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June/July/August 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.

 

June Featured Artist: Joanne Biller

July/August Featured Artist: Paul Oresky

Artist Reception: Paul Oresky
Saturday, July 14 // 2pm

Come out and meet our featured artist for July & August! Refreshments will be served as you meet and greet with our featured and resident artists as well as browsing their artwork in the library!

 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

Family Movie: Love, Simon
Saturday, June 23 // 2pm
Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. 2018, PG-13, 109 min.

Film Classic: Pele
Friday, June 29 // 1:30pm

Pelé. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever, and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. But before he was an icon, he was a kid from the slums of São Paulo, Brazil, so poor that he couldn't afford a real soccer ball. Charting his meteoric rise-from scrubbing floors to support his family to honing his electrifying playing style on the streets to leading Brazil's national team to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17-Pelé vividly brings to life the greatest sports story of the 20th century. With Vincent D'Onofrio and Brazilian musical star Seu Jorge. A B.O.B. Program. 2016, PG, 107 min.

15:17 to Paris
Monday, July 2 // 1:30pm & 7pm

In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris, an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. The film follows the course of the friends' lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers on board. 2018, PG-13, 120 min.

The Buddy Holly Story
Wednesday, July 11 // 1:30pm

Gary Busey's sterling performance as Buddy Holly graces this entertaining film biography of this pioneering rock and roll performer. The film follows the trajectory of Holly's musical career from his beginnings in Lubbock, Texas, through his troubled recording career, to his national fame after the success of his hit "That'll Be the Day." As Holly struggles up the road to success, the film also chronicles the tension between him and his backup band, The Crickets (Don Stroud and Charles Martin Smith), along with his love for his Puerto Rican bride Maria (Maria Richwine). 1978, PG, 113 min.

All The Money In The World
Monday, July 16 // 1:30pm & 7pm

This film follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son's captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son's life in the balance, Gail and Getty's advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. 2018, R, 132 min

Film Classic: Sabrina
Friday, August 3 // 1:30pm

Wealthy brothers compete for the affections of their chauffeur's innocent daughter in this seductive Cinderella story. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden. 1954, G, 113 min.

The U.S. vs John Lennon
Wednesday, August 8 // 1:30pm

This film is a compelling and provocative look at John Lennon's transformation from beloved musical artist to anti-war activist to iconic inspiration for peace that also reveals the true story of why and how the U.S. Government tried to silence him. The film will also show that this was not just an isolated episode in American history but that the issues and struggles of that era remain relevant today. 2006, PG-13, 96 min.

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.
 

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: Rookie Of The Year
Thursday, June 28 // 7pm

Rookie of the Year is a light-hearted comedy about a 12-year-old baseball fan who, despite his love for the sport, can't play the game at all. During one Little League contest, he breaks his arm. After it heals, it miraculously becomes a super-human arm that can out-pitch any player in the major leagues. The boy joins the Chicago Cubs and helps lead them to the World Series. Though the plot is silly and contrived, it's a pleasant film that is ideal for young sports fans. 2002, PG, 103 min.


Sensory Friendly Movie & Craft: Shrek
Thursday, July 5 // 7pm

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ornery ogre named Shrek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. There are blind mice in his food, a big, bad wolf in his bed, three little homeless pigs and more, all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save their home--not to mention his own--Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona to be Farquaad's bride. 2001, PG, 93 min.

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.

 

In our new series, Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.), we are spotlighting one country each newsletter.  Join us in April & May as we explore Japan, past and present.  June programs will spotlight Brazil.  See the Children’s & Young Adult sections for additional B.O.B. programs.

FIFA World Cup Game: Brazil vs. Serbia
Wednesday, June 27 // 2pm // No Registration Required

Join us to watch a live futbol game while enjoying some Brazilian treats. You are welcome to wear your favorite team’s jersey, even if they are not playing!

Paint Night
(WAIT LIST ONLY)
Tuesday, July 10 // 6:30pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5

Join us and Authentic Heartwork for special paint nights where we celebrate famous Brazilian artists. Art inspired by Romero Britto.

BBQ On The School House Green
Wednesday, July 11 // 7pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5
Pitmaster Brian Collins will be serving grilled samples of Brazilian churrascaria and tasty sides. Bring your appetite! Meet @ 65 Foxhurst Rd.


Concert: Duo Brasileiro: Brazilian Songbook Classics
Thursday, July 19 // 7pm // No Registration Required

A panorama of Brazilian popular music from the 1960’s to today, the program features songs from legendary composers including: Jobim, Bonfá, Chico Buarque, Guinga, Pixinguinha, and Gonzaga. Samba, Bossa Nova, Choro, Baião and other core styles presented.

Gregor Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar
Thursday, July 26 // 7pm // Registration Required

The Gracie family is a prominent Brazilian martial arts family known for the development of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Learn about this martial art, combat sport and self-defense system presented by Oceanside’s Mutant MMA gym.

Craft: Brazilian Clay Pots
Wednesday,
August 1 // 7pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5
In northeastern Brazil, ceramics are a popular form of art. Also found near Recife and the Amazon. Create and decorate your own clay pot with a wheel.


Paint Night
Tuesday, August 7 // 6:30pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5

Join us and Authentic Heartwork for special paint nights where we celebrate famous Brazilian artists. Art inspired by Tarsila do Amaral.

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 other. Light refreshments served.

 

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

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
Tuesday, July 10 // 2pm

The author brilliantly bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between three time periods. Discussion leader: Fran Cohen

River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
Tuesday, August 7 // 2pm

Follow Theodore Roosevelt’s adventures through the Amazon Rainforest in 1912. Discussion Leader: Edith Ritzenberg

One Book, One Oceanside Book Discussion: Restart by Gordon Korman
Wednesday, August 8 // 8pm

Join us as we have a community-wide discussion on the book we are all reading this summer!

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.
 

New York Botanical Gardens & The Lobster House (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Thursday, June 21 // Registration Required // Fee: $88
(Checks made payable to the Oceanside Library, separate checks please - No refunds unless the trip is canceled) // Pick-up at Baldwin Library @ 8am
Join us for a trip to the New York Botanical Gardens to see the featured Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit and lunch at The City Island Lobster House.
  From Saturday, May 19, 2018 – Sunday, October 28, 2018 the NYBG will be exhibiting "Visions of Hawaii" - A lush exhibition in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory of Hawaiian flora and a stunning display in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery that includes more than 15 of O’Keeffe’s Hawai‘i paintings—not seen together in New York since their debut in 1940—will spotlight a transformative experience in the legendary artist’s life, revealing O’Keeffe’s deeply felt impressions and the enduring influence of the Islands’ dramatic landscapes and exotic plants. Guests can view the exhibit and take a trolley ride around the 250 acres of lush gardens. Then we will dine at the City Lobster House, which includes a multi-course meal!

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.

 

Bilingual Property Taxpayer Forum
Wednesday, June 20 // 7pm

Don Clavin, TOH Receiver of Taxes, and Sylvia Cabana, the Town Clerk, present this bilingual seminar on your real estate taxes.

How To Succeed In A Sales Profession
Wednesday, June 20 // 7pm

This 1 hour seminar is designed for those looking to change careers into a sales profession and for those already in sales. We will define some of the personal traits one should have and develop for success in the field of sales. Discussion of one owns mindset and skill set necessary to succeed will be main focus.

Resume Drop-In Clinic
Saturday, June 23 // 10am - Noon
Monday, July 9 // 6-8pm
Saturday, July 21 // 10am - Noon
Monday, August 6 // 6-8pm
Saturday, August 18 // 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.

Nassau County Clerk’s Mobile Office
Thursday, July 19 // 11 am – 1:30pm

The Nassau County Clerk’s Mobile Office is on the road offering County Clerk services to Nassau County residents.  Office representatives will be able to provide certified copies of land records (deeds, mortgages, and mortgage satisfactions) and notary services for a fee.  In addition, the Mobile Office will also offer Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell’s Veterans Recognition Program, where office representatives can process veteran discharge papers (DD-214) and provide our Veterans Discount Card, free of charge.

Nassau County Tax Exemption Help
Wednesday, July 25 // 1pm – 2:30pm

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.

Passport Day (PROGRAM CANCELLED, NEW DATE TBA)
Friday, July 27 // 10am - 1pm
Brought to you by Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana, the Passport RV will be in the parking lot across the street. Patrons will be assisted in applying or renewing a passport. Renewals must be mailed by the patron; only new apps will be taken to be mailed. Photos can be taken at RV, with fee.

Resume Workshop
Tuesday, July 31 // 2pm
Thursday, August 16 // 2pm

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.

Skirting The Rules, Reinvention for Women 50+ (Intro Course)
Tuesday, July 31 // 7pm
Searching for more meaning in your third act? More creativity, more authenticity, more you? Then join this introductory session to learn the secret for reinventing your life as you decide what’s next. 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. If you plan on attending, please visit skirtingtherules.com prior and take the assessment quiz. And please bring your results with you to the session!

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.

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.

Wednesday, June 20 // 7pm
Thursday, July 5 // 11am
Thursday, July 19 // 11am
Thursday, August 2 // 11am
Thursday, August 16 // 11am

 

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

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

Class #2: Monday, July 9 & Wednesday, July 11 // 6-9pm (must attend both sessions)
Class #3: Saturday, August 25 // 10am - 4pm
 

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.
 

Tai Chi for Arthritis (NO CLASS ON FRIDAY, JUNE 15)
Wednesdays & Fridays June 22, 27, 29, July 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, Aug. 1 // 10-11am
// Registration Required (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Evidence-based research has shown that Tai Chi builds strength and balance. This workshop is run by South Nassau Community Hospital.

Chair Yoga with Jill Ackison-Moses
Mini Series 1: Fridays, June 22, 29
// 12:15-1:15pm // Registration Required (IN SESSION)
Series 2: Fridays, July 6, 13, 20, 27
// 12:15-1:15pm // Registration Required // Fee: $20
Series 3: Fridays, August 3, 10, 17, 24
// 12:15-1:15pm // Registration Required // Fee: $20
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.

Zumba Gold with Jill Ackison-Moses
Mini Series 1: Wednesday, June 27 // 12:45-1:45pm
// Registration Required (IN SESSION)
Series 2: Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1 // 12:45-1:45pm
// Registration Required // Fee: $20
Series 3: Wednesdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29 // 12:45-1:45pm
// Registration Required // Fee: $20
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.

Meditation with Pat Anderson
Series 1: Saturday, June 23 // 11:15 am-Noon
// Registration Required (IN SESSION)
Series 2: Saturdays, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25 // 11:15 am-Noon
// Registration Required // NO FEE
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.

Family Yoga On The School House Green
Saturday, June 30 // 10am
// Individual Registration Required // No Fee
Join Saturday Yoga Instructor, Dorothy Scott for a special reading of I Am Yoga by Susan Verde, followed by a session of yoga on the school house green. All ages in the family welcome!

Yoga with Dorothy Scott
Series 2: Saturdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 // 9:45 - 10:45 am
// Registration Required // Fee: $20
 

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

FURTHER DATES TBA

 

Game Time: Card And Board Games
Mondays
// 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.

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!


Mah Jongg For Beginners
Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 // 10:30am – Noon // Registration Required
 // Fee: $10 (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Learn a fun and challenging game of skill and chance. This course will teach you the tiles, how to read the card, and basic play. The 2018 Mah Jongg League card will be provided.

Paint Night
Tuesday, July 10 // 6:30pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5
(WAIT LIST ONLY)
Join us and Authentic Heartwork for special paint nights where we celebrate famous Brazilian artists. Art inspired by Romero Britto. A B.O.B. Program.

Stitchin' Time
Wednesday, July 11 // 10:30am - 12:30pm
// No registration required
Wednesday, August 8 // 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!

Paint Night
Tuesday, August 7 // 6:30pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5
(WAIT LIST ONLY)
Join us and Authentic Heartwork for special paint nights where we celebrate famous Brazilian artists. Art inspired by Tarsila do Amaral. A B.O.B. Program.

 

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. 

Narcan Training
Thursday, June 21 // 7pm

A training on how to administer nasal narcan and prevent overdoses. Brought to you by Assemblywoman Missy Miller and the Oceanside Fire Dept.

Seminar: How To Build A Strong Relationship
Wednesday, June 27 //  7pm

In this workshop,  Ben Accomando, Ph.D., will discuss the categories of the most difficult problems between couples that often lead to a breakup or divorce, How to effectively confront and resolve difficult problems, The methods to deal with the both the “solvable” and the “unsolvable” problems, Important rules to develop and maintain a healthy and loving relationship.

Chiropractic Medicine for Neck and Back Pain
Thursday, June 28 // 7pm

Chiropractic Medicine has emerged as a ‘first line’ treatment for spine related disorders such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, and sciatica. Clinical research studies have shown that spinal manipulation for back pain is not only safe, but clinically effective.  This presentation will review causes of neck and back pain and how to prevent it from returning as well as how chiropractic medicine can help your overall health.

Living with Alzheimer’s For Caregivers: End Stage
Part 1: Wednesday, July 11 // 2pm or 7pm
AND
Part 2: Thursday, July 12 // 2pm or 7pm

Presented by the Alzheimer's Association, this seminar is designed to help caregivers of individuals in the end stages of Alzheimer’s.

Food & Fitness Workshop
Tuesday, July 17 // 7pm

Join John Messina Do you belong to a gym??  No need to.  Come learn how to exercise with no equipment. Pick up the latest information on how to eat for optimum health. Find out the "worst" thing you could do for your good health and share personal stories.

Acupuncture 101
Wednesday, July 18 // 2pm or 7pm

Learn about the benefits and practice of Acupuncture with Stanley S. Yuan, LAC.

Proper Movements at Home, Work and Play to Reduce Pain, Stress and Injury
Tuesday, August 7 // 7pm

Peter Lueken will review the proper ergonomic movements to prevent injuries, strains, sprains and pain, when doing daily activities.

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.

 

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.  Registration is required. 516 766-2360 x 4.

For Special Needs Teens: Oreo Dirt Cake
Wednesday, June 27 // 7-8 pm
Measure and mix all the ingredients to make a delicious cake topped with crushed Oreos and gummy worms.

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: Rookie Of The Year
Thursday, June 28 // 7pm

Rookie of the Year is a light-hearted comedy about a 12-year-old baseball fan who, despite his love for the sport, can't play the game at all. During one Little League contest, he breaks his arm. After it heals, it miraculously becomes a super-human arm that can out-pitch any player in the major leagues. The boy joins the Chicago Cubs and helps lead them to the World Series. Though the plot is silly and contrived, it's a pleasant film that is ideal for young sports fans. 2002, PG, 103 min.


Sensory Friendly Movie & Craft: Shrek
Thursday, July 5 // 7pm

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ornery ogre named Shrek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. There are blind mice in his food, a big, bad wolf in his bed, three little homeless pigs and more, all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save their home--not to mention his own--Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona to be Farquaad's bride. 2001, PG, 93 min.

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 Twenties: A Panoramic View (PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE!!)
Friday, June 22 // 2pm

Don Parker, a retired teacher of American History, will give a lecture on the decade that brought us Jazz, silent movies, The Great Gatsby and much more! This lecture is perfect to attend before visiting the Jazz exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art.

Searching For The Garden Of Eden In Brazil
Thursday, July 12 // 2pm

The native Indians of South America cherish their legends of a long-lost kingdom where there were no wars, disease, death, or sadness. Along the Argentina-Brazil border this legendary kingdom was called the Land without Evil. First the native Indians and later the Spanish and Portuguese colonizers, and finally explorers today believed that somewhere in the heart of South America this land still exists. Join Dr. Ronald Brown legendary South American explorer, lecturer, and writer in discovering this South American Garden of Eden.  A B.O.B. Program.

Birding: An Introduction
Wednesday July 25 // 11am or 7pm

Join Tony Iovino for a fun, informative introduction to the world of birding. Learn how to identify and enjoy these marvelous creatures living among us!

Crank It Up! The History Of Rock Concerts
Wednesday, July 25 // 7pm
Join Clive Young for this lecture with an insider’s view of how rock concerts grew from Elvis performing in hayfields to the spectacles that fill stadiums today. Weaving facts, humor, video and PowerPoint together, this program highlights how concerts, like rock music, have always changed to reflect the times. Best of all, this program features two exclusive short documentaries, showing life behind-the-scenes on tour with Fleetwood Mac and The Who. These films can’t be seen anywhere else!

The Summer Of Planets
Wednesday, August 1 // 7pm
This is the best summer to see planets since 1986 and won’t recur until 2042 with views of Mars and Saturn so close. New space missions to find and study plus the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope will be discussed. Telescope viewing to follow.

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.
 

Concert: Duo Brasileiro: Brazilian Songbook Classics
Thursday, July 19 // 7pm

A panorama of Brazilian popular music from the 1960’s to today, the program features songs from legendary composers including: Jobim, Bonfá, Chico Buarque, Guinga, Pixinguinha, and Gonzaga. Samba, Bossa Nova, Choro, Baião and other core styles presented. A B.O.B. Program.

Concert: Harvey Kay and Greg Fenton
Saturday, August 4 // 2pm

Join Harvey Kay, a singer songwriter guitarist, and Greg Fenton, his teacher and musical mentor, for an acoustic afternoon. Featuring music from Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, original songs and much more. All the songs will be connected by a narrative of stories and history.

 

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 SESSIONS 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.  Writers are welcome to read up to three samples of their work.

Midsummer Poetry Nights in the Garden
Wednesday, July 18 // 7pm // Featured guest: Chris Pascale
Wednesday, August 15 // 7pm // Featured guest: Mary Healey
 

Resume Drop-In Clinic
Saturday, June 23 // 10am - Noon
Monday, July 9 // 6-8pm
Saturday, July 21 // 10am - Noon
Monday, August 6 // 6-8pm
Saturday, August 18 // 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.

Resume Workshop
Tuesday, July 31 // 2pm
Thursday, August 16 // 2pm

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.

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

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

FURTHER SCRIPT-IN-HAND PRODUCTIONS TBA
 

Join us in reading scripts out loud: plays, movies, TV shows, and old radio shows.  Each participant will receive a part to read at random.  No acting experience necessary!  High school through adult - all are welcome!  Light refreshments will be served.  Registration Required.

Wednesday, July 25 // 6pm
 

Green Oceanside
Thursday, June 21 // 7pm

Join our group dedicated to creating and implementing environmental projects throughout the district.  Open to all ages.


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.

 

Teen Tech Tutor Help
Friday, July 20 // 10-11am
Friday, July 27 // 10-11am
Friday, August 3 // 10-11am

Just walk in! Patrons must bring any necessary log-in information.

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.


 

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572