Adult events for the next 7 days

The ABCs of buying a home (NIC)

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Monika Tkaczyck, mortgage consultant from 1st Advantage Mortgage, will provide an excellent overview of the home-buying process. The topics will include household budgeting, building credit, tips on improving credit scores, home loan financing options and down payment assistance programs. Learn about the importance of selecting the right team of a realtor, inspector, attorney and lender as well as the roles they play in the process, including home search, contract negotiation and closing.

Readers Rendezvous,The daytime book club(NIC)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 10:30 AM -- Nichols Library
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach - "Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploraiton is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up?

Stitching in the stacks(NSL)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 3:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
Stitch with the library's community knit, crochet and needlecraft club. Crafters can share tips and ideas as well as showcase their latest project or ask for help on a project they may be struggling to complete. Along with good company, conversation and refreshments, attendees will learn about charity projects, share ideas and patterns or swap materials. Books on knitting, crocheting and needlecrafts will be available. All skill levels may attend.

Word 2 (95th)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
Add borders, pictures, clip art and neat effects to Word documents. Create bulleted and numbered lists, insert page numbers and other headers and footers. Program requires advanced registration.

Great Books Discussion Group (NID)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
"The Man Who Would Be King" By Rudyard Kipling - Based on a Rudyard Kipling story and packed with spectacle, humor, excitement and bold twists of fate, John Huston's film of The Man Who Would be King earns its crown as "an epic like no other. One of the screen's great adventure yarns" (Danny Peary, Guide for the Film Fanatic). Sean Connery and Michael Caine -- chins out, shoulders squared and with a sly wink -- star as British Sargeants Danny Dravot and Peachy Carnehan. The Empire was built by men like these two. Now they're out to build their own empire, venturing into remote Kafiristan to become rich as kings-- Container.

Read Around the World Book Discussion(NSL)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga - Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life -- having nothing but his own wits to help him along.

English conversation groups for ESL students (NSL)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10:00 AM -- 95th Street Library
These groups are designed to give English-as-a-second-language students a change to practice their skills in a relaxed and comfortable environment. All adult learners can attend the free groups, and one does not have to attend every session.

Selecting the right life insurance (NIC)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Bernie Wrezinski from the Foundation for Financial Education, will provide answers to basic questions, including how much life insurance an individual should buy, what types of plans are available and how does life insurance fit into an estate plan. Adults 18 years old and older will benefit the most from this presentation.