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Oceanside Library

ADULTS
Book Discussions
Bus Trips
Concerts
Creative Writing Workshops
Earth Day E-Cycling & Document Shredding
English As A Second Language
Essential Oils - Part 2
Fitness For Adults
Food Pantry
Free Time Is Fun Time For Adults
Healthy Oceanside
In The Garden With The Oceanside Garden Club
Inclusive Services For People With Special Needs
Invention Convention
It's Showtime
Language Instruction
Lectures
Motorcyclists Safety Tune Up
Officially Speaking: Coffee And Conversation With...
Resume & Job Search Help
Science Cafe
Script-In-Hand Theatre Series
Script Reading Roundtable
Seminars & Panel Discussions
Technology Training
Travel & Tastings

 

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ADULTS

April/May 2017

IF REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED OR IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, CALL THE INFORMATION DESK AT
(516) 766-2360, option 4.

 

March/April Art Exhibit: I See Beautiful
Watercolors by Lori Blau

May/June Art Exhibit: The Beauty In The World
Paintings by Diane Mecker
Art Gallery Reception: Saturday, June 3 // 1-3pm

 

Please note: Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion date.

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
Tuesday, May 9 // 2pm // Led by Edna Ritzenberg

Author Anne Tyler brings Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew into modern times.

 

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Ride
Thursday, July 13 // Bus leaves at 8am // $92 per person, non-refundable fee
Begin this Connecticut adventure with a hot three-course lunch (choice of beef tips, baked chicken (no bones) or penne pasta with grilled vegetables) prepared and cooked on a 1920s restored Pullman dining car on the Essex Steam Train. After lunch, enjoy the cool breezes on the riverboat excursion down the scenic Connecticut River. Once we get off the train, we will drive up to Gillette Castle where you will be able to tour this unique historic home with secret doors and passages.  Register at the Baldwin Public Library.  Checks or money orders payable to Baldwin Public Library.  For more information, please call the Baldwin Public Library Adult Reference Desk at 516-223-6228.
 

The Karpenteers: A Carpenters Tribute Band
Sunday, April 23 // 2pm
Kristi Diaz, Mindye Fortgang, Trisha Fekete, and Henry Diaz recreate the magic and the music of Karen and Richard Carpenter by performing some of their greatest hits including "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days And Mondays."

Chamber Music By The Nassau Philharmonica
Sunday, April 30 // 2:30pm

Join us as the Nassau Philharmonica present chamber music, including works by Mozart and others, featuring piano, wings, and strings.

Brian LaBlanc: Glenn Frey And Friends
Sunday, May 21 // 2pm

Simply Diamond performer Brian LaBlanc returns with his latest show covering songs made famous by Eagles' founder Glenn Frey, John Mellencamp, Jimmy Buffett, John Lennon, Billy Joel, and others.
 

Barbara Novack, Molloy College's writer-in-residence, hosts these highly regarded workshops for fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and poetry writers of all levels.  Please bring writing supplies.

Wednesday, May 17 // 7pm
 

Save 10% on your car insurance for the next three years or remove up to four points from your driving record by taking Empire Safety Council’s defensive driving course.  This class is recognized by all New York State insurance companies.

Empire Safety Council Classes // Fee: $28 (Please make separate checks payable to Empire Safety Council; cash accepted.  Open to all licensed drivers.) // Registration Required
Class 1: Monday & Wednesday, April 24 & 26 // 6-9pm (MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS)
Class 2: Saturday, May 6 // 10am-4pm

 

Saturday, April 22 // 10am-2pm
Oceanside Sanitation will be at the Library to collect your e-cycling and to shred your documents on site.  Free, but restrictions apply.  
The restrictions are as follows:

Shredding: Limit up to 3 file boxes of documents per household. Please bring all paper records to be shredded in paper bags or cardboard boxes (maximum 3 "bankers" boxes--appr. 12"X15"X10"- per household).

E-cycling:
All televisions, computers, computer components (including cables, cords and wiring), monitors, tablets, e-readers, electronic keyboards, mice, fax machines, scanners, printers, VCRs, DVRs, DVD players, digital converter boxes, cable or satellite receivers, electronic and video game consoles and portable digital music players will be accepted for recycling at each of our E-cycling programs.
 

Volunteers for Literacy Nassau will be providing instruction in English as a Second Language for beginners and intermediate adults.
Beginners: This group meets once a week, with one-on-one tutoring.  To attend, you must have registered with Literacy Nassau.
Intermediate: This small group meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  To attend, you must have registered with Literacy Nassau.
 

Tuesday, May 23 // 7:30pm // Registration Required
Experience the soothing effects of essential oils and aromatherapy with Living Young representative Gina Califano.  This workshop will include a guided meditation to relax and restore the body, balance our chakras, and leave feeling rejuvenated.  Everyone leaves with an essential oil sample gift.

 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

Film Classic: Niagara
Friday, May 5 // 2pm

As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder.  Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotten star.  1953, 89 min.


Fences
Sunday, May 7 // 1:30pm

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.  Denzel Washington and Viola Davis star.  2016, 133 min.  Rated PG-13.


Jackie
Monday, May 8 // 1:30 & 7pm

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.  Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard star.  2016, 95 min.  Rated R.


Hacksaw Ridge
Wednesday, May 17 // 1:30pm

This film is based on the true story of WWII Army Medic and conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss, who became the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington star.  2016, 138 min.  Rated R.


Passengers
Monday, May 22 // 1:30 & 7pm

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
  Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, and Michael Sheen star.  2016, 116 min.  Rated PG-13.


Sensory Friendly Films
We are pleased to offer these movies under “Sensory Friendly” conditions, as a special opportunity for families to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment.  We’ll keep the lights slightly up and the sound turned slightly down.  Our policies regarding quiet and remaining in one’s seat will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question.  Come relax and enjoy family time without worrying if someone will complain or be disturbed by noise or movement.  A caregiver must remain in the room at all times.

Moana
Friday, April 21 // 7pm

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.  Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, and Rachel House provide voices.  2016, 113 min.  Rated PG.

Pete’s Dragon
Friday, May 5 // 7pm

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
  Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, and Oakes Fegley star.  2016, 102 min.  Rated PG.
 

Tai Chi – Advanced With Helen Just
Class 1: Tuesdays, April 25, May 2, 9 // 11:15am-Noon (IN SESSION)
Class 2: 4 Tuesdays, May 23, 30, June 6, 13 // 11:15am-Noon //
Fee: $20 // Registration Required
Step up to the next level with certified fitness specialist Helene Just as she leads these classes that can improve balance, stamina, coordination, and well-being.  Please note:  Attendees must have already taken the beginners series.  Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear.

Fit And Fabulous With Helene Just
Class 1: Tuesdays, April 25, May 2, 9 // 12:10-12:50pm
(WAIT LIST ONLY)
Class 2: 4 Tuesdays, May 23, 30, June 6, 13 // 12:10-12:50pm //
Fee: $20 // Registration Required
Get your feet moving and your hands clapping with Helene Just in this exercise program designed to increase strength, tone, balance, and stamina that can be done either sitting or standing.  Wear comfortable clothes and footwear and bring a set of light weights and exercise bands.

Zumba Gold With Jill Ackiron-Moses
Class 1: 4 Wednesdays, April 26, May 3, 10, 17 // 12:45-1:45pm //
Fee: $20 // Registration Required
Class 2: 4 Wednesdays, May 31, June 7, 14, 21 // 12:45-1:45pm //
Fee: $20 // Registration Required
Dance to the music with Jill Ackiron-Moses as she leads these classes, designed for active older adults or those with physical limitations, that can improve balance, strength, coordination, flexibility, and cardiovascular health.

Chair Yoga With Jill Ackiron-Moses
Class 1: 4 Fridays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19 // 12:15-1:15pm //
Fee: $20 // Registration Required
Class 2: 4 Fridays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 // 12:15-1:15pm //
Fee: $20 // Registration Required
Join registered yoga instructor Jill Ackiron-Moses for this gentle form of yoga designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and reduce stress.  Postures are done seated or using a chair for support.  Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring a yoga strap and blocks if possible.
 

Sunday, April 23 // Noon-4pm
Sunday, May 21 // Noon-4pm
Our teen volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food in support of Cory Cares and the Oceanside Community Service food pantry.  Join us in helping the neediest among us.
 

Stitchin' Time
Wednesday, May 10 // 3:30-5:30pm
Bring in a craft you’re working on currently, or start something new.
  No registration required.

Game Time: Card And Board Games
Monday, April 24 // 11am-2pm
Monday, May 1 // 11am-2pm
Monday, May 8 // 11am-2pm
Monday, May 15 // 11am-2pm
Monday,
May 22 // 11am-2pm
Please bring your own games and game pieces.
  No registration required.
 

Transforming End Of Life Care Initiative (Your Decisions Matter)
Friday, April 21 // 11am

Join us as a representative from IPRO (New York State’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization) discusses how you can ease the burden on your loved ones by using the new Advance Care Planning process to make sure your future healthcare decisions are understood and honored.

Arthritic Knee Pain: Its Causes And Its Relief
Saturday, April 29 // 11am

Dr. Timothy Rohrs, PT, DPT of Sands Point Physical Therapy presents this lecture on arthritic knee pain, its causes, and the treatments available.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Battling High Blood Pressure: What You Should Be Eating
Tuesday, May 2 // 11am

Join Dietician Marion Renda of the Rockville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for this informative session on eating properly when you have high blood pressure.

Balance Testing And Fall Prevention
Monday, May 8 // 12:15pm

Are you at risk for a fall?  Early detection of diseases which may affect your balance is crucial.  Join us as staff from South Nassau Communities Hospital provide a free balance test, followed by a seminar on fall prevention.

Knee & Back Pain: How To Get The Relief You Need
Saturday, May 20 // 11am

Dr. Timothy Rohrs, PT, DPT of Sands Point Physical Therapy presents this lecture on knee & back pain, their causes, and the treatments available.  Light refreshments will be provided.

St. Francis Hospital Health Screening Bus
Tuesday, May 23 // 10am-2pm

The Health Bus from St. Francis Hospital will be here at the Library to provide free health screenings.  The protocol includes a brief cardiac history, blood pressure and a simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes for adults 18 and older.  St. Francis staff will provide patient education and referrals, upon request.

Eating Right When You Have A Chronic Disease
Wednesday, May 24 // 7pm

Join nutritionist Rivka Breuer, RDN, CDN as she discusses how to adjust your diet to help combat and manage chronic disease.

 

Ikebana Workshop
Tuesday, May 9 // 7pm

Yoshie Takahashi demonstrates how to create exotic floral arrangements using ancient Japanese principles.

 

Next Chapter Book Club (NO SESSION ON FRIDAY, APRIL 14)
Fridays // 2:30-3:30pm // Registration Required
In partnership with volunteers from Literacy Nassau, we host a Next Chapter book club every Friday afternoon.  This small book club offers adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to read for pleasure and socialize in the community.  Registration is required.  Please call 516-766-2360, x4.

Sensory Friendly Films
We are pleased to offer these movies under “Sensory Friendly” conditions, as a special opportunity for families to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment.  We’ll keep the lights slightly up and the sound turned slightly down.  Our policies regarding quiet and remaining in one’s seat will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question.  Come relax and enjoy family time without worrying if someone will complain or be disturbed by noise or movement.  A caregiver must remain in the room at all times.


Moana
Friday, April 21 // 7pm

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.  Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, and Rachel House provide voices.  2016, 113 min.  Rated PG.

Pete’s Dragon
Friday, May 5 // 7pm

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
  Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, and Oakes Fegley star.  2016, 102 min.  Rated PG.
 

Saturday, May 13 // 1-3pm
See the inventions of our Project Extra students.  It’s a great way to see the work of some of Oceanside’s top students, to learn something new, and to be inspired!  No registration required.

 

Hamilton: The Main, The Musical, The Cultural Phenomenon
Thursday, April 27 // 2pm
Through rare video clips and fascinating backstories, theatre historian John Kenrick takes a behind-the-scenes look at how Lin-Manuel Miranda turned the story of Alexander Hamilton, orphaned immigrant and founding father, into the biggest Broadway musical in a generation.  Sponsored by Rockville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.


Lydia Sabosto: A Suitcase Of Memories
Thursday, May 11 // 2pm

Pianist/vocalist Lydia Sabosto performs a variety of show tunes, jazz, and popular songs interspersed with humorous anecdotes about her musical journey, from professional training, performances with names you know, to life on the road.
  Sponsored by Rockville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
 

Spanish For Beginners With Margherita Galofaro
Part 2: 4 Thursdays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11 // 7-8pm // No Fee // Registration Required
Part 3: 4 Thursdays, May 18, 25, June 1, 8 // 7-8pm // No Fee // Registration Required

Continue to learn the basics of grammar and pronunciation, and add more words and phrases to your vocabulary in Professor Margherita Galafaro’s Beginners Spanish series. Emphasis will be placed on conversational Spanish used in everyday social settings such as travel, dining, and shopping.
 

World War I Through The Lens Of Hollywood
Thursday, April 20 // 2pm

Through vintage clips of silent screen and early sound films, Keith Crocker examines the use of propaganda and the power of imagery to depict war and its aftermath, in accordance with the producer's agenda or intended message.

Kayaking Long Island
Wednesday, May 3 // 7pm

Discover the fun of kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding with Gabrielle and Michael Fehling, owners of Empire Kayaks.  Find out how and where to get on the water, and hear all about Long Island's new South Shore Blueway.  Topics will include equipment needed, safety, and different types of kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

Hiking Long Island
Wednesday, May 10 // 7pm

Take a virtual tour with Lee McAllister, naturalist, photographer, and author of Hiking Long Island, and discover some of the best locations to hike and enjoy the local beauty.  Copies of his book will be available for purchase at the end of the program.

Sealed With A Kiss: The History Of Marriage
Thursday, May 25 // 2pm

Take a trip down the aisle with Marilyn Carminio in this fascinating presentation on the centuries old tradition of marriage.  Learn all about matrimonial laws, rituals, and traditions from the earliest hunter/gatherer societies, through Greek and Roman civilizations, the Middle Ages, the Victorian era, and modern society.

Behind The Themes: TV Theme Songs, 1950-2000
Wednesday, May 31 // 2pm

Take a musical journey with Clive Young and discover the creative process that went into writing the theme songs for TV classics such as I Love Lucy, The Brady Bunch, and M*A*S*H.  Sing along to a popular tune composed by Henry Mancini, and another featuring the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

 

Saturday, April 29 // 11am // Free and open to all
With the new riding season for motorcyclists, Empire State Motorcycle Safety Education Program will conduct this non-riding Motorcyclists Tune Up to help motorcyclists refresh their skills for a safer 2017.

 

Join us for these informal chats with your local elected officials.  Learn more about them, what they do, and about the issues facing our town, county, and state.  Ask questions over a cup of coffee and some dessert.

Debra Markowitz, Director/Film Commissioner for the Nassau County Film Office
Thursday, May 11 // 7pm

 

Open Mic Poetry And Prose
Poets Peter V. Dugan and Sharon Anderson host these lively literary events that bring together established poets and writers as well as talented new voices.  Writers are welcome to read up to three samples of their work.
Saturday, April 22 // 2-4pm
Featured Guests: Valerie Grieg, Ptr Kaslowski, Francine Witt
Saturday, May 20 // 2-4pm
Featured Guests: Emily Axelrod, Deidra Kregzdys, George Perfidas

 

Resume Drop-In Clinic
Saturday, April 22 // 10-11:30am
Wednesday, May 10 // 10-11:30am

Monday, May 22 // 7-8:30pm

Drop in and one of our librarians will help you create or punch-up your resume, and help you learn how to use the many databases we have to help you with your job search.  Free.  No registration required.  Librarians subject to availability.
 

Our unique series of informal evenings of coffee and conversation about cutting-edge topics with experts from the field.  For ages high school to adult.

Aluminum Corrosion: Look Out Below!
Thursday, April 27 // 7pm

Featuring Dr. Sabrina G. Sobel, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Hofstra University, speaking about the dangers of aluminum corrosion and its impact on our daily lives.

Nikola Tesla: America's Greatest Scientist
Thursday, May 18 // 7pm

A representative from Long Island's Tesla Science Center will discuss Tesla's life, his contributions to science, and his place in Long Island's history.

 

Our Script-In-Hand Theatre series presents Broadway and Off-Broadway plays in dynamic staged performances.

The Outgoing Tide
Friday, April 28 // 7pm
The Outgoing Tide, written by award-winning playwright Bruce Graham, is a dark comedy centered on a man's unorthodox plan to provide for his family - in a way they don't want him to.  Directed by Debbie Starker.

 

Our latest program: Join us in reading scripts out loud: plays, movies, TV shows, and old radio shows.  Each participant will receive a part to read at random.  No acting experience necessary.  High school through adult - all are welcome!  Light refreshments will be served.  Registration Required.

Sunday, April 30 // 2pm
Wednesday, May 17 // 7pm (NEW DATE!)

 

Fake News: What You Need To Know
Thursday, April 20 // 7pm

The term “fake news” is all over the news today.  What is it?  How can you spot it?  What does it mean?  Join Jamie Cohen, Director of the Molloy College New Media Program and a panel of experts as they tackle this controversial topic.

Volunteering Overseas
Wednesday, May 17 // 7pm

Come meet Oceansiders who have served, and are serving, with non-profit organizations around the world, including the Peace Corps.  Hear why they joined, and about their experiences helping others around the globe.

 

Teen Tech Tutors (walk-ins welcome)
Saturday, May 20 // Noon-2pm

Get help from tech-savvy teen volunteers with your computer or smart device questions.  Apple users:  Please bring your Apple ID log-in information.

Microsoft Excel With Sharper Training Solutions
Tuesdays, May 9 & 16 // 6:30-8:30pm // Fee: $10 // Registration Required

Learn all about Microsoft’s popular spreadsheet program for data management in this two-part series of hands-on workshops.

 

Travels & Tastings: Spring Mixed Menu
Thursday, May 4 // 2pm // Registration Required

Come with Marie Schnupp, the Savvy Sightseer, on a scenic and tasty tour of three European countries.  Enjoy photos, recipes, culinary insights, and samples of some delicious regional foods from England, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

 

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