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ADULTS

July/August 2017

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

SUMMER READING CLUB 2017

Registration for all Summer Reading Clubs is open now (in person or online).  Reporting begins Wednesday, July 5 and ends Saturday, August 12.  Click here to check out our Summer Reading Club page.  Click here to register online now!
 

July/August Art Exhibit: Featured Artist, Paul Oresky
 

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

Tuesday, August 8 // 2pm
News Of The World by Paulette Jiles

A rootless former Civil War captain is hired to transport an orphan child over 400 miles through unsettled territory to her relatives in Texas.  Discussion Leader: Edna Ritzenberg

 

Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Hampton, NJ
Tuesday, September 12 // Come Blow Your Horn // Cost: $83 // Registration begins Monday, July 3
at the Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin, NY.  Includes transportation, lunch, and fees.  For more information, please call the Baldwin Public Library Adult Reference Desk at 516-223-6228.

Sight & Sound Theatre, Ronks, PA
Thursday, October 5 // Jonah // Cost: $125 // Registration begins Monday, July 3
at the Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin, NY.  Includes transportation, lunch, and fees.  For more information, please call the Baldwin Public Library Adult Reference Desk at 516-223-6228.
 

Optimize Your Retirement Plans Now!
Wednesday, July 26 // 7pm

Retirement plans can be confusing.  Learn why it is so critical to start saving and investing at a young age; how much are you going to need to retire; how to best allocate and select investment options in your workplace plan; how to handle old 401K’s; and more, with Simon Brady, CFP of Anglia Advisors.

Resume Drop-In Clinic
Tuesday, August 8 // 6-8pm
Saturday, August 26 // 10am – Noon
Drop in and 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.

The Nuts & Bolts Of Stocks, Bonds, And Investing
Tuesday, August 15 // 7pm

What is a stock and what is a bond?  What is it that makes those prices move?  Learn how to get started in investing and what you need to consider when starting investing with Simon Brady, CFP of Anglia Advisors. 

Becoming The CEO Of Your Financial Life
Thursday, August 24 // 7pm

Join Certified Financial Planner and CEO Dora DeLellis as she discusses how to take charge of your finances, how and when to invest, and more.

 

MORE PERFORMANCES TBA
 

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.

Thursday, August 3 // 11am
Thursday, August 17 // 11am

 

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.)
Monday & Wednesday, August 21 & 23 // 6-9pm // Fee: $28 // Registration Required

 

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.
 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

Film Classic: How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Friday, August 4 // 2pm
1967, 121 min. 

A United Kingdom
Monday, August 14 // 1:30 & 7pm
2016, 111 min.  PG-13. 

The Shack
Wednesday, August 23 // 1:30pm
2016, 132 min.  PG-13. 

Bitter Harvest
Monday, August 28 // 1:30 & 7pm
2017, 103 min.  R.



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.

The Lego Batman Movie
Thursday, August 3 // 7pm
2017, 88 min.  PG.

 

Zumba Gold With Jill Ackiron-Moses
Class 1: Wednesday, July 26 // 12:45-1:45pm (IN SESSION)

Class 2: 4 Wednesdays, August 2, 9, 23, 30 // 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: Friday, July 28 // 12:15-1:15pm
(IN SESSION)
Class 2: 4 Fridays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 // 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.

Tai Chi – Advanced With Helen Just
FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
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
FURTHER SESSIONS TBA

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.
 

FURTHER DATES TBA
 

Game Time: Card And Board Games
Mondays // 11am – 4pm
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.
  No registration required.

Game Night: Let’s Learn To Play Go!
Tuesdays, August 1, 8 // 7pm
(IN SESSION)
Learn the latest board game craze – Go!  It’s similar to chess, but not.  Few rules, endless scenarios, and lots of fun.  Teens through adults welcome.  Pizza served.

Get Stitchin’
Wednesday, August 9 // 3:30-5:30pm

Join fellow knitters, crocheters, and other crafters in this drop-in stitching club.  Please bring your own supplies.

 

Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group
Second Thursday Of Each Month // 1pm

In cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, we are proud to offer this Caregivers Support group for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc.  All are welcome.  Call 1-800-272-3900 to register. 

Healthy Living For Your Brain & Body
Wednesday, August 2 // 11am

At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health.  These habits may also help keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.  Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Busy Mom’s Cheat Sheet: Raising Happy, Healthy Kids
Saturday, August 5 // 11am

Author Lilly Cadoch presents this seminar on how a busy parent can teach kids how to have a healthy body, how to have a healthy mind and how give them the tools to best succeed and handle life’s inevitable challenges. 

Introduction To Acupuncture
Wednesday, August 9 // 7pm

Come learn about acupuncture: its history, its current uses, and its health benefits.  Presented by local practitioner Stanley S. Yuan, LAC.

 

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

Next Chapter Book Club
Fridays (resuming September 8) // 2:30-3:30pm // Registration Required
In partnership with volunteers from Literacy Nassau, 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.


The Lego Batman Movie
Thursday, August 3 // 7pm
2017, 88 min.  PG.

 

Here’s Johnny: Johnny Carson, The Early Years
Wednesday, July 26 // 2pm

Join Jack Schnur for this multimedia presentation of Johnny Carson’s early radio and television career.  Enjoy clips from The Tonight Show featuring guests Don Rickles, Frank Sinatra, Joan Rivers, Jack Benny, and David Letterman, as well as skits with Betty White, Jack Webb, and others.  Sponsored by Rockville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. 

Naomi Zeitlin: Songs Of The 70s
Wednesday, August 9 // 2pm

And what a decade it was!  Diva Naomi Zeitlin performs songs made famous by Carly Simon and James Taylor, ABBA, The Bee Gees, and many more.  Sponsored by Rockville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

 

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

The Mystery Of Johannes Vermeer
Tuesday, August 1 // 2pm

Atmosphere, distinctive light, perspective, and a sense of calm are all characteristics of the works of this 17th century Dutch Master.  Louise Cella Caruso leads this illustrated lecture that delves into the mystery and the meaning of his works.
 

FURTHER EVENTS TBA
 

We are offering a free seminar to help prepare you for the New York State Notary test.  Topics include: learning what a Notary does, what you need to learn, and how to sign up for the test.  No fee.  Seating is limited.

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

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.

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

Resume Drop-In Clinic
Tuesday, August 8 // 6-8pm
Saturday, August 26 // 10am – Noon

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.

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

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

FURTHER PERFORMANCES TBA
 

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.
Wednesday, August 16 // 6:30pm
 

Solar Power For Your Home Or Business
Thursday, August 10 // 7pm

Join representatives from New York Solar as they discuss the NY-Sun program, a state-wide initiative that is funding solar energy installations for local residents, businesses, schools, and other public and private entities. 

Nassau County Clerk Records Training
Wednesday, August 16 // 1pm

Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell presents this Nassau County Clerk Land Records Online training seminar.  Learn how to use the County Clerk’s online database to search and view and records free of charge.
 

What You Need To Know
Wednesday, August 2 // 7pm

On Monday, August 21st, there will be a solar eclipse visible from Long Island.  Join us as representatives from the Amateur Observers’ Society of New York describe what we will see, and how to safely watch it.  All ages welcome. 

Viewing Party
Monday, August 21 // 1:30-3:30pm

Join us as we watch the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 at Schoolhouse Green.  We’ll provide safe viewing options and some fun and games.  Weather permitting, of course – we expect that 80% of the Sun will be eclipsed by the moon.
 

Wednesday, August 16 // 7:30pm // Registration Required
Customize your own natural body scrubs using a variety of natural products and essential oils.

 

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA

 

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572