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Oceanside Library

ADULTS
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Beyond Our Borders (B.O.B.)
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Career, Business & Finance
Creative Writing Workshops
Crossword Puzzle Contest
Culinary Expeditions
English As A New Language
Fitness For Adults
Food Pantry
Fun Time For Adults
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In The Garden With The Oceanside Garden Club
Inclusive Services For People With Special Needs
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ADULTS

September/October 2017

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

Saturday, October 14 // 1-3pm // Registration Required
Discover the true value of your treasures with Judith Katz-Schwartz, certified appraiser, author, and dealer in antiques and collectibles.  Please note: Due to the popularity of this program, registration is limited to one person per household.
 

September/October Exhibit: Lynn David Nathanson presents Through My Camera Lens
 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer
Monday, September 25 // 1:30 & 7pm
2016, 118 min.  Rated R.
Norman, a small time operator befriends a young politician, whose career takes off, with him in tow.  Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, and Michael Sheen star.

Foreign Film: Julieta (Spanish w/English Subtitles)
Wednesday, September 27 // 1:30pm
2016, 100 min.  Rated R.
A mother’s wish to reconnect with her long estranged daughter forces her to reflect on the past choices she made that helped define her current situation.  Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte, and Daniel Grao star.

Film Classic: Man Of La Mancha
Friday, October 6 // 2pm
1972, 132 min.  Rated PG.
Don Quixote, a mad, aging nobleman, embarrasses his respectable family by his adventures that include dueling with windmills, and defending “fair” maidens.  Peter O’Toole, Sophia Loren, and James Coco star.

Gifted
Sunday, October 8 // 1:30pm
2017, 100 min.  Rated PG-13.

A single man raising his gifted niece is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.  Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, and Lindsay Duncan star.

Beatriz At Dinner
Monday, October 16 // 1:30 & 7pm
2017, 83 min.  Rated R.

Worlds collide when a healthcare practitioner from a poor town in Mexico and a wealthy client find themselves at the same dinner table after her car breaks down.  Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, and Connie Britton star.


The Promise
Wednesday, October 25 // 1:30pm
2016, 134 min.  Rated PG-13.
Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, this film follows the story of a brilliant medical student, a renowned American journalist, and the beautiful woman they are both in love with.  Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, and Christian Bale star.

My Cousin Rachel
Monday, October 30 // 1:30 & 7pm
2017, 100 min.  Rated PG-13.
A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin’s mysterious, beautiful wife, until he falls under the beguiling spell of her charms.  Rachel Weisz, Sam Clafin, and Iain Glen star.


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.

Hotel Transylvania
Friday, October 27 // 7pm
2012, 92 min.  Rated PG.
Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter.  Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Andy Samberg provide voices.
**Celebrate Halloween with a pre-movie craft**
 

Spain
In our new series, Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.), we are spotlighting one country each newsletter.  Join us as we explore Spain, past and present.  See the Children’s, Young Adult, and At The Movies sections for more B.O.B. programs.


Foreign Film: Julieta (Spanish w/English Subtitles)
Wednesday, September 27 // 1:30pm
2016, 100 min.  Rated R.
A mother’s wish to reconnect with her long estranged daughter forces her to reflect on the past choices she made that helped define her current situation.  Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte, and Daniel Grao star.

Vacationing In Spain: Advice From An Expert
Monday, October 2 // 2pm

Thinking about traveling to Spain?  Oceanside travel agent Terri O’Shea gives you all the ins and outs and answers all your questions about the best way to see this amazing country.

Cuisine Espanol
Wednesday, October 4 // 2pm // Fee: $2
// Registration Required
Dr. Robert Dell’Amore, professional chef and culinary teacher, prepares two classic Spanish tapas recipes: Andalusian-Style Chicken, a spicy, fragrant, sweet one-pot chicken dish; and Patatas Bravas, classic roasted potatoes flavored with roasted tomato, paprika, and a pinch of chili powder.

Lecture: The Art And Culture Of Spain
Thursday, October 5 // 2pm

Explore the culture and art of Spain and how it was influenced by Italy, France, and the Moorish heritage that is still prominent in Southern Spain.  Spanish artists were patriotic, often being influenced by politics and the cultural climates in both their own country and throughout Europe.  Join us for this B.O.B. program presented by Kathy Reba, B.F.A., M.F.A. Molloy College.

Spanish For Beginners – Part 1
4 Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 // 7-8pm //  Registration Required

Professor Margherita Galofaro teaches the basics, from grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, to commonly used phrases and expressions.

Film Classic: Man Of La Mancha
Friday, October 6 // 2pm
1972, 132 min.  Rated PG.
Don Quixote, a mad, aging nobleman, embarrasses his respectable family by his adventures that include dueling with windmills, and defending “fair” maidens.  Peter O’Toole, Sophia Loren, and James Coco star.

Lecture: World Religions: Spain
Thursday, October 26 // 2pm

Spain, where Islam, Christianity, and Judaism coexisted at times harmoniously, and other times with great brutality against those whose religion fell out of favor with thos in power.  Join Dr. Ronald Brown as he leads this lecture about religion and how it shaped modern day Espana.


I’ve Been There – Spain!
Sunday, October 29 // 2pm

Have you traveled to Spain?  Would you like to go someday?  Bring your stories and your photos and share your experiences with others.  Light refreshments served.

 

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

Tuesday, October 10 // 2pm
Before The Fall by Noah Hawley

Suspicion surrounds the cause of a fatal plane crash that took the lives of a number of wealthy and powerful people.  Discussion leader: Fran Cohen
 

Sight & Sound Theatre, Ronks, PA
Thursday, October 5 // Jonah // Fee: $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.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular With The Rockettes
Thursday, November 30 // Fee: $90 (non-refundable)
Enjoy a day in New York City, in all its holiday splendor.  We will arrive early so you will have time to shop, sightsee, or have lunch on your own before meeting at Radio City to watch the afternoon Christmas Spectacular Show.  Doors open at 1pm.  Registration begins Tuesday, September 5 for Oceanside School District Residents, and Tuesday, September 12 for nonresidents.  The bus will leave from the Baldwin Public Library at 8:45am, and return at approximately 6:30pm.
 

Introduction To Calligraphy (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Wednesdays, October 11, 18, 25, November 1 // 7pm // Registration Required

Calligraphy expert Kathleen Schirrmacher presents this 4 evening introductory course on the art of calligraphy.  Supplies will be provided.

 

I'm Invested...Now What?
Tuesday, September 19 // 7pm

Learn how to manage an existing portfolio; what dollar cost averaging & tax harvesting are; the smart way to reinvest dividends and more, with Simon Brady, CFP of Anglia Advisors.

Resume Drop-In Clinic
Saturday, September 23 // 10am - Noon
Tuesday, October 10 // 6-8pm
Saturday, October 28 // 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.

How To Start & Grow Your Own Business
Thursday, September 28 // 7pm

Perfect for anyone who currently owns a small business or is thinking of opening one.  Learn the basics of legal structure, insurance, how to maintain and read financial documents, marketing and more.  Presented by SCORE; sponsored by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.

Resume Workshop
Tuesday, October 3 // 2-3pm

Whether you are looking for a new job, returning to the work force, 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 current resume stand out.  Free, open to all.  Bring your current resume, if you have one, for a review.

Smarter Social Security
Wednesday, October 4 // 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.

Writing A Business Plan
Thursday, October 5 // 7pm

Learn why you need a business plan, how to put it together, and how to use it to get financing for your business.  Presented by SCORE; sponsored by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.

Marketing Your Own Business
Thursday, October 12 // 7pm

Discover how to develop a marketing plan; how to perform market research on a budget; how to advertise and promote, including online; how to track results, and more.  Presented by SCORE; sponsored by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.

The Power Of Successful Email Marketing
Thursday, October 19 // 7pm

Email is the most powerful form of marketing for a small business.  Learn how to create compelling emails, how and when to send them, how to track results and more.  Presented by SCORE; sponsored by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.

Understanding And Planning For Long-Term Care
Wednesday, October 25 // 7pm

Join Allied Wealth Partners as they discuss the importance of long-term care planning, how to pay for it, the role of Medicare/Medicaid and more.

 

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

Wednesday, September 27 // 7-8:30pm
Wednesday, October 18 // 7-8:30pm
 

Third Annual Crossword Puzzle Contest
Sunday, October 1 // 2pm //
Registration Required
Join us for our Third 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!

 

Cuisine Espanol
Wednesday, October 4 // 2pm // Fee: $2
// Registration Required
Dr. Robert Dell’Amore, professional chef and culinary teacher, prepares two classic Spanish tapas recipes: Andalusian-Style Chicken, a spicy, fragrant, sweet one-pot chicken dish; and Patatas Bravas, classic roasted potatoes flavored with roasted tomato, paprika, and a pinch of chili powder.  A B.O.B. program.

Home Brewed Beer
Monday, October 23 // 7:30-8:30pm

Peter Tripp of Homebrews & Handgrenades teaches hobbyists how to make their own favorite cold and frothy beverage.

 

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

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

Registration Required
Class 1: Saturday, September 23 // 10am – 4pm
Class 2: Monday & Wednesday, October 23 & 25 // 6-9pm

 

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.  Registration: Thursday, October 12 from 4-8pm
 

Zumba Gold
Class 1: Wednesdays, September 27, October 4 // 12:45-1:45pm (IN SESSION)
Class 2: 4 Wednesdays, October 18, 25, November 1, 8 // 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
Class 1: Fridays, September 22, October 6 // 12:15-1:15pm (IN SESSION)
Class 2: 4 Fridays, October 20, 27, November 3, 10 // 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
Class 1: Tuesdays, September 19, 26, October 3 // 11:15am – Noon (IN SESSION)
Class 2: 4 Tuesdays, October 17, 24, 31, November 7 // 11:15am – Noon // Fee: $20 // Registration Required
Step up to the next level with certified fitness specialist Helene Just as she leads these classes that can improve balance, stamina, coordination, and well-being.  Please note:  Attendees must have already taken the beginners series.  Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear.

Fit And Fabulous
Tuesdays, September 19, 26, October 3 // 12:10-12:50pm (IN SESSION)
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.


Meditation With Helen Just
4 Tuesdays, October 17, 24, 31, November 7 // 12:10-12:50pm //
Fee: $20 // Registration Required
 

Sunday, September 17 // Noon – 4pm
Sunday, October 8 // Noon – 4pm

 

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.

Stitchin’ Time
Wednesday, October 11 // 3:30-5:30pm

Join fellow knitters, crocheters, and other crafters in this drop-in stitching club.  Please bring your own supplies.
  No registration required.
 

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.

Stepping On: A Workshop On Preventing Falls (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Wednesdays, September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 & 8 // 10am – Noon // Registration Required

South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Trauma Center presents this series of workshops to help seniors 65 and older learn how to increase balance, prevent falls, and maintain independence.  Learn how to make your body stronger and your home safer.  Attendees cannot rely on a walker or have dementia.

Going Vegan: Frequently Asked Questions
Wednesday, October 4 // 7pm

Are you interested in eating better for health?  Are you concerned about animals, or the environment?  Whatever your motivation, bring your questions to this session.  As founder of Vegan Long Island and contributor to Dr. Michael Greger's NutritionFacts.org site, Jennifer Greene strives to dispel nutrition myths and inspire positive change.

Knee & Back Pain: Their Causes And Relief
Saturday, September 16 // 11am

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

 

Composting For The Home Gardener
Tuesday, October 10 // 7pm

Charlie Kemnitzer, Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, shares information on the benefits of composting both for your own garden's enhancement, and for the greater good of the environment.

 

Next Chapter Book Club
Fridays // 2:30-3:30pm // Registration Required
NOTE: No session on Friday, September 22.  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.  For further information, please call Literacy Nassau at 516-867-3580.

Special Needs Chocolate Night (Grades 4 – High School)
Thursday, October 12 // 7-8pm // Registration Required

Melt chocolate and dip your favorite goodies – Oreos, pretzel rods, potato chips, and fruit.  Caregiver must be present.


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.


Hotel Transylvania
Friday, October 27 // 7pm
2012, 92 min.  Rated PG.
Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter.  Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Andy Samberg provide voices.
**Celebrate Halloween with a pre-movie craft**
 

Peter Lorre: Hollywood's Unsung Master Of Mayhem
Wednesday, October 18 // 2pm

Film historian Keith Crocker traces the life and film career of Peter Lorre, from his earliest days in Hungary, to his rise to stardom in Germany, and his ultimate transformation into Hollywood's boogeyman.  Lorre's "A" list works include roles alongside Humphrey Bogart and Sidney Greenstreet in Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon.
 

Spanish For Beginners – Part 1
4 Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 // 7-8pm // Registration Required

Professor Margherita Galofaro teaches the basics, from grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, to commonly used phrases and expressions.  A B.O.B. program.

 

The Art And Culture Of Spain
Thursday, October 5 // 2pm

Explore the culture and art of Spain and how it was influenced by Italy, France, and the Moorish heritage that is still prominent in Southern Spain.  Spanish artists were patriotic, often being influenced by politics and the cultural climates in both their own country and throughout Europe.  Join us for this B.O.B. program presented by Kathy Reba, B.F.A., M.F.A. Molloy College.
A B.O.B. program.

World Religions: Spain
Thursday, October 26 // 2pm

Spain, where Islam, Christianity, and Judaism coexisted at times harmoniously, and other times with great brutality against those whose religion fell out of favor with thos in power.  Join Dr. Ronald Brown as he leads this lecture about religion and how it shaped modern day Espana.
A B.O.B. program.
 

Tommy Sullivan: A Thousand Memories
Sunday, September 24 // 2pm
One of the original founding members of Johnny Maestro And The Brooklyn Bridge, Tommy Sullivan performs some of their hit songs including "Worst That Could Happen" and "You'll Never Walk Alone" as well as The Young Rascals' "Groovin'" and Roy Orbison's "Only The Lonely."

The Hambones: Classic Rock
Sunday, October 22 // 2pm

Lead vocalist and Ringmaster General John Kouri and his bandmates, Scott Milch on drums, John Pizzicarola on guitar, and Steve Soltow on bass, play classic rock tunes made famous by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Chuck Berry, The Grateful Dead, Elvis Presley, The Traveling Wilburys, and Tom Petty.

 

We are pleased to host the two major party candidates for Nassau County Executive.  Come meet them and ask questions in a town-hall style forum.

Democratic Candidate Laura Curran
Wednesday, September 27 // 7pm

Republican Candidate Jack Martins
Wednesday, October 18 // 7pm

 

Open Mic Poetry And Prose
Poets Peter V. Dugan and Sharon Anderson host these lively literary events that bring together established poets and writers as well as talented new voices.  Writers are welcome to read up to three samples of their work.

Saturday, October 21 // 2-4pm
Featured Guests: Edmund Miller, JR Turek, Eugene Goldin (Rollo Nye), and Arnold Hollander

 

Resume Drop-In Clinic
Saturday, September 23 // 10am - Noon
Tuesday, October 10 // 6-8pm
Saturday, October 28 // 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.

Resume Workshop
Tuesday, October 3 // 2-3pm

Whether you are looking for a new job, returning to the work force, 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 current resume stand out.  Free, open to all.  Bring your current resume, if you have one, for a review.
 

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.

The Biological Evidence For Recent Climate Change
Thursday, September 28 // 7pm
Dr. Russell Burke of Hofstra University discusses climate change, and the observable effects on living things around us.

When Did Dogs Become Our Best Friends?
Wednesday, October 11 // 7pm

Join us a paleogeneticist Dr. Krishna Veeramah, of Stony Brook University, discusses the conflict between archaeologists and geneticists on when dogs became domesticated.
 

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

66 Candles
Sunday, October 15 // 2pm

As his 66th birthday nears, Thomas is caught on the dividing line between a bold leap toward a second youth, and a graceful glide into old age.  In either case, a sense of humor is required.  Directed by Debbie Starker, written by Anthony DiFranco.
 

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.

Tuesday, October 17 // 6:30pm
 

Saturday, October 21 // 2pm
Have you ever wondered if there were sea turtles in New York waters?  Would you know what to do if you saw one on the beach?  Researchers from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation will teach you how you can help save these animals.  Once you attend this lecture, you can sign up to become a registered beach walker and help the Riverhead Foundation save cold stunned sea turtles!  Light refreshments will be served.
 

Unclaimed Funds: Is There Money Waiting For You?
Sunday, September 24 // 1-3pm

New York State is holding billions of dollars in unclaimed funds, deposited by banks, insurance companies, businesses, etc.  Join a representative from the office of the NYS Comptroller and learn how to search for, and claim, money you may not know you have!

Landscape Design & Construction
Saturday, October 7 // 1pm

Landscape consultant Larry Gordon and a group of other landscape and construction professionals offer solutions and ideas for the challenges and enhancement of your property, including ways to treat specific problem areas, design trends, and varied vertical structure ideas to beautify your outdoor living space.  Bring pictures.
 

Microsoft PowerPoint
2 Tuesdays, October 17 & 24 // 6:30-8:30pm //
 Registration Required
Learn how to create exciting computerized presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint, a program that can be used as an aid when giving speeches or presentations.  You will be instructed on how to use computer animation and many other facets of this highly useful program.
 

Tax Grievances & Your Real Property Tax Bill
Monday, September 18 // 7pm

Donald X. Clavin, Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes, presents this seminar on how your tax bill is computed, how the grievance procedure works, and how you can lower your tax bill by taking advantage of tax exemptions and assessment challenges.

Property Tax Exemption Workshop
Wednesday, October 11 // 1-2:30pm

Nassau County 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.


 

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