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August/September/October 2018

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.

 

July/August Featured Artist: Paul Oresky

September/October Featured Artist: Dennis O'Reilly
Long Island Seascapes & The Problem Of Plastic In Our Oceans
Reception, Saturday, September 15 // 2pm
Meet our featured artist and check out his exhibit which draws awareness to marine pollution.  You will also get to meet our local resident artists that exhibit alongside our featured artist.
 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

Film Classic: Red Trees
Friday, August 17 // 1:30pm

Award-winning filmmaker, Marina Willer (Cartas da Mãe), creates an impressionistic visual essay as she traces her father's family journey as one of only twelve Jewish families to survive the Nazi occupation of Prague during World War II. A BOB program. 2018, NR, 87 min.

Isle Of Dogs
Monday, August 20 // 1:30pm & 7pm

In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. The voice cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, and Yoko Ono. 2018, PG-13, 101 min.

I Can Only Imagine
Monday, August 27 // 1:30pm & 7pm

The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness. 2018, PG, 110 min.

Book Club
Wednesday, September 12 // 2pm
PG-13, 104 min.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Friday, September 14 // 2pm
R, 130 min.
**NOTE - Please attend our book discussion on Thursday, September 13 @ 2pm

Chappaquiddick
Monday, September 17 // 2pm & 7pm
PG-13, 106 min.

Rebel In The Rye (Banned Books Week Special)
Friday, September 28 // 2pm
PG, 119 min.

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Sunday, September 30 // 2pm
PG-13, 135 min.

7 Days In Entebbe
Monday, October 15 // 2pm & 7pm
PG-13, 107 min.

Tully
Wednesday, October 24 // 2pm
PG-13, 128 min.

A Quiet Place
Monday, October 29 // 2pm & 7pm
PG-13, 90 min.

 

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 Movie & Craft: Rio 2
Thursday, August 30 // 7pm

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all - his father-in-law. 2014, PG, 102 min.

Sensory Friendly Movie & Craft: Sherlock Gnomes
Thursday, September 6 // 7pm
PG, 86 min.

Sensory Friendly Movie & Craft: Coco
Friday, October 26 // 7pm
PG, 105 min.

 

In our new series, Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.), we are spotlighting one country each newsletter.  August programs will spotlight Brazil.  September & October programs will spotlight Great Britain.  See the Children & Teens sections for additional B.O.B. programs.

I’ve Been There—Brazil
Wednesday August 22 // 7pm

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

I've Been There - Great Britain
Sunday, September 30 // 2pm

Have you traveled to Great Britain? 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.

NEW Cook Book Club: Dips & Spreads by Dawn Yanagihara
Tuesday, August 21 // 7pm

Join us in trying out a new recipe book! Grab a copy and email us what creation you’ll be bringing to the discussion. You’ll have fun making something new and tasting what others bring! Email your recipe choice to aprogram@oceansidelibrary.com.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
Thursday, September 13 // 2pm

At a cafe table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger.  As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful encounter.  Discussion Leader: Mark Stine

Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict
Tuesday, October 9 // 2pm

In the industrial 1860s at the dawn of the Carnegie empire, Irish immigrant Clara Kelly finds helself in desperate circumstances.  Looking for a way out, she seeks employment as a lady's maid in the home of the prominent businessman Andrew Carnegie.  Discussion leader: Edna Ritzenberg
 

Jesus at Sight & Sound Theatre
Thursday, August 30 // Registration Required // Fee: $125
(Checks made payable to the Oceanside Library, separate checks please - No refunds unless the trip is canceled) // Baldwin Pick-up at 7:30am
Join us for lunch at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, then a trip to Sight & Sound Theatre in PA to see the production of Jesus.

 

Skirting The Rules, Reinvention for Women 50+ (Level Two Graduate Course)
Tuesday, August 14 // 7pm
Already participated in our introductory session to begin reinventing your third act? Then join us for this ongoing “graduate” class to propel you further, while you bond with a community of women all seeking change. Deborah Burns, C.P.C., is a women’s media executive and writer who reinvented her own life. She combines storytelling, coaching, and a unique assessment to help you understand yourself more deeply, shift mindset, and access talents to reinvent futures full of meaning and purpose. Note: newcomers can also attend if they take the assessment quiz at skirtingtherules.com in advance and read the profile guide emailed with your results.

Resume Workshop

Thursday, August 16 // 2pm
Tuesday, September 11 // 2pm
Wednesday, October 17 // 7pm

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.

Resume Drop-In Clinic
Saturday, August 18 // 10am - Noon
Monday, September 17 // 6-8pm
Saturday, September 29 // 10am - Noon
Monday, October 15 // 6-8pm
Saturday, October 27 // 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.

Securing Your Retirement
Tuesday, August 21 // 2pm

Information 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.  No registration required.

Thursday, August 16 // 11am
Wednesday, September 26 // 7-8:30pm
Wednesday, October 17 // 7-8:30pm

 

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.)

Saturday, August 25 // 10am - 4pm (WAIT LIST ONLY)
 

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.
 

Chair Yoga with Jill Ackison-Moses
Fridays, August 17, 24
// 12:15-1:15pm // Registration Required (IN SESSION)
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.

Yoga with Dorothy Scott
Saturdays, August 18, 25 // 9:45 - 10:45 am
// Registration Required (IN SESSION)

Meditation with Pat Anderson
Saturdays, August 18, 25 // 11:15 am-Noon
// Registration Required (IN SESSION)
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.

Zumba Gold with Jill Ackison-Moses
Wednesdays, August 15, 22, 29 // 12:45-1:45pm
// Registration Required (IN SESSION)
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.
 

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

FURTHER DATES TBA

 

A Jigsaw Mystery
Tuesdays // 11am //
No registration required
Read a short mystery…minus the ending.  Work as a group to solve the jigsaw puzzle which will reveal the clues you need to solve the mystery!  All are welcome!


Stitchin' Time
Wednesdays, September 12 & October 10 // 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. Open to all!

Game Time: Card And Board Games
Mondays, September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22, 29
// 11am – 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.

 

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. 

Savvy Medicare
Wednesday, August 15 // 2pm or 7pm

All that you need to know about Medicare enrollment, expenses and dealing with private insurance at the same time. A workshop by Foresters Financial.

 

Tuesday, September 11 // 7pm
Tuesday, October 9 // 7pm

 

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.

For Special Needs Teens: Beach Party BINGO
Thursday, August 23 // 7-8 pm
Join Michael for a fun night of games and prizes.

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 Movie & Craft: Rio 2
Thursday, August 30 // 7pm

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all - his father-in-law. 2014, PG, 102 min.

 

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 


The Ed Sullivan Show: A Cavalcade of Comedy
Thursday, August 16 // 2pm
For 23 years, The Ed Sullivan Show featured America's premiere comedy legends performing their acts for millions of Americans every week. His show was a dream gig for any up and coming comedian and is remembered for being a launching pad for many great talents.  From stand up to slapstick, his program presented some of the funniest and most famous comedy routines.  This lecture, by Ira Epstein, will feature many of these comedians performing classic comedy bits as well as reflecting on the impact that the show had on their careers.

Tribute To The Gershwin Brothers
Thursday, September 20 // 2pm

Join Jack Schnur for this lecture as we journey back to the time of Ira and George Gershwin.  Discover how they came to be the songwriting team whose voice is synonymous with the sounds and style of The Jazz Age.

Andy Warhol At The Whitney Museum
Monday, September 24 // 2pm

NYC's Whitney Museum of American Art is planning the city's first comprehensive Andy Warhol retrospective in nearly 30 years.  Thomas Germano will present a visual lecture discussing Warhol's art amongst other major Pop artists and artworks circa 1958-1970's.

Screening Of Bag It & Discussion
Tuesday, September 25 // 7pm

All Our Energy is a non-profit dedicated to bringing awareness to sustainable and renewable energy.  Join us for a screening of Bag It, a groovy solution to plastic pollution, followed by a discussion led by the All Our Energy team.

History Of Censorship In Schools And Libraries
Wednesday, September 26 // 2pm

To celebrate Banned Books Week, join history teacher Don Parker for this interesting lecture that highlights incidents of censorship in the United States that have occurred nationally during the last 150 years.

Dame Helen Mirren
Thursday, October 18 // 2pm

This presentation, given by Marilyn Carminio, will highlight Helen's career and her candid personal revelations about coming of age in the turbulent 1960's, living in the limelight, her sensual screen persona, love, men, marriage, children, and navigating life's journey.  A B.O.B. Program.

Historic Crimes Of Long Island
Wednesday, October 24 // 7pm

True crimes and why people are led to commit them have fascinated people for centuries.  In Historic Crimes Of Long Island: Misdeeds From The 1600s To The 1950s, award-winning author and historian Kerriann Flanagan Brosky uncovers some of the most ghastly historical crimes committed on Long Island - from the tar, feathering, and murder of Charles Kelsey in 1872, to the East Hampton witch trial of 1657, to the kidnapping of Alice Parson in 1937.  Join her as she discusses some of Long Island's most horrific crimes.  Book sale and signing to follow.

 

FURTHER SHOWS TBA
 

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 Clerk Sylvia A. Cabana
Tuesday, October 2 // 7pm

 

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.

Midsummer Poetry Nights in the Garden
Wednesday, August 15 // 7pm // Featured guest: Mary Healey

Saturday, September 22 / 2pm
Featured Guests: Maria Monabianco, Pramilla Venkateswaran & Ariane Quintero

Saturday, October 13 // 2pm
Featured Guests: Doreen Spungin, Gladys Henderson, Robert Hayes, Alliya & Arianna Shamin
 

Resume Workshop
Thursday, August 16 // 2pm
Tuesday, September 11 // 2pm
Wednesday, October 17 // 7pm

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.

Resume Drop-In Clinic
Saturday, August 18 // 10am - Noon
Monday, September 17 // 6-8pm
Saturday, September 29 // 10am - Noon
Monday, October 15 // 6-8pm
Saturday, October 27 // 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.
 

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 Future Of Aviation
Wednesday, September 26 // 7pm
Featuring Dr. Jeanne Radigan, Chair of Aviation at Farmingdale State College.

Human Health: Is The Study Of Our Past The Key To Our Future?
Tuesday, October 16 // 7pm

Featuring Dr. Kate Pechenkina on the history of human health.
 

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

Oleana
Friday, September 21 // 7:30pm
Sunday, September 23 // 2pm

David Mamet's play about a college professor, a female student, and charges of sexual exploitation.  Directed by Nick D'Avanzo.

Three Viewings
Sunday, October 28 // 2pm

Three comedic/dramatic short plays, written by Jeffrey Hatcher, featuring Tina & Tarmo Kirsimae.

 

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.

FURTHER SCRIPT READING ROUNDTABLES TBA
 

Whaling Museum Craft: Build-A-Boat
Tuesday, August 21 // 7pm // Registration Required
Join the Whaling Museum of LI in this fun craft! See a variety of nautical artifacts from the museum’s collection. Then craft your own model of a wooden vessel.

 

Adult Tech Training: Intro To Email
Monday, August 13 // 7pm // NO FEE

Learn how to obtain an email address, send & receive emails, compose a message, and how to add/view attachments.


 

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