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January/February/March 2018

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

Online Program Registration is now available for Oceanside residents!
Beginning with January 2018 registration, patrons will have the convenience of registering online for Children’s, Tween, and Young Adult programs through Oceanside Library’s website.  Please have an updated Oceanside Library card and current email address ready to use for online program registrations.

Online program registration is now here!
Here are a couple of YouTube videos created by our staff to help you learn more about this exciting new service!
How do I create a pin?
How do I register for a program?


REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!
You may register online or in-person.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: IF YOU ARE NOT SIGNING UP IN PERSON AND THERE IS A FEE FOR YOUR PROGRAM, PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE INFORMATION DESK WITHIN 3 DAYS OF REGISTERING.
 

January Featured Artist: James Gross

February & March Featured Artist: Earl Dawson
Artist Reception: Saturday, February 24 // 2pm
 

Special Needs Art Class: Mosaic Letter On Canvas
Thursday, January 18 // 7-8pm // Grades 4 through High School
Start with a letter stencil and create a mosaic design using glass tiles, beads, buttons, and stones over canvas.

Coloring Mandalas (All Ages Welcome)
Thursday, February 22 // 11am & 7pm
Mandalas are ancient Indian patterns: coloring them is relaxing and surprisingly fun! Treat yourself to some free time to color, listen to music, have some herbal tea and snacks, and socialize. We’ll supply a wide array of coloring sheets and colored pencils. A B.O.B program.


Paint Night
Wednesday, March 7 // 6:30pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5
Join Celecia Cargill in painting “Elevate” on canvas. Paint and materials will be provided for you to take home a beautiful masterpiece!
 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

The Mountain Between Us
Wednesday, January 17 // 2pm
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness. Starring Idris Elba, Kate Winslet & Beau Bridges, 2017, 112 min. Rated PG-13.

The Glass Castle
Monday, January 22 // 1:30pm & 7pm

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts. 2017, 127 min. Rated PG-13.

Family Matinee: Finding Dory
Saturday, January 27 // 1:30pm

The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. Featuring the voice talents of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks & Ed O'Neill. 2016, 103 min. Rated PG.

Slumdog Millionaire
Wednesday, January 31 // 1:30pm

A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?". Starring Dev Patel & Freida Pinto. 2008, 120 min. Rated R.

Film Classic: Casablanca
Friday, February 9 // 2pm

In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. 1942, 102 min. NR.

Stronger
Monday, February 12 // 1:30pm & 7pm

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany & Miranda Richardson. 2017, 119 min. Rated R.

Home Again
Wednesday, February 14 // 2pm

Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her. Starring Reese Witherspoon. 2017, 97 min. Rated PG-13.

OSCAR DOUBLE FEATURE
Sunday, February 25
Dunkirk //
12:15pm
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan & Mark Rylance. 2017, 106 min. Rated PG-13.
Victoria & Abdul // 2:45pm
Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Starring Judi Dench & Ali Fazal. 2017, 111 min. Rated PG-13.
Snacks and popcorn will be served with both movies!

Marshall
Monday, February 26 // 1:30pm & 7pm
About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad & Kate Hudson. 2017, 118 min. Rated PG-13.

Battle of the Sexes
Monday, March 5 // 1:30pm & 7pm
The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Starring Emma Stone & Steve Carell. 2017, 121 min. Rated PG-13.

Mother!
Wednesday, March 14 // 2pm

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem & Ed Harris. 2017, 121 min. Rated R.

Goodbye Christopher Robin
Monday, March 19 // 1:30pm & 7pm

A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie & Kelly Macdonald. 2017, 107 min. Rated PG.

Film Classic: My Fair Lady
Friday, March 23 // 2pm

A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. Starring Audrey Hepburn & Rex Harrison. 1964, 170 min. Rated G.

Family Matinee: Despicable Me 3
Saturday
, March 24 // 1:30pm

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Featuring the voice talents of Steve Carell & Kristen Wiig. 2017, 90 min. Rated PG.

Foreign Film: 3 Idiots
Wednesday, March 28 // 1:30pm
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". Starring Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh. 2009, 170 min. Rated PG-13.

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 Ninjago Movie
Friday, January 12 // 7pm

Find your inner piece. High-school students moonlight as ninjas, and fight to defend their island of Ninjago. 2017, 90 min.  Rated PG.

Despicable Me 3
Friday, February 16 // 7pm

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Featuring the voice talents of Steve Carell & Kristen Wiig. 2017, 90 min. Rated PG.

Air Bud (and craft)
Friday, March 16 // 7pm
Tale about an uncanny canine whose ability to shoot hoops astonishes a lonely boy, who rescues the dog from an abusive owner. With a basketball craft. 1997, 97 min. Rated G.

 

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 sections for additional B.O.B. programs.

January/February/March
INDIA

Indian Cuisine
Wednesday, January 24 // 2pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5
Experience two popular Indian dishes sure to wake up your palette: Curried chicken salad with apples and raisins and easy peasy Chicken Tica Masala.

Mother/Daughter Henna Workshop
Tuesday, February 20 // 7-8:45pm

Learn about the art and history of henna from India with Minal Mehta.  Mix and create your own designs and apply the henna that will last for about two weeks.


Coloring Mandalas (All Ages Welcome)
Thursday, February 22 // 11am & 7pm
Mandalas are ancient Indian patterns: coloring them is relaxing and surprisingly fun! Treat yourself to some free time to color, listen to music, have some herbal tea and snacks, and socialize. We’ll supply a wide array of coloring sheets and colored pencils.

‘Tween Scene (Grades 4-8): Cooked To Perfection
Monday, March 12 // 5-6:45pm
// Registration Required // Fee: $15 (not noted in our Newsletter)
OFF-SITE at Cooked To Perfection, 49 Main Street, East Rockaway, 516-812-6551

Create a delicious 3-course Indian meal from scratch.

Book Discussion
Tuesday, March 13 // 2pm
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

Discussion Leader: Edith Ritzenberg

I’ve Been There: India
Wednesday, March 14 // 2pm

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

Take a Book on a Blind Date
Thursday, February 1 through Wednesday, February 28
Join us for a blind date…with a book! Choose from among the books wrapped up; you won’t know the identity of your blind date until you get it home.  A great way to treat yourself to a new author, or genre; who knows? You may fall in love! Let us know how each date went—and at the end of the month we’ll raffle off some terrific prizes! Adults and Grades 7-12.
 

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

Tuesday, February 13 // 2pm
Mudbound by Hilary Jordan
Discussion Leader: Mark Stine

Tuesday, March 13 // 2pm
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
(a B.O.B. program)
Discussion Leader: Edith Ritzenberg
 

2018 Philadelphia Flower Show
Thursday, March 8 // Fee: $84 (Check payable to Oceanside Library) // Registration Required

It’s the most beautiful event of the year! With more than ten acres of landscapes, gardens, and floral displays to explore, The Wonders of Water, will delight you in a sea of color and encourage exploration of the extraordinary, essential and life-giving beauty of water. Colorful water-loving blooms, dancing fountains and falling waters will be sure to enchant.
Lunch is on your own.  Eat at a concession or visit the Reading Market across the street.  If you wish, you can reserve a seat for the Flower Show Garden Tea in the Garden Room which includes a menu of petite sandwiches, seasonal fruits, and pastries, plus unlimited hot teas for an additional cost of $28.  Make your reservations in advance by emailing here.
Pick up 7am at the Baldwin Library.  Return at approximately 9pm.  No refunds unless the Library has to cancel the trip.

 

Understanding and Planning for Long-Term Care
Thursday, January 11 // 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.

Buying/Selling Your Home in 2018
Sunday, January 21 // 2pm

A panel of experts will discuss the many aspects that contribute to a successful real-estate transaction. Refreshments served!

Resume Drop-In Clinic
Saturday, January 27 // 10am-Noon
Tuesday, February 13 // 6-8pm
Saturday, February 24 // 10am-Noon
Monday, March 5 // 6-8pm
Saturday, March 24 // 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.

Seminar: 12 (More) Legal Questions You Didn’t Know to Ask
Tuesday, February 6 // 2pm

Margery Weinroth, Esq. returns to answer more questions about financial planning. Questions include, “Should I gift my home to my children”, “What is probate and why is everyone trying to avoid it?”, “Can a spouse be disinherited in New York?”, “Am I candidate for a reverse mortgage?” These are some of the questions which will be answered in this informative presentation.

Seminar: How to Start Your Own Business
Tuesday, February 6 // 7pm
Learn how to kick-start your small business idea with consultants from Farmingdale University’s Small Business Dept.

Learn How to Be a Notary Public (Registration for OCEANSIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENTS is now open!!  Registration for NON-RESIDENTS begins Tuesday, January 9 at 7pm)
Wednesday, February 21 // 6:30 pm // Registration Required // No Fee
Join us for this introductory class designed to help prepare you to take the NY State Notary Public test.

Resume Workshop
Monday, February 26 // 7pm

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 resume stand out.  Free, open to all.  Bring your current resume if you have one for a review.


Smarter Social Security
Thursday, March 8 // 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

 

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, January 17 // 7-8:30pm
Wednesday, February 21 // 7-8:30pm
Wednesday, March 21 // 7-8:30pm

 

Indian Cuisine
Wednesday, January 24 // 2pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5
Experience two popular Indian dishes sure to wake up your palette: Curried chicken salad with apples and raisins and easy peasy Chicken Tica Masala.
A B.O.B program.

Chinese Chicken Dumplings
Wednesday, February 7 // 7pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5
Celebrate Chinese New Year learning to make this traditional treat! Registration Required.

 

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.)

Class 1: Tuesday, January 16 & Thursday, January 18 // 6-9pm // Registration Required

Class 2: Saturday, February 10 // 10am-4pm // Registration Required

Class 3: Monday, March 12 & Wednesday, March 14 // 6-9pm // Registration Required
 

Fifth Annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash!
Sunday, March 4 // 1-3 pm

Children of all ages will enjoy an afternoon of arts and crafts, face-painting, balloons, movies and lots and lots of books by our beloved Dr. Seuss. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside.

 

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.
 

Meditation
Tuesdays, January 16, 23, 30 // 11:15am-Noon (IN SESSION)
Certified fitness specialist Helene Just leads these classes for meditation. Please wear comfortable clothes.

Fit And Fabulous

Series 1: Tuesdays, January 16, 23, 30 // 12:10-12:50pm
(IN SESSION)
Series 2: 4 Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 // 12:10-12:50pm //
Fee: $20 // 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.  Wear comfortable clothes and footwear and bring a set of light weights and exercise bands.

Zumba Gold
Series 1: Wednesdays, January 17, 24, 31 // 12:45-1:45pm
(IN SESSION)
Series 2 (Mini): 3 Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21 // 12:45-1:45pm // Fee: $15 //
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
Mini Series 1: Fridays, January 26, February 2 // 12:15-1:15pm
(IN SESSION)
Mini Series 2: 3 Fridays, February 9, 16, 23 // 12:15-1:15pm // Fee: $15 //
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.

Vinyasa Yoga With Dorothy Scott (NEW CLASS)
4 Saturdays, February 17, 24, March 3, 10 // 10am-Noon // Fee: $20
// 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) shavasana.  Bring a mat, and perhaps a towel and water.  Wear loose fitting clothing. Namaste.


Tai Chi For Beginners
4 Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 // 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.
 

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

Sunday, January 28 // Noon-4pm
Sunday, February 25 // Noon-4pm
Sunday, March 11 // Noon-4pm

 

Stitchin’ Time (PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME!)
Wednesday, February 14 // 10:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, March 14 // 10:30am-12:30pm

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

Game Time: Card And Board Games
Monday, January 22
// 11am-4pm
Monday, January 29 // 11am-4pm
Monday, February 5 // 11am-4pm
Monday, February 12 // 11am-4pm
Monday, February 26 // 11am-4pm
Monday, March 5 // 11am-4pm
Monday, March 12 // 11am-4pm
Monday, March 19 // 11am-4pm
Monday, March 26 // 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.

A Jigsaw Mystery
Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20 // 11am

Come join our latest program for adults: you’ll read a short mystery that will be missing only the ending.  You will then work together as a group to put together the jigsaw puzzle which will reveal the clues you need to solve the mystery! All are welcome - light refreshments.
  No registration required.

Registration for OCEANSIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENTS is now open!!
Registration for NON-RESIDENTS begins Tuesday, January 9 at 7pm


Sudoku Contest
Saturday, March 10 // 11am // Registration Required
Join our third annual Sudoku contest!  Grade 7 – Adults.

Mahjong Tournament
Sunday, March 18 // 12:30pm // Fee: $25 // Registration Required
This 3-hour tournament will include lunch, snacks, beverages and prizes. Participants are encouraged to bring their sets (we need 6 Easts) and cards.  Limit 24 players.
 

Saturday, March 17 // Noon-2pm
Join us in saluting Oceanside’s Girl Scouts on National Girl Scouts Day. Come see the projects the scouts have done in their quest for the coveted Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, and learn about the good works being performed by the scouts throughout the town.
 

Stepping On – A Workshop on Preventing Falls
Series 1: Fridays, Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 // 10am-Noon
(IN SESSION)
Series 2: Fridays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13 // 10am-Noon //
Registration Required
Learn how to make your body stronger and your home safer.   Attendees must be 65 and older, cannot rely on a walker or have dementia.

Healthy Meals in Under an Hour
Wednesday, January 17 // 7pm
Join Andrea Massop-Ramos, M.S. Clinical Nutrition as she shows you how to make delicious, nutritious meals and snacks in under an hour!

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
Thursday, January 18 // 11am
Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, this seminar is designed to help caregivers understand and respond to behaviors they may face on a day-to-day basis.

NARCAN Training
Tuesday, January 23 // 7pm
Join Town of Hempstead Councilman Anthony D’Esposito and be trained on the use of NARCAN, the life-saving opioid-overdose emergency treatment.

Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers - Early Stages
Monday, February 5 //10am- 12:30pm
Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, this seminar is designed to help caregivers of individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

Reducing Inflammation To Reduce Your Pains
Thursday, February 8 // 11am
A discussion of the structural and functional causes of inflammation that causes pain and the natural, non-drug approaches to reverse inflammation and reduce painful "-itis" conditions, presented by Dr. Peter Luecken, D.C.


Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers - Mid Stages
Tuesday, March 27 //10am-12:30pm
Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, this seminar is designed to help caregivers of individuals in the mid stages of Alzheimer’s.
 

Saturday, January 20 // 2pm
Come “take out” a human book - talk for 20 minutes with one of our volunteers on any of a dozen topics!

 

Tips on Growing Beautiful Roses
Tuesday, March 13 // 7pm

March is pruning time. Kathy Guzzardo is a master gardener and has extensive knowledge on how to choose the right rose. She will give tips on how to care for roses.

 

Next Chapter Book Club
Fridays // 2:30-3:30pm // Registration With Literacy Nassau Required
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.  For further information, please call Literacy Nassau at 516-867-3580, ex. 18 or visit Literacy Nassau online.

Special Needs Art Class: Mosaic Letter On Canvas
Thursday, January 18 // 7-8pm // Grades 4 through High School
Start with a letter stencil and create a mosaic design using glass tiles, beads, buttons, and stones over canvas.

Special Needs Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, January 22 // 7pm


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.


Despicable Me 3
Friday, February 16 // 7pm

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Featuring the voice talents of Steve Carell & Kristen Wiig. 2017, 90 min. Rated PG.

Air Bud (and craft)
Friday, March 16 // 7pm
Tale about an uncanny canine whose ability to shoot hoops astonishes a lonely boy, who rescues the dog from an abusive owner. With a basketball craft. 1997, 97 min. Rated G.

 

Spanish For Beginners
4 Thursdays, January 25, February 1, 8, 15 // 7-8pm //
Registration Required
Move up to the next level with Prof. Margherita Galofaro as she continues her popular language instruction series.
 

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer
Tuesday, January 23 // 2 pm

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition (November 13, 2017 - February 12, 2018) will present approximately 150 of Michelangelo’s drawings, three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, his wood architectural model for a chapel vault, and many complementary works by other artists for comparison and context. Professor Thomas Germano will present a visual lecture on the life, times and work of Michelangelo Buonarroti and introduce the works related to this ‘once in a lifetime exhibition’ in NYC.

Collecting Coins: The Basics & More!
Wednesday, January 24 // 2pm

Jeff Berkoff, of Specialty Rarities, instructs how to assess your coins, how to handle and store them, when to buy or sell them! Learn strategies on how to start or enhance your collection, and how to handle a collection that you inherited. Bring your coins and Jeff will try to answer your questions, as time allows. All are welcome to attend.

Self-Defense
Wednesday, January 24 // 7pm
Learn about New York State self-defense law, and gain a full understanding of how much you really can do to defend yourself during a variety of situations.

Book Signing/Lecture: Synagogues of Long Island
Monday, January 29 // 7pm

Ira Poliakoff signs copies of his new book Synagogues of Long Island.  The author, a Long Island native, will discuss the planning and writing of this book and speak about the history of the over 250 synagogues that have dotted Long Island since the 1800's.

Slavery And The American Presidency
Tuesday, February 20 // 2pm
The history of slavery is largely anonymous and the stories of the enslaved are often relegated to a footnote in history.  Hear the voices and stories of American Presidents.

Long Island & the Movies
Thursday, March 1 // 2pm

The North Shore Preservation Society will give a presentation about famous Long Island attractions that have made their debut in popular movies. Join us before the Oscars, for this fascinating and educational lecture.

Balanchine: Father of American Ballet
Wednesday, March 7 // 7pm

Join Barnett Serchuk, critic, editor, and contributing writer to Broadway World, for this fascinating look at the life, career and legacy of George Balanchine.

Hinduism: The Religion of the Indian World
Thursday, March 15 // 2pm

Hinduism claims to be the oldest religion in the world with a history going back some 10,000 years. Join Dr. Ronald Brown of Touro College and the Unification theological Seminary in discovering this wonderful religious community.

 

The Golden Tone Orchestra
Sunday, January 28 // 2pm

Be prepared for an afternoon of nostalgia with music and vocals from jazz and swing to modern show tunes. The Library will be transformed into a concert hall of the past. The Golden Tone Orchestra is a band of musicians, most of whom are retired professionals, some played with the Big Bands of the past! All ages are welcome! This concert is free and open to the public. Doors will open to the public at 1:30pm. Seating is on a first come basis.

An Evening of Jazz
Friday, February 9 // 7pm

Come enjoy an evening of live jazz featuring local artists.

Sympatico Jazz
Sunday, February 11 // 2 pm
Sympatico’s repertoire is a mixture of popular jazz and blues, both nostalgic and current, from Nina Simone to Etta James, and Sergio Mendes to Diana Krall.  Vocalist Toni Washington Bolt has performed for all of President Clinton’s high society parties and has shared the stage with such musical giants as Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Ray Charles among many others. This concert is free and open to the public. Doors will open to the public at 1:30pm. Seating is on a first come basis.

Sheri Miller
Sunday, March 11 // 2pm

Named one of Music Connection’s “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists”, acclaimed singer-songwriter Sheri Miller writes and performs her soulful, Beatles-inspired love songs, while accompanying herself on guitar and piano.  She also sings a wide range of popular classic favorites, including the Beatles, Patsy Cline and Judy Garland among others. This concert is free and open to the public. Doors will open to the public at 1:30pm. Seating is on a first come basis.

 

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!

Max Kramer, Campaign Manager for Laura Curran
Thursday, February 15 // 7pm


Debra Mule, Nassau County Legislature
Tuesday, March 6 // 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.  Writers are welcome to read up to three samples of their work.

Saturday, January 27 // 2-4pm
January’s featured poets are Evie Ivy, Wayne Mennecke, Charles Peter Watson and Dan Brown.

Saturday, February 17 // 2-4pm
February’s featured poets are David Lawton, Janet Wade, and Marsha Nelson.

Saturday, March 24 // 2-4pm
March’s featured poets are Mindy Kronenberg, Sharon Anderson, Mankh (Walter E. Harris III).


How to Market Your Poetry Book
Friday, January 26 // 7 pm

So your poems have finally been published in book or chapbook form. Now what? Join publisher James Wagner as he walks you through the steps you’ll need to go through to sell those books.

 

Resume Drop-In Clinic
Saturday, January 27 // 10am-Noon
Tuesday, February 13 // 6-8pm
Saturday, February 24 // 10am-Noon
Monday, March 5 // 6-8pm
Saturday, March 24 // 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
Monday, February 26 // 7pm

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 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.

Design with Risk in Mind
Wednesday, January 17 // 7pm
Featuring Joseph Fragola, former NASA investigator, on how engineering needs to balance risk and benefit.

Pesticides: Killer or Savior?
Wednesday, February 1 // 7pm

Featuring biologist Mitchell Baker on the effects of pesticides on our environment.

Human Health: Is the Study of the Past the Key to our Future?
Wednesday, March 21 // 7pm
Featuring anthropologist Dr. Kate Pechenkina on the study of ancient human health.

 

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

Agnes of God
Sunday, February 4 // 2pm

John Pielmeier’s award-winning play about a novice nun, a birth, a claim of immaculate conception, and a dramatic investigation. Directed by 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.

Sunday, January 21 // 2pm
Wednesday, March 28 // 6:30pm
 

Daniel Ovadia
Thursday, January 18 // 2pm

Join us for an afternoon of art and music with artist, Daniel Ovadia. This show features a solo drumming performance of music composed by the artist, reflecting philosophies generated by his study of tympani, drumset, and other percussion instruments. Performance is paired with a projection of 200 digital images.

Can’t a Girl Get a Break?
Thursday, February 15 // 2pm
Audiences are sure to enjoy the uplifting music and larger than life character of Sage Advice, created and brought to life by Broadway and opera singing actress Doreen Firestone.

David Holzman: Battle of the Senses
Thursday, March 22 // 2pm

David Holzman is an award-winning pianist and writer whose essay “The Battle of the Senses”,  describes the challenges which he has had to overcome to reach his mastery of the piano.  These challenges center upon hearing loss in both ears and epilepsy. Holzman will give a recital of varied works.
 

SmartTrek Driver Program
Thursday, January 25 // 2pm //
Fee: $5 (check made payable to AARP)
// Registration Required
This workshop includes an overview of vehicle technology, a step-by-step guide of how these technologies work and how they can benefit drivers, as well as time for people to interact with each other. Workshop attendees should leave with a thorough understanding of what vehicle technologies could be in their vehicles and a general understanding of how to use them.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Tuesday, January 16 // 6:30 -8:30pm //
Registration Required
Learn the basics of word processing including creating a document, saving, editing, formatting and much more. Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten and 1st Grade or equivalent. Registration Required

Intermediate Microsoft Word
Tuesday, February 6 // 6:30-8:30pm //
Registration Required
Learn more about the world’s most popular word processing program, including formatting, columns and tables and much more. Prerequisites: Introduction to Microsoft Word or equivalent. Registration Required.

How to Use Your Streaming Devices
Tuesday, March 20 // 2pm //
Registration Required
Learn about how to use streaming devices like the Amazon TV FireStick, Google ChromeCast, and Roku Streaming Stick.

 

Seminar: Tax Grievances & Your Real Property Tax Bill
Friday, January 26 // 2pm

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.


Town of Hempstead Tax Collection
Monday, February 5 // 11:30am-1:30pm
Come pay your tax bill. Representatives of Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin’s office will be here (across the street in the Town parking lot) to make paying your taxes convenient.

Tax Assistance
Wednesday, February 7 through Wednesday, April 11 // 10am-2pm

The Town of Hempstead Dept. of Senior Enrichment offers free income tax assistance for seniors and low-income individuals of all ages. Please bring last year’s tax return, copies of W-2s, WP-2s, 1099s, proof of all income, property tax receipts, and all pertinent tax documents. No reservations. First-come, first-served.


 

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