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Monday October 22, 2018
   10:00 AM Mother Goose Time for ages 9-18 months w/caregiver  
   

This interactive program focuses on eaerly literacy through songs, fingerplays and nursery rhymes. No siblings. Registration begins Monday, September 17. Birthdate must be from 4/17 to 1/18.

    Location: Children's Room
   1:00 PM The Plant Man Paul Levine and Being a Success with Indoor Plants  
   
The Plant Man: Paul Levine at 1 p.m.
October 22    Be a Success with Indoor Plants
 
The Plant Man is back! Paul Levine will be here for three new programs this fall.  Paul is our rock star plant man. If you have any questions on plants or gardening, bring them to Paul. Remember Paul raffles off plants at every program!
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM REIKI  
   

Reiki                                            Mondays  5 – 6 p.m.  

Reiki is a Japanese technique  for reducing stress and promotes healing.   
Instructor Preeti leads the sessions.  Wear comfortabe clothing.

   7:00 PM Effective Communication Workshop Series  
   

Effective Communication Workshop Series

presented by Queens College Center for Ethnic,

Racial, and Religious Understanding (CERRU)

Tuesdays, October 2 and 9, at 7 p.m.

Mondays, October 15 and 22, at 7 p.m.

Register beginning: Thursday, September 13

When I was teaching, I always had a class, of some type, in speech communication. How we communicate effectively has always been of great importance to me. Because I see that this essential aspect of our lives is severely compromised as of late, I decided that it is important that EMPL host a series of workshops on effective communication. I contacted CERRU, which has a stellar reputation as being on the forefront of communication workshops.  They have agreed to come to EMPL to hold a series of 4 workshops. Please participate in this very important series. Space is limited. Registration begins Thursday, September 13, in the Public Relations office, 794-2570, ext. 560, or online at eastmeadow.info.


Tuesday October 23, 2018
   10:00 AM Meditation  
   

The Library will be presenting an ongoing program on the art of Meditation. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. The class will introduce us to meditation and explain how it can improve the quality of our lives, by reducing stress, improving health, and looking at life in a different way.

 

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM Pre-School Storytime for ages 3 1/2 - Not yet in K  
   

Books, songs, fingerplays and other fun activities: creating lifelong learners who love to read. Registration begins Tuesday, September 11. Birthdate must be on or before 3/15. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   12:30 PM Long Island Writers Guild  
   

Long Island Writers’ Guild

Want to write? Already write, but need some input? Thinking of creating a memoir? Have a sitcom in your head? The Long Island Writers’ Guild is an encouraging, nurturing environment to help you write.

   2:00 PM Pre-School Storytime for ages 3 1/2 - Not yet in K  
   

Books, songs, fingerplays and other fun activities: creating lifelong learners who love to read. Registration begins Tuesday, September 11. Birthdate must be on or before 3/15. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM “Operation SAFE Child” ID Program  
   
“Operation SAFE Child” ID Program
Tuesday, October 23 3-6 p.m.
This fall, Senator Kemp Hannon, in conjunction with Nassau County DA Madeline Singas, is proud to host an “Operation SAFE Child” ID program at the East Meadow Public Library.  Families who participate will receive a free, wallet-sized ID card containing a child’s name, date of birth, age, gender, height, weight, hair and eye color, and fingerprints. 
 
You may elect to have your child’s data linked to the AMBER Alert system. When a child is reported missing, time can be the greatest adversary.  Possessing up-to-date photos and important information about one’s child are important proactive measures a parent can take to assist law enforcement should a child disappear.
   7:00 PM Crochet Group  
   

Interested in Crochet ?   
Join the EMPL Crochet Group
Crochet classes are held in the Cookbook Nook at 7 p.m. on 
Tuesdays.  We ask that Beginners 
attend the first class of the month. Supplies you must bring: 
(1) light colored skein of yarn & a size G, H, I , or J crochet hook.  No registration needed.

   7:00 PM FRIENDS FOREIGN FILM: The Insult
Arabic with English subtitles
 
   

The Insult (2017)

Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m.

In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices. 

(Arabic with English subtitles)

Time:  1 hr. 52 min.                Rated: R

   7:00 PM YA: HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS CRAFT NIGHT  
   

HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS CRAFT NIGHT

Tuesday, October 23 @ 7pm

Create spooky and fun decorations to get in the Halloween spirit. Sign up October 8.


Wednesday October 24, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM Falun Dafa (Chinese Exercise & Meditation Class)  
   

Back due to popular demand! Join us every Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a class of Falun Dafa. No registration needed. Falun Dafa is five sets of easy-to-learn gentle movements and meditation. Not only is it a gentle physical series of exercises, it also incorporates meditation. It is similar to Tai Chi in some respects. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. This is not heavy cardio, not spinning, not Zumba, no jumping around and no heavy sweating. ­ Enjoy!

   4:15 PM Science Time for grades 3-5  
   

Join us for science time. It's a surprise treat! Registration begins Tuesday, October 9. Limited to 15 children.

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   7:30 PM Evening Book Discussion:
The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
 
   

Evening Book Discussion

The Marriage Pact 

by Michelle Richmond          

Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice’s prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact. The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life . . . and it will go to any lengths to enforce that rule.


Thursday October 25, 2018
   10:00 AM Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman  
   

Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Personal Trainer Ann Rothman has developed a regime of easy yet effective exercises for those of us who might not be…uh…so fit. Maybe we are a little older than the usual denizens of the gym.  Join us for these very valuable sessions.  No registration. 

 

   10:00 AM Toddler Time for ages 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years w/caregiver  
   

An introductory listening experience for toddlers. A program of simple stories, fingerplays, games and songs for both adult and child. Registration begins Thursday, September 20. Birthdate must be from 4/15 to 4/16. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   1:00 PM Current Events Discussions  
   

Current Events with Michael D’Innocenzo-Libresco


The always insightful Michael D’Innocenzo-Libresco is at EMPL every month to bring you his analysis of what is happening in the world of politics.  
This presentation leaves plenty of time for audience comments and questions. 
No registration. Open captioned for the hearing impaired through a grant from the Theatre Development Fund.

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

Group meets weekly downstairs at the Library. New members welcome!

    Location: Small Conference Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   7:00 PM YA: Halloween Cupcakes  
   

Halloween Cupcakes

Thursday, October 25 @ 7pm

Decorate delicious cupcakes to look like graveyards for Halloween. Sign up October 8.


Friday October 26, 2018
   9:15 AM Parent/Child Workshop for ages 18-30 months w/caregiver  
   

Free play, crafts and circle time! Early childhood specialists join us to address issues and answer questions. Registration begins Friday, September 28. Birthdate must be from 4/16 to 4/17. Limited to 12 families. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM FRIDAY FILM: Mary Shelley  
   

Mary Shelley          Friday, October 26           1 p.m. only

Mary Shelley will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But, the real life story of Mary Shelley-and the creation of her immortal monster is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.

Rated: PG-13          Running Time: 2 hrs.

   4:15 PM Lego Club for grades 2-5  
   

Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs. Registration begins Friday, October 12.

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM EMPL’s 5th Annual EMCon HALLOWEEN PARTY  
   

EMPL’s 5th  Annual 

EMCon HALLOWEEN PARTY
Friday, October 26 at 6 - 9 p.m.
 
-Costume Contest
-Artists Alley
-Arts n’ Crafts
-Karoke
-Special Guests!
-Music & Light Refreshments
 
Please “LIKE” us on www.facebook.com/EMconEMPLAnimeFest and get immediate updates on this event and furture events. 

Saturday October 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Defensive Driving Class for All Ages  
   

Defensive Driving is for drivers of all ages. 

Fee is $40 ($35 for 62+). 

There will be a one-day class on Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  

Pick up the appropriate form at the Library in the Public Relations office; registration is mail-in to the instructor only.  For information on the American Safety Council’s Online Defensive Driving class, go to www.NewYorkSafetyCouncil.com.

 


Sunday October 28, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, aswell as Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   2:00 PM SUNDAY CONCERT
Argus Quartet
 
   

Argus Quartet

Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m.

Reservations open Thursday, October 11 at 9 a.m.

…superb recital by the Argus Quartet...done with magnificent assurance. The Strad

Praised for playing with “supreme melodic control and total authority” and “decided dramatic impact” (Calgary Herald), the Argus Quartet has quickly emerged as one of today’s most dynamic and versatile young ensembles, winning First Prize at both the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. Reservations open on Thursday, October 11.Register online at eastmeadow.info, or call the Public Relations office, at 794-2570, ext. 560.


Monday October 29, 2018
   10:00 AM Mother Goose Time for ages 9-18 months w/caregiver  
   

This interactive program focuses on eaerly literacy through songs, fingerplays and nursery rhymes. No siblings. Registration begins Monday, September 17. Birthdate must be from 4/17 to 1/18.

    Location: Children's Room
   1:00 PM LAUGHS AT THE LIBRARY with Mark Brier  
   

Join us for Laughs at the Library with Mark Brier, stand up comedian. All are welcome to attend and tell jokes, or just sit back & enjoy!

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM REIKI  
   

Reiki                                            Mondays  5 – 6 p.m.  

Reiki is a Japanese technique  for reducing stress and promotes healing.   
Instructor Preeti leads the sessions.  Wear comfortabe clothing.

   7:30 PM INDEPENDENT FILM: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  
   

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?       Monday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

Rated: PG-13          Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.


Tuesday October 30, 2018
   10:00 AM Meditation  
   

The Library will be presenting an ongoing program on the art of Meditation. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. The class will introduce us to meditation and explain how it can improve the quality of our lives, by reducing stress, improving health, and looking at life in a different way.

 

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM Pre-School Storytime for ages 3 1/2 - Not yet in K  
   

Books, songs, fingerplays and other fun activities: creating lifelong learners who love to read. Registration begins Tuesday, September 11. Birthdate must be on or before 3/15. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   1:00 PM A Home Safety Series for Seniors: Medication Management/Safety  
   

State Assemblyman John Mikulin and Nassau University Medical Center present

A Home Safety Series for Seniors       Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

October 30 - Medication Management/Safety

Are you a senior? Interested in continuing a safe and healthy lifestyle Each class will focus on a different method of maintaining an active and safe lifestyle. Join us for one class or all of them! For more information please call Assemblyman Mikulin’s office at 516 228-4960 or email us at mikulinj@nyassembly.gov and please include your name, address and telephone number.             

   2:00 PM Pre-School Storytime for ages 3 1/2 - Not yet in K  
   

Books, songs, fingerplays and other fun activities: creating lifelong learners who love to read. Registration begins Tuesday, September 11. Birthdate must be on or before 3/15. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   4:15 PM Storycraft for Grades K-2  
   

Listen to some fun stories and make a great craft. Registration begins Tuesday, October 16.

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   7:00 PM AN EVENING WITH FRIENDS: Meet Leanna Renee Hieber , discussing Eterna Series  
   

EVENING WITH FRIENDS

Tuesday, October 30 at 7 p.m.

Meet Author Leanna Renee Hieber

who will be discussing her newest installment of Eterna Series at our “Haunted Tea” Reception by the Baking Coach

Limited seating, reservations beginning 
Thursday, October 11 at 12 p.m.

Reservations at the Friends Table in the Downstairs Lobby.

It's 1882 and two government divisions of paranormal investigators have completed a most harrowing task?stopping a demonic nobleman from taking over the British Parliament.

   7:00 PM Crochet Group  
   

Interested in Crochet ?   
Join the EMPL Crochet Group
Crochet classes are held in the Cookbook Nook at 7 p.m. on 
Tuesdays.  We ask that Beginners 
attend the first class of the month. Supplies you must bring: 
(1) light colored skein of yarn & a size G, H, I , or J crochet hook.  No registration needed.


Wednesday October 31, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM Falun Dafa (Chinese Exercise & Meditation Class)  
   

Back due to popular demand! Join us every Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a class of Falun Dafa. No registration needed. Falun Dafa is five sets of easy-to-learn gentle movements and meditation. Not only is it a gentle physical series of exercises, it also incorporates meditation. It is similar to Tai Chi in some respects. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. This is not heavy cardio, not spinning, not Zumba, no jumping around and no heavy sweating. ­ Enjoy!


Thursday November 1, 2018
   9:00 AM REGISTRATION OPENS: 1/10 AARP Driver Safety Class  
   

 

You must have a current NYS Driver’s License to take this class. AARP class fee: $20 for AARP members & $25 for non-members (bring your AARP card to registration), and payment is by undated check only. Register in PR or by phone; first day of registration for EM School District residents. Instructions for registration are in the Information Display in the Browsing Room Cafe.There is no online registration for this class; you must register by calling the Public Relations Departmnent at the Library at 794-2570, ext 560.

   9:30 AM AARP Driver Safety Class  
   

Register in Public Relations, or by phone 794-2570, ext. 560; first day of registration for EM School District residents.  Non-residents may sign up one week before class, if space permits.  You must have a current NYS Driver’s License to take this insurance reduction class.  Payment is by undated check only, one check per person; fee is $20 for AARP members (bring card to registration) or $25 for non-members.

   10:00 AM Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman  
   

Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Personal Trainer Ann Rothman has developed a regime of easy yet effective exercises for those of us who might not be…uh…so fit. Maybe we are a little older than the usual denizens of the gym.  Join us for these very valuable sessions.  No registration. 

 

   10:00 AM Toddler Time for ages 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years w/caregiver  
   

An introductory listening experience for toddlers. A program of simple stories, fingerplays, games and songs for both adult and child. Registration begins Thursday, September 20. Birthdate must be from 4/15 to 4/16. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

Group meets weekly downstairs at the Library. New members welcome!

    Location: Small Conference Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   7:00 PM Bullying Today! with Mark Walters  
   

Bullying Today!!!!
with Mark Walters
Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. 
This is an important program for parents! Bullying is pervasive! The bully’s ammunition is 
not a stick or a stone. It is the word—and in its unique way, it becomes as bloody as the 
actual physical weapon itself.  And, today, because of electronic media, it is non-stop. Mark 
Walters, founder of both Sticks and Stones Foundation and Bullying Stops Today, has spent 
over three decades as an educator in New York City and New Jersey schools. In his forthcoming book, In the Shadow of the Apple, he tells us the story of his inspiring career and 
how he helped transform the lives of bullies and those who were bullied.


Friday November 2, 2018
   9:15 AM Parent/Child Workshop for ages 18-30 months w/caregiver  
   

Free play, crafts and circle time! Early childhood specialists join us to address issues and answer questions. Registration begins Friday, September 28. Birthdate must be from 4/16 to 4/17. Limited to 12 families. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM FRIDAY FILM: The Catcher was a Spy  
   

The Catcher was a Spy    Friday, November 2

Paul Rudd stars in this true-life story about Moe Berg, Boston Red Sox catcher-turned-WWII spy, when he is recruited into the OSS during WW II. Also stars Jeff Daniels and Paul Giamatti.

Rated: R       Running Time: 1 hr. 38 min.

   7:30 PM FRIDAY FILM: The Catcher was a Spy  
   

The Catcher was a Spy    Friday, November 2

Paul Rudd stars in this true-life story about Moe Berg, Boston Red Sox catcher-turned-WWII spy, when he is recruited into the OSS during WW II. Also stars Jeff Daniels and Paul Giamatti.

Rated: R       Running Time: 1 hr. 38 min.


Saturday November 3, 2018
   8:00 AM BUS TRIP:11/3 Apple Festival at Peddlers Village  
   

Apple Festival at Peddlers Village

Saturday, November 3

Cost: $31 includes transportation and gratuities. Lunch on your own.

On sale beginning: Monday, October 15

Always a good time and a patron favorite, the Apple Festival at Peddlers Village is fun and a great holiday shopping bonanza.  Enjoy the crisp fall air, music, food stands, restaurants and great stores. My favorite is the artisans fair.  Walking is at your own discretion.  Registration opens Monday, October 15 at 9 a.m.

794-2570 ext. 560, or online at eastmeadow.info.

 

FIRST DAY OF SALE FOR EAST MEADOW SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENTS ONLY; 
TWO TICKET LIMIT PER PERSON ON FIRST DAY OF SALE.

   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM YA: Pancake Brunch  
   

Saturday, November 3, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Pancake Brunch 
Sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board 
Start your day with homemade pancakes and fresh apple cider. We’ll be collecting a $2 donation and canned or packaged goods to be donated to Island Harvest Food Bank. Open to all patrons; crafts for kids; no registration necessary.


Sunday November 4, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, aswell as Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception : Armed Services Art Show  
   

Calling all Artistic Armed Services Veterans,and Those in Active Service

Armed Services Art Show                                Month of November

Opening Reception on Saturday, November 4 from 2-4 p.m.

with light refreshments and music

Since last year’s exhibit was so overwhelmingly well received, this will be our second year showcasing the artwork of our talented local veterans, and those presently serving our country.  We will be doing this show in cooperation with the Nassau/Babylon Veterans Center.  For more information, or if you are interested in showing your work, please call the PR office, 794-2570, ext. 560, or pick up an information & entry form at the Library.   We will be accepting artwork beginning Thursday, October 18.  We ask that each artist show no more than 3 pieces, and that the work be wired for hanging. 


Monday November 5, 2018
   9:00 AM REGISTER FOR SUNDAY CONCERT
Buddy Merriam and Back Roads
 
   

Buddy Merriam and Back Roads

Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m.

Reservations open: Monday, November 5 at 9 a.m.

Buddy Merriam formed Back Roads in 1980 out of his love and respect for traditional Bluegrass music. He became close friends with the Father of Bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, and got to eventually perform with him. In 2015 Buddy was honored to receive the "Long Island Sound Award" from the LI Music Hall of Fame "For Outstanding Contributions to Long Island's Musical Heritage." Buddy and Back Roads have performed at the Grand Old Opry. They've also performed at the Grand Opening of the BLUEGRASS MUSEUM AND HALL OF FAME and have recorded numerous albums. 

Reservations open on Monday, November 5. Register online at eastmeadow.info, or call the Public Relations office, at 794-2570, ext. 560.

   10:00 AM Mother Goose Time for ages 9-18 months w/caregiver  
   

This interactive program focuses on eaerly literacy through songs, fingerplays and nursery rhymes. No siblings. Registration begins Monday, September 17. Birthdate must be from 4/17 to 1/18.

    Location: Children's Room
   12:30 PM Lunch 'n Books: Author SKYPE Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen  
   

Author SKYPE
Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Monday, November 5 at 12:30 p.m. 
Moderator:  Anna Katsavos
Neurosurgeon Eitan Green has the perfect life--married to a beautiful police officer and father of two young boys. Then, speeding along a deserted moonlit road in Israel, after an exhausting hospital shift, he hits someone. Seeing that the man, an African migrant, is beyond help, he flees the scene. When the victim's widow knocks at Eitan's door the next day, holding his wallet and divulging that she knows what happened, Eitan discovers that her price for silence is not money. It is something else entirely, something that will shatter Eitan's safe existence and take him into a world of secrets and lies he could never have anticipated.  After the discussion,  Ayelet Gundar-Goshen will join us by Skype!

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM REIKI  
   

Reiki                                            Mondays  5 – 6 p.m.  

Reiki is a Japanese technique  for reducing stress and promotes healing.   
Instructor Preeti leads the sessions.  Wear comfortabe clothing.

   6:00 PM SIMPLE COOKING: Cornbread, Stuffing and Cranberry Chutney (Preferred Family Time)  
   

Simple Cooking

*NOTE* We have expanded the class for two different time slots 

Mondays at 6 p.m. (Preferred Family Time)

&

Mondays at 7:30 p.m. (Adults)

November 5 – Cornbread, Stuffing and Cranberry Chutney

Easy cooking programs for family and friends to share together. There is a nonrefundable $5 materials fee for each person cooking. You will have the food to take home (unless you eat it during the program). Space is limited. Contact PR for openings at 794-2570 ext. 560.

 

   7:30 PM SIMPLE COOKING: Cornbread, Stuffing and Cranberry Chutney (Adults)  
   

Simple Cooking

*NOTE* We have expanded the class for two different time slots 

Mondays at 6 p.m. (Preferred Family Time)

&

Mondays at 7:30 p.m. (Adults)

November 5 – Cornbread, Stuffing and Cranberry Chutney

Easy cooking programs for family and friends to share together. There is a nonrefundable $5 materials fee for each person cooking. You will have the food to take home (unless you eat it during the program). Space is limited. Contact PR for openings at 794-2570 ext. 560.

 


Tuesday November 6, 2018
   9:00 AM REGISTER FOR PROGRAM: Make Jewelry with Jan  
   

Make Jewelry with Jan
Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m.
Registration opens Tuesday, November 6 at 9 a.m. 
Jan is an accomplished jewelry maker who creates beautiful pieces.  (I know, I keep buying them.) She will be here for a friendly evening of creating your own jewelry.  These will be great to keep for yourself, or to give as a gift.  There is a $10 materials fee.  Space is limited.  First day of registration is Tuesday, November 6 at 9 a.m. by calling 794-2570 ext. 560, or register online at www.eastmeadow.info.

 

   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM ELECTION DAY - Library open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
   

Library open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6

   10:00 AM Meditation  
   

The Library will be presenting an ongoing program on the art of Meditation. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. The class will introduce us to meditation and explain how it can improve the quality of our lives, by reducing stress, improving health, and looking at life in a different way.

 

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A
   12:30 PM SENIOR RAP GROUP  
   
Senior Rap Tuesdays, November 6 and December 4
The First Tuesday of Every Month at 12:30 p.m.
 
Need to talk with peers?  We have the program for you.  
This group meets the first Tuesday of every month just to talk, 
have coffee, and be among friends.  No registration. 
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitting 101 - PLUS with Marlene Proct  
   

Knitting 101 – PLUS
This class is opened to both beginners and advanced beginners. All those 
interested in the art of knitting are invited!  First timers will learn the basics 
of knitting, leading to completion of a project in time for holiday giving. 
Materials required:  2 skeins of #4 worsted weight yarn 
(light color - approx. 7 oz. total) & 1 pair #8 needles.  
Advanced beginners will be making a hooded cowl. 
Materials: 7 oz. #5 bulky yarn & #10-1/2 16” circular needle. 

First session: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., November 6, 13, 20
Second session: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., December 4, 11, 18

(December projects to be determined at November session)
REGISTRATION ongoing in Public Relations office, 794-2570, 
ext. 560, or online at www.eastmeadow.info.

 

   2:00 PM No School Movie Matinee At the Library: Incredibles 2 for all ages w.caregiver  
   

Everyone's favorite family of superheroes is back! Can they save the day again? - which is easier said than done, even when they're all incredible. Popcorn will be served. No registration required. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.

Wednesday November 7, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM Falun Dafa (Chinese Exercise & Meditation Class)  
   

Back due to popular demand! Join us every Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a class of Falun Dafa. No registration needed. Falun Dafa is five sets of easy-to-learn gentle movements and meditation. Not only is it a gentle physical series of exercises, it also incorporates meditation. It is similar to Tai Chi in some respects. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. This is not heavy cardio, not spinning, not Zumba, no jumping around and no heavy sweating. ­ Enjoy!

   8:00 PM LIBRARY BOARD MEETING - All Welcome  
   


The East Meadow Public Library Board meets once a month, usually on the first Wednesday evening. All meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.
 

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room

Thursday November 8, 2018
   9:00 AM REGISTER FOR CONCERT: Long Island Composers Alliance  
   

Long Island Composers Alliance      
Sunday, November 25 at 2 p.m.
Reservations open: Thursday, November 8
The Long Island Composers Alliance (LICA) is the only organization devoted to creating, promoting, presenting, recording and pre-serving the best original, contemporary music by composers living and working on Long Island.  Listen to wonderful new music.  Take this rare opportunity to meet with composers of classical works, as well as the musicians.  
Reservations open on Thursday, November 8. Register online at 
www.eastmeadow.info, or call the Public Relations office, at 794-2570, ext. 560.

   10:00 AM Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman  
   

Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Personal Trainer Ann Rothman has developed a regime of easy yet effective exercises for those of us who might not be…uh…so fit. Maybe we are a little older than the usual denizens of the gym.  Join us for these very valuable sessions.  No registration. 

 

   10:00 AM Toddler Time for ages 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years w/caregiver  
   

An introductory listening experience for toddlers. A program of simple stories, fingerplays, games and songs for both adult and child. Registration begins Thursday, September 20. Birthdate must be from 4/15 to 4/16. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   1:00 PM Current Events Discussions  
   

Current Events with Michael D’Innocenzo-Libresco


The always insightful Michael D’Innocenzo-Libresco is at EMPL every month to bring you his analysis of what is happening in the world of politics.  
This presentation leaves plenty of time for audience comments and questions. 
No registration. Open captioned for the hearing impaired through a grant from the Theatre Development Fund.

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

Group meets weekly downstairs at the Library. New members welcome!

    Location: Small Conference Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.

Friday November 9, 2018
   9:15 AM Parent/Child Workshop for ages 18-30 months w/caregiver  
   

Free play, crafts and circle time! Early childhood specialists join us to address issues and answer questions. Registration begins Friday, September 28. Birthdate must be from 4/16 to 4/17. Limited to 12 families. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM Classic Film: Palm Beach Story(1942)  
   
The Palm Beach Story (1942)      Friday, November 9 at 1 p.m.
Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an inventor and an architect who makes little money.  They are about to be thrown out of their apartment when Gerry meets a rich businessman who gives her $700 to start life afresh. Tom, thinking she has something to hide, refuses to believe her story, and they quarrel. Gerry decides the marriage is over and heads to Palm Beach for a quick divorce, but Tom has plans to stop her. Stars Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea. 
Rating: Passed   Running Time: 1 hr. 28 min.
   7:30 PM CABARET & DESSERT: FREEDOM with Calvin Earl  
   
Calvin Earl

Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.

FREEDOM: Histroy of the Slave Spiritual (Becoming American Program)

Reservations open Tuesday, October 16

We are thrilled to welcome back Calvin Earl who is a performing artist, musician, storyteller and documentary film maker specializing in the history of African American Spirituals. He worked to have African American Spirituals adopted by the United States Congress as a National Treasure in 2007. Experience America’s music from Spirituals, Freedom Songs, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Country, Protest Songs, Songs of Hope, and Songs of Love. FREEDOM has always been a powerful thought for Americans, and music brings that thought of freedom to life. Reservations open on Tuesday, October 16. Register online at eastmeadow.info, or call the Public Relations office, at 794-2570, ext. 560.


Saturday November 10, 2018
   10:00 AM A Positive Workshop for those with Brain Injuries and their Families  
   

A Positive Workshop for those with Brain Injuries 
and their Families        
Saturdays, November 10 and December 8 at 10 a.m.
Those who have suffered any sort of brain injury from a stroke, accident, coma, or whatever the circumstance, know how frustrating the road to recovery can be.  However, it is just as frustrating and scary for their families and friends, perhaps in a different way.  We bring together experts in the field to discuss, learn, and do hands-on exercises, under the guidance of Sue Mazzatta (stroke survivor) and Counselor Robin Tovell-Toubal.  No registration 

   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Unicorn & Dragon Day  
   

Unicorn & Dragon Day
Saturday, November 10         11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
This is a very special day.  Unicorns are magical and beautiful.  Dragons are exciting.  Join us for crafts, music, stories and more.  Mr. Pop ‘n Twist will make balloon fun.  Folk music with Larry Moser and Mary Nagin at 11 a.m.

   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Unicorn and Dragon Day for all ages w/caregiver  
   

This is a very special day. Unicorns are magical and beautiful. Dragons are exciting. Join us for crafts, music, stories and more. Mr. Pop' n Twist will make balloon fun. 
Folk music with Larry Moser and Mary Nagin will begin at 11:00 a.m.  No registration required.


Sunday November 11, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, aswell as Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   2:00 PM At the East Meadow High School Auditorium! Swingtime Big Band Veterans’ Day Concert  
   

At the East Meadow High School Auditorium!
Swingtime Big Band  Veterans’ Day Concert 
Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m.
This event is always a patron favorite! 
The SWINGTIME BIG BAND vividly brings the music of the Swing Era to life for all. This special concert, to be held at East Meadow High School this year,  is to honor our veterans. No reservations needed. First come, first served. 
Reserved section for Veterans, those in active service and their families. 
No registration required.


Monday November 12, 2018
   9:00 AM REGISTER: Tis the Season for Tile Painting! with artist Lauren Skelly Bailey  
   

Tis the Season for Tile Painting!
with artist Lauren Skelly Bailey                        Thursday, November 29 at 1 p.m.
Registration opens Monday, November 12
Join local ceramic artist Lauren Skelly Bailey for an afternoon of tile painting! Decorate a trivet, or a set of four tiles, using ceramic paints. Each participant will receive a large trivet tile, or four mini tiles, to paint. After the workshop, the tiles will be fired in the kiln and dropped off at the EMPL. Feel free to bring holiday drawings of your own. Holiday imagery will be provided as well. Materials fee of $8. Registration 
begins on Monday, November 12 at 794-2570 ext. 560, or register online 
at www.eastmeadow.info. 

   1:00 PM Paul Levine, The Plant Man, with Early Winter & Holiday Plants  
   
The Plant Man
Mondays at 1 p.m.
 
November 12 Early Winter and Holiday Plants
 
The Plant Man is back! Paul Levine will be here for three new programs this fall.winter. 
Paul is our rock star plant man. If you have any questions on plants or gardening, bring them to Paul. Remember Paul raffles off plants at every program!
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM REIKI  
   

Reiki                                            Mondays  5 – 6 p.m.  

Reiki is a Japanese technique  for reducing stress and promotes healing.   
Instructor Preeti leads the sessions.  Wear comfortabe clothing.

   7:00 PM Becoming American Series: NEW YORK  
   

BECOMING AMERICAN is a six-week series of public programs created by City Lore, in 
partnership with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, and the International Coalition 
of Sites of Conscience. Major funding for the project has been provided by the National 
Endowment for the Humanities. 

Only thirty-two venues nationwide have been selected to host this program series. 
We, at the East Meadow Public Library, are honored to have been selected.  

Programs feature documentary film screenings and moderated discussions by East Meadow Public Library’s program scholars, Professor Michael D’Innocenzo and Dylan Skolnick. 
The film/discussions are all at 7 p.m. 

 
NEW YORK                    Monday, November 12
Here we examine the great wave of immigration that began in the late 19th century, which tripled New York’s population, and transformed the city and the nation. On camera, renowned historians like David McCullough and writers like Pete Hamill describe the new tide of humanity from southern and eastern 
Europe — Italians, Poles, Turks, Hungarians, Ukrainians, Greeks, and others.
 
 

Tuesday November 13, 2018
   10:00 AM Meditation  
   

The Library will be presenting an ongoing program on the art of Meditation. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. The class will introduce us to meditation and explain how it can improve the quality of our lives, by reducing stress, improving health, and looking at life in a different way.

 

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A
   11:30 AM NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60 years old  
   
 
NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60     
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. November 13 – December 27
(No class on Thanksgiving Day 11/22, or Thursday, 12/6)
Registration begins Friday, November 2
This eight-week course uses Tai Chi to improve mind, balance and general health. Tai Chi is an evidence-based fall prevention program that the Nassau University Medical Center has implemented to help decrease the amount of falls in the elderly. Tai Chi helps with balance, coordination, and may also help with stress, high blood pressure, blood sugar control, Parkinson’s, and COPD. Registration is a must.  You may register in the PR office, 794-2570, ext. 560.
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitting 101 - PLUS with Marlene Proct  
   

Knitting 101 – PLUS
This class is opened to both beginners and advanced beginners. All those 
interested in the art of knitting are invited!  First timers will learn the basics 
of knitting, leading to completion of a project in time for holiday giving. 
Materials required:  2 skeins of #4 worsted weight yarn 
(light color - approx. 7 oz. total) & 1 pair #8 needles.  
Advanced beginners will be making a hooded cowl. 
Materials: 7 oz. #5 bulky yarn & #10-1/2 16” circular needle. 

First session: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., November 6, 13, 20
Second session: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., December 4, 11, 18

(December projects to be determined at November session)
REGISTRATION ongoing in Public Relations office, 794-2570, 
ext. 560, or online at www.eastmeadow.info.

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   7:00 PM Crochet Group  
   

Interested in Crochet ?   
Join the EMPL Crochet Group
Crochet classes are held in the Cookbook Nook at 7 p.m. on 
Tuesdays.  We ask that Beginners 
attend the first class of the month. Supplies you must bring: 
(1) light colored skein of yarn & a size G, H, I , or J crochet hook.  No registration needed.

   7:00 PM YA: Hand-Painted Thanksgiving Plate  
   

Tuesday, November 13 @ 7 p.m. 
Hand-Painted 
Thanksgiving Plate 
Create a beautiful hand-painted plate with a holiday theme.  Sign up Thursday, November 1. 


Wednesday November 14, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   11:15 AM A Time for Kids for ages 2 years - Not yet in K w/caregiver  
   

Make the Greatest Gobbler Puppet plus songs and fingerplays and fun! Registration begins Thursday, November 1. Birthdate must be on or before 11/16. No siblings.

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room
   1:00 PM Falun Dafa (Chinese Exercise & Meditation Class)  
   

Back due to popular demand! Join us every Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a class of Falun Dafa. No registration needed. Falun Dafa is five sets of easy-to-learn gentle movements and meditation. Not only is it a gentle physical series of exercises, it also incorporates meditation. It is similar to Tai Chi in some respects. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. This is not heavy cardio, not spinning, not Zumba, no jumping around and no heavy sweating. ­ Enjoy!

   7:00 PM Make Jewelry with Jan  
   

Make Jewelry with Jan
Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m.
Registration opens Tuesday, November 6 at 9 a.m. 
Jan is an accomplished jewelry maker who creates beautiful pieces.  (I know, I keep buying them.) She will be here for a friendly evening of creating your own jewelry.  These will be great to keep for yourself, or to give as a gift.  There is a $10 materials fee.  Space is limited.  First day of registration is Tuesday, November 6 at 9 a.m. by calling 794-2570 ext. 560, or register online at www.eastmeadow.info.

 


Thursday November 15, 2018
   9:00 AM REGISTER:The Importance of Immigration with Michael Wildes, Premiere Immigration Lawyer and Author  
   

A Becoming American Program:
The Importance of Immigration
with Michael Wildes, Premiere Immigration Lawyer and Author
Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m.
Registration opens on Thursday, November 15 
Whether it’s the long-term impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on immigration policy or the latest twist in separating children from migrants seeking asylum, Michael Wildes’ opinion has been sought by news organizations, from Fox to CNN. He speaks with the experience of nearly a quarter-century on the front lines of the immigration controversy, as an attorney and managing partner of the premier immigration law practice in the country, and a best-selling author.

Registration begins on Thursday, November 15 at 516-794-2570 ext. 560 or online at www.eastmeadow.info. 

Michael will have copies of his book Safe Haven in America available for purchase. 
For more information on Becoming American programs, SEE PAGES 20 AND 21.

   10:00 AM Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman  
   

Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Personal Trainer Ann Rothman has developed a regime of easy yet effective exercises for those of us who might not be…uh…so fit. Maybe we are a little older than the usual denizens of the gym.  Join us for these very valuable sessions.  No registration. 

 

   11:30 AM NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60 years old  
   
 
NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60     
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. November 13 – December 27
(No class on Thanksgiving Day 11/22, or Thursday, 12/6)
Registration begins Friday, November 2
This eight-week course uses Tai Chi to improve mind, balance and general health. Tai Chi is an evidence-based fall prevention program that the Nassau University Medical Center has implemented to help decrease the amount of falls in the elderly. Tai Chi helps with balance, coordination, and may also help with stress, high blood pressure, blood sugar control, Parkinson’s, and COPD. Registration is a must.  You may register in the PR office, 794-2570, ext. 560.
   1:00 PM BOOK DISCUSSION W/AUTHOR Janet Emily Demarest: Tales from the General Store  
   

BOOK DISCUSSION W/AUTHOR:  
Tales from the General Store:  The Legends of Long Island 
by Janet Emily Demarest                  Thursday, November 15 at 1 p.m.                   
What dubious distinction did Huntington hold at the end of the American Revolution?  Is there a curse on Lake Ronkonkoma?  Why is there a statue of a bull in Smithtown?  Much like the variety of goods found in a 19th Century general store, this entertaining program features an assortment of Long Island tales and characters! Author, storyteller and heritage interpreter, Janet Emily Demarest, has entertained audiences from across Long Island, the Tri-State region and, as far away as Colonial Williamsburg.

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

Group meets weekly downstairs at the Library. New members welcome!

    Location: Small Conference Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   7:00 PM YA: Apple Pie Workshop  
   

Thursday, November 15 @ 7 p.m. 
Apple Pie Workshop 
Learn how to make a homemade apple pie, just in time for the holidays. Students will learn how to make the dough and cut fresh apples for a yummy apple pie. 
There is a $2 materials fee.  
Sign up Monday,  November 12.  


Friday November 16, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM FRIDAY FILM: Mama Mia: Here We Go Again  
   
Mama Mia: Here We Go Again   
Friday, November 16     1 p.m. only
Discover Donna’s (Meryl Streep) young life (Lily James), experiencing the fun she had with the three possible dads of Sophie (Amanda Seyfriend). As she reflects on her mom’s journey, Sophie finds herself to be more like her mother than she ever even realized.
Rated: PG-13   Running Time: 1 hr. 54 min.
   6:00 PM Kame- EMcon- Haa!: Z Fighter Tournament  
   

KAME- EMCON- HAA!

Friday, November 16 at 6 p.m.

Dragonball Fighter Z Tournament

Win Prizes, Artists Alley, Games, and Light Refreshments

Q & A with SPECIAL SKYPE GUEST: KYLE HEBERT, voice actor of Gohan from Dragon Ball Z

*signups for tournament are from 6-6:30 p.m.


Saturday November 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Defensive Driving Class for All Ages  
   

Defensive Driving is for drivers of all ages. 

Fee is $40 ($35 for 62+). 

There will be a one-day class on Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  

Pick up the appropriate form at the Library in the Public Relations office; registration is mail-in to the instructor only.  For information on the American Safety Council’s Online Defensive Driving class, go to www.NewYorkSafetyCouncil.com.

 


Sunday November 18, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, aswell as Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   2:00 PM SUNDAY CONCERT
Buddy Merriam and Back Roads
 
   

Buddy Merriam and Back Roads

Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m.

Reservations open: Monday, November 5 at 9 a.m.

Buddy Merriam formed Back Roads in 1980 out of his love and respect for traditional Bluegrass music. He became close friends with the Father of Bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, and got to eventually perform with him. In 2015 Buddy was honored to receive the "Long Island Sound Award" from the LI Music Hall of Fame "For Outstanding Contributions to Long Island's Musical Heritage." Buddy and Back Roads have performed at the Grand Old Opry. They've also performed at the Grand Opening of the BLUEGRASS MUSEUM AND HALL OF FAME and have recorded numerous albums. 

Reservations open on Monday, November 5. Register online at eastmeadow.info, or call the Public Relations office, at 794-2570, ext. 560.


Monday November 19, 2018
   9:00 AM REGISTER FOR BUS TRIP:12/14 Radio City Music Hall Christmas Extravaganza  
   

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Extravaganza
Friday, December 14
Cost: $99 includes transportation, show
                   and gratuities. Lunch on your own.
On sale beginning: Monday, November 19 
In response to an overwhelming number of requests, we will be going back to Radio City this year to see the Radio City Christmas Extravaganza!  Experience a New York icon, while in a New York icon.  Take the very short walk to see the always extraordinary Christmas tree in Rockefeller 
Center. Have lunch on your own at a restaurant of your choice, do some holiday shopping, then sit back and enjoy the Rockettes.  (I love the Rockettes.  I couldn’t be one because 
I am too short…and can’t dance.)  Registration opens Monday, November 19 at 794-2570 ext. 560, or online at www.eastmeadow.info.

 

FIRST DAY OF SALE FOR EAST MEADOW SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENTS ONLY; 
TWO TICKET LIMIT PER PERSON ON FIRST DAY OF SALE.

   10:00 AM Mother Goose Time for ages 9-18 months w/caregiver  
   

This interactive program focuses on eaerly literacy through songs, fingerplays and nursery rhymes. No siblings. Registration begins Monday, September 17. Birthdate must be from 4/17 to 1/18.

    Location: Children's Room
   1:00 PM TV History: Early Live Sit Coms with Mark Topaz  
   
TV History:  Early Live Sit Coms with Mark Topaz
Monday, November 19 at 1 p.m.
Do you remember the early live sitcoms - Mama, The Goldbergs, Mr. Peepers, Meet 
Millie, My Friend Irma, etc.?   Shows which were very popular in the early days of television, but due to the fact that they were produced live and not saved, few episodes still exist. Join Television historian, Mark Topaz, as we explore these early gems of television.  
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM REIKI  
   

Reiki                                            Mondays  5 – 6 p.m.  

Reiki is a Japanese technique  for reducing stress and promotes healing.   
Instructor Preeti leads the sessions.  Wear comfortabe clothing.

   7:00 PM Becoming American Series: WELCOME TO SHELBYVILLE  
   

BECOMING AMERICAN is a six-week series of public programs created by City Lore, in 
partnership with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, and the International Coalition 
of Sites of Conscience. Major funding for the project has been provided by the National 
Endowment for the Humanities. 

Only thirty-two venues nationwide have been selected to host this program series. 
We, at the East Meadow Public Library, are honored to have been selected.  

Programs feature documentary film screenings and moderated discussions by East Meadow Public Library’s program scholars, Professor Michael D’Innocenzo and Dylan Skolnick. 
The film/discussions are all at 7 p.m. 

 
WELCOME TO SHELBYVILLE
Monday, November 19
This powerful documentary focuses on a Shelbyville, TN in the heart of the Bible Belt, as it grapples with discrimination in the face of changing demographics. Shelbyville’s long-time residents are challenged with how to integrate the recent arrival of hundreds of Somali refugees of Muslim faith, hired by the local Tyson chicken-processing plant. We hear from all parts of the community: Latino workers, longtime African American residents, the Somali refugees, and white civic and church leaders.
 
 

Tuesday November 20, 2018
   9:00 AM RESERVATIONS OPEN FOR CABARET & DESSERT: Philippe Lemm Trio  
   

Philippe Lemm Trio         
Friday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Reservations open Tuesday, November 20

"Subtile, powerfull and wayward. Drummer Philippe Lemm found his voice in New York and 
we want more of it!.” - Radio 6

“From the first note till the last on the edge of your seat.......mesmerized by the trio” 
- Erik Raayman, Draai om je oren

Musicians Philippe Lemm (Drums), Angelo Di Loreto (Piano) Jeff Koch (Bass) knew after their first rehearsal together that this was something special.  Since then they have performed throughout the world, delighting audiences wherever they play. Their talents were recognized at the B-Jazz International Competition 2015 in Europe where they won first prize, and the group’s performance of Di Loreto’s original composition Salt Road earned an ASCAP Jazz Composer Award in 2013.  Hearing the trio is a special and unforgettable experience, and you will be captivated after listening to one piece. Join us for this very special Cabaret.  Reservations open Tuesday, November 20. Register online at www.eastmeadow.info, or call the PR office, at 794-2570, ext. 560

   10:00 AM Meditation  
   

The Library will be presenting an ongoing program on the art of Meditation. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. The class will introduce us to meditation and explain how it can improve the quality of our lives, by reducing stress, improving health, and looking at life in a different way.

 

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A
   11:30 AM NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60 years old  
   
 
NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60     
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. November 13 – December 27
(No class on Thanksgiving Day 11/22, or Thursday, 12/6)
Registration begins Friday, November 2
This eight-week course uses Tai Chi to improve mind, balance and general health. Tai Chi is an evidence-based fall prevention program that the Nassau University Medical Center has implemented to help decrease the amount of falls in the elderly. Tai Chi helps with balance, coordination, and may also help with stress, high blood pressure, blood sugar control, Parkinson’s, and COPD. Registration is a must.  You may register in the PR office, 794-2570, ext. 560.
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitting 101 - PLUS with Marlene Proct  
   

Knitting 101 – PLUS
This class is opened to both beginners and advanced beginners. All those 
interested in the art of knitting are invited!  First timers will learn the basics 
of knitting, leading to completion of a project in time for holiday giving. 
Materials required:  2 skeins of #4 worsted weight yarn 
(light color - approx. 7 oz. total) & 1 pair #8 needles.  
Advanced beginners will be making a hooded cowl. 
Materials: 7 oz. #5 bulky yarn & #10-1/2 16” circular needle. 

First session: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., November 6, 13, 20
Second session: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., December 4, 11, 18

(December projects to be determined at November session)
REGISTRATION ongoing in Public Relations office, 794-2570, 
ext. 560, or online at www.eastmeadow.info.

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   7:00 PM Crochet Group  
   

Interested in Crochet ?   
Join the EMPL Crochet Group
Crochet classes are held in the Cookbook Nook at 7 p.m. on 
Tuesdays.  We ask that Beginners 
attend the first class of the month. Supplies you must bring: 
(1) light colored skein of yarn & a size G, H, I , or J crochet hook.  No registration needed.

   7:00 PM FRIENDS FOREIGN FILM: The Cakemaker (2017)
English, German, Hebrew with English subtitle
 
   
The Cakemaker  (2017)
Tuesday, November 20 at 7 p.m.
(English, German, Hebrew with English subtitles)  
Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers regarding his death. Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates into the life of Anat, his lover’s newly widowed wife, who owns a small café in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her and create German cakes and cookies that bring life into her café.             
Rated: NR Running Time: 1 hr. 49 min.

Wednesday November 21, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM THANKSGIVING EVE
LIBRARY Open 9 AM - 5 PM
 
   

Thanksgiving Eve

Library open 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM Debate Club for Adults  
   

Group meets once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday, to debate current issues and social and political concerns, that may affect us nationally or globally.

   1:00 PM Falun Dafa (Chinese Exercise & Meditation Class)  
   

Back due to popular demand! Join us every Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a class of Falun Dafa. No registration needed. Falun Dafa is five sets of easy-to-learn gentle movements and meditation. Not only is it a gentle physical series of exercises, it also incorporates meditation. It is similar to Tai Chi in some respects. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. This is not heavy cardio, not spinning, not Zumba, no jumping around and no heavy sweating. ­ Enjoy!


Thursday November 22, 2018
     THANKSGIVING
LIBRARY CLOSED
 
   

Thanksgiving Day

Library is Closed


Friday November 23, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM FRIDAY FILM: Peter Rabbit  
   
Peter Rabbit
 
Friday, November 23 
 
Based on the books by Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit (James Corden) with his three sisters Flopsy (Margot Robbie), Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki), and Cotton Tail (Daisy Ridley), and their cousin Benjamin (Colin Moody), enjoy their days harassing farmer Mr. McGregor. However, when old Mr. McGregor dies, and one of his relatives inherits the house, a battle of wills begins between the new Mr. McGregor and the rabbits. However, when young Mr. McGregor starts to fall in love with Bea (Rose Byrne), a real lover of all nature, his feelings towards the rabbits begin to change. But is it too late?
Rated: PG        Running Time: 1 hr. 35 min.
   7:30 PM FRIDAY FILM: Peter Rabbit  
   
Peter Rabbit
 
Friday, November 23 
 
Based on the books by Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit (James Corden) with his three sisters Flopsy (Margot Robbie), Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki), and Cotton Tail (Daisy Ridley), and their cousin Benjamin (Colin Moody), enjoy their days harassing farmer Mr. McGregor. However, when old Mr. McGregor dies, and one of his relatives inherits the house, a battle of wills begins between the new Mr. McGregor and the rabbits. However, when young Mr. McGregor starts to fall in love with Bea (Rose Byrne), a real lover of all nature, his feelings towards the rabbits begin to change. But is it too late?
Rated: PG        Running Time: 1 hr. 35 min.

Saturday November 24, 2018
   10:00 AM Jump for Joy for birth to not yet in K w/caregiver  
   

Dance, sing and play. Costumes! Puppets! Musical instruments! Have fun, jump for joy! Registration begins Saturday, November 10.

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room

Sunday November 25, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, aswell as Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   2:00 PM CONCERT: Long Island Composers Alliance  
   

Long Island Composers Alliance      
Sunday, November 25 at 2 p.m.
Reservations open: Thursday, November 8
The Long Island Composers Alliance (LICA) is the only organization devoted to creating, promoting, presenting, recording and pre-serving the best original, contemporary music by composers living and working on Long Island.  Listen to wonderful new music.  Take this rare opportunity to meet with composers of classical works, as well as the musicians.  
Reservations open on Thursday, November 8. Register online at 
www.eastmeadow.info, or call the Public Relations office, at 794-2570, ext. 560.


Monday November 26, 2018
   1:00 PM LAUGHS AT THE LIBRARY with Mark Brier  
   

Join us for Laughs at the Library with Mark Brier, stand up comedian. All are welcome to attend and tell jokes, or just sit back & enjoy!

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM REIKI  
   

Reiki                                            Mondays  5 – 6 p.m.  

Reiki is a Japanese technique  for reducing stress and promotes healing.   
Instructor Preeti leads the sessions.  Wear comfortabe clothing.

   7:00 PM INDEPENDENT FILM: THE NEW AMERICANS  
   
THE NEW AMERICANS
Monday, November 26 at 7 p.m.
 
A Becoming American Series Film
Discussion with Michael D’Innocenzo 
 
In this documentary, Steve James, co-producer of the acclaimed film Hoop Dreams, turns his camera on the struggles of the Nwidor family, Nigerians forced to flee their home due to military oppression. Israel, a former chemical engineer, his wife Ngozi, and their two children, have been waiting for resettlement for years in a refugee camp in Benin. They share their hopes, and humorously acknowledge their exaggerated expectations of new life in America. In their first weeks in low-income housing in Chicago, they are grateful for a dry place to sleep, and their first McDonald’s hamburgers, but find much of their new world confusing. 
Rating: Documentary   Running Time: 1 hr. 

Tuesday November 27, 2018
   10:00 AM Meditation  
   

The Library will be presenting an ongoing program on the art of Meditation. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. The class will introduce us to meditation and explain how it can improve the quality of our lives, by reducing stress, improving health, and looking at life in a different way.

 

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A
   11:30 AM NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60 years old  
   
 
NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60     
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. November 13 – December 27
(No class on Thanksgiving Day 11/22, or Thursday, 12/6)
Registration begins Friday, November 2
This eight-week course uses Tai Chi to improve mind, balance and general health. Tai Chi is an evidence-based fall prevention program that the Nassau University Medical Center has implemented to help decrease the amount of falls in the elderly. Tai Chi helps with balance, coordination, and may also help with stress, high blood pressure, blood sugar control, Parkinson’s, and COPD. Registration is a must.  You may register in the PR office, 794-2570, ext. 560.
   12:30 PM Long Island Writers Guild  
   

Long Island Writers’ Guild

Want to write? Already write, but need some input? Thinking of creating a memoir? Have a sitcom in your head? The Long Island Writers’ Guild is an encouraging, nurturing environment to help you write.

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   7:00 PM Crochet Group  
   

Interested in Crochet ?   
Join the EMPL Crochet Group
Crochet classes are held in the Cookbook Nook at 7 p.m. on 
Tuesdays.  We ask that Beginners 
attend the first class of the month. Supplies you must bring: 
(1) light colored skein of yarn & a size G, H, I , or J crochet hook.  No registration needed.

   7:00 PM YA: Snowman Painted Vase  
   

Tuesday, November 27 @ 7 p.m. 
Snowman Painted Vase
Create a snowman-themed vase to use as a candle holder or for seasonal flowers.  There is a $2 materials fee. Sign up Monday, November 12.   

   7:30 PM Evening Book Discussion:
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
 
   

Evening Book Discussions

 
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk 
by Kelli Estes
 
Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m.    
 
The smallest items can hold centuries of secrets... Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt’s island 
estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece 
of fabric hidden in the house.

Wednesday November 28, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM Falun Dafa (Chinese Exercise & Meditation Class)  
   

Back due to popular demand! Join us every Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a class of Falun Dafa. No registration needed. Falun Dafa is five sets of easy-to-learn gentle movements and meditation. Not only is it a gentle physical series of exercises, it also incorporates meditation. It is similar to Tai Chi in some respects. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. This is not heavy cardio, not spinning, not Zumba, no jumping around and no heavy sweating. ­ Enjoy!


Thursday November 29, 2018
   9:00 AM REGISTER FOR CONCERT: Kenahora Klezmer Band  
   
A Becoming American Program  // In collaboration with Long Island Traditions
Kenahora Klezmer Band                Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m.  
TICKETED EVENT:  No Phone Reservations 
Tickets beginning Thursday, November 29 (first day EM School District residents only) *
Kenahora is composed of four musicians who have been preeminent in the world of Klezmer music. The members of Kenahora are truly all-stars, and mentors to both musicians and audiences alike. * Please Read Carefully:  No phone reservations.  No entrance without a ticket. 2 tickets per EMPL card holder.  Tickets can be picked up in person, or reserved online at www.eastmeadow.info, beginning Thursday, November 29 at 9 a.m.  A block of tickets, for those who 
cannot make it to the Library during the day, will be available that evening 
beginning at 6 p.m.
   10:00 AM Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman  
   

Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Personal Trainer Ann Rothman has developed a regime of easy yet effective exercises for those of us who might not be…uh…so fit. Maybe we are a little older than the usual denizens of the gym.  Join us for these very valuable sessions.  No registration. 

 

   11:30 AM NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60 years old  
   
 
NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60     
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. November 13 – December 27
(No class on Thanksgiving Day 11/22, or Thursday, 12/6)
Registration begins Friday, November 2
This eight-week course uses Tai Chi to improve mind, balance and general health. Tai Chi is an evidence-based fall prevention program that the Nassau University Medical Center has implemented to help decrease the amount of falls in the elderly. Tai Chi helps with balance, coordination, and may also help with stress, high blood pressure, blood sugar control, Parkinson’s, and COPD. Registration is a must.  You may register in the PR office, 794-2570, ext. 560.
   1:00 PM Tis the Season for Tile Painting! with artist Lauren Skelly Bailey  
   

Tis the Season for Tile Painting!
with artist Lauren Skelly Bailey                        Thursday, November 29 at 1 p.m.
Registration opens Monday, November 12
Join local ceramic artist Lauren Skelly Bailey for an afternoon of tile painting! Decorate a trivet, or a set of four tiles, using ceramic paints. Each participant will receive a large trivet tile, or four mini tiles, to paint. After the workshop, the tiles will be fired in the kiln and dropped off at the EMPL. Feel free to bring holiday drawings of your own. Holiday imagery will be provided as well. Materials fee of $8. Registration 
begins on Monday, November 12 at 794-2570 ext. 560, or register online 
at www.eastmeadow.info. 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

Group meets weekly downstairs at the Library. New members welcome!

    Location: Small Conference Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   7:00 PM The Importance of Immigration with Michael Wildes, Premiere Immigration Lawyer and Author  
   

A Becoming American Program:
The Importance of Immigration
with Michael Wildes, Premiere Immigration Lawyer and Author
Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m.
Registration opens on Thursday, November 15 
Whether it’s the long-term impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on immigration policy or the latest twist in separating children from migrants seeking asylum, Michael Wildes’ opinion has been sought by news organizations, from Fox to CNN. He speaks with the experience of nearly a quarter-century on the front lines of the immigration controversy, as an attorney and managing partner of the premier immigration law practice in the country, and a best-selling author.

Registration begins on Thursday, November 15 at 516-794-2570 ext. 560 or online at www.eastmeadow.info. 

Michael will have copies of his book Safe Haven in America available for purchase. 
For more information on Becoming American programs, SEE PAGES 20 AND 21.

   7:00 PM YA: 3-D Snowflakes  
   

Thursday, November 29 @ 7 p.m. 
3-D Snowflakes
Create giant snowflakes to decorate your place for winter! Sign up Monday, November 12.  


Friday November 30, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM FRIDAY FILM: Black Klansman  
   
Black Klansman
November 30
In the midst of the 1970s civil rights movement, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first black detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department. He sets out to prove his worth by infiltrating the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and convinces his Jewish colleague (Adam Driver) to go undercover as a white supremacist.
Rated: R   Running Time: 2 hr. 15 min.
   4:15 PM Lego Club for Grades 2-5  
   

Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs. Registration begins Friday, November 16.

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   7:30 PM FRIDAY FILM: Black Klansman  
   
Black Klansman
November 30
In the midst of the 1970s civil rights movement, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first black detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department. He sets out to prove his worth by infiltrating the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and convinces his Jewish colleague (Adam Driver) to go undercover as a white supremacist.
Rated: R   Running Time: 2 hr. 15 min.

Sunday December 2, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Hanukkah begins at sundown - Library open 1- 5 p.m.  
   

Hanukkah begin at sundown

Library open 1 - 5 p.m.

   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, aswell as Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception : East Meadow Public Library Annual Invitational Art Show  
   
The Annual Invitational Art Show        Month of December 
Opening Reception: Sunday, December 2,  
from 2-4 p.m. 
December is the month for our Invitational Art Show featuring the first place winners of the 2018 Juried Art Show, as well as other local artists. You are cordially invited to the Opening Reception on Sunday,  December 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. 
Light refreshments and music by Skyla Budd.

Monday December 3, 2018
   9:00 AM REGISTRATION OPENS: 2/7 AARP Driver Safety Class  
   

 

You must have a current NYS Driver’s License to take this class. AARP class fee: $20 for AARP members & $25 for non-members (bring your AARP card to registration), and payment is by undated check only. Register in PR or by phone; first day of registration for EM School District residents. Instructions for registration are in the Information Display in the Browsing Room Cafe.There is no online registration for this class; you must register by calling the Public Relations Departmnent at the Library at 794-2570, ext 560.

   1:00 PM Immigration, Assimilation, and the Middle Class with Howard Shurdut  
   

A Becoming American Program: 
Immigration, Assimilation, and the Middle Class
with Howard Shurdut
Monday, December 3 at 1 p.m. 
We will discuss the history of the movements of people from the beginning (before recorded history) till now.  Emphasis is on the current world-wide problems of illegal immigration and some of the solutions for the United States.  Even the matter of legal immigration will be scrutinized because of the changing demographics in this country (and in Europe). We, of all nations, have the best chance to resolve the complex issues necessary for a better country to evolve. For more information on Becoming American programs, see pages 20-21.

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM REIKI  
   

Reiki                                            Mondays  5 – 6 p.m.  

Reiki is a Japanese technique  for reducing stress and promotes healing.   
Instructor Preeti leads the sessions.  Wear comfortabe clothing.

   6:00 PM SIMPLE COOKING: Mini Cupcake Wreath (Preferred Family Time)  
   

Simple Cooking

*NOTE* We have expanded the class for two different time slots 

Mondays at 6 p.m. (Preferred Family Time)

&

Mondays at 7:30 p.m. (Adults)

December 3 – Mini Cupcake Wreath

Easy cooking programs for family and friends to share together. There is a nonrefundable $5 materials fee for each person cooking. You will have the food to take home (unless you eat it during the program). Space is limited. Contact PR for openings at 794-2570 ext. 560.

 

   7:30 PM SIMPLE COOKING: Mini Cupcake Wreath (Adults)  
   

Simple Cooking

*NOTE* We have expanded the class for two different time slots 

Mondays at 6 p.m. (Preferred Family Time)

&

Mondays at 7:30 p.m. (Adults)

December 3 – Mini Cupcake Wreath

Easy cooking programs for family and friends to share together. There is a nonrefundable $5 materials fee for each person cooking. You will have the food to take home (unless you eat it during the program). Space is limited. Contact PR for openings at 794-2570 ext. 560.

 


Tuesday December 4, 2018
   9:00 AM REGISTER FOR CONCERT: Lutenist Chris Morrongiello: The Bacheler Consort  
   
Lutenist Chris Morrongiello:  The Bacheler Consort
Saturday, December 23 at 2 p.m.
Reservations open on Tuesday, December 4
Enjoy music from the Renaissance era. The perfect music for the Holiday Season.  The Bacheler Consort is named after the late-Elizabethan lute virtuoso Daniel Bacheler (1572–1619), a most imaginative composer of instrumental music whose genius is becoming more widely known today.  The Consort has been together since 2003 and has acquired a reputation for combining scholarly research with cutting-edge historical performance practice and musical talent of the highest caliber.  It is in this alchemy that the Consort aspires to conjure up the more elusive aesthetics of Renaissance music-making. Celebrate the Holiday Season in calm and beauty.  Reservations open on Tuesday, December 4. Register online at www.eastmeadow.info, or call the Public Relations office, at 794-2570, ext. 560.
   10:00 AM Meditation  
   

The Library will be presenting an ongoing program on the art of Meditation. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. The class will introduce us to meditation and explain how it can improve the quality of our lives, by reducing stress, improving health, and looking at life in a different way.

 

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A
   11:30 AM NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60 years old  
   
 
NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60     
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. November 13 – December 27
(No class on Thanksgiving Day 11/22, or Thursday, 12/6)
Registration begins Friday, November 2
This eight-week course uses Tai Chi to improve mind, balance and general health. Tai Chi is an evidence-based fall prevention program that the Nassau University Medical Center has implemented to help decrease the amount of falls in the elderly. Tai Chi helps with balance, coordination, and may also help with stress, high blood pressure, blood sugar control, Parkinson’s, and COPD. Registration is a must.  You may register in the PR office, 794-2570, ext. 560.
   12:30 PM SENIOR RAP GROUP  
   
Senior Rap Tuesdays, November 6 and December 4
The First Tuesday of Every Month at 12:30 p.m.
 
Need to talk with peers?  We have the program for you.  
This group meets the first Tuesday of every month just to talk, 
have coffee, and be among friends.  No registration. 
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitting 101 - PLUS with Marlene Proct  
   

Knitting 101 – PLUS
This class is opened to both beginners and advanced beginners. All those 
interested in the art of knitting are invited!  First timers will learn the basics 
of knitting, leading to completion of a project in time for holiday giving. 
Materials required:  2 skeins of #4 worsted weight yarn 
(light color - approx. 7 oz. total) & 1 pair #8 needles.  
Advanced beginners will be making a hooded cowl. 
Materials: 7 oz. #5 bulky yarn & #10-1/2 16” circular needle. 

First session: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., November 6, 13, 20
Second session: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., December 4, 11, 18

(December projects to be determined at November session)
REGISTRATION ongoing in Public Relations office, 794-2570, 
ext. 560, or online at www.eastmeadow.info.

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   7:00 PM Becoming American Series: MY AMERICAN GIRLS  
   

BECOMING AMERICAN is a six-week series of public programs created by City Lore, in 
partnership with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, and the International Coalition 
of Sites of Conscience. Major funding for the project has been provided by the National 
Endowment for the Humanities. 

Only thirty-two venues nationwide have been selected to host this program series. 
We, at the East Meadow Public Library, are honored to have been selected.  

Programs feature documentary film screenings and moderated discussions by East Meadow Public Library’s program scholars, Professor Michael D’Innocenzo and Dylan Skolnick. 
The film/discussions are all at 7 p.m. 

MY AMERICAN GIRLS         Tuesday, December 4
Filmed over the course of a year, this documentary follows the family of Sandra and Bautista Ortiz, hardworking immigrants in Brooklyn, who dream of retiring to their native Dominican Republic. Their American-born daughters have other ideas altogether. The conflict between the first generation’s values and the independent outlook of their three girls form the moving, and often humorous, dramatic spine of the film.
 
   7:00 PM Crochet Group  
   

Interested in Crochet ?   
Join the EMPL Crochet Group
Crochet classes are held in the Cookbook Nook at 7 p.m. on 
Tuesdays.  We ask that Beginners 
attend the first class of the month. Supplies you must bring: 
(1) light colored skein of yarn & a size G, H, I , or J crochet hook.  No registration needed.

   7:00 PM YA: Snowman Family Portrait  
   

Tuesday, December 4 @ 7 p.m. 
Snowman Family Portrait 
Make a personalized snowman family portrait to 
represent your family. There is a $2 materials fee. Sign up Monday, November 12.  


Wednesday December 5, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM Christmas Time in Ireland with Kevin Westley  
   

A Becoming American Program: 
Christmas Time in Ireland with Kevin Westley
Wednesday, December 5 at 1 p.m.
Kevin Westley presents a multi-media showcase of songs and stories related to topics such as Why 25 December?, Christmas in Killarney, Preparing for Christmas, Decorating with Holly & Ivy Window, Wren Day, Woman’s Christmas, and many more. Enjoy an Irish Christmas, sing along with Kevin, enjoy the season. For more information on Becoming American programs, see pages 20-21.

   1:00 PM Falun Dafa (Chinese Exercise & Meditation Class)  
   

Back due to popular demand! Join us every Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a class of Falun Dafa. No registration needed. Falun Dafa is five sets of easy-to-learn gentle movements and meditation. Not only is it a gentle physical series of exercises, it also incorporates meditation. It is similar to Tai Chi in some respects. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. This is not heavy cardio, not spinning, not Zumba, no jumping around and no heavy sweating. ­ Enjoy!

   8:00 PM LIBRARY BOARD MEETING - All Welcome  
   


The East Meadow Public Library Board meets once a month, usually on the first Wednesday evening. All meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.
 

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room

Thursday December 6, 2018
   9:30 AM AARP Driver Safety Class  
   

Register in Public Relations, or by phone 794-2570, ext. 560; first day of registration for EM School District residents.  Non-residents may sign up one week before class, if space permits.  You must have a current NYS Driver’s License to take this insurance reduction class.  Payment is by undated check only, one check per person; fee is $20 for AARP members (bring card to registration) or $25 for non-members.

   10:00 AM Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman  
   

Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Personal Trainer Ann Rothman has developed a regime of easy yet effective exercises for those of us who might not be…uh…so fit. Maybe we are a little older than the usual denizens of the gym.  Join us for these very valuable sessions.  No registration. 

 

   10:00 AM Little Listeners for ages 18-36 months w/caregiver  
   

A program of stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children and their caregivers. Registration begins Wednesday, November 21. Birthdate must be from 6/16 to 6/17. Limited to 12 children. No siblings.

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   11:30 AM NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60 years old  
   
 
NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60     
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. November 13 – December 27
(No class on Thanksgiving Day 11/22, or Thursday, 12/6)
Registration begins Friday, November 2
This eight-week course uses Tai Chi to improve mind, balance and general health. Tai Chi is an evidence-based fall prevention program that the Nassau University Medical Center has implemented to help decrease the amount of falls in the elderly. Tai Chi helps with balance, coordination, and may also help with stress, high blood pressure, blood sugar control, Parkinson’s, and COPD. Registration is a must.  You may register in the PR office, 794-2570, ext. 560.
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

Group meets weekly downstairs at the Library. New members welcome!

    Location: Small Conference Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   7:00 PM YA: Winter Wreaths  
   

Thursday, December 6 @ 7 p.m.
Winter Wreaths
Learn how to make fresh wreaths using evergreens and other outdoor cuttings.  There is a $2 materials fee. 
Sign up Monday, November 12.


Friday December 7, 2018
   10:00 AM Hands on Music for ages birth - not yet in K w/caregiver  
   

Sing along and clap your hands with Dara Linthwaite. Registration begins Friday, November 23. 

    Location: Children's Room
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM Classic Film: Mr. Blandings Builds Dream House (1948)  
   
Mr. Blandings Builds Dream House (1948)
Friday, December 7 at 1 p.m. 
Jim and Muriel Blandings are a very happily married couple in Manhattan, who decide they can afford to have a house built, to their specifications, in the country. However, it turns out to be a lot more trouble than they think. Stars Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Melvyn Douglas. 
Rating: Approved   Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.
   2:00 PM CABARET & DESSERT: Philippe Lemm Trio  
   

Philippe Lemm Trio         
Friday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Reservations open Tuesday, November 20

"Subtile, powerfull and wayward. Drummer Philippe Lemm found his voice in New York and 
we want more of it!.” - Radio 6

“From the first note till the last on the edge of your seat.......mesmerized by the trio” 
- Erik Raayman, Draai om je oren

Musicians Philippe Lemm (Drums), Angelo Di Loreto (Piano) Jeff Koch (Bass) knew after their first rehearsal together that this was something special.  Since then they have performed throughout the world, delighting audiences wherever they play. Their talents were recognized at the B-Jazz International Competition 2015 in Europe where they won first prize, and the group’s performance of Di Loreto’s original composition Salt Road earned an ASCAP Jazz Composer Award in 2013.  Hearing the trio is a special and unforgettable experience, and you will be captivated after listening to one piece. Join us for this very special Cabaret.  Reservations open Tuesday, November 20. Register online at www.eastmeadow.info, or call the PR office, at 794-2570, ext. 560


Saturday December 8, 2018
   10:00 AM A Positive Workshop for those with Brain Injuries and their Families  
   

A Positive Workshop for those with Brain Injuries 
and their Families        
Saturdays, November 10 and December 8 at 10 a.m.
Those who have suffered any sort of brain injury from a stroke, accident, coma, or whatever the circumstance, know how frustrating the road to recovery can be.  However, it is just as frustrating and scary for their families and friends, perhaps in a different way.  We bring together experts in the field to discuss, learn, and do hands-on exercises, under the guidance of Sue Mazzatta (stroke survivor) and Counselor Robin Tovell-Toubal.  No registration 

   1:00 PM Children's Concert for the Community  
   
A Special Saturday Concert
The Annual Children’s Concert 
for the Community
Saturday, December 8 at 1 p.m.
Every year pianist Peter Papiewski sponsors young talented pianists to perform in a concert to give back to their community.  He wants them to share their gifts and understand that they are so lucky to possess such talent.  We are fortunate that he has chosen to hold the concert at EMPL.  These are highly gifted young classical musicians.  Please come to enjoy this very special afternoon.  No reservations needed.

Sunday December 9, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, aswell as Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   2:00 PM CONCERT: Kenahora Klezmer Band  
   
A Becoming American Program  // In collaboration with Long Island Traditions
Kenahora Klezmer Band                Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m.  
TICKETED EVENT:  No Phone Reservations 
Tickets beginning Thursday, November 29 (first day EM School District residents only) *
Kenahora is composed of four musicians who have been preeminent in the world of Klezmer music. The members of Kenahora are truly all-stars, and mentors to both musicians and audiences alike. * Please Read Carefully:  No phone reservations.  No entrance without a ticket. 2 tickets per EMPL card holder.  Tickets can be picked up in person, or reserved online at www.eastmeadow.info, beginning Thursday, November 29 at 9 a.m.  A block of tickets, for those who 
cannot make it to the Library during the day, will be available that evening 
beginning at 6 p.m.

Monday December 10, 2018
   10:00 AM Play Hooray for birth to not yet in K w/caregiver  
   

Enjoy a fun time with Molly Mouse singing, dancing and playing. Registration begins Monday, November 26.

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room
   1:00 PM Lunch 'n Books: Educated by Tara Westover
Moderator: Carol Sefick
 
   

Lunch 'n Books

Educated  
by Tara Westover    
Monday, December 10 at 1 p.m.  
Moderator: Carol Sefick

“Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills bag.” The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.”--Provided by publisher.

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM REIKI  
   

Reiki                                            Mondays  5 – 6 p.m.  

Reiki is a Japanese technique  for reducing stress and promotes healing.   
Instructor Preeti leads the sessions.  Wear comfortabe clothing.

   7:00 PM Becoming American Series: THE JEWISH AMERICANS  
   

BECOMING AMERICAN is a six-week series of public programs created by City Lore, in 
partnership with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, and the International Coalition 
of Sites of Conscience. Major funding for the project has been provided by the National 
Endowment for the Humanities. 

Only thirty-two venues nationwide have been selected to host this program series. 
We, at the East Meadow Public Library, are honored to have been selected.  

Programs feature documentary film screenings and moderated discussions by East Meadow Public Library’s program scholars, Professor Michael D’Innocenzo and Dylan Skolnick. 
The film/discussions are all at 7 p.m. 

THE JEWISH AMERICANS
Monday, December 10
Fleeing poverty and oppression in Eastern Europe, over two million Jews flooded into America, drawn by the promise of religious freedom and economic opportunity. The majority created a new life in Manhattan’s slums. Struggling to adapt their traditions to their new life, they were aided by new ethnic institutions such as The Forward, a newspaper with columns devoted to teaching newcomers American mores, in often unintentionally humorous ways.

Tuesday December 11, 2018
   10:00 AM Meditation  
   

The Library will be presenting an ongoing program on the art of Meditation. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. The class will introduce us to meditation and explain how it can improve the quality of our lives, by reducing stress, improving health, and looking at life in a different way.

 

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A
   11:30 AM NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60 years old  
   
 
NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60     
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. November 13 – December 27
(No class on Thanksgiving Day 11/22, or Thursday, 12/6)
Registration begins Friday, November 2
This eight-week course uses Tai Chi to improve mind, balance and general health. Tai Chi is an evidence-based fall prevention program that the Nassau University Medical Center has implemented to help decrease the amount of falls in the elderly. Tai Chi helps with balance, coordination, and may also help with stress, high blood pressure, blood sugar control, Parkinson’s, and COPD. Registration is a must.  You may register in the PR office, 794-2570, ext. 560.
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitting 101 - PLUS with Marlene Proct  
   

Knitting 101 – PLUS
This class is opened to both beginners and advanced beginners. All those 
interested in the art of knitting are invited!  First timers will learn the basics 
of knitting, leading to completion of a project in time for holiday giving. 
Materials required:  2 skeins of #4 worsted weight yarn 
(light color - approx. 7 oz. total) & 1 pair #8 needles.  
Advanced beginners will be making a hooded cowl. 
Materials: 7 oz. #5 bulky yarn & #10-1/2 16” circular needle. 

First session: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., November 6, 13, 20
Second session: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., December 4, 11, 18

(December projects to be determined at November session)
REGISTRATION ongoing in Public Relations office, 794-2570, 
ext. 560, or online at www.eastmeadow.info.

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.

Wednesday December 12, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM Falun Dafa (Chinese Exercise & Meditation Class)  
   

Back due to popular demand! Join us every Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a class of Falun Dafa. No registration needed. Falun Dafa is five sets of easy-to-learn gentle movements and meditation. Not only is it a gentle physical series of exercises, it also incorporates meditation. It is similar to Tai Chi in some respects. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. This is not heavy cardio, not spinning, not Zumba, no jumping around and no heavy sweating. ­ Enjoy!

   4:15 PM Science Time for grades K-2  
   

Join us for a program of fun and science experiments. Registration begins Tuesday, November 27. Limited to 15 children.

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room

Thursday December 13, 2018
   10:00 AM Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman  
   

Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Personal Trainer Ann Rothman has developed a regime of easy yet effective exercises for those of us who might not be…uh…so fit. Maybe we are a little older than the usual denizens of the gym.  Join us for these very valuable sessions.  No registration. 

 

   10:00 AM Little Listeners for ages 18-36 months w/caregiver  
   

A program of stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children and their caregivers. Registration begins Wednesday, November 21. Birthdate must be from 6/16 to 6/17. Limited to 12 children. No siblings.

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   11:30 AM NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60 years old  
   
 
NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60     
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. November 13 – December 27
(No class on Thanksgiving Day 11/22, or Thursday, 12/6)
Registration begins Friday, November 2
This eight-week course uses Tai Chi to improve mind, balance and general health. Tai Chi is an evidence-based fall prevention program that the Nassau University Medical Center has implemented to help decrease the amount of falls in the elderly. Tai Chi helps with balance, coordination, and may also help with stress, high blood pressure, blood sugar control, Parkinson’s, and COPD. Registration is a must.  You may register in the PR office, 794-2570, ext. 560.
   1:00 PM Current Events Discussions  
   

Current Events with Michael D’Innocenzo-Libresco


The always insightful Michael D’Innocenzo-Libresco is at EMPL every month to bring you his analysis of what is happening in the world of politics.  
This presentation leaves plenty of time for audience comments and questions. 
No registration. Open captioned for the hearing impaired through a grant from the Theatre Development Fund.

 

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

Group meets weekly downstairs at the Library. New members welcome!

    Location: Small Conference Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   7:00 PM Cord-Cutting Your Cable Program with Jared Newman  
   

Cord-Cutting Your Cable
Thursday, December 13 at 7 p.m
Cable TV keeps getting more expensive, but making sense of your alternatives isn’t easy. Between online video services like Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and Hulu, and streaming devices like Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV, there’s a lot to decipher before you can start saving money.

Technology journalist Jared Newman has been cable TV-free since 2008, and has documented the rise of cord-cutting through his popular TechHive column and his Cord Cutter Weekly newsletter, which has more than 13,000 subscribers. In this session, Jared will talk through all your cord-cutting options, explain some of the latest devices, and answer your questions.

   7:00 PM MEET THE AUTHOR: Why the Ramones Matter by Donna Gaines  
   
MEET THE AUTHOR
Why the Ramones Matter by Donna Gaines
Thursday, December 13 at 7 p.m.
And . . . now for something different.  Calling all fans of the Ramones! The central experience of the Ramones and their music, is of being an outsider.  This sense of estrangement and marginality permeates everything the Ramones still offer us as artists, and as people. About the Author: DONNA GAINES is the author of Teenage Wasteland and A Misfit’s Manifesto. She has written for Rolling Stone, MS, the Village Voice, Spin, Newsday and Salon. Since 2013, she has taught social science, music, youth and community studies at Empire State College of the State University of New York. No registration needed.
   7:00 PM YA: Candy Cane Sleigh  
   

Thursday, December 13 @ 7 p.m.
Candy Cane Sleigh
Using candy canes and other sweet treats, make a miniature sleigh that will make a cute present.  There is a $2 materials fee. Sign up Monday, November 12.  


Friday December 14, 2018
   9:00 AM BUS TRIP:12/14 Radio City Music Hall Christmas Extravaganza  
   

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Extravaganza
Friday, December 14
Cost: $99 includes transportation, show
                   and gratuities. Lunch on your own.
On sale beginning: Monday, November 19 
In response to an overwhelming number of requests, we will be going back to Radio City this year to see the Radio City Christmas Extravaganza!  Experience a New York icon, while in a New York icon.  Take the very short walk to see the always extraordinary Christmas tree in Rockefeller 
Center. Have lunch on your own at a restaurant of your choice, do some holiday shopping, then sit back and enjoy the Rockettes.  (I love the Rockettes.  I couldn’t be one because 
I am too short…and can’t dance.)  Registration opens Monday, November 19 at 794-2570 ext. 560, or online at www.eastmeadow.info.

 

FIRST DAY OF SALE FOR EAST MEADOW SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENTS ONLY; 
TWO TICKET LIMIT PER PERSON ON FIRST DAY OF SALE.

   10:00 AM 1, 2, 3 Full Steam Ahead: A Time for Kids for ages 3 years - Not yet in K w/caregiver  
   

Our team presents an interactive, educational series for children and their caregivers that stimulates and engages thinking as they EXPLORE, PLAY and BUILD together. Registration begins Friday, November 30. Birthdate must be on or before 12/15.

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM FRIDAY FILM: Crazy Rich Asians  
   
Crazy Rich Asians
December 14
This story follows Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s hometown of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he’s perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.
Rated: PG-13     Running Time: 2 hr. 
   7:30 PM FRIDAY FILM: Crazy Rich Asians  
   
Crazy Rich Asians
December 14
This story follows Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s hometown of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he’s perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.
Rated: PG-13     Running Time: 2 hr. 

Saturday December 15, 2018
   10:00 AM Family Storytime for birth to not yet in K w/caregiver  
   

It's family story time here at the library. Join us for lots of fun.. Registration begins Saturday, December 1.

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Defensive Driving Class for All Ages  
   

Defensive Driving is for drivers of all ages. 

Fee is $40 ($35 for 62+). 

There will be a one-day class on Saturday, December 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  

Pick up the appropriate form at the Library in the Public Relations office; registration is mail-in to the instructor only.  For information on the American Safety Council’s Online Defensive Driving class, go to www.NewYorkSafetyCouncil.com.

 


Sunday December 16, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, aswell as Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   2:00 PM Family Concert: Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could  
   

BRADY RYMER and The Little Band That Could   with an Encore Performance of their HOLIDAY ALBUM
REVVIN’ UP THE REINDEER         Sunday, December 16 at 2 p.m. 
“...they might just be the best-sounding band in children’s music,” according to NPR’s All Things Considered.
In case you missed Brady’s Holiday Concert here last year, Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could is coming back to EMPL with an encore performance of Revvin’ Up The Reindeer.   Join us for this wonderful occasion. From the Grammys to the White House to East Meadow Public Library — Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could rocks! Music for those from 2 to 200 years old. Trust me, it does not matter.  We can all rock together. CD’s will be available for sale, and Brady will be happy to give autographs. 
(This performance is signed for the hearing Impaired).                     
 No reservations needed. 


Monday December 17, 2018
   10:00 AM Play Hooray for birth to not yet in K w/caregiver  
   

Enjoy a fun time with Molly Mouse singing, dancing and playing. Registration begins Monday, November 26.

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room
   1:00 PM LAUGHS AT THE LIBRARY with Mark Brier  
   

Join us for Laughs at the Library with Mark Brier, stand up comedian. All are welcome to attend and tell jokes, or just sit back & enjoy!

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM REIKI  
   

Reiki                                            Mondays  5 – 6 p.m.  

Reiki is a Japanese technique  for reducing stress and promotes healing.   
Instructor Preeti leads the sessions.  Wear comfortabe clothing.

   7:00 PM INDEPENDENT FILM: THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO  
   
THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO
Monday, December 17 at 7 p.m.
 
A Becoming American Series Film
Discussion with Michael D’Innocenzo 
As much an immigration history as a culinary detective story, this ebullient documentary uses the ubiquitous Americanized dish, General Tso’s chicken, as a lens onto a larger story of immigration, adaptation and innovation to American popular culture. Early on, the film poses the question, “If Chinese Americans comprise only 1% of the U.S. population, why are there Chinese restaurants in almost every city across America?”  The filmmakers seek the answer in a journey through the Chinese American experience, from the Gold Rush and the building of the railroads, to the age of Panda Express. 
Rating: Not Rated   Running Time: 1 hr. 11 min. 

Tuesday December 18, 2018
   9:00 AM RESERVATIONS OPEN for Cabaret & Dessert: David Coss Sings the American Songbook  
   

David Coss Sings the American Songbook  
Friday, January 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Reservations open Tuesday, December 18
Always a favorite here, David Coss returns with is arrangements of the American Songbook.  Celebrate the New Year (a little late) with us.  David’s voice and ability to make every audience member feel like he is singing just to them, makes him the perfect cabaret artist. His banter is as wonderful as his voice. Come and hear the standards as only David can sing them.  Reservations open Tuesday, December 18. Register online at www.eastmeadow.info, or call the PR office, at 794-2570, ext. 560.  

   10:00 AM Meditation  
   

The Library will be presenting an ongoing program on the art of Meditation. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. The class will introduce us to meditation and explain how it can improve the quality of our lives, by reducing stress, improving health, and looking at life in a different way.

 

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A
   11:30 AM NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60 years old  
   
 
NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60     
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. November 13 – December 27
(No class on Thanksgiving Day 11/22, or Thursday, 12/6)
Registration begins Friday, November 2
This eight-week course uses Tai Chi to improve mind, balance and general health. Tai Chi is an evidence-based fall prevention program that the Nassau University Medical Center has implemented to help decrease the amount of falls in the elderly. Tai Chi helps with balance, coordination, and may also help with stress, high blood pressure, blood sugar control, Parkinson’s, and COPD. Registration is a must.  You may register in the PR office, 794-2570, ext. 560.
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitting 101 - PLUS with Marlene Proct  
   

Knitting 101 – PLUS
This class is opened to both beginners and advanced beginners. All those 
interested in the art of knitting are invited!  First timers will learn the basics 
of knitting, leading to completion of a project in time for holiday giving. 
Materials required:  2 skeins of #4 worsted weight yarn 
(light color - approx. 7 oz. total) & 1 pair #8 needles.  
Advanced beginners will be making a hooded cowl. 
Materials: 7 oz. #5 bulky yarn & #10-1/2 16” circular needle. 

First session: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., November 6, 13, 20
Second session: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., December 4, 11, 18

(December projects to be determined at November session)
REGISTRATION ongoing in Public Relations office, 794-2570, 
ext. 560, or online at www.eastmeadow.info.

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   4:15 PM Storycraft for Grades K-2  
   

It is wintertime, good for a fun story and craft. Registration begins Tuesday, December 4. LImited to 18 children.

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   7:00 PM Crochet Group  
   

Interested in Crochet ?   
Join the EMPL Crochet Group
Crochet classes are held in the Cookbook Nook at 7 p.m. on 
Tuesdays.  We ask that Beginners 
attend the first class of the month. Supplies you must bring: 
(1) light colored skein of yarn & a size G, H, I , or J crochet hook.  No registration needed.

   7:00 PM FRIENDS FOREIGN FILM: El Autor
Spanish with English subtitles
 
   
El Autor  The Motive   (2017)
Tuesday, December 18 at 7 p.m. 
(Spanish with English subtitles)   
After separating from his wife, a successful writer decides to pursue his dream and write a great novel. He soon discovers that he has no imagination, and decides to manipulate his neighbors and friends to find inspiration for his story. 
Rated: TV-MA Running Time:  1 hr. 57 min.
   7:00 PM YA: Message in a Bottle Necklace  
   

Tuesday, December 18 @ 7 p.m.
Message in a Bottle Necklace
Using tiny bottles, semi-precious stones and your own special message, create a unique present for someone special. There is a $2 materials fee. Sign up Monday, November 12. 


Wednesday December 19, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   11:15 AM A Time for Kids for ages 2 years - Not yet in K w/caregiver  
   

Home for the Holidays is our fun wintertime craft! Registration begins Tuesday, December 4. Birthdate must be on or before 12/16. No siblings.

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room
   1:00 PM Debate Club for Adults  
   

Group meets once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday, to debate current issues and social and political concerns, that may affect us nationally or globally.

   1:00 PM Falun Dafa (Chinese Exercise & Meditation Class)  
   

Back due to popular demand! Join us every Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a class of Falun Dafa. No registration needed. Falun Dafa is five sets of easy-to-learn gentle movements and meditation. Not only is it a gentle physical series of exercises, it also incorporates meditation. It is similar to Tai Chi in some respects. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. This is not heavy cardio, not spinning, not Zumba, no jumping around and no heavy sweating. ­ Enjoy!


Thursday December 20, 2018
   10:00 AM Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman  
   

Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Personal Trainer Ann Rothman has developed a regime of easy yet effective exercises for those of us who might not be…uh…so fit. Maybe we are a little older than the usual denizens of the gym.  Join us for these very valuable sessions.  No registration. 

 

   11:30 AM NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60 years old  
   
 
NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60     
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. November 13 – December 27
(No class on Thanksgiving Day 11/22, or Thursday, 12/6)
Registration begins Friday, November 2
This eight-week course uses Tai Chi to improve mind, balance and general health. Tai Chi is an evidence-based fall prevention program that the Nassau University Medical Center has implemented to help decrease the amount of falls in the elderly. Tai Chi helps with balance, coordination, and may also help with stress, high blood pressure, blood sugar control, Parkinson’s, and COPD. Registration is a must.  You may register in the PR office, 794-2570, ext. 560.
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

Group meets weekly downstairs at the Library. New members welcome!

    Location: Small Conference Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   7:00 PM YA: Snowman Cake  
   

Thursday, December 20 @ 7 p.m. 
Snowman Cake 
Using buttercream and fondant, decorate a cake that looks like a snowman! There is a $2 materials fee. Sign up Monday, November 12.  


Friday December 21, 2018
   10:00 AM 1, 2, 3 Full Steam Ahead: A Time for Kids for ages 3 years - Not yet in K w/caregiver  
   

Our team presents an interactive, educational series for children and their caregivers that stimulates and engages thinking as they EXPLORE, PLAY and BUILD together. Registration begins Friday, November 30. Birthdate must be on or before 12/15.

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM Special Classic Film Program: Santa Claus and the Movies  
   

Santa Claus and the Movies:  The Mythical Elf of Merriment on the Silver Screen Throughout Film History!  with Keith Crocker
December 21 at 1 p.m. 
Film Historian Keith Crocker presents this quirky and fun presentation showing the various depictions of the Santa Claus legend throughout the years. From Miracle on 34th Street, to such crazy adaptations of the story such as Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, we’ll investigate the history of Santa Claus through both legend and literature and its ultimate incarnation on the screen. This program will be a seasonal must.  It’s a unique program to say the least.


Sunday December 23, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, aswell as Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   2:00 PM CONCERT: Lutenist Chris Morrongiello: The Bacheler Consort  
   
Lutenist Chris Morrongiello:  The Bacheler Consort
Saturday, December 23 at 2 p.m.
Reservations open on Tuesday, December 4
Enjoy music from the Renaissance era. The perfect music for the Holiday Season.  The Bacheler Consort is named after the late-Elizabethan lute virtuoso Daniel Bacheler (1572–1619), a most imaginative composer of instrumental music whose genius is becoming more widely known today.  The Consort has been together since 2003 and has acquired a reputation for combining scholarly research with cutting-edge historical performance practice and musical talent of the highest caliber.  It is in this alchemy that the Consort aspires to conjure up the more elusive aesthetics of Renaissance music-making. Celebrate the Holiday Season in calm and beauty.  Reservations open on Tuesday, December 4. Register online at www.eastmeadow.info, or call the Public Relations office, at 794-2570, ext. 560.

Monday December 24, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Christmas Eve- LIBRARY OPEN 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.  
   

Christmas Eve

Library open 

9 a.m. -  1 p.m.


Tuesday December 25, 2018
     Christmas Day - LIBRARY CLOSED  
   

Christmas Day

LIBRARY CLOSED


Wednesday December 26, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM Falun Dafa (Chinese Exercise & Meditation Class)  
   

Back due to popular demand! Join us every Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a class of Falun Dafa. No registration needed. Falun Dafa is five sets of easy-to-learn gentle movements and meditation. Not only is it a gentle physical series of exercises, it also incorporates meditation. It is similar to Tai Chi in some respects. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. This is not heavy cardio, not spinning, not Zumba, no jumping around and no heavy sweating. ­ Enjoy!


Thursday December 27, 2018
   9:00 AM REGISTER FOR CONCERT: Paul Francis and The Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra  
   
Paul Francis and The Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra
Sunday, January 13 at 2 p.m.
Reservations open on Thursday, December 27
Paul Francis, Grammy Award winning musician, will be here with The Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra.  BJO is an ensemble firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, while also keeping an eye toward the future of creative music. For this concert the BJO will be presenting its special eight-piece ensemble with repertoire coming from the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Joe Henderson. Reservations open on Thursday, December 27. Register online at www.eastmeadow.info, or call the PR office at 794-2570, ext. 560.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
   10:00 AM Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman  
   

Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Personal Trainer Ann Rothman has developed a regime of easy yet effective exercises for those of us who might not be…uh…so fit. Maybe we are a little older than the usual denizens of the gym.  Join us for these very valuable sessions.  No registration. 

 

   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM YA: Virtual Reality Drop In  
   

Virtual Reality Experience   

Thursday, December 27 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Try out our virtual reality glasses 
and travel into space, visit dinosaurs, 
or ride a rollercoaster.

   11:30 AM NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60 years old  
   
 
NUMC presents Tai Chi to Improve Your Health Designed for those Over 60     
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. November 13 – December 27
(No class on Thanksgiving Day 11/22, or Thursday, 12/6)
Registration begins Friday, November 2
This eight-week course uses Tai Chi to improve mind, balance and general health. Tai Chi is an evidence-based fall prevention program that the Nassau University Medical Center has implemented to help decrease the amount of falls in the elderly. Tai Chi helps with balance, coordination, and may also help with stress, high blood pressure, blood sugar control, Parkinson’s, and COPD. Registration is a must.  You may register in the PR office, 794-2570, ext. 560.
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

Group meets weekly downstairs at the Library. New members welcome!

    Location: Small Conference Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-in Crafts for all ages  
   

Come in from the cold! Join us in making a wintry craft. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   7:00 PM YA: New Year Journals  
   

Thursday, December 27 @ 7 p.m.
New Year Journals
Set your intentions for a fabulous 2019!  
Make a handmade journal to record your 
aspirations for the New Year! Sign up 
Monday, November 12.

 


Friday December 28, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:30 PM Noon Year's Eve for all ages  
   

Join us for a kid-friendly New Year's Eve party for all ages. Dress up for a celebration, make a festive hat, enjoy snacks and countdown to noon! The countdown will be followed by an awesome dance party! No registration required. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM YA: Video Game Afternoons  
   

Video Game Afternoons   
Friday, December 28 

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Drop in and play your favorite games on the Xbox 360 or Wii U. 

   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.     

The ACA Navigators will be here to help you sign up for health insurance if you are eligible for:  Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan based on income, family size and other factors.  You may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan outside the Open Enrollment Period if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.  To schedule an appointment, contact Health Benefit Representatives, Zulima Cox (516) 238-6839 (Wednesday appointments) or Roberto Alexandre (516) 350-7838 (Friday appointments).

 
   1:00 PM FRIDAY FILM: CoCo  
   
CoCo
 
Friday, December 28
 
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Rated: PG       Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
   4:00 PM Lego Club for Grades 2-5  
   

Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs. Registration begins Friday, December 14.

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   7:30 PM FRIDAY FILM: CoCo  
   
CoCo
 
Friday, December 28
 
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Rated: PG       Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.

Sunday December 30, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, aswell as Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   2:00 PM FAMILY PROGRAM:
Li Liu, Chinese Acrobat
 
   

Li Liu, Chinese Acrobat 
Sunday, December 30 at 2 p.m.
FAMILY PROGRAM: 
No reservations necessary
Li Liu was born in the city of Shenyang in the Northeast of China. At the age of six she began her acrobatic training, and the following year she was chosen to attend The Chinese National Circus School in the capital city of Beijing. While in Beijing, she trained for eight hours a day until she was 16. In 1984, her artistic cycling act won a gold medal at the prestigious Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris, France. She came to the United States in 2000 with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and toured all over the US for two years. Now you can see her perform at EMPL!  


Monday December 31, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM NEW YEAR'S EVE - Library open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
   

NEW YEAR'S EVE 

Library open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Friday January 4, 2019
   1:00 PM Classic Film: Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)  
   
Coming in January . . .  That’s Entertainment: 
Technicolor Musicals from the Arthur Freed Unit at MGM Beginning with the film Meet Me in St. Louis, we welcome in the New Year with our new Classic Film Series presented by Philip Harwood.
 
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Friday, January 4 at 1 p.m.
St. Louis 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. 17-year old Esther has fallen in love with the boy next door, John, who has just moved in. He, however, barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transferred to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis, and the St. Louis Fair.  Stars Judy Garland, Margret O’Brien, and 
Mary Astor. 
Rating: Not Rated   Running Time: 1 hr. 53 min.
   7:30 PM Cabaret & Dessert: David Coss Sings the American Songbook  
   

David Coss Sings the American Songbook  
Friday, January 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Reservations open Tuesday, December 18
Always a favorite here, David Coss returns with is arrangements of the American Songbook.  Celebrate the New Year (a little late) with us.  David’s voice and ability to make every audience member feel like he is singing just to them, makes him the perfect cabaret artist. His banter is as wonderful as his voice. Come and hear the standards as only David can sing them.  Reservations open Tuesday, December 18. Register online at www.eastmeadow.info, or call the PR office, at 794-2570, ext. 560.  


Sunday January 6, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception : The Art of Katherine Trunk and Catherine Reider  
   
2018 Juried Art Show Winners
Katherine Trunk and Catherine Reider 
Opening Reception on Sunday, January 6, from 2-4 p.m.    For the first time, the Best in Show for an EMPL Juries Art Show produced two winners, painter Katherine Trunk and sculptor Catherine  Reider.  These two fine East Meadow artists will have their work on display from January 3 through January 30. 
 Join us for the Opening Reception on Sunday, January 6, from 2 to 4 p.m., with refreshments and music by pianist Richard Arriaga.   

Thursday January 10, 2019
   9:30 AM AARP Driver Safety Class  
   

Register in Public Relations, or by phone 794-2570, ext. 560; first day of registration for EM School District residents.  Non-residents may sign up one week before class, if space permits.  You must have a current NYS Driver’s License to take this insurance reduction class.  Payment is by undated check only, one check per person; fee is $20 for AARP members (bring card to registration) or $25 for non-members.


Sunday January 13, 2019
   2:00 PM CONCERT: Paul Francis and The Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra  
   
Paul Francis and The Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra
Sunday, January 13 at 2 p.m.
Reservations open on Thursday, December 27
Paul Francis, Grammy Award winning musician, will be here with The Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra.  BJO is an ensemble firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, while also keeping an eye toward the future of creative music. For this concert the BJO will be presenting its special eight-piece ensemble with repertoire coming from the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Joe Henderson. Reservations open on Thursday, December 27. Register online at www.eastmeadow.info, or call the PR office at 794-2570, ext. 560.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

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