.  You do not need a knowledge of music - only a desire to learn!  This class will meet for four consecutive Wednesdays; attendance at all classes is strongly recommended.

    Barry Wiesenfeld has been a professional musician for decades and teaches bass and Music Appreciation both for the State University of New York and privately. 

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:30am - 11:00am

  • 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Create a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel in this two-session class for beginners. Learn how to adjust rows and columns, enter and sort data, create basic formulas, and more. Mouse skills required.A $5.00 deposit is required upon registration and will be refunded after the class. Register in person at the Help Desk.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:30am - 12:00pm