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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.

OCEANCON IS COMING!!
Saturday, October 20 // Noon – 4pm // ALL AGES
A day filled with comics, superheroes, and games for all ages!  Meet a panel of graphic novel authors and artists, dress up for our cosplay contest, take drawing classes in artist alley, and more!

Noon:
Superhero Scavenger Hunt (Ages 3-12 years)
Various superheroes are hidden around the Children’s Room.  Stop by the librarians’ desk in the Children’s Room to pick up the list and see if you can find them all.
Photobooth fun & Cosplay contest

12:30pm:
Decorate A Superhero Mask (Ages 3-12 years)
If you were a superhero, what would your mask look like?  Stop by the Children’s Room anytime between 12:30 and 1:30pm to create your superhero mask.  While supplies last.

1pm:
Panel: Graphic Novelists Kelly Gordon & Pat and Amy Shand

2pm:
Meet & Greet with panel authors/artists
Meet & Greet with Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion
Superhero Training Camp (Grades K-6)
Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?  Put yourself to the test at our training camp, complete all the challenges, and earn your superhero certificate.  Stop in the Children’s Room between 2 and 3pm to participate.
Retro Video Games: Marvel vs. Capcom, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Jedi Outcast, Spider-Man 2, and more!

2:30pm:
Artist Alley: Manga Drawing Class

3pm:
George Lucas and the Creation of Star Wars
Saturday, October 20 // 3pm
Featuring lots of exciting, rare footage, this program traces George Lucas’ surprising, inspiring life, and how he became the billionaire creator of the biggest science fiction saga ever. Designed for both casual and die-hard fans of all ages, this fast-paced, multimedia program explores Lucas’ inspirations for the original movie; follows the backstage drama behind all his films leading up to and including the original Star Wars; and shows clips from the many films that influenced Lucas.

3:30pm
Superhero Storytime (Ages 3-5 years) (Registration Required)

Join us for stories, songs, and a brief book-based movie.

 

September/October Featured Artist: Dennis O'Reilly
Long Island Seascapes & The Problem Of Plastic In Our Oceans
 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

7 Days In Entebbe
Monday, October 15 // 2pm & 7pm
Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted. Starring Batsheva Dance Company, Zina Zinchenko, Ben Schnetzer. 2018. PG-13. 107 mins.

Tully
Wednesday, October 24 // 2pm

A mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully. Starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston. 2018. R. 95 mins.


A Quiet Place
Monday, October 29 // 2pm & 7pm
In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. Starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt. 2018. PG-13. 90 mins.

Frankenfest: Frankenstein Movie Marathon
Wednesday, October 31
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948, NR. 83 min.) // 11am
Frankenstein (1931, NR, 70 min.) // 2pm

Frankenfest: Mary Shelley
Friday, November 2 // 2pm
A movie about the life and facts of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, who at 18 she meets 21 year old poet Percy Shelley, which resulted in later Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein. Starring Elle Fanning. 2017. PG-13. 120 mins.

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: Coco
Friday, October 26 // 7pm
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Starring the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt. 2017. PG. 105 mins.
 

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.

Paint Night: England (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Tuesday, October 16 // 6:30pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5

Join Authentic Heartwork with the whole family as you paint a Banksy-inspired canvas.


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.


Afternoon Tea
(WAIT LIST ONLY)
Friday, October 26 // 2pm // Registration Required // Fee: $10

Join Barbara Sheridan for a lovely afternoon filled with British tea, scones, finger sandwiches and clotted cream.

 

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

FURTHER DISCUSSIONS TBA
 

Hunterdon Hills Playhouse (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Tuesday, October 16 //
Registration Required // Fee: $86 (Checks made payable to the Oceanside Library, separate checks please - No refunds unless the trip is canceled) // Pick up at Baldwin Library @ 8:30am
Join us for a luncheon matinee (with an unlimited dessert buffet) to see the hilarious television and Broadway star, Eddie Mekka, well-known for his role as Carmine in the popular television show, Laverne and Shirley. In this highly successful, fast paced comedy he portrays a meek and mild taxi driver who is unable to say “no” to a woman in need. Somehow he finds himself with wives in two different areas of London!

 

Resume Clinic
Monday, October 15 // 6-8pm // Registration Required
Saturday, October 27 // 10am - Noon // Registration Required
Make an appointment 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.  Librarians subject to availability.

Resume Workshop
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.


Social Media: How to Grow Your Small Business
Tuesday, October 23 // 7pm

For people who already have a business and others who are starting a business. Learn the benefits of using social media to improve your business and marketing.
 


Chicken Soup For The Soul
Tuesday, October 23 // 6:30 pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5
Come enjoy a delicious bowl of chicken soup with Dr. Robert Dellamore!  Learn the tips and tricks you need to make a hearty bowl of soup in preparation for the cold season!

 

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.

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.)

FURTHER DATES TBA
 

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.
 

PLEASE NOTE:
Registration required for each course separately.
Fees are non-refundable after the course begins.


Tai Chi For Arthritis (IN SESSION)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, November 1, 8, 13 // 10-11am //
Registration Required

Stepping On: Fall Prevention
(IN SESSION)
Fridays, October 19, 26 // 10am – Noon //
Registration Required

Chair Yoga With Jill Ackison-Moses
(IN SESSION)
Fridays, October 19, 26 // 12:15-1:15pm //
Registration Required

Zen Saturdays: Yoga With Dorothy Scott
(IN SESSION)
Saturdays, October 27 // 11:15am–12:15pm //
Registration Required

Fit & Fabulous With Helene Just (IN SESSION)
Tuesdays, October 16, 23, 30 // 12-12:45pm //
Registration Required

Zumba Gold With Jill Ackison-Moses
Mini Series: Wednesdays, October 17, 24, 31 //
Registration Required // Fee: $15
 

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

Sunday, October 14 // Noon - 4pm

 

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!


Intermediate Mah Jongg (IN SESSION)
Wednesdays, October 17, 24 // 6:30pm // Registration Required

This course will review the tiles, how to read the card, set up basic play plus you will learn and practice defensive plays and winning strategies. If you have a set, please bring it, along with the 2018 National Mah Jongg League card.


Game Time: Card And Board Games
Mondays, October 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. 

Benefits of Art Therapy
Tuesday, October 16 // 7pm

This fun and interactive presentation will define what Art Therapy is, why Art Therapy is a valuable service including the therapeutic benefits of Art Therapy and several hands on directives (examples) of Art Therapy as it applies to children, adolescents and adults.

Self-Defense Class
Thursday, October 18 // 7pm

This class is specifically designed for women to effectively learn to handle sexual assault. Grand Master Gene Perceval, the instructor, will cover traditional martial arts techniques.

Choking Prevention Seminar For Parents
Monday, October 29 // 7pm

Participants will have the opportunity to lean the tools necessary to combat a child from choking.  A registered nurse & nurse practitioner will teach caregivers how to perform the Heimlich maneuver on infants, young children, and adults.
 

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

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.

Columbus Avenue (PLEASE NOTE: DESCRIPTION IN OUR NEWSLETTER IS INCORRECT)
Friday, October 19 // 7pm

Come rock to the sounds of The Beatles, The Who, Green Day and others performed by Columbus Avenue featuring Grayson Rosen, guitar and lead vocals, Brian Amato, drums and vocals, Gabe Soares, lead guitar and Rob Coren, bass guitar. 
NOTE: We are pleased to offer this concert 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.

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: Coco
Friday, October 26 // 7pm
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Starring the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt. 2017. PG. 105 mins.
 


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.

George Lucas and the Creation of Star Wars
Saturday, October 20 // 3pm
Featuring lots of exciting, rare footage, this program traces George Lucas’ surprising, inspiring life, and how he became the billionaire creator of the biggest science fiction saga ever. Designed for both casual and die-hard fans of all ages, this fast-paced, multimedia program explores Lucas’ inspirations for the original movie; follows the backstage drama behind all his films leading up to and including the original Star Wars; and shows clips from the many films that influenced Lucas.

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.

 

Columbus Avenue (PLEASE NOTE: DESCRIPTION IN OUR NEWSLETTER IS INCORRECT)
Friday, October 19 // 7pm

Come rock to the sounds of The Beatles, The Who, Green Day and others performed by Columbus Avenue featuring Grayson Rosen, guitar and lead vocals, Brian Amato, drums and vocals, Gabe Soares, lead guitar and Rob Coren, bass guitar. 
NOTE: We are pleased to offer this concert 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.

The Precisions
Sunday, October 21 // 2pm

The Precisions are former Golden Crest Records recording artists. Their remake of the timeless Gershwin love song, “Someone to Watch Over Me” was a hit in 1962. Since they reformed in 1996, they have been entertaining audiences throughout the tri-state area and beyond with their exciting repertoire of the best in live vintage rock - from Sam Cooke to The Beatles. Dancing won’t be an option when you hear the Precisions - live!

 

Join us for these informal chats with your local elected officials. Learn more about them, what they do and about issues facing our town. Refreshments will be served!

FURTHER DATES TBA
 

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.

FURTHER DATES TBA
 

Resume Clinic
Monday, October 15 // 6-8pm // Registration Required
Saturday, October 27 // 10am - Noon // Registration Required
Make an appointment 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.  Librarians subject to availability.

Resume Workshop
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.

 

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.

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.

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 DATES TBA
 

Author Spotlight: Theresa Dodaro
Thursday, October 18 // 7pm

In addition to being the author of The Tin Box Trilogy, Theresa Dodaro will soon be publishing her novel, The Porcelain Doll. She is also currently writing a novel that takes place in Sayville shortly after the turn of the century, entitled The Bayman’s Daughter. Theresa will discuss how she prepares for writing her historical fiction novels. Meet & greet to follow.

Sea Turtles
Saturday, October 27 // 12:30pm

The Riverhead Foundation will teach us about sea turtles (like Booker!) and how we can help save them.  Open to all ages.

Mosaic Thermometer Craft (THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Tuesday, October 30 // 7pm // ALL AGES // Fee: $5 // Registration Required

Everyone will enjoy working with mosaic pieces on this fun and textured mosaic thermometer.  When completed with grout and glue, it can be displayed and can be measured.

Wednesday, October 31 - Friday, November 2 // FRANKENFEST
Join us for 3 days of celebration the the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein!
Wednesday, October 31 - Frankenstein Movie Marathon
11am - Showing of Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948, NR. 83 min.) 
2pm - Showing of Frankenstein (1931, NR. 70 min.)
Thursday, November 1 // 2pm 
Lecture: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a novel of Gothic horror turns 200 years old in 2018. Join us in a birthday celebration as we examine the cinematic adaptations of Shelley's problem child. Starting with Thomas Edison's 1910 adaptation, and following through with Universal Pictures classic with Boris Karloff, we come up to the present while viewing clips of films based on Shelley's work. We will also examine a plethora of movie memorabilia as we discuss the importance of Mary's novel and its various incarnations of the silver screen. From Karloff to Christopher Lee to Robert DeNiro, we will explore it all and bask in the glory of Mary Shelley's timeless masterpiece.
Friday, November 2 // 2pm
Showing of Mary Shelley
A movie about the life and facts of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, who at 18 she meets 21 year old poet Percy Shelley, which resulted in later Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein. Starring Elle Fanning. 2017. PG-13. 120 mins.

 

Book-a-Librarian: Tech Tuesdays
10am & 3pm // Registration Required //
NO FEE
Need help downloading library eBooks to your device? Having trouble setting up your new Kindle or iPad? Interested in creating a social media profile and don’t know where to start?  Book a free, 1 hour appointment for personalized tech help!

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
Please have a clear goal in mind for the session and what you would like to learn. Examples:
Writing a letter in Microsoft Word, Creating an Email or Social Media Account, Attaching and Downloading files from my email. Please bring all necessary passwords and account information to access your devices and services. Be sure to bring your device fully charged and any other cables that may be necessary. If you need a demonstration on library devices, check for availability.
NOTE: We are unable to troubleshoot or fix malfunctioning devices, take apart or replace physical parts on a device, or participate in credit card transactions.

Topics Include:
Downloading Library EBooks with Libby App (Apple, Google, & Microsoft devices)
Downloading Library EBooks with OverDrive (Kindle Fire, Non-tablet E-readers, MP3 players & audiobooks)
Library Services (RBDigital / Library Accounts)
Computer Basics (Windows & IOS)
Using a Tablet or Mobile Phone
Setting Up an Account (Social Media, LinkedIn, Skype, Email)
Organizing Files (USB Flash Drive)
Uploading/Downloading Files
Microsoft Office Basics
Online Cloud Accounts (Google, Microsoft, Apple)
Privacy Settings on Online Accounts
Other Specific Questions (depending on availability)

Please Remember:
Staff members are unable to troubleshoot or fix malfunctioning devices, nor remove or replace physical parts. The library is not liable for any damage on the device.

Bring the device fully charged and with any cables included with the device that may be necessary. Indicate during registration that you wish to use a library computer for instruction.

Remember to bring important account information and passwords that you have and think might be useful. You do not have to share these passwords, but they may be necessary for the session.

Librarians are unable to participate in credit card transactions or verifying/typing personal information.

Write down any questions about things you want to be able to do on your device or accomplish during the session.

Staff may not be able to provide assistance for all device types, programs, and problems. Appointments are available based on library staff availability and are subject to change.

Please only book one session at a time.

 

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572