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July/August 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.

Registration for our June/July/August Programs:
Any questions?  Please call the Information Desk: 516-766-2360, option 4.
 

FURTHER PROGRAMS TBA
 


April/May Featured Artist: Earl Dawson
Exhibit: "The Art Of Photography"

July Featured Artist: Jason Gorbel
Reception: Saturday, July 20 // 2pm
Come meet our featured artist, and our local Resident artists, while enjoying light refreshments.

August Featured Artists: Barbara LoBosco & Victoria Jorglewich
Reception: Saturday, July 20 // 2pm
Come meet our featured artists, and our local Resident artists, while enjoying light refreshments.


 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

Apollo 11 (Documentary)
Friday, July 19 // 2pm

Apollo 11 features never-before-seen footage of NASA's first mission to the moon. 2019, G, 94 minutes.

*Special Apollo 11 Anniversary Screening:
First Man
Saturday, July 20 // 2pm

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. 2018, PG-13, 141 minutes.
**Join us on Saturday, July 20 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. At 1pm, watch live coverage from 1969 televised landing while enjoying a lunar plate craft. Then at 2pm is the screening of First Man, starring Ryan Gosling.

Way-Back Wednesday Matinee: Dark Victory
Wednesday, July 24 // 2pm

A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she'll meet her final days with dignity. Starring Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart. 1939, NR, 106 minutes.

The Sixth Sense
Monday, July 29 // 2pm & 7pm

We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of a great year of movies - 1999! A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. Starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osmond.  1999, PG-13, 107 minutes.
 
Film Screening & Discussion
What’s So Funny? Classic Hollywood Comedies Over the Decades

This light-hearted series will focus on some of the funniest films ever made, from the likes of Buster Keaton, the Marx Bros. W.C. Fields, Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck, Marilyn Monroe, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, and more. We’ll see what has made audiences laugh over the years and what still makes them laugh today. Each movie will be briefly introduced and followed by a post-film discussion with Peter Mascuch, PhD, Associate Professor of English, American Studies, and Cinema Studies at St. Joseph’s College of New York.

When Harry Met Sally
Friday, August 2 // 2pm
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.  1989, R, 95 minutes.

Jimi Hendrix (Documentary)
Friday, Aug. 16 // 2pm

Reverent profile of the groundbreaking guitarist who OD'd in 1970 at the age of 27. Included: footage from "Woodstock" and "Monterey Pop.” 1973, R, 103 minutes.

Isn’t It Romantic?
Monday, Aug. 26 // 2pm & 7pm

A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy. Starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine. 2019, PG-13, 89 minutes.

Way-Back Wednesday Matinee: Victor Hugo’s: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Wednesday, August 28 // 2pm

In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bell ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her. Starring Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke. 1939, NR, 117 minutes.

Film Screening & Discussion
What’s So Funny? Classic Hollywood Comedies Over the Decades

This light-hearted series will focus on some of the funniest films ever made, from the likes of Buster Keaton, the Marx Bros. W.C. Fields, Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck, Marilyn Monroe, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, and more. We’ll see what has made audiences laugh over the years and what still makes them laugh today. Each movie will be briefly introduced and followed by a post-film discussion with Peter Mascuch, PhD, Associate Professor of English, American Studies, and Cinema Studies at St. Joseph’s College of New York.
Duck Soup
Thursday, August 29 // 6:30pm
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. 1933, NR, 68 minutes.


Sensory Friendly Films & Craft

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.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Thursday, July 18

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. 2018, PG, 94 minutes.

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Thursday, Aug. 22

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. 2019, PG, 97 minutes.

 

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

FURTHER B.O.B. PROGRAMS/COUNTRIES TBA

 

Resume Clinic
Saturdays, July 20, August 10 // 10am - Noon // 1 hr. appointments // 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
Saturday, August 10 // 11am // Registration Required

Whether you are looking for a new job, returning to the workforce, or just want to brush up your resume, we can help. We’ll provide you with information on our many resume and job search databases and give you the information and tips you need to make your resume stand out. Free, open to all. Bring your current resume if you have one for a review.

Preparing For Retirement
Tuesday, August 13 // 2pm
// No Registration Required
Besides the many wonderful benefits, retirement also brings some challenges related to finances, health, family and other issues. This seminar introduces topics and changes you will face as you enter retirement, and suggest specific steps you can take to help ensure this new period of your life is secure and enjoyable. A seminar by Mary Anne Bessler, Independent Financial Consultant, Strategic Focused Solutions.


Financing Your Business
Thursday, August 22 (NEW DATE!) // 7pm
// No Registration Required
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.

 

Game Time For Adults
Mondays, July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 // 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.

Chess & Scrabble
Mondays // 7-8:45pm

Join us for an evening of chess or Scrabble...or both!  Refreshments served.


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.  Please Note: Stitchin' Time will not meet in June, July or August.


Wood Carvers
Tuesdays, July 16, August 20 // 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. Curious? Come on down! (Must supply own materials and follow all safety rules).

Dining Out Series
Wednesday, July 17 // 7pm @ TBD
// Registration Required
A reservation has been made for lunch and you’re invited! Enjoy lunch from our exclusive “Oceanside Library Price Fix Menu” and meet new friends and connect! Each patron is responsible for their own check.

TED, Coffee & Conversation: A Discussion Club for Adults
Thursdays, July 25, August 8, 22 // 11am – Noon
// No Registration Required
Join us as each session we watch a different, interesting, TED Talk (15 minute 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!

 

Painter-Noon: Van Gogh’s Starry Night
Tuesday, July 23 // 2pm // Fee: $5
// Registration Required
Stars that explode like fireworks in the night sky! Learn how Vincent Van Gogh filled the landscape with imagination as you explore his masterpieces. Then express your imagination and emotions as you paint your own moody sky using bold brushstrokes and dramatic colors.

Korean BBQ On the Green
Tuesday, July 23 // 6:30pm //
@ Schoolhouse Green
// Registration Required
Sponsored by Sands Point Physical Therapy.
Learn about Korean BBQ! Recipes and tasting of Korea’s most famous BBQ Beef Dish...BulGogi and JapChae, a classic noodle dish.

Paint Night: Planets
Wednesday, July 31 // 6:30pm // Fee: $5
// Registration Required
Come out for a fun night of painting with oil paint on canvas.


Summer Vegan Cooking
Tuesday, August 20 // 7pm // Fee: $5
// Registration Required
Presented by Chef Danny Zeller from The Vegan Noodle. See a demo and have a tasting of grilled vegetables, and cooked pasta in tomato water and fresh basil.  Then taste stuffed shells, stuffed with a white bean and roasted garlic puree (A substitution for ricotta cheese) and finally a summer macaroni, Caesar salad with a vegan Caesar dressing.

Anyone Can Draw!
Tuesday, August 27 // 7pm
// Registration Required
Have you ever said, “I can’t draw a straight line?” For anyone who enjoys drawing, this workshop will show you simple techniques to improve your observational drawing skills. In this fun and relaxed session, we will learn basic contour drawing skills geared to people of all levels.


 

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, exact change please.  Open to all licensed drivers.)

Monday & Wednesday, August 19 & 21 // 6-9pm // Registration Required
 

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.
 

Tai Chi for Arthritis
Wednesdays & Fridays, July 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, August 2, 7, 9 // 10-11am (IN SESSION)

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.

Zumba Gold with Jill Ackison-Moses
Wednesdays // 1-2pm
Series 2: July 17, 24 (IN SESSION)
Series 3: August 7, 14, 21, 28 // 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 Ackison-Moses
Fridays // 12:15-1:15pm
Series 2: July 19, 26 (IN SESSION)
Series 3: August 9, 16, 23, 30 // 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.

Zen Saturdays:
Meditation with Pat Anderson
Saturdays // 11am-Noon // No Fee
July 20, 27, August 10, 17, 24, 31 // Registration Required

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.

Zen Saturdays: Saturday Yoga with Dorothy Scott
Saturdays // 9:45-10:45am
Series 2: August 3, 10 and 17 // Fee: $15 // Registration Required
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.

Zen Saturdays:
Special Needs Yoga *New Program*
Saturday, August 3 // 11am // No Fee // Ages YA – Adult // Registration Required

Beginner Vinyasa yoga under sensory friendly conditions; lights will be on. Caregiver must remain in the room. Patrons must bring their own mats and wear loose fitting clothing.

 

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

FURTHER FOOD BANK SESSIONS TBA
 

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.


Medicaid Enrollment Assistance for the Aged Blind and Disabled
3rd Tuesday of the month // 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.


Author Talk: OMG!?! You Think I’m Fat!?! How To Talk (Or NOT) Talk About Your Child’s Weight
Tuesday, July 16 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
This program is for caring parents who are frustrated with conventional wisdom and are ready for a fresh approach when it comes to family nutrition. The seminar, like the book, is packed with real-life examples and practical suggestions to create a positive and healthy environment for your family when it comes to food. Madeleine Berg is an author, nutritionist with a private practice in Woodbury and a mother of 4 boys.  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.

CBD Oil: What Is It And What Are The Benefits?
Wednesday, July 17 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
What is CBD?  Where did it originate?  What are the benefits? A discussion on this very interesting topic and get all of your questions answered. A seminar by Annette Morreale, Med Rx CBD Representative.

Benefits of Alternative Therapies in Dementia Care
Tuesday, August 13 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
A program by The Parker Jewish Institute. 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.

Parker Jewish Volunteer Workshop
Wednesday, August 14 // 5-8pm // No Registration Required

This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in your community by helping
family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias throughout Long Island. Parker Jewish volunteers help caregivers keep their loved ones in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible and ease the stress associated with being a caregiver. In this workshop you will meet a volunteer coordinator from the program and learn about how you can positively benefit from volunteering.

Conditioning: Understanding Dog Learning & Behavior
Wednesday, August 14 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
A discussion on conditioning, both Classical and Operant, and how it relates to a dog's learning and their behavior.  When you understand how a dog learns, and why a dog is doing a particular behavior, you are able to help them overcome almost anything and thrive! A program by South Shore K9 Academy.

Diabetes Seminar
Thursday, August 15 // 11am
// No Registration Required
A seminar by Steve Della Croce, MS, RDN, CDN, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist specializing in Diabetes and Kidney Disease. This seminar will talk about what diabetes is, whether you are Insulin Resistant, what foods raise blood sugar and eating to lower Hemoglobin A1c

 

Garden Workshop: Growing Fresh Herbs in Your Garden
Tuesday, July 30 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
A presentation by Paul Levine. Learn about 10 different Herbs, including 2 different types of Basil, Peppermint, Spearmint, Oregano, Rosemary to name a few. Also learn how they are planted in the ground or in containers and how you can grow herbs indoors. The presentation will also mention the best soil and fertilizer to use and different watering techniques. Plants will be raffled off!

 

Adult Special Needs Social Time
Thursdays // 2-4pm

Join us each Thursday for an afternoon of board games or movies or other opportunity to socialize. Caregivers must be present.


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.orgPLEASE NOTE: Next Chapter Book Club will not be meeting on Fridays during the Summer and sessions will resume in the fall.


Zen Saturdays: Special Needs Yoga *New Program*
Saturday, August 3 // 11am // No Fee // Ages YA – Adult // Registration Required

Beginner Vinyasa yoga under sensory friendly conditions; lights will be on. Caregiver must remain in the room. Patrons must bring their own mats and wear loose fitting clothing.


Teen Special Needs Program: Beach Party Bingo (Grades 4 - High School)
Thursday, August 8 // 7-8pm
// Registration Required
Bingo fun, photo-booth, beach snacks and prizes galore!


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.


How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Thursday, July 18

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. 2018, PG, 94 minutes.

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Thursday, Aug. 22

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. 2019, PG, 97 minutes.

 


Apollo @ 50: Race To The Moon
Wednesday, July 17 // 2pm

In 1969 the world watched as Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the Moon. Listen and learn about the race to the Moon, the Lunar Module, the Apollo Space Program and the critical role Long Island played in this historic feat.

Founding Of Hempstead: 1643
Thursday, July 25 // 2pm (POSTPONED TO THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 @ 2PM)

Join Dr. Michael A. Orzano as he shares the history of the settlers and Native American tribes that founded Hempstead.

The Golden Age Of Hollywood Musicals
Wednesday, July 31 // 2pm

Watch clips from classic movie musicals beginning with the early days of Busby Berkeley and his pre-psychedelic choreographed dance numbers to the development of the movie musical with footage of Carmen Miranda, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and classic films such as Singin’ in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Sound of Music and so much more. Check out Movies Section for 1939 film screenings!

“It Was The Summer Of ‘19 ‘69!”
Thursday, August 8 // 2pm

1969 had it all: The world watched the Moon landing, Baby Boomers flocked to Woodstock, kids visited Sesame Street for the first time, the Beatles recorded together for the last time, and underdog New York teams turned the sports world upside down—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Go on a trip back in time as we explore 1969’s trends, music, fashion and more in this upbeat, fast-paced multimedia program.

Birding: An Introduction
Thursday, August 22 // 2pm & 7pm

Join Tony Iovino for a fun, informative introduction to the world of birding. Learn how to identify and enjoy these marvelous creatures living among us!

Long Island Maritime History
Tuesday, August 27 // 7pm

The shores and offshore waters of Long Island have often been the stage for fascinating drama; tragic shipwrecks, heroic rescues, unbelievable courage and fascinating history are all a part of the fabric of Long Island. The story of the Pelican, a fishing boat lost off Montauk in 1951, will be a featured story in this program.

 

He-Bird, She-Bird
Thursday, August 1 // 7pm @ Schoolhouse Green in the Gazebo!

Stir up a gravel-silk-and-honey vocal blend, add strings and wings, and you’ve got He-Bird, She-Bird.  This harmony-driven Americana trio from Long Island brings a rich and heartfelt sound to their stand-out original songs and spirited covers!

 

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!

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA

 

Poetry & Prose/Open Mic: Midsummer Nights in the Garden
Wednesday, August 14 // 7pm
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, outside in our garden!
Featured Guest Speakers:
August 14: TBA
Open Mic follows feature. Writers are welcome to read up to 3 samples of their work.
 

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.


Book Club: Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
Tuesday, July 16 // 2pm

A memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets. A real-time exploration of the staggering discovery the author recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.
Discussion Leader: Mark Stine
Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion date.

Author Spotlight: Madeleine Berg
Tuesday, July 16 // 7pm

This program is for caring parents who are frustrated with conventional wisdom and are ready for a fresh approach when it comes to family nutrition. The seminar, like the book OMG!?! You Think I'm Fat!?! How To Talk (Or NOT) Talk About Your Child's Weight, is packed with real-life examples and practical suggestions to create a positive and healthy environment for your family when it comes to food. Madeleine Berg is an author, nutritionist with a private practice in Woodbury and a mother of 4 boys.  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.

Creative Writing Workshops
Thursdays, July 25, August 8, 22 // 11am

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


Book Club: The Martian by Andy Weir *Summer Reading Club Community Read*
Thursday, July 25 // 7pm

In celebration of this summer’s reading theme, we are reading this 2011 science fiction! Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone on Mars.
Discussion Leader: Ocaria DiMango
Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion date.

Book Club: More Than Words by Jill Santopolo
Tuesday, August 6 // 2pm

A tender and moving new novel about a woman at a crossroads after the death of her father, and caught between the love of two men.
Discussion Leader: Edna Ritzenberg
Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion date.

Author Visit: Jill Santopolo
Wednesday, August 7 at 7pm
VIP Meet & Greet for Adult SRC members // 6pm

Join us for a meet-and-greet with New York Times bestselling author Jill Santopolo, whose first novel for adults, The Light We Lost, was translated into more than 36 languages, as she talks about her second novel, More Than Words. She’ll discuss her own real-life inspirations for the story as well as the writing process. She’ll answer any questions you may have, and then will sign books afterward.

Author Spotlight: Maureen Reid
Wednesday, August 28 // 7pm

Maureen Reid grew up in Western New York, but now makes her home on Long Island. Having spent her working years managing colleges, corporations and international law firms, she took a deep breath and began her encore career as a consultant to professional service firms. Becoming Herself is her first novel. She has another story ready to be told. Maureen’s book is called Becoming Herself. In Becoming Herself, Margaret shares her dreams, conflicts, and never- to- be-told secrets. It is the story of a woman searching to become all she is capable of being.  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.

 

Resume Clinic
Saturdays, July 20, August 10 // 10am - Noon // 1 hr. appointments // 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
Saturday, August 10 // 11am // Registration Required

Whether you are looking for a new job, returning to the workforce, or just want to brush up your resume, we can help. We’ll provide you with information on our many resume and job search databases and give you the information and tips you need to make your resume stand out. Free, open to all. Bring your current resume if you have one for a review.

 

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.

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

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

Edges
Saturday, August 17 // 2pm

A musical, written by Pasek and Paul, (the team that brought you The Greatest Showman,  Dear Evan Hansen and La La Land), directed by Cyndi Feinman, is a coming-of-age song-cycle.

 

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.

Tuesday, July 23 // 3pm // Registration Required
 


Bus Trip: Paddlewheel/Lighthouse Cruise
Thursday, July 18 // Fee: $88 //
Registration Required
Sail the Great South Bay aboard the beautiful Lauren Kristy, a 65 foot turn-of-the-century style riverboat. This private 3 hour cruise includes a buffet lunch. We will also tour the Fire Island lighthouse. Pickup: 9:15am @ Baldwin Library.

Celebrating Apollo’s 50th
Saturday, July 20 // Registration Required (for Ceramic Lunar Plate portion)

1pm: Paint a ceramic Lunar Plate while watching the live CBS coverage that played on July 20, 1969.
2pm: Screening of the movie First Man, about Neil Armstrong. Starring Ryan Gosling, 2018.

Town of Hempstead Tax Collection
Friday, August 2 // 11:30am - 1:30pm

Come pay your tax bill.

Oceanside Reads One-Book-One-Community Discussion
Monday, August 12 // 7pm // No Registration Required

Join Oceanside Schools’ Diane Provvido, Dr. Beth Zirogiannis, & Jessica Keegan and discuss this summer’s community book!

Nassau County Tax Exemption Help
Friday, August 23 // 1pm – 2:30pm // No Registration Required

Department of Assessment staff will be on hand to assist any homeowner who would like to file for the Veterans, Senior Citizen, Cold War Veterans, Volunteer Firefighters and ambulance Workers, Limited Income Disability, Home Improvement or (for homeowners already in the STAR Program) the Enhanced STAR property tax exemption on-site.

Bus Trip: East End Winery Tour
Thursday, Sept. 19 // Fee: $116 // Pick up at Baldwin Library at Time TBD // Registration Required

Spend the day visiting three lovely Long Island wineries. Enjoy this VIP tour which includes an appetizer at our first stop, lunch and dessert at the second stop, and a tasting at each winery. We'll stop at Briermere farms if time permits.

Bus Trip: Hunterdon Playhouse - Barefoot in the Park
Tuesday, October 15 //  Fee: $86 //
Pick up at Baldwin Library at Time TBD // Registration Required

Neil Simon manages to take the silly squabbles of a young married couple and make them absolutely hilarious!  Enjoy a sit down luncheon and save room for the infamous unlimited dessert buffet!


 

Tech Help
Wednesday, August 21 // 2 - 4pm
// Registration Required
Register for a 20-minute time slot to get one-on-one tech help with our Technology Librarian. Bring your device (phone, laptop, Kindle, Nook, etc.) and your questions! There are four slots available.

 

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572