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October/November/December 2017

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

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

November & December Exhibit: Robert Bloom presents Visions of Scenic Long Island
Reception: Friday, November 10 // 7-9pm
 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

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

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

Wonder Woman
Sunday, November 5 // 1:30pm

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. 2017, 141 min, Rated PG-13.


Invictus
Wednesday, November 8 // 2pm

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.  A B.O.B. Program.  2009, 134 min, Rated PG-13.


The Big Sick
Monday, November 13 // 1:30 & 7pm

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings. 2017, 119 min. Rated R.


Film Classic: Searching For Sugarman
Friday, November 17 // 2pm

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
A B.O.B. Program.  2012, 86 min, Rated PG-13.

Wizard of Lies
Monday, November 27 // 1:30 & 7pm

A chronicle of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, which defrauded his clients of billions of dollars. Starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer. 2017, 133 min, Rated TV MA.

Film Classic: Manhattan Murder Mystery
Friday, December 1 // 2pm

Celebrate Woody Allen’s birthday at our Friday Film Classic viewing about a middle-aged couple who suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead. Starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton. 1993, 107 min, Rated PG.


How To Be A Latin Lover
Monday, December 4 // 1:30 & 7pm

Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the values of family. Starring Eugenio Derbez and Salma Hayek. 2017, 115 min, Rated PG-13.


Foreign Film: TSOTSI
Wednesday, December 6 // 1:30pm

A South African hoodlum named Tsotsi lives by a code of violence. He discovers a baby after committing a crime and the child acts as a catalyst for the hardened thug to regain his humanity. A B.O.B. program.  2005, 94 min, Rated R.


Lady Macbeth
Monday, December 18 // 1:30 & 7pm

In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate. 2017, 89 min, Rated R.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Wednesday, December 27 // 2pm

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not. Starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law. 2017, 134 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.

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

Adventures in Zambezia
Saturday, November 18 // 2pm

Set in South Africa, a young falcon sets out on his own to save his father. Featuring the voices of Leonard Nimoy & Samuel Jackson.  A B.O.B. program.  2012, 83 min, Rated G.

Cars 3
Friday, December 15 // 7pm

Lightning McQueen and the gang are back, and facing a new rival.  2017, 109 min.  Rated PG.

 

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

Spain


Spanish For Beginners – Part 1 (IN SESSION)
Thursday, October 26 // 7-8pm //  Registration Required

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

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

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


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

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

South Africa

South African Malva Pudding (Grades 6-12)
Monday, November 13 // 7-8pm // Registration begins Wednesday, November 1

Join us as we learn how to make a traditional South African pudding.

Film Classic: Searching For Sugarman
Friday, November 17 // 2pm

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
A B.O.B. Program.  2012, 86 min, Rated PG-13.

Sensory Friendly Film: Adventures in Zambezia
Saturday, November 18 // 2pm

Set in South Africa, a young falcon sets out on his own to save his father. Featuring the voices of Leonard Nimoy & Samuel Jackson.  2012, 83 min, Rated G.

South Africa - From Apartheid To Democracy
Thursday, November 30 // 2pm

Join Dr. Grant Saff, Professor of Global Studies and Geography from Hofstra University, for a lecture on South Africa. This talk will provide background to explain how South Africa moved toward the ending of apartheid, and that the talk of the “miracle” was a simplification of the actual process that in turn unfairly raised the expectations that many people had for the “new” South Africa.

Foreign Film: TSOTSI
Wednesday, December 6 // 1:30pm

A South African hoodlum named Tsotsi lives by a code of violence. He discovers a baby after committing a crime and the child acts as a catalyst for the hardened thug to regain his humanity. 2005, 94 min, Rated R.

‘Tween Scene: Cooked To Perfection (Off-Site Program)
Monday, December 11 // 5-6:30pm // Fee: $15
// Registration begins Wednesday, November 1
B.O.B. celebrations continue with our tweens creating a delicious 3-course South African meal from scratch.  Program will be held at Cooked To Perfection, 49 Main Street, East Rockaway.  516-812-6551.  A B.O.B. program. 


Cooking Demo: South African Cuisine
Monday, December 11 // 6:30–8pm // Fee: $2
// Registration Begins Tuesday, October 31
Dr. Robert Dell ‘Amore, professional chef and culinary teacher, prepares four traditional South African
dishes. Braaii (Barbequed) Chicken Kebabs in spices, over spiralized zucchini, eggplant, avocado and red bean salad and much more! Some foods may be spicy!

I’ve Been There: South Africa
Sunday, December 17 // 2pm

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

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

The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh
Tuesday, November 14 // 2pm
Set in 1880's South Africa, a woman becomes entangled with two very different men.  Only when the rumor of an epidemic takes her into the dark heart of the diamond mines does she see her road to happiness.  Discussion Leader: Edna Ritzenberg.  A B.O.B. program.

Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk by Kathleen Rooney
Tuesday, December 12 // 2pm

Join Lillian Boxfish on the last day of 1984, as she takes a walk.  As she crosses the unsafe landscape of a run-down Manhattan, she recalls a long and eventful life.  Discussion Leader: Fran Cohen.

 

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

Introduction To Calligraphy (IN SESSION)
Wednesdays, October 25, November 1 // 7pm

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

 

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

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

Resume Drop-In Clinic
Saturday, October 28 // 10am - Noon
Saturday, November 18 // 10am - Noon
Tuesday, November 28 // 6-8pm
Saturday, December 9 // 10am - Noon
Monday, December 18 // 6-8pm
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.

12 Legal Questions You Didn't Know To Ask
Thursday, November 9 // 2pm

"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 a candidate for a reverse mortgage?"  These are some of the questions which will be answered by Margery Weinroth, Esq., in this informative presentation.

Medicare: What You Need To Know
Monday, November 6 // 2pm

Presented by the Family and Children's Association, get information on all aspects of health insurance including Medicare Parts A, B, C & D and EPIC.

Student Loans & You
Thursday, November 16 // 7pm

Presented by Assemblywoman Missy Miller.  Everything you need to know about student loans.

Resume Workshop
Tuesday, November 21 // 7pm
Tuesday, December 12 // 2pm

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.

Don't Die Unprepared
Monday, November 20 // 7pm

Everyone dies.  Pretending that it isn't going to happen can just wreak havoc on your loved ones.  Whether you have a huge estate or just the clothes on your back, there are things you can do to help your loved ones when they need it most.  Join Simon Brady, CPA, Certified Financial Planner, and Desiree L. Fusco, Esq. an estate attorney, as they present this overview of what you need to do now.
 

Saturday, December 2 // 10am–3pm
A community that creates art together can create change together. Join The Makeshift Movement, Oceanside S.A.F.E. Coalition, and the Oceanside Library in creating a specially-designed mural for our town. By working together on a permanent art installation, we continue to help break the stigma around mental illness and substance abuse. All ages are encouraged to attend! You can pop-in / pop-out throughout the day. Additional activities will be featured; mental health and substance abuse resources will be provided; and refreshments will be served throughout the day.  Funding for this project is provided by the Friends of the Oceanside Library.

 

Paint Night
Wednesday, December 6 // 7pm // Fee: $5 // Registration begins Tuesday, October 31

Join Celecia Cargill in painting a Winter Wonderland canvas.  Paint and materials will be provided for you to take home a beautiful masterpiece!
 

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, November 19 / 7-8:30pm

 

Third Annual Crossword Puzzle Contest
Saturday, December 9 // 2pm // Registration Begins Tuesday, October 31

Join us for our Third Annual Crossword Puzzle Tournament.  Multiple categories based on skill level.  Refreshments will be served; prizes will be awarded.  Regardless your skill level, come on down for a fun event!

 

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

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

Cooking Demo: South African Cuisine
Monday, December 11 // 6:30–8pm //
Fee: $2 // Registration Begins Tuesday, October 31
Dr. Robert Dell ‘Amore, professional chef and culinary teacher, prepares four traditional South African
dishes. Braaii (Barbequed) Chicken Kebabs in spices, over spiralized zucchini, eggplant, avocado and red bean salad and much more! Some foods may be spicy!  A B.O.B. program.
 

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.)

Monday & Wednesday, October 23 & 25 // 6-9pm // Registration Required

Tuesday, November 28 and Thursday, November 30 // 6–9pm // Registration Begins Tuesday, October 31

Saturday, December 16 // 10am–4pm //
Registration Begins Tuesday, October 31
 

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.
 

Zumba Gold
Wednesdays, October 25, November 1, 8 // 12:45-1:45pm (IN SESSION)
Dance to the music with Jill Ackiron-Moses as she leads these classes, designed for active older adults or those with physical limitations, that can improve balance, strength, coordination, flexibility, and cardiovascular health.


Chair Yoga
Friday, October 27, November 3, 10 // 12:15-1:15pm (IN SESSION)
Join registered yoga instructor Jill Ackiron-Moses for this gentle form of yoga designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and reduce stress.  Postures are done seated or using a chair for support.  Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring a yoga strap and blocks if possible.

Tai Chi
Tuesdays, October 24, 31, November 7 // 11:15am – Noon (IN SESSION)
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.

Meditation With Helen Just
Tuesdays, October 24, 31, November 7 // 12:10-12:50pm
(IN SESSION)

Registration begins Tuesday, October 31 for the following sessions.  Payment is due, in person, at the time of registration.  If no fee is required, you may register by calling the Information Desk at 516-766-2360, x4.

Zumba Gold
4 Wednesdays, November 29, December 6, 13, 20 // 12:45-1:45pm // Fee: $20 // Registration Required
Dance to the music with Jill Ackiron-Moses as she leads these classes, designed for active older adults or those with physical limitations, that can improve balance, strength, coordination, flexibility, and cardiovascular health.

Chair Yoga
4 Fridays, December 1, 8, 15, 22 // 12:15-1:15pm // Fee: $20 //
Registration Required
Join registered yoga instructor Jill Ackiron-Moses for this gentle form of yoga designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and reduce stress.  Postures are done seated or using a chair for support.  Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring a yoga strap and blocks if possible.

Tai Chi
4 Tuesdays, November 21, 28, December 5, 12 // 11:15am-Noon // Fee: $20 //
Registration Required
Step up to the next level with certified fitness specialist Helene Just as she leads these classes that can improve balance, stamina, coordination, and well-being.  Please note:  Attendees must have already taken the beginners series.  Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear.

Fit And Fabulous
4 Tuesdays, November 21, 28, December 5, 12 // 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.
 

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

Sunday, November 12 // Noon-4pm
Sunday, December 10 // Noon-4pm

 

Game Time: Card And Board Games
Mondays, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18 // 11am – 4pm
Bring your group, or just stop by and join one, and spend some time playing your favorite game.  Please bring your own games and game pieces.
  No registration required.

Stitchin’ Time
Wednesday, November 8 // 3:30-5:30pm
Wednesday, December 13 // 3:30-5:30pm

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

Wednesday, December 13 // 7pm
Join us as we consider projects and programs to address the environmental challenges confronting Oceanside. Everything will be on the table: hazardous waste sites, trees, traffic, air & water quality, noise pollution and more. We will discuss the ways the Library can help effectuate change here in Oceanside. All are welcome!

 

Stepping On: A Workshop On Preventing Falls (IN SESSION)
Wednesdays, October 25, November 1 & 8 // 10am – Noon

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


Winter Wellness: Inside & Out
Wednesday, November 8 // 7:30pm

Enjoy an evening of eye-opening education about the true cause of all those winter sicknesses.  Learn how to be proactive to prevent illness through a variety of methods from a holistic perspective.  We don't just get sick from germs.  Discover practical steps to natural wellness for your whole family.  Imagine a well winter!  It's possible.  Free samples of immune support essential oil will be handed out!

Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group
Thursday, November 9 // 1pm
Thursday, December 14 // 1pm

In cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, we are proud to offer this Caregivers Support group for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc.  All are welcome.  Call 1-800-272-3900 to register.

How To Improve The Immune System Naturally
Tuesday, November 14 // 7pm
Join Bruce Kesten, DC as he shows you how you can improve your immune system in a safe, natural way, as we head into cold and flu season.

Dining Out: How To Survive The Holidays
Wednesday, November 15 // 7pm

Learn to make healthy & delicious choices while going out to your favorite restaurant, but still enjoy all your favorite meals. Survive the holiday season while making smart, healthy & yummy food choices.

Healthy Living
Tuesday, November 28 // 7pm

Learn how you can help prevent, delay, or lessen the onset of symptoms of dementia.  Presented by the Alzheimer's Association.

Stress Management Workshop For Adults, Teens & Kids
Wednesday, November 29 // 7pm

Join us as the staff of Serenity Zone provides this workshop on how to reduce the stress in your life.  A perfect "back-to-school" program for parents, teens, and kids - or anyone else who needs to manage stress and anxiety in their lives.

Effective Communication, Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
Thursday, December 7 // 11am

Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, this seminar is designed to help caregivers with their day-to-day communication issues.
 

Monday, November 27 // 7-8pm
Monday, December 18 // 7-8pm

Need help wrapping a gift for the holidays?  Our Teen Advisory Board will be here with paper and bows ready to wrap that special gift!
 

Holiday Flower Arrangements
Tuesday, November 14 // 7pm

Join botanical artist, Susan Strauss, Master Judge of the National Garden Clubs Inc., as she teaches us about holiday floral arrangements.

 

Next Chapter Book Club
Fridays // 2:30-3:30pm // Registration 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.

Community Art Mural
Saturday, December 2 // 10am–3pm

A community that creates art together can create change together. Join The Makeshift Movement, Oceanside S.A.F.E. Coalition, and the Oceanside Library in creating a specially-designed mural for our town. By working together on a permanent art installation, we continue to help break the stigma around mental illness and substance abuse. All ages are encouraged to attend! You can pop-in / pop-out throughout the day. Additional activities will be featured; mental health and substance abuse resources will be provided; and refreshments will be served throughout the day.  Funding for this project is provided by the Friends of the Oceanside Library.
 

A Special Need to Recharge: For Moms with Children of Special Needs
Tuesday, Dec 5 // 7–8pm
AND
Saturday, Dec 9 // 10-11am

“You are only as happy as your least happy child” is an adage that feels true for many of us. Mothers who have that child, the one who needs every ounce of inner strength and patience they have, or the one they worry about the most – need to develop a strong level of inner peace.  Only by working on ourselves, can we be the best Mom that they need us to be. Come connect with others who ‘get it’ at a mindset and energy workshop, created to support you in your quest to be the best mom you can be!

Special Needs Music For Everyone (Grades 4-High School) (Off-Site Program)
Thursday, December 7 // 7-8:30pm // Registration begins Wednesday, November 1

Music For Everyone is a music performance and appreciation program focusing on all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds in a fun, hands on, and supportive environment.  Caregiver must be present.  Program will be held at RVC Music Academy, 202 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre.  516-442-5357.


Sensory Friendly Films
We are pleased to offer these movies under “Sensory Friendly” conditions, as a special opportunity for families to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment.  We’ll keep the lights slightly up and the sound turned slightly down.  Our policies regarding quiet and remaining in one’s seat will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question.  Come relax and enjoy family time without worrying if someone will complain or be disturbed by noise or movement.  A caregiver must remain in the room at all times.


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

 

Spanish For Beginners – Part 1 (IN SESSION)
Thursday, October 26 // 7-8pm // Registration Required

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

Spanish For Beginners, Part 2
4 Thursdays, November 9, 16, 30, December 7 // 7-8pm // Registration begins Tuesday, October 31

Move up to the next level with Professor Margherita Galofaro as she continues her popular language instruction series.

 

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

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

Here's Johnny: Part 2
Thursday, November 16 // 2pm

This program covers Johnny's career as The Tonight Show moved from New York to Hollywood in 1972, until his last show in 1992 for a total of 30 years.  Guests include Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Don Rickles, Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Bette Midler and many others.  There will also be commentaries by Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman, Jay Leno and others.

Jane Austen In The Turn Of The Nineteenth Century
Tuesday, December 12 // 2pm

Rural England in the late eighteenth century provided the bucolic backdrop for Jane Austen’s unforgettable novels. Jane was a keen observer of the customs of the rural folk of England. Life in the country had pleasures not easily found in the growing cities. In her short life, Jane would see England well on its way to becoming the first industrialized nation in the world, but she was herself always a woman of the countryside and the people of England’s rural counties and their folkways were treated with much affection.

Misty Copeland & Roberto Bolle: Dance Superstars
Thursday, December 14 / 2pm

Misty Copeland is the quintessential American success story. A shy & insecure child, Misty made a late entry into dance, finding a purpose in the beauty & discipline of ballet. Internationally recognized for her consummate artistry, Misty is the first African American to become a principal dancer at American Ballet Theater. Roberto Bolle, a cultural icon in his native Italy, is internationally acknowledged as one of the greatest male dancers of our time. Not since Nureyev & Baryshnikov has a dancer captured the popular imagination of so many fans throughout the world.
 

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

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

Nina et Cetera: The Warp And Weft Of American Music
Sunday, November 12 / 2pm

Join us in listening to music by Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Robert Johnson, Mahalia Jackson, Bessie Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and many others.  A sprinkling of anecdotes which highlight the diversity and rich history of American Music ranging from jazz, blues, gospel, folk to rock and roll.

Toby Tobias: Journey From Johannesburg
Sunday, December 10 // 2pm

A performance which tells the story of Toby's journey through 3 continents and takes the form of his original songs interspersed with small narrated vignettes about his life growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa and Jerusalem, Israel and finally New York, USA.  The show's message is one of racial equality, understanding of each other's cultures and religions and a strong desire for togetherness in a world which seeks to divide rather than bring together.  A B.O.B. program.

Green Golly Project Presents: "Now We Can Sing" Flute Show
Thursday, December 7 // 2pm

“Now We Can Sing” is a moving and inspiring musical event centering on music that was banned to Jewish musicians by the Nazis in 1930’s Germany. It follows these musical artists through that dreadful era as they ultimately migrate to a new land and establish new lives. Flutist Barbara Siesel and singer, songwriter and storyteller Keith Torgan, create the times through the music of Bach, Schumann, Hindemith, Copland, and Gershwin as well as through the cabaret songs of Frederick Hollaender. In this universal work, mastery, passion and self-expression transcend the isolation of hatred, racism and intolerance.
 

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

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

Saturday, November 18 // 2-4pm
Featured Guests: Yuyutsu Sharma, David Austell, and Barbara Novack

Submission Roundtable
Saturday, November 18 // Noon-2pm

Join Nassau County's Poet Laureate Peter V. Dugan and Professor Christina Rau and submit your writing: poetry, short stories, memoirs, and more.  Writers: bring your works electronically or in hard copy.  We'll go through basic websites to find journals that might be appropriate for all works (poetry, short stories, etc.).  We will log onto Submittable and learn how to navigate the most used submission website.  Then we will submit!  Lunch will be served then stay for the Poetry And Prose!

 

Resume Drop-In Clinic
Saturday, October 28 // 10am - Noon

Drop in and one of our librarians will help you create or punch-up your resume, and help you learn how to use the many databases we have to help you with your job search.  Free.  No registration required.  Librarians subject to availability.
 

Our unique series of informal evenings of coffee and conversation about cutting-edge topics with experts from the field.  For ages high school to adult.

The Genetics Of Autism
Thursday, November 9 // 7pm
Dr. Mary Kusenda of Molloy College discusses her research and what we know - an don't know - about autism.

Race, Labor & Inequality On Long Island: An Archaeological Study
Wednesday, December 6 // 7pm

Join us as Bradley D. Phillippi, PhD. of the Department of Anthropology at Hofstra University talks about the science behind studying older civilizations.
 

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

Love Letters
Sunday, December 3 // 2pm
Two lovers exchange letters over the course of 50 years.  Directed by Richard Kaplan and written by A.J. Gurney.

 

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, November 19 // 2:30pm // Registration begins Tuesday, October 31
 

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

 

Microsoft PowerPoint
Tuesday, October 24 // 6:30-8:30pm (IN SESSION)

Learn how to create exciting computerized presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint, a program that can be used as an aid when giving speeches or presentations.  You will be instructed on how to use computer animation and many other facets of this highly useful program.

Intro To Web Design: Using Wordpress
2 Tuesdays, December 12 & 19 // 6:30-8:30pm //
Registration begins Tuesday, October 31
Create your own website and share your information with the whole world. Learn about the workings of Web sites and how to make your own Web pages. Layout text, add images and link to your favorite sites, even let your visitors email you. For intermediate and advanced computer users.
 

Wednesday, December 20 // 7pm // Registration begins Tuesday, October 31
Things are going to get ugly! Don your ugliest holiday sweater and try your luck at our Bingo Bash for fun, prizes and treats. Registration Required.
 

Saturday, November 4 // 2-4pm
Join us to honor the bravery and courage of our soldiers and remember the heroes who gave all as Boy Scout Troop 230 presents the Color Guard.  JoAnn DeMarco, a representative from the Northport VA Medical Center will also be here providing information about VA benefits, including healthcare, compensation, pension and burial benefits. Oceanside Library’s Visual Memory Gallery containing pictures of our Oceanside Veterans will be opened, as well. Light refreshments will be served.


 

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572