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August 2022
Preview of September Book Groups
Put your library card to good use and check out all the books on our reading list for September discussion. Many in-person and online literature courses are scheduled throughout the semester. Next month alone offers six different classes as well as two author visits with more to come.

First up in the fall term is BookTalk with Harriet Sobol: The Netanyahus (2021) by Joshua Cohen (11392) on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Sobol will cover three more carefully chosen novels before the end of the year. Register for all four sessions in the BookTalk Series at once to save $20 off the combined cost.

Marilyn DeRight leads a six-session study of Mrs. Dalloway (1925) by Virginia Woolf (11390) beginning Monday, September 12, 2022. On Thursday, September 22, 2022, Lori Rotskoff will hold a one-day discussion of Under the Skin: Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives (2022) by Linda Villarosa (11468). She returns the following week for an in-person class on Love Marriage (2022) by Monica Ali (11516) on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

Thursday, September 29, 2022, promises an all-star literature line-up. At 11 am, Ellen Witchell is introducing a new Catching Up with the Classics series. She begins with Persuasion (1817) by Jane Austen (11384). At the same time, Lori Rotskoff kicks off the next three-week session of Short Stories Live (11418). While assignments in our literature classes consist of pleasure reading, this innovative "no homework" course features live performances of short stories in class by a professional actor before discussion. All students receive copies of the stories being read aloud but are not expected to prepare in advance.
Two of many author visits this season are also slated for that Thursday. The afternoon headliner is Ann Leary, The Foundling (2022) (11435), speaking about her new historical fiction. Set in 1927 in a public asylum founded to sequester "feebleminded women of childbearing age," The Foundling portrays the moral dilemma faced by a young secretary whose loyalty to her brilliant employer, a psychiatrist who had been at the forefront of the women's suffrage movement, is tested by a friend from the past, an inmate seeking to escape from the institution. In the evening, meet Ellen Jovin, Rebel with a Clause: Tales and Tips from a Roving Grammarian (2022) (11510) for an entertaining recounting of her favorite grammar adventures and answers to all pressing questions on proper sentence structure.

From single session book discussions to multi-session courses with a unifying theme, the catalog provides varied choices for different literary tastes and schedules. Find your niche and register now!
Classes Starting After Labor Day
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of September 4, 2022
  • Walking Tour: Manhattan's Fabled Squares with Francis Morrone: Union Square (11292)

Art Appreciation
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: Introduction to Visual Literacy (11325)

Cooking and Baking
  • Walking Tour and Farm-to-Table Cooking Demonstration: Fable Farm in Ossining, NY (11523)

Fitness and Dance

Literature and Film
  • BookTalk with Harriet Sobol: The Netanyahus (2021) by Joshua Cohen (11392)
Week of September 11, 2022
  • Walking Tour: Manhattan's Fabled Squares with Francis Morrone: Madison Square (11293)
  • Walking Tour: The 34th Street District — Macy’s, the Empire State Building, and Penn Station (11340)

Art Appreciation
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: The Parthenon and Architecture in Periclean Athens (11326)
  • Walking Tour: Tribeca, New York's Hottest Gallery District (11337)

Arts & Crafts
  • Knitting for All Levels (evening: 11397 and morning: 11396)
  • Watercolor Painting (11406)
  • Mixed Media (11488)

Current Events
  • Let's Talk Current Events: Topics in the News (Tuesdays: 11457, Wednesdays: 11410, and Thursdays: 11411)
  • Supreme Court Preview (11522)
Fitness and Dance
  • Fit Blast: Cardio, Strength and Abs (11363)
  • Body Sculpting (Tuesdays: 11360, Wednesdays: 11409, Thursday mornings: 11364, and Thursday afternoons: 11361)
  • Sit and Be Fit: Chair-Based Body Sculpting (Tuesdays: 11359 and Thursdays: 11358)
  • Total Body Workout (11408)
  • Total Body Workout with Bands (11362)
  • Beginner Ballet (11499)
  • Intermediate Ballet (Sundays: 11502 and Wednesdays: 11500)
  • Beginner Tap Dance (11504)
  • Advanced Beginner Tap Dance (11505)
  • Intermediate Tap Dance (11506)
  • Zumba (Wednesday mornings: 11508, Wednesday evenings: 11511, and Friday mornings: 11507)
  • Walk 15® (Mondays: 11413 and Tuesdays: 11414)
  • Movement to Music (Fridays: 11421 and 11422)
  • Gentle Yoga (11427)
  • Postural Therapy Movement (11412)
  • MELT Method® Hand and Foot Treatment (11426)

  • Beginner Bridge (Tuesdays: 11307 and Wednesdays: 11309)
  • Beginner Plus Bridge (11311)
  • Intermediate Bridge (11305)
  • Bridge: Competitive Bidding (11480)
  • Introduction to Duplicate Bridge (11304)
  • Bridge: Figuring Out Opponents Hand (11481)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Beginner Series (11315)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (11317)
  • Canasta Tournament (11454)
  • Beginner Chess (11527)
  • ESL (11512)
  • Beginner Italian (Mondays: 11382 and Tuesdays: 11534)
  • Intermediate Italian (11491)
  • Italiano Conversazioni (11383)
  • Advanced Beginner German (11490)
  • Intermediate German (11509)
  • Beginner Spanish (11469)
  • Advanced Beginner to Intermediate Spanish (11471)
  • Intermediate to Advanced Spanish (11472)
  • Advanced Conversational Spanish (11473)
Literature and Film
  • Book Discussion: Mrs. Dalloway (1925) by Virginia Woolf (11390)
  • Artistry Behind the Film: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (11366)

Music Appreciation
  • Great Concertos of the Twentieth Century (11517)

Performing Arts
  • Acting and Improv (11430)

  • iPhone Photography (11474)

  • Finding Your Voice through Memoir Writing (11347)
  • Getting Started, A Writing Workshop (11461)
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Catalog of Fall Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Fall 2022 Catalog. New classes are added regularly.

Class times are for the Eastern Time Zone. Please check regularly for additional options to keep you engaged and learning, whether from the comforts of home or through our expanding number of in-person options.
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