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January/February/March 2019

REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!
You may register online, via phone, or in-person.  Payment is due within 3 days of registering.  Pay at the Information Desk in person.  We accept cash (exact change if possible please!) or check made payable to Oceanside Library (unless otherwise noted).  Fees are non-refundable.  Participants in the same class require separate checks.

Any questions?  Please call the Information Desk: 516-766-2360, option 4.
 

OL After Dark: Trivia Tuesday: TV-addict
Coming Soon! Follow @OLAfterDark for up to date info! OL After Dark is a program for Twenty and Thirty somethings to enjoy an entertaining night out while learning a little something! Coming Soon: TV Trivia to test your knowledge on popular TV shows, actors and famous quotes! In between rounds, enjoy an informative speaker.


Books On Tap! (New Program!)
Tuesday, February 26 // 7pm (CORRECT TIME) @ EGP Gastropub // Registration Required

Join programmer, Ocaria DiMango, at EGP Gastropub (2823 Long Beach Rd. in Oceanside) for an evening discussion.  The club will not be about one specific book; patrons are encouraged to come and talk about what they are currently reading and could recommend to others at the table.  Patrons can purchase a drink on their own during the discussion.

 

January/February/March Featured Artist: Lil Reznicek
“Topophilia” (Love Of Place)
 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

Operation Finale
Friday, January 25 // 2pm

A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.  Starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, and Melanie Laurent.
2018, PG-13, 122 minutes
A Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.) Program

The Children Act
Monday, January 28 // 2pm & 7pm

As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.  Starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Ben Chaplin.
2017, R, 105 minutes

A Simple Favor
Monday, February 11 // 2pm & 7pm

Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily,  a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school.  When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.  Starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding.
2018, R, 117 minutes

Loving Pablo
Wednesday, February 13 // 2pm

A journalist strikes up a romantic relationship with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar.  Starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, and Peter Sarsgaard.
2017, R, 123 minutes

Inch’ Allah (Foreign Film)
Friday, February 22 // 2pm

A Canadian doctor finds her sympathies sorely tested while working in the conflict ravaged Palestinian territories.  Starring Omri Ilan, Lionel Calniquer, and Gil Desiano.
2012, R, 101 minutes
A Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.) Program

Oscar Double Feature: Titles TBA
Sunday, February 24 // Beginning at 12:15pm


Skyscraper
Monday, February 25 // 2pm & 7pm

A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family is trapped inside by criminals.  Starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, and Chin Han.
2018, PG-13, 102 minutes

Mission: Impossible Fallout
Wednesday, March 6 // 2pm

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.  Starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, and Ving Rhames.
2018, PG-13, 147 minutes

The Meg
Monday, March 11 // 2pm & 7pm

After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.  Starring Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, and Rainn Wilson.
2018, PG-13, 114 minutes

Bohemian Rhapsody
Sunday, March 17 // 2pm

A chronicle of the years leading up the Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid concert.  Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, and Gwilym Lee.
2018, PG-13, 133 minutes

A Journey To Jerusalem
Friday, March 22 // 2pm

This color documentary chronicles the musical concert on Mount Scopus in Israel a mere three weeks after the Six Day War. Leonard Bernstein and Isaac Stern join the Yoi Yisrael Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Tel Aviv Philharmonic Choir for stirring classical renditions by Mahler and Mendelssohn. The concert was recorded by Columbia records for release at a later date and accurately captured the live music in all its classic splendor. Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion sits proudly in the front row as the symphonies play to a capacity crowd. Scenes of the war, the Wailing Wall, schools and hospitals are also included as Bernstein and Stern tour the country and meet the people of Israel.  Starring Leonard Bernstein, Netania Davrath, and Isaac Stern.
1968, Not Rated, 84 minutes
A Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.) Program

Disney’s Christopher Robin
Monday, March 25 // 2pm & 7pm

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.  Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, and Bronte Carmichael.
2018, PG, 120 minutes
 

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.

Sensory Friendly Film & Craft: Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Thursday, February 21 // 7pm

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami…and dump them.  They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.  Starring Jason Lee, Justin Long, and Matthew Gray Gubler.
2015, PG, 92 minutes

Sensory Friendly Film & Craft: The Greatest Showman
Thursday, March 21 // 7pm

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that becomes a worldwide sensation.  Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Zac Efron.
2017, PG, 86 minutes

 

In our new series, Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.), we are spotlighting one country each newsletter.  January, February & March programs will spotlight Israel.  See the Children & Teens sections for additional B.O.B. programs.

Film: Operation Finale
Friday, January 25 // 2pm

A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.  Starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, and Melanie Laurent.
2018, PG-13, 122 minutes

Craft: Sun Catcher (Inspired by Marc Chagall’s Peace Windows)
Thursday, January 31 // 7pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Create a beautiful sun catcher to celebrate Israel.

Cooking: Homemade Hummus, Baba Ganoush & Tahini
Tuesday, February 19 // 7pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
What are they and how do I make them? Join us for this vegetarian program, celebrating Israeli cuisine. Come learn about these amazingly simple yet delicious and nutritious centuries-old staples of the Mediterranean diet. You’ll want to put them on everything! Served with toasted pita and assorted vegetables.

Lecture: Israel: From Adam & Eve To Today
Thursday, February 21 // 2pm

The people of Israel are a virtual encyclopedia of human history.  They have both inherited from and contributed to human history, culture, religion, and politics.  A lecture by Dr. Ron Brown.


Film: Inch’ Allah (Foreign Film)
Friday, February 22 // 2pm

A Canadian doctor finds her sympathies sorely tested while working in the conflict ravaged Palestinian territories.  Starring Omri Ilan, Lionel Calniquer, and Gil Desiano.
2012, R, 101 minutes

Travel Club (Open To All!)
Thursday, March 7 // 7pm

Bring your travel stories and your photos and share your experiences with others.  We’ll talk about Israel and other adventures!  Light refreshments served.


Film: A Journey To Jerusalem
Friday, March 22 // 2pm

This color documentary chronicles the musical concert on Mount Scopus in Israel a mere three weeks after the Six Day War. Leonard Bernstein and Isaac Stern join the Yoi Yisrael Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Tel Aviv Philharmonic Choir for stirring classical renditions by Mahler and Mendelssohn. The concert was recorded by Columbia records for release at a later date and accurately captured the live music in all its classic splendor. Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion sits proudly in the front row as the symphonies play to a capacity crowd. Scenes of the war, the Wailing Wall, schools and hospitals are also included as Bernstein and Stern tour the country and meet the people of Israel.  Starring Leonard Bernstein, Netania Davrath, and Isaac Stern.
1968, Not Rated, 84 minutes

Paint Night!
Tuesday, March 26 // 6:30pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Tonight you will make an Israel inspired painting.  Kakadu Design was founded in 1990 by Aharon and Reut Shahar.  Aharon is a master carpenter and Reut is an artist.  They create these beautiful bold designs in wood in their gallery in Moshav Zafririm which is situated in the historic valley of Elah.

A Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.) Program

Craft: Adult Clay Bracelets/Necklaces
Thursday, March 28 // 7 pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Make clay Polymer necklaces or bracelets by Israeli artist, Elena Sevva. Patrons will construct the beads and then take them home to bake them.

 

Don Clavin: Challenging Your Assessment
Thursday, January 17 // 2pm OR 7pm

Nassau County sets your assessment on your property, but if you believe your property taxes are higher compared to neighboring homes, you should exercise your right to challenge your assessment. Don Clavin, Town Of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes, will enlighten residents on the grievance process which may result in a lower home assessment, thus reducing property taxes.

Resume Clinic
Saturday, January 26 // 10am - Noon // Registration Required
Monday, February 4 // 6-8pm // Registration Required
Saturday, February 23 // 10am - Noon // Registration Required
Monday, March 11 // 6-8pm // Registration Required
Saturday, March 23 // 10am - Noon // Registration Required

Get one-on-one help as you look for that next job!  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.

Unclaimed Funds
Tuesday, January 29 // 2pm

A representative from the Office of the State Comptroller will be on hand addressing Unclaimed Funds.  There will be a brief workshop given on unclaimed funds followed by the representative assisting library clientele in searching and processing any claims they may have.  If you have any outstanding claims, please bring all your documentation to the workshop as well.  As a government agency, there is no charge for this service and only a first and last name is required to conduct a search.

Smarter Social Security
Tuesday, January 29 // 7pm

This seminar provides a broad overview of the Social Security program, with a special emphasis on its interaction with Medicare and spousal benefits. Confused by your Social Security options? Get your questions answered. Presented by Daniel Mazzola, CFP, CPA.

2019 Updates in Elder Law & Estate Planning
Monday, February 4 // 2pm
Join Aaron Futterman, CPA, Esq. for a discussion about the top Medicaid planning and eligibility myths and misconceptions, asset protection strategies (including protecting your home), the uses of different types of trusts including Irrevocable Trusts, Life Estates, the legal documents you should have in place.  The recent changes in the law and what that means for you will be described.  This program is for Seniors, caregivers, and interested family and community member led by an attorney whose practice focuses on elder law and estate planning.

Mortgages 101
Thursday, February 7 // 7pm

A seminar on different types of loans available. Presented by Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. Guest speaker will be Rene Gonzalez, a Loan Officer and Branch Manager for Fairway Independent Mortgage.

Starting Your Own Business: 3-Part Workshop
Wednesday, February 6 // 7pm
How to Develop a Business Idea
Learn a simple way to develop your business idea by using the Business Model Canvas.  Prepare your plan from the beginning stages and see all you need to get your business started.  We will teach you how to simplify and make your planning process highly effective.
Wednesday, February 13 // 7pm
Preparation of a Business Plan and Projections
If you always put off drafting your business plan and projections, we can change that.  Learn how to write your simple and effective business plan.  Writing your plan should not be complicated or time consuming.  We will give you an outline to follow and show you what to include in your projections.
Wednesday, February 20 // 7pm
Financing Your Business
What do lenders look for in an application?  We will show you the programs available to small businesses and will go through the application process.  Learn how to be paper ready in order to apply for a loan at any time.
This series is presented by La Fuerza CDC.

Resume & Job Search Seminar
Tuesday, February 12 // 2pm
Wednesday, March 20 // 7pm

Get tips on creating and punching up your resume and ideas on how to search for that next job.

Learn How To Be A Notary Public
Wednesday, February 27 // 7pm // Registration Required

Join us for this introductory class designed to help prepare you to take the NY State Notary Public test.

First Time Home Buyer
Saturday, March 9 // 2pm

Are you thinking about buying a first-home? Not sure where to start? Join us at this FREE seminar to learn about: the home buying process; steps to take to qualify for a home loan, who should be on your home buying team, the benefits of homebuyer education and more! Presented by Intercontinental Capital Group.

Selling Your Home
Tuesday, March 12 // 11am

Hosted by Anne Donohoe of Home & Hearth Realty, learn all you need to know to sell your home.

Senior Reverse Mortgage
Thursday, March 21 // 7pm
Are you 62 years old? Are you worried about making your daily bills, neglecting doing necessary home repairs,  because you don’t have the money. Come join us for a tutorial on how a Reverse mortgage can help take the stress out of aging in your home. We will cover the changes that have been put in place,  and address the myths that are not true about how the Reverse Mortgage works.  Please come join us for our Free Seminar which there will be a question and answer at the end of the talk. Presented by Intercontinental Capital Group.
 

Game Time
Mondays // 10am - 4pm // No Registration Required
Bring your group, or just stop by and join one, and spend some time playing your favorite game.  Please bring your own games and game pieces.  Please note: The Library is closed on Mondays, January 21 and February 18.

Scrabble
Wednesdays // 10am - Noon //
No Registration Required
Join us for a relaxing morning of Scrabble.

Stitchin’ Time
Second Wednesday of each month // 10:30am-12:30pm //
No Registration Required
Join fellow knitters, crocheters, and other crafters in this drop-in stitching club.  Please bring your own supplies.

Wood Carvers
Tuesdays, January 20, February 19, March 19 // 1-4pm //
No Registration Required
All are welcome to join in on the wood carving fun!  Meet with other artists and craftsmen (and beginners) and learn from each other.  Must supply own materials and follow all safety rules.

Mah Jongg Variations
Wednesdays, January 23, 30 // 6:30pm //
Registration Required (IN SESSION)
This course, for experienced players, will teach you how to play with less than four players.  You will be introduced to the challenging game of Siamese Mah Jongg, as well as how to play with three players.  Rules for playing with a bettor will also be reviewed.  Please bring a set, if you have one available, and your 2018 cards.

TED, Coffee & Conversation: A Discussion Club for Adults
Thursdays,
January 31, February 14, 28, March 14, 28 // 11am - Noon // No Registration Required
Join us as each session we watch a different, interesting TED Talk (15 minutes or so) video on a pressing world issue and then discuss over a cup of coffee.  All are welcome to each or any session, just drop on in!

Name That Tune Family Trivia Night
Friday, February 8 // 7pm //
Registration Required
In preparation for the Grammys on Sunday, February 10, let’s test our knowledge of past Grammy winners!  Fun for the whole family and songs from all generations will be played.  Light refreshments.

Dance Classes: Salsa & Swing
Thursdays, February 21, 28, March 7, 14 // 7pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $10
Learn the basics of two popular social partner dances in just four weeks!  No experience necessary; no partner required!  Couples are welcome but will rotate partners throughout!

Dining Out Series
Tuesday, February 26 // 1pm //
Registration Required
Reservations have been made at restaurants around town. 
Enjoy lunch from our exclusive “Oceanside Library Price Fix Menu” and meet new friends and connect!  Each patron is responsible for their own check.  Sign up and enjoy a meal with new friends!

Travel Club (Open To All!)
Thursday, March 7 // 7pm

Bring your travel stories and your photos and share your experiences with others.  We’ll talk about Israel and other adventures!  Light refreshments served.
A Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.) Program

Classic Board Game Night
Friday, March 15 // 6-9pm

Enjoy a night of table top classics like Scrabble, Guess Who, Clue, Sorry, and many more.  Bring friends or come on your own!
 

Boost Your Immunity: Winter Nutrition Workshop
Thursday, January 24 // 7pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Healthy eating during winter months can be challenging, even after the holidays are behind us. Incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet is now as important as ever in order to give our immune systems the boost we need to make it through this cold and flu season. Join us as we discuss healthy eating tips for you and your family while sampling a warm sweet potato and apple soup and a healthy homemade granola.

Sun Catcher (Inspired by Marc Chagall’s Peace Windows)
Thursday, January 31 // 7pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Create a beautiful sun catcher to celebrate Israel.
A Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.) Program

Chicken Dumplings
Tuesday, February 12 // 7pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Celebrate Chinese New Year by learning the technique to making this traditional dish. After a demonstration participants will prepare all the ingredients and then use dumpling wrappers to create delicious Asian dumplings. The participants will bring them home in a to go container.

Homemade Hummus, Baba Ganoush & Tahini
Tuesday, February 19 // 7pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
What are they and how do I make them? Join us for this vegetarian program, celebrating Israeli cuisine. Come learn about these amazingly simple yet delicious and nutritious centuries-old staples of the Mediterranean diet. You’ll want to put them on everything! Served with toasted pita and assorted vegetables.
A Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.) Program

Adult Special Needs: Irish Soda Bread
Tuesday, March 12 // 7pm //
Registration Required // No Fee
Prepare for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday by learning how to make this traditional dish! This is a delicious moist Irish bread loaf. Participants will measure and mix all the ingredients to make a loaf. They will bring it home to bake.

Paint Night!
Wednesday, March 6 // 6:30pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Make a vibrant rainbow forest...


Paint Night!
Tuesday, March 26 // 6:30pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Tonight you will make an Israel inspired painting.  Kakadu Design was founded in 1990 by Aharon and Reut Shahar.  Aharon is a master carpenter and Reut is an artist.  They create these beautiful bold designs in wood in their gallery in Moshav Zafririm which is situated in the historic valley of Elah.

A Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.) Program

Adult Clay Bracelets/Necklaces
Thursday, March 28 // 7 pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Make clay Polymer necklaces or bracelets by Israeli artist, Elena Sevva. Patrons will construct the beads and then take them home to bake them.

A Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.) Program

 

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 // Registration Required // Fee: $28 (Please make separate checks payable to Empire Safety Council; cash accepted.  Open to all licensed drivers.)

Evening Class: Monday & Wednesday, February 4 & 6 // 6-9pm
All-Day Class: Saturday, March 23 // 10am-4pm
Spanish Class: Saturday, January 26 // 10am-4pm

 

Volunteers from Literacy Nassau will be providing instruction in English as a New Language for beginners and intermediate adults.  No fee.  Beginners and Intermediate classes.  To attend, you must register with Literacy Nassau.  For further information, please call Literacy Nassau at 516-867-3580, ex. 18 or visit Literacy Nassau online.
 

PLEASE NOTE:
Registration required for each course separately.
Fees are non-refundable after the course begins.


Chair Yoga with Jill Ackison-Moses
Series 1: Fridays, January 18, 25, February 1 // 12:15-1:15pm //
Registration Required (IN SESSION)
Series 2: Fridays, February 15, 22, March 1, 8 // 12:15-1:15pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $20
Series 3: Fridays, March 22, 29, April 5 // 12:15-1:15pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $15
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.

Saturday Meditation with Pat Anderson
Saturdays, January 19, 26, February 2, March 2, 9, 16 // 11am-Noon //
Registration Required // No Fee
Come and explore your own innate abilities in connecting to the healing power which lies within you. This meditation will guide you in using the light touch of your own hands on various positions of your body to help bring about harmony and balance within. Workshops will be run by Patricia Anderson.

Tai Chi for Arthritis (IN SESSION)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 22, 24 // 10 - 11am //
Registration Required
Evident-based research has shown that Tai Chi builds strength and balance. This workshop is run by South Nassau Community Hospital. Must be 65 and over.


Fit & Fabulous with Helene Just
(IN SESSION)
Tuesdays, January 22, 29, February 5, 12 // 12:15-1:15pm // 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. Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear and bring a set of light weights and exercise bands.

Zumba Gold with Jill Ackison-Moses (NEW TIME)
Series 1: Wednesdays, January 23, 30 // 1-2pm //
Registration Required (IN SESSION)
Series 2: Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 // 1-2pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $20
Series 3: Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 // 1-2pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $20
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.

Saturday Yoga with Dorothy Scott
Series 1: Saturdays, January 26, February 2, 9 // 9:45-10:45am //
Registration Required // Fee: $15
Series 2: Saturdays, February 23, March 2, 9 // 9:45-10:45am //
Registration Required // Fee: $15
Vinyasa is a type of yoga that links movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. Connecting movement with our breath links our awareness to the present. Join  Dorothy Scott for a relaxing yet invigorating class that encompasses basic yoga poses which focus on lengthening the body’s muscles, while expanding the joints as we utilize the breath to gain clarity within.  We will begin slowly to gradually prepare the body for deeper asana (poses) and end it by honoring our practice with a relaxing (meditation) sivasana. 
Bring a mat, and perhaps a towel and water.  Wear loose fitting clothing. Namaste.

Monday Night Yoga: By The Isha Foundation
(IN SESSION)
Mondays, March 4, 18 // 7-8:30pm //
Registration Required // No Fee
Join the Isha Foundation for a session of Yoga for Beginners. In this session you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system. No prior experience with yoga is necessary.  Please bring a yoga mat & a towel and arrive on an empty stomach condition.

 

The Library is proud to partner with Cory Cares to collect food for those in need.

Sunday, January 27 // Noon - 4pm
Sunday, February 10 // Noon - 4pm
Sunday, March 24 // Noon - 4pm

 

Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group
Second Thursday of each month // 1pm

In cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, this support group is for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc.  All are welcome – this is an open group.  Call 1-800-272-3900 to register.

Living With Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers: Early Stage
3-part program: Tuesday, January 22, Thursday, January 25 & Friday, January 25 // 2pm // Registration Required

This 3-part program by the Alzheimer’s Association provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage.


Live Your Best Life
Tuesday, January 22 // 7pm

Join us for a free workshop where we will focus on the top 5 things you can do in the New Year to change your life and your body for the better!  Learn how our food choices, relationships, sleep, and stress are determining the quality of our lives and how to change yourself for the better.

Understanding Long Term Care
Wednesday, January 23 // 7pm

Representatives from Allied Wealth partners will present “Retirement Planning Today”, a comprehensive workshop that will help you see the "big picture." It will cover various aspects of personal finance and how they can work together to create an integrated retirement plan. Bring your questions. No obligation, all are welcome.

Laser Therapy
Saturday, January 26 // 2pm // Registration Required

A discussion of Class IV Deep Tissue Laser and how it works.  Learn about published research, conditions treated by the laser, and a chance to try a sample laser treatment if you wish.

CPR/AED Workshop
Wednesday, January 30 // 7pm

Learn how to save a life.  All participants will learn how to administer CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) and use a AED (automated external defibrillator).  Participants will be asked to administer chest compressions and they also will learn basic first aid.  All age groups will be covered.

CARES For Families
2-part program: Thursday, January 31 & Friday, February 1 // 2pm

A series of dementia care training programs produced by the Alzheimer’s Association with input from a national team of experts to help caregivers understand how to better care for persons with dementia.  The program includes interactive training videos of real caregivers, families, and people with dementia.

Music, Art & Alzheimer’s Disease
Tuesday, February 5 // 2pm

Music and art can enrich the lives of those living with dementia related illnesses by encouraging self-expression and engagement even after the illness has progressed. This program explores the power behind music and art therapies and how caregivers can utilize its effectiveness while caring for their loved ones.

Ask A Dog Trainer
Thursday, February 7 // 7pm

Dog training and behavior expert, Brandon Karp, offers a chance for dog owners to ask questions ranging from housebreaking to dealing with pesky problem behaviors, and everything in between.

Food Allergies: Your Children & Their Friends
Wednesday, February 13 // 7pm

Your child, or your child’s friend, has a food allergy.  Do you know what to do to prevent an incident?  Do you know what to do in an emergency?  Join Dr. Michael E. Ronan of ProHEALTH Care in this informative seminar.

Better Balance & Fall Prevention
Saturdays, February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 // 10am-Noon // Registration Required // No Fee

Falls are a major cause of death and life changes for seniors.  Join representatives from Sportset as they show you how to improve your balance and help reduce the chance of falls in this interactive 6-part workshop.

Medicaid Enrollment Assistance for the Aged Blind and Disabled
3rd Tuesday of the month // February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17 // 10am-12:30pm.

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council will have facilitated enrollers trained by NY State Department of Health to assist the aged, blind and disabled populations enroll into the following programs: Medicaid, Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD), Medicaid Spend-down, Medicare Savings (MSP), and Medicaid for Institutional Care in a Nursing home. Enrollment will run on a first-come, first-served basis, free of charge, and will be available every 3rd Tuesday of the month between 10am-12:30pm.
For more information, please call the Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council at 631-435-3000.


Kidney Health 101

Friday, March 15 // 2pm

Presented by the American Kidney Fund.  Discussion will include how to prevent & treat kidney disease factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure through diet and exercise.

Benefits Of Alternative Therapies In Dementia Care
Tuesday, March 19 // 2pm

Alternative medical practices have been used worldwide for centuries and some alternative therapies are believed to be beneficial to people with dementia. This program explores the various types of alternative treatments available, the stated effectiveness of the treatments based off clinical trials and evidence based information, and the concerns associated with choosing a different course of treatment.

Hearing Screening
Friday, March 29 // 10am-1pm

Adelphi University’s Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders is offering free hearing screenings.  All ages can attend.

 

Tuesday, March 12 // 7pm
This month's meeting will be for members only.  Please check back for information on April's meeting.
 

Next Chapter Book Club
Fridays // 3:30-4:30pm

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.  To join, please call Literacy Nassau @ 516-867-3580, ext. 21 or visit literacynassau.org.

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.


Sensory Friendly Film & Craft: Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Thursday, February 21 // 7pm

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami…and dump them.  They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.  Starring Jason Lee, Justin Long, and Matthew Gray Gubler.
2015, PG, 92 minutes

Sensory Friendly Film & Craft: The Greatest Showman
Thursday, March 21 // 7pm

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that becomes a worldwide sensation.  Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Zac Efron.
2017, PG, 86 minutes



Teen Special Needs Program (Grades 4 – High School)
Winter Cupcakes

Thursday, February 28 // 7-8pm //
Registration Required // No Fee
Make and decorate delicious cupcakes to enjoy and share!

Adult Special Needs: Irish Soda Bread

Tuesday, March 12 // 7pm //
Registration Required // No Fee
Prepare for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday by learning how to make this traditional dish! This is a delicious moist Irish bread loaf. Participants will measure and mix all the ingredients to make a loaf. They will bring it home to bake.

 


Maximizing Fun At A Minimal Expense
Friday, January 18 // 2pm

Join Fran Cohen as she shares insights, tips, personal experiences, and a variety of creative resources for more fun at less cost.

Laurel & Hardy
Wednesday, January 23 // 7pm

Stan and Ollie appeared together in more than 100 films and they continue to provide countless laughs for all that watch their films today. This program will include a PowerPoint presentation that will cover their personal and professional lives and then present them in their funniest Academy Award winning short subject The Music Box. A “Question and Answer Session” and a memorabilia display will be included. The guest speaker will be the “Professor of Comedy” Larry Wolff, who is the Grand Sheik of Long Island’s “Second Hundred Years Tent”, which is the local chapter of the International Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society. Larry has been lecturing on comedians for years and is an avid fan of the “Boys”. He is also a student of the field of comedy. In addition to the film and PowerPoint presentation, Larry will explain how the “Sons” honor the “Boys” at their meetings. So bring your derby and be prepared for fun!

Prepare For The Next Disaster
Thursday, February 7 // 11am

Are you ready?  For the next storm?  The next flood?  A fire?  A power outage?  Where will you go?  What will you do?  Representatives from New York State’s Ready program will be here to talk about what you should do to be prepared.

The King & Queen Of Jazz: Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
Thursday, February 7 // 2pm

To celebrate Black History Month, join us for this lecture presented by Marilyn Carminio.  Two of the greatest musicians in the history of the 20th century come together in this dual biography of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Each performing over 300 concerts a year, they shared in common dazzling artistry, an optimism for life, and a desire to make people happy through their music. Despite their impoverished origins and the oppression of the Jim Crow south, they grew to become cultural icons who continue to hold a special place in the hearts of music lovers everywhere. Jazz is a uniquely American art form “born” in New Orleans. Its originators were primarily African Americans giving it an important place in our cultural history. This lively presentation will showcase the lives and music of Louis and Ella, both individually and together. Come and swing to the joy that is Louis and Ella!

Israel: From Adam & Eve To Today
Thursday, February 21 // 2pm

The people of Israel are a virtual encyclopedia of human history.  They have both inherited from and contributed to human history, culture, religion, and politics.  A lecture by Dr. Ron Brown.
A Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.) Program

Legendary Women of Long Island
Thursday, March 7 // 2pm

During the glory days of Long Island’s fabled Gold Coast, all of society was ruled by an elite group of glamorous women. They were among the first American superstars as their lives, loves, and scandals played out in newspapers all over the country.  Names like Vanderbilt, Mackay, Hutton, and Whitney were the Beyoncé, Madonna, Cher, and Rihanna of their day.  Join Monica Randall, from the Long Island Historical Society, for an entertaining program on these original social icons.

Frida Khalo: Her Life, Her Work
Thursday, March 14 // 2pm

Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo Calderon, born in the Blue House in the Coyoacan district of Mexico City of a Jewish Hungarian father and a Mexican mother – it is 1907. Frida Kahlo fascinates – her art is exotic, intriguing, potent, eerie; they burst their frames. This lecture, by Louise Cella Caruso, is a visual journey tracing Frida Kahlo’s artistic personality from her art as an ambitious beginner to the excruciating, provocative art at the close of her life at 47 years of age.

 

Vic Vincent Group: Musical History Tour Of Rock & Roll, Doo Wop, & Pop
Sunday, January 27 // 2pm

Join the Vic Vincent Group as they pay tribute to the singers and groups who have had such an important influence on our music throughout the decades.  Sing along and enjoy the songs that have been the “soundtrack of our lives.”

The NY Exceptions
Sunday, February 17 // 2pm

Join the fun sing-along with a blast from the past from the past two decades of rock ‘n roll music with the NY Exceptions!

The Karpenteers
Sunday, March 31 // 2pm

This April will be the 50th anniversary of The Carpenters.  This show will be a tribute to their beautiful musical career.

 

Join us for these informal chats with your local elected officials. Learn more about them, what they do and about issues facing our town. Refreshments will be served!

Town Hall: County Legislator Debra Mule
Wednesday, January 23 // 7pm

Legislator Debra Mule holds a Town Hall to discuss all things Nassau County.

 

Open Mic Poetry And Prose
Nassau County's Poet Laureate
Peter V. Dugan and Sharon Anderson host these lively literary events that bring together established poets and writers as well as talented new voices.  Open mic follows the feature.  Writers are welcome to read up to three samples of their work.

Saturday, January 19 // 2pm
Featured Speakers: Sue Allen, Alan Walowitz, and Mindy Kronenberg

Saturday, February 16 // 2pm
Featured Speakers: Paula Camacho, Christine Barbour and more TBA

Saturday, March 16 // 2pm
Featured Speakers: Linda Opry, Larry McCoy, Joan Vullo Obergh, and Lorraine Conlin

 

Next Chapter Book Club
Fridays // 3:30-4:30pm

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.  To join, please call Literacy Nassau @ 516-867-3580, ext. 21 or visit literacynassau.org.

Oceanside Book Club! (Open To All!)
Tuesday, February 12 // 2pm
Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell

A forty-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio, still reeling from the tragedies of the Great War and the influenza epidemic, comes into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt and the Holy Land.  Discussion Leader: Edith Ritzenberg
A Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.) Program

Creative Writing Workshops
Wednesdays, February 20, March 20 // 7pm

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

Books On Tap! (New Program!)
Tuesday, February 26 // 7pm (CORRECT TIME) @ EGP Gastropub // Registration Required

Join programmer, Ocaria DiMango, at EGP Gastropub (2823 Long Beach Rd. in Oceanside) for an evening discussion.  The club will not be about one specific book; patrons are encouraged to come and talk about what they are currently reading and could recommend to others at the table.  Patrons can purchase a drink on their own during the discussion.

Author Spotlight: Storytelling & Discussion
Carol Pereira

Saturday, March 9 // 2pm

Helder’s Story is an inspiring memoir narrated by Helder’s widow, Carol, who knew that it needed to be told.  After being diagnosed with cancer at the age of forty-three, Helder and Carol began to navigate the very difficult healthcare system in search of the best treatment.  The memoir contains many inspirational messages.  Enjoy an evening with a local author! Filled with interesting conversation and storytelling from talented writers in our neck of the woods! Refreshments will be served.

Oceanside Book Club! (Open To All!)
Tuesday, March 12 // 2pm
The Leavers by Lisa Ko

One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home.  No one can find any trace of her.  Set in New York and China, The Leavers is a vivid and moving examination of borders and belonging.
 

Resume Clinic
Saturday, January 26 // 10am - Noon // Registration Required
Monday, February 4 // 6-8pm // Registration Required
Saturday, February 23 // 10am - Noon // Registration Required
Monday, March 11 // 6-8pm // Registration Required
Saturday, March 23 // 10am - Noon // Registration Required

Get one-on-one help as you look for that next job!  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.

Resume & Job Search Seminar
Tuesday, February 12 // 2pm
Wednesday, March 20 // 7pm

Get tips on creating and punching up your resume and ideas on how to search for that next job.

 

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

Genetics: What Will We Be?
Wednesday, January 16 // 7pm

Featuring Joanna Urli.

 

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

Surprise
Friday, February 8 // 7pm


20th Century Blues
Sunday, March 24 // 2pm

A funny, brilliant play by Susan Miller, directed by Jocelyn Weston, following the annual gathering of four friends and the photos they take.

 

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.

Sunday, January 27 // 12:30pm-2:30pm // Registration Required
Tuesday, March 12 // 2-4pm // Registration Required

Join us in reading scripts out loud: plays, movies, TV shows, or old radio shows.  Each participant will receive a part to read at random.  No acting experience required!  High school through adult, all are welcome!  Light refreshments.

 


4th Annual Crossword Puzzle Contest
Sunday, January 20 // 2pm // Registration Required
Join us for our Fourth Annual Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Multiple categories based on skill level. Refreshments will be served; prizes will be awarded. Regardless your skill level, come on down for a fun event!

Tell Your Story
Wednesday, January 23 // 4:30pm // Registration Required
Wednesday, January 30 // 4:30pm // Registration Required

Tell Your Story is a StoryCorps-inspired opportunity for you to talk about…you! This is a meaningful and authentic experience, where you can take part in an interview and have the option of preserving this recording in the Library of Congress for posterity. Help us preserve Oceanside history, as well as your own unique journey. Register now for an interview by Tom Capone, recently retired School #2 Principal. Call 516-766-2360, option 4 to make a reservation to be interviewed.

Learn How To Woodcarve
Saturday, February 2 // 1pm // Registration Required // No Fee

Adults, come learn the art of woodcarving from members of the Greater New York Woodcarvers Association. All materials will be supplied.

Town of Hempstead Tax Collection
Thursday, February 5 // 11:30-1:30pm

Come pay your tax bill. Representatives of Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin’s office will be here (in the Library) to make paying your taxes convenient.

Green Oceanside
Tuesday, February 5 // 7pm
Tuesday, March 5 // 7pm

Join our group dedicated to creating and implementing environmental projects throughout the District.  Open to all ages.

Tax Assistance
Wednesdays, February 6 through April 10 // 10am-2pm

The Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment offers free income tax assistance for seniors and low-income individuals of all ages.  Please bring last year’s tax return and all pertinent tax documents.  No reservations.  First come, first served.

2nd Annual Human Library
Saturday, February 9 // 1:30pm

Come “check out” a human book and talk for 20 minutes with one of our volunteers on any of a dozen topics!  More information coming soon!

Summer Activities Festival
Sunday, February 10 // 1-3pm

What can your kids do this summer?  Come see an array of Long Island summer camps and activities of all kinds, including a preview of the Library’s summer programs.

6th Annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash
Sunday, March 3 // 1pm

Children of all ages will enjoy an afternoon of arts and crafts and balloons and movies and lots and lots of books by our beloved Dr. Seuss.

4th Annual Sudoku Contest
Saturday, March 16 // 11am // Registration Required
Join our Fourth Annual Sudoku contest. Try your hand at this popular puzzle—multiple categories. Ages adult-7th grade. Prizes and refreshments.

Bus Trip: Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
Thursday, March 21 //
Registration Required // Fee: $92
Come enjoy lunch and a matinee showing of Take Me Away. Take Me Away to London where world-famous sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, and his trusted mate, Dr. Watson, are on a hilarious musical quest to solve one of his most baffling adventures… the mystery of love! Don't forget to save room for the unlimited dessert buffet!  Pick up @ Baldwin Library at 8 am. Return approx. 6:15 pm.

Community Active Shooter Training
Thursday, March 21 // 6:30pm

Don Longo, a recognized expert in security and active shooter training, will present this seminar on how you can help protect yourself and your family should the unthinkable occur.


 

Microsoft Word Workshop
Tuesday, February 19 // 7pm

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word. We will be going over how to: open, edit, save, and print documents; format text and paragraphs; create lists; and insert pictures.

Inside Your iPad & iPhone
Monday, February 25 // 6:30pm

Learn all about the settings on your device. In this class, we will discuss Mail, Contacts, and Calendars, protecting your security with Privacy settings, settings that can impact battery life, and much more. Bring your device and your questions. Prerequisites: Introduction to the iPad and iPhone or equivalent. Comfort with your device.

Google Workshop
Monday, March 18 // 2pm (THIS IS THE CORRECT TIME, OUR NEWSLETTER HAD A TYPO)

Learn the basics of a few of the services Google has to offer. We will be going over how to: set-up a Google email (Gmail) account; send and open emails; send and open emails with attachments; and how to save important items to Google Drive.


 

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