Adult services

Programs

Yoga Classes
YOGA CLASSES
Mondays and Thursdays
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Starting October 2, 2017
to June 28, 2018
Camera Club
LIGHTHOUSE CAMERA CLUB
2nd Tuesday of the Month
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Hearing Loss
HEARING LOSS
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
4th Thursday of the Month
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Starting October 26, 2017

Walking Group
WALKING CLUB
Stating October 4, 2017
Wednesdays
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
All ages welcome
Knit

KNIT & CROCHET
Mondays
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Open to the public
Bring a project and materials
Basic knitting and crochet
skills recommended
SandDollars Quilters

SandDollar
QUILTERS
Fridays
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Chess

CHESS
for Adults
1st and 3rd Saturdays
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Brahms His Life and Music
THE GREAT COURSES
Brahms-His Life and Music
Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.

October 4 J.B., We Hardly Knew You!
October 11 The Brothels of Hamburg
October 18 The Schumanns
October 25 The Vagabond Years
November 1 Maturity
November 8 Mastery
November 15 The Tramp of Giants
November 22 Farewells
The Stranger in The Woods
​BOOK DISCUSSION
Thursdays, October 5 
11:00 a.m.
The Stranger in the Woods:
The Extraordinary Story of
the Last True Hermit 
by Michael Finkel 

In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. 
Book Discussion Group
Book Discussion
11:00 a.m.
First Thursday of the Month
Starting October 5, 2017
Ending May 3, 2018
Rocks (2)
ROCK PAINTING with Kelley
NPB ROCKS
2nd Thursday of the Month
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Supplies Provided

pinecone craft
Crafts for Grownups
11:00 a.m.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Pinecone Christmas Tree
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018

DID YOU KNOW? Speaker Series

Earl Stewart book
CONFESSIONS OF A RECOVERING CAR DEALER

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

A conversation with Earl Stewart, owner of the Earl Stewart Toyota car dealership in the City of Lake Park.
Earl Stewart’s tell-all book reveals the dirty secrets of the auto sales and service industry.  In his book, Confessions of a Recovering Car Dealer, Stewart provides timely advice to consumers on how to avoid being ripped off when buying and servicing their car.  Q&A and book signing to follow.

100% of the selling price of his book goes to charity.  

Earl Stewart is the owner of Earl Stewart Toyota in North Palm Beach, Florida, and a consumer advocate who shares his knowledge about the car industry through a weekly newspaper column and radio show. A native Floridian, Earl was a reluctant car dealer and initially avoided joining his father in the Pontiac dealership the family opened in 1937. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and a master s degree in industrial administration from Purdue University, Earl worked as an electronics engineer for four years for Westinghouse Corp. He joined his father and older brother in the car business in 1968 and helped establish the first Mazda dealership in the eastern United States in 1970. In 1975, the Stewarts secured their Toyota franchise and the dealership, now known as Earl Stewart Toyota, has become one of the most successful Toyota stores in the nation. Earl has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, and other publications. He has made numerous appearances on CNN, Fox News and other news programs. He is frequently called upon by local and national media to comment on trends in the industry, as well as on his innovative and unorthodox approach to operating an automotive dealership.


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19TH CENTURY FRONTIER LIFE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY:
A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY


Monday, Nov 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. 

A conversation with Josh Liller, Historian and Collections Manager for the Loxahatchee River Historical Society.

Melville Spencer was an early pioneer resident of the Lake Worth area who took up photography while assistant keeper of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, usually selling the photos as stereoviews.   Spencer’s stereoviews are possibly the only photos of the Jupiter and Lake Worth areas taken prior to 1890.  These rare images depict the lighthouse, Seminoles, pioneer residents, early homes and agriculture, and wilderness scenes that would be unrecognizable to many modern residents of the area.  Learn about Spencer and his less known fellow photographer, Fred Whitehead, and see many examples of their work.

About the speaker:  Josh Liller is the Historian and Collections Manager for the Loxahatchee River Historical Society which operates Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum.  He graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2013 with a History BA. Josh was nationally published for the first time in the November 2016 issue of Keeper’s Log, the quarterly magazine of the US Lighthouse Society. He also contributed articles to several local newsletters and magazines and has been giving history presentations since 2011. He is currently working on his first book, a biographical history of Jupiter’s lighthouse keepers.


Notice of Release Book
Stephanie Cassatly
A Conversation with Staphanie Cassatly
Notice of Release: 
A Daughter's Journey to Forgive her Mother's Killer

by Staphanie Cassatly
Thursday, February 15, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
When I was 18 years old, my mother was shot and killed in a convenience store robbery in New Orleans, changing every preconceived notion I had about the world and what it meant to feel safe.  Twenty years later, I found my mother’s killer and forgave him, just before he died in the notorious Angola State Penitentiary. It was then that I realized that I had been as much of a prisoner as he was.
 
With a searing honesty that will make readers’ hearts both ache and sing, Notice of Release chronicles my traumatic and at times dangerous childhood as an expatriate in South America, my shift from grieving college student to high powered ad-executive, and how I reconciled my deep connection to my own children, with my fear of being taken away prematurely from them.  In this memoir, I prove that shedding the weight of the past can unlock a brave and beautiful future, and come to see that finding and forgiving my mother’s killer is as much a journey of finding myself.
Pricilla Costello
Shakespeare, Astrology, and Love:
Are Men Really From Mars and Women From Venus?
A Conversation with Priscilla Costello, independent researcher


Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.

ASTROLOGY: THE DIVINE ART
Astrology, the exploration of relationships between human beings and both nature and the cosmos, is a rich and complex language of symbols that encompasses all aspects of human experience.  It continues to fascinate the public, who seek enlightening information about themselves and their destiny.
Studying astrological symbols or experiencing a reading with a gifted interpreter can be immensely useful and emotionally affirming.  Either can validate your intuitive sense of your life’s purposes and patterns.  Either may enable you to understand others more compassionately and to discover the dynamics of your relationships: partner to partner, parent to child, employee to boss.
Astrology’s essential idea is “connectedness” or “correspondence”.  In the ancient worldview from which astrology emerged, everything in the universe is linked in ”the great chain of being,” originating in the Divine and unfolding through the realms of the fixed stars and planets into the mundane world.  Human beings reflect this cosmic order, with every aspect of our physical and psychic selves resonating with the cosmos.
Modern scientists now tell us our bodies are literally made of stardust; the ancient worldview tells us our souls come from the stars.  Such a perspective, revealing our profound connection to the whole and enabling us to see recurrent and connected patterns in our lives, can restore psychic balance and integrity in a time of great turmoil and transformation both locally and globally.


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LEGENDARY LUMBER: The Top 100 Player Bats in Baseball History

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. 

A Conversation with Tom Zappala. 
Tom Zappala is a businessman in the greater Boston area who is extremely proud of his Italian heritage and passionate about maintaining the traditions and historical significance of our National Pastime. His keen interest in baseball history inspired him to co-author the award-winning nonfiction books, The T206 Collection: The Players & Their Stories (IPPY Award 2010), The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball’s Prized Players (Ben Franklin Award 2013), and The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs (Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2016). He is actively involved in several Italian cultural organizations, and is also the co-host of a popular Italian-themed radio show in northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. He has recently authored a humorous look back at his years in Catholic Grammar School entitled Bless Me Sister. He loves spending time with his grandchildren and enjoys an occasional Grey Goose martini to accompany his soppressata and imported cheese.


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JANE AUSTEN STILL HAS GREAT ADVICE FOR US TODAY 

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
 

A Conversation with Kathleen Anderson. 
Dr. Kathleen Anderson is a Professor of English at Palm Beach Atlantic University, where she has taught since 1996 and received the Corts Award for Outstanding Teaching. Her over twenty published essays, some co-authored with students, have appeared in such journals as Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, European Romantic Review, Victorian Poetry, Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, Persuasions On-Line, Renascence, Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature, and The Gaskell Journal. Anderson was selected as the Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence at Goucher College for 2015-2016. Her popular nonfiction has appeared in such diverse venues as The Huffington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Commonweal, and Teen Magazine. She and colleague Dr. Susan Jones co-authored the whimsical book, Jane Austen’s Guide to Thrift (Berkley Books, 2013).  Anderson’s scholarly book, Understanding Jane Austen’s Women: An Introduction is forthcoming from SUNY Press
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