Special Interest

To register call 914-606-6830 and press option 1

 

NEW! Genealogy Basics
Genealogy is not just the study of cemetery records! Digging for lost ancestors takes you to strange places; in the course of your excavations you learn about history, geography, law, and psychology. Become fascinated by the times in which your ancestors lived, or discover that a talent of yours may have been passed down from your ancestors. You may even learn you are related to a historical figure! Genealogy doesn’t call for a lot of expensive equipment – just a notebook, a few pencils, a computer, and a willingness to dig for facts.
CE-PRSDV 2132, 3 Thurs., Mar. 3-17, 7:00-9:00 pm, LIB-101, $60. T Riley. #13256

Close-up Magic for Adults
Discover how to do basic magic tricks for fun and entertainment! In this hands-on class, develop basic magic skills to entertain those around you using cards, money, silks, and ropes. Do great tricks in the very first class. Guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face!
CE-HOBBY 2011, $140 (+ $70 materials fee for magic supplies, payable to instructor), KNC-4. M Eskow.
Sec. A: 7 Thurs., Mar. 31-May 12, 9:30-11:30 am. #12816
Sec. B: 7 Wed., Mar. 30-May 11, 6:30-8:30 pm. #12817

Trash to Treasure
Learn how to create new, positive and exciting things from discarded, recyclable materials! What you may consider trash could be fabricated into new items and may even yield possible financial gains, be used for decorations or even a new fashion trend. These activities can be therapeutic and also help to develop a sense of awareness that nothing is really wasted!
CE-CRAFT 2050, 5 Sat., Jan. 23-Feb. 20, 9:00-11:00 am, Room TBD, $95 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor). A Crawford. #12668

Staging for the Home
For home owners and realtors looking for guidance on preparing a home for sale. Learn about the important areas to consider for change and discover some simple (and inexpensive) remedies to create a fresh and appealing look for the buyer.
CE-HOME 2005, 1 Sat., Mar. 5, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4, $30. M Tallerico. #12839

Basic Astrology
Learn the fundamentals of astrology and the meaning behind the different signs of the zodiac. Discover how the relationships between the signs, planets, and house placements in your natal chart can be relevant to your life. Transits and synergy charts will also be explored through your own natal charts.
CE-PRSDV 2086, 4 Mon., Feb. 1-22, 7:30-9:30 pm, Room TBD, $85. K Whitten. #12853

Exploring Tarot
Join a professional psychic, tarot reader, and occult historian for a workshop accessing “higher wisdom” through card divination. Discuss the tarot from its earliest appearance in 15th century Italy, through the 18th century occult revival, to its resurrection in the Victorian spiritualist movement, to the 21st century New Age movement. Drawing from intellectual history, art history, 19th century occult culture, and New Age writings, each meeting will include historical background along with hands-on practice with tarot divination. Contact instructor at zhenyatarot@gmail.com for materials list.
CE-PRSDV 2116, 4 Wed., Mar. 23-Apr. 13, 6:30-9:30 pm, LIB-101, $125. E Amditis. #12649

Afterschool Science Academy at Ossining
These classes are held at the Ossining Center, 22 Rockledge Avenue. Call 914-606-7400 to register.


Pullback Car Engineering
Student engineers will learn about simple machines and their real-world applications. Teams of two students will build a pullback car and then run a series of experiments to test various engineering theories. The skills and traits of the engineering profession are discussed and incorporated. All materials included.
CE-SCI 2030OS, 1 Tues., 3:45-5:45 pm, $35.
Sec. A: Feb. 23. #13094
Sec. B: Mar. 24. #13095

Vertical Access Wind Turbine
Students discuss various types of energy sources and learn about renewable vs. non-renewable options. An overview of how wind is formed, captured, and transformed into electrical power is presented and wind power is put into historical perspective. Old and new designs of windmills and wind turbines are explored and reinforced as students build their very own Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) model which they take home.
CE-SCI 2029OS, 1 Thurs., 3:45-5:45 pm, $35.
Sec. A: Feb. 25. #13096
Sec. B: Mar. 24. #13097

NEW! Understanding the Brain
Discover the exciting world of the brain. Explore the anatomy of the brain, the nervous system, and the senses. Students will conduct experiments, and participate in activities and games centered on how the brain works.
CE-SCI 2031OS, 2 T/Th, Apr. 5-Apr. 14, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, $90. #13236