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Monday January 16, 2017
     Library Closed  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Library closed


Tuesday January 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Playhooray (Ages 6-18 mos.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Join us for a delightful program of music, movement, and rhymes. This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Tai Chi-Advanced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   12:10 PM  -  12:50 PM Fit & Fabulous  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Study Hall  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 ex 302   
   

Need a place to study? Come and study with friends for finals and Regents. Refreshments will be served

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Introduction to French  
   

Join us for an innovative way to learn French. The group will be trained on Pronunciator, our foreign language internet-based program, and will enjoy a self-directed course complete with lessons, videos and more.

No fee//Registration required

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Officially Speaking: Coffee and Conversation with…Debra Markowitz  
   

Join us for an informal chat with Debra Markowitz, Director/Film Commissioner for the Nassau County Film Office. Learn more about her, what she does, and about the filming of movies and TV shows here in Nassau.  Ask questions over a cup of coffee and some dessert.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Wednesday January 18, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Time For Tots (Ages 18 mos.- 5yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Pre-school readiness skills are learned through play in this fun-filled educational series. Sessions are held at 10:15am or 11:15am.  This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   1:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie Matinee: Bridget Jones's Baby  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Forty-something and single again, Bridget’s plans to focus on her career are upended when she discovers that she is pregnant. Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Patrick Dempsey star. 2016, 123 min. Rated R.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Study Hall  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 ex 302   
   

Need a place to study? Come and study with friends for finals and Regents. Refreshments will be served

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Club (Grades 4-12)  
   

For grades 4-12. No matter your skill level (or even if you’ve never played) come join us any Wednesday. We’ll supply the boards, the pieces–and will help you have fun and enjoy this centuries-old game of skill and strategy! And we have snacks!

 

    Location: Meeting Room 3
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Workshop with Barbara Novack  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Barbara Novack, writer-in-residence at Molloy College, hosts these highly regarded workshops for writers of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and poetry. Writers of all levels of experience are welcome. Please bring writing supplies.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Off Site Program: Self Defense for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Learn how to defend yourself in any situation. Brad Lemley of Shaolin Self Defense Center teaches adults simple, effective fighting techniques that emphasize instinctive movements, and realistic training scenarios. Meet at the Shaolin Self Defense Center, 3259 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY. Signup begins Tuesday, December 27.

    Location: Shaolin Self Defense Center
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Seminar: Tax Grievances & Your Real Property Tax Bill  
   

THIS PROGRAM WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 15TH

Howard Kopel, Nassau County Legislator, presents this seminar on how your tax bill is computed, how the grievance procedure works, and how you can lower your tax bill by taking advantage of tax exemptions and assessment challenges.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Thursday January 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Playhooray (Ages 18 mos.- 4yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond. Sessions are held at 10am or 11am. This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Study Hall  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 ex 302   
   

Need a place to study? Come and study with friends for finals and Regents. Refreshments will be served

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM National Popcorn Day  
    Contact: Infoarmation Desk   516-766-2360x302   
   

Let's make a delicious treat with popcorn.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Full STEAM Ahead With Little Bits (Grades 4-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Little Bits is the perfect way to unleash creativity in kids empowering them to create blinking, buzzing inventions!

Registration is required.  No fee.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Registered yoga instructor MaryClare Chiofalo returns with her popular classes. Add strength and flexibility through a flowing series of poses designed to calm one’s body and reduce stress levels. Participants must bring their own mats. Registration Required. Fee: $15.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Student Loan Forgiveness Workshop & Seminar  
   

Student loans weighing you down? Having trouble meeting those payments? Learn about the programs available: consolidation, deferment, forgiveness and more.  A representative from the National Student Loan Service will be here analyze your loan portfolio to help determine your eligibility and to help you apply.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Friday January 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Playhooray (Ages 18 mos.- 4yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond. Sessions are held at 10am or 11am. This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

Join registered yoga instructor Jill Ackiron-Moses for this gentle form of yoga designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and reduce stress. Postures are done seated or using a chair for support. Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring a yoga strap and blocks if possible.  Registration required.  Fee: $20

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Resume Drop-in Clinic  
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room 3
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Study Hall  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 ex 302   
   

Need a place to study? Come and study with friends for finals and Regents. Refreshments will be served

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Yoga For Kids (Ages 6-12 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2369, x2   
   

Join our yoga master for a fun-filled class that teaches relaxtion and breathing methods as well as many yoga poses. Participants should wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.  This is part of a five class series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $20.  Caregiver must remain in the building.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Saturday January 21, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM SAT Test(Rescheduled for March 25)  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 x302   
   

Take a practice test of the New SAT exam.  Experience the changes

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   9:30 AM  -  4:45 PM Study Hall  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 x302   
   

Need a place to study? Come and study with friends for finals and Regents. Refreshments will be served

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Poetry Celebration/Open Mic  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x302   
   

Poets Peter V. Dugan and Sharon Anderson host these lively literary events that bring together established poets and writers as well as talented new voices. January’s featured poets are Concetta Guido, Michael McDonough, and Kristen Corless. Writers of all ages are welcome to read up to three samples of their work.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Sunday January 22, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Clubs (Grades K-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Join the fun and build something super with your friends or on your own.  In addition to a wide variety of Lego play sets, we now have Star Wars Legos too!

Registration is required. No fee. Caregivers must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Sunday Movie Matinee: The Magnificent Seven  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke star. 2016, 133 min. Rated PG-13.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Play: The Dumb Waiter: A Script-in-hand Theatre Production  
   

In this comedy filled with suspense by Nobel Prize-winner Harold Pinter, two hit men wait in a basement for their next assignment—which turns out to be like none other they have ever had. Directed by Dave Coonan.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Lego Clubs (Grades K-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Join the fun and build something super with your friends or on your own.  In addition to a wide variety of Lego play sets, we now have Star Wars Legos too!

Registration is required. No fee. Caregivers must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room

Monday January 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Books and Babies (Ages 4-12 mos.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360, x2   
   

Join Jeanne Hall for this early literacy program showcases nursery rhymes and music.

Registration is required. No fee. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Leap Into Learning (Ages 18 - 30 mos.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360 x2   
   

Join Jeanne Hall for a half hour of songs, finger plays, a story, craft, and movement.

Registration required.  No fee.  Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Game Time For Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Bring your group, or just stop by and join one, and spend some time playing your favorite game. Please bring your own games and game pieces.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Film: Hell or High Water  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster star. 2016, 102min. Rated R.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Study Hall  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 ex 302   
   

Need a place to study? Come and study with friends for finals and Regents. Refreshments will be served

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Hola! Say Hello To Spanish (Ages 3-5 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360 x2   
   

Children love this total immersion program that teaches colors, numbers, and short phrases in Spanish.  This is part of a three class series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $15. Caregivers must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Book Disucssion With Pizza and Craft (Grades K-2)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Enjoy reading Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend by Cynthia Rylant at home, then come to the library to make a craft and discuss this book over pizza with Ms. Allison.  Copies of this book will be available for check-out at the Children's Desk.

Registration is required.  No fee.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Do Calories Count?  
   

Do Calories Count? debunks the biggest myth that that Food Giants actively work to spread; that to lose weight you have to eat less and move more. Presented by author, lecturer, and Practical Nutrition Coach Zack Zeller B.E. A Healthy Oceanside program.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Film: Hell or High Water  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster star. 2016, 102min. Rated R.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Tuesday January 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Playhooray (Ages 6-18 mos.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Join us for a delightful program of music, movement, and rhymes. This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Snow Much Fun Storytime and Craft (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Listen to a snowy stories and make an adorable snowman bookmark.

Registration is required.  No fee.  Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Tai Chi-Advanced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   12:10 PM  -  12:50 PM Fit & Fabulous  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Study Hall  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 ex 302   
   

Need a place to study? Come and study with friends for finals and Regents. Refreshments will be served

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Winter Landscape (Grades K-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Kids will enjoy creating a mixed media painting using sand, glue, paint, wire and crystals.

Registration is required.  No fee.  Caregivers must remain in the Children's Room.  Children in grades K-2 must have a caregiver attend.

 

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room

Wednesday January 25, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Time For Tots (Ages 18 mos.- 5yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Pre-school readiness skills are learned through play in this fun-filled educational series. Sessions are held at 10:15am or 11:15am.  This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Free Blood Pressure Screening  
   

High blood pressure is a secret killer. Don’t be caught unaware. Staff from Rockville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will provide free blood pressure screenings. No appointment necessary.

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM It's Showtime: Sweet Lorraine Duo  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

It's Showtime! is sponsored by Rockville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  Listen to the sweet sounds of Lorraine Barounis and Richard Mattes as they perform some of your favorite rock, country, and pop songs as well as hits from such Broadway musicals as The Phantom of the Opera and Cats.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Study Hall  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 ex 302   
   

Need a place to study? Come and study with friends for finals and Regents. Refreshments will be served

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Club (Grades 4-12)  
   

For grades 4-12. No matter your skill level (or even if you’ve never played) come join us any Wednesday. We’ll supply the boards, the pieces–and will help you have fun and enjoy this centuries-old game of skill and strategy! And we have snacks!

 

    Location: Meeting Room 3

Thursday January 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Playhooray (Ages 18 mos.- 4yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond. Sessions are held at 10am or 11am. This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Study Hall  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 ex 302   
   

Need a place to study? Come and study with friends for finals and Regents. Refreshments will be served

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Candy Sushi (Grades 2-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Create some scrumptious sushi made with sweet treats!

Registration required.  No fee.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

 

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Advisory Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 x302   
   

Our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will meet. Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

Yoga with MaryClare Chiofalo

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Friday January 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Playhooray (Ages 18 mos.- 4yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond. Sessions are held at 10am or 11am. This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

Join registered yoga instructor Jill Ackiron-Moses for this gentle form of yoga designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and reduce stress. Postures are done seated or using a chair for support. Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring a yoga strap and blocks if possible.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Yoga For Kids (Ages 6-12 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2369, x2   
   

Join our yoga master for a fun-filled class that teaches relaxtion and breathing methods as well as many yoga poses. Participants should wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.  This is part of a five class series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $20.  Caregiver must remain in the building.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie & Pizza Night  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360x302   
   

Let's watch Middle School:Worst Years of my Life with some pizza and soda.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Saturday January 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Technology Lecture: All About iPad & iPhone  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Get an introduction to your Apple device’s hardware and settings. Learn how to access the Internet and email, download apps and eBooks, and much more.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Gallery Reception  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Meet featured artist Earl Dawson, and view his stunning photographs.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Sunday January 29, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Summer Activities Fair  
   

What can the kids do this summer? Come see an array of Long Island summer camps and activities of all kinds, including a preview of the Library’s summer programs.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Monday January 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Toy Time (Ages 18 mos. - 4 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Have fun with your toddler at this relaxed program of free play and circle time with Ms. Jen.  This is part of a two class series.

Registration is required. No fee. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Game Time For Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Bring your group, or just stop by and join one, and spend some time playing your favorite game. Please bring your own games and game pieces.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Seminar: Pay Less Income Tax  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Barry Lisak, an IRS enrolled agent, presents an overview of new 2016 tax laws and discusses strategies that may help you reduce your federal and state taxes. Topics will include education, retirement, home ownership, charitable, medical, investment, employee, and miscellaneous deductions, as well as new Affordable Care Act laws. His booklet, Last-Minute Income Tax Strategies, will be distributed to all attendees.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Hola! Say Hello To Spanish (Ages 3-5 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360 x2   
   

Children love this total immersion program that teaches colors, numbers, and short phrases in Spanish.  This is part of a three class series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $15. Caregivers must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Defensive Driving w/Empire Safety Council-Two Part  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Save 10% on your car insurance for the next three years or remove up to four points from your driving record by taking Empire Safety Council’s defensive driving course. This class is recognized by all New York State insurance companies.  Two-part class.Registration required. Fee: $28

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Superbowl Brownies  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 ex 302   
   

Using football cutouts participants will shape their brownies, and then decorate using colored icing, chocolate, candies, sprinkles and many other goodies. Then make a button for your Superbowl pick.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Tuesday January 31, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Science Café: Aluminum Corrosion: Look Out Below!  
   

Featuring Dr. Sabrina G. Sobel, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Hofstra University on the dangers of aluminum corrosion and its impact on our daily lives.

The Oceanside Library Science Cafe is our unique series of informal evenings of coffee and conversation about cutting-edge science topics with experts from the field. Ages adult-high school.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Wednesday February 1, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie Matinee: The Birth of a Nation  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

A literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom. Nate Parker,Armie Hammer, and Penelope Ann Miller star. 2016, 120min. Rated R

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Club (Grades 4-12)  
   

For grades 4-12. No matter your skill level (or even if you’ve never played) come join us any Wednesday. We’ll supply the boards, the pieces–and will help you have fun and enjoy this centuries-old game of skill and strategy! And we have snacks!

 

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Defensive Driving w/Empire Safety Council-Two Part  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION (Part 2)

 

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Thursday February 2, 2017
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Ground Hog Day Craft (Grades K-4)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Will Groundhog see his shadow?  Let's find out! Listen to a story, make a craft and a yummy treat.

Registration Required. No Fee. Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Paper Lantern  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 ex 302   
   

Celebrate Chinese New Year by decorating a paper lantern using markers and acrylic paints

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

Yoga with MaryClare Chiofalo

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Friday February 3, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Town of Hempstead Mobile Tax Office  
   

The Town of Hempstead Mobile Tax Office will be across the street, in the Town parking lot. Representatives from Don Clavin’s office (the Receiver of Taxes) will accept payment of your real estate taxes. (The location has been moved since our newsletter went to print)

   12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Join registered yoga instructor Jill Ackiron-Moses for this gentle form of yoga designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and reduce stress. Postures are done seated or using a chair for support. Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring a yoga strap and blocks if possible.  Registration required.  Fee: $20

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5)  
   

Join Miss Dotty to make a Valentine's Day craft that will "worm" its' way into your heart.

Registration is required.  No fee.  Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Yoga For Kids (Ages 6-12 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2369, x2   
   

Join our yoga master for a fun-filled class that teaches relaxtion and breathing methods as well as many yoga poses. Participants should wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.  This is part of a five class series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $20.  Caregiver must remain in the building.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Saturday February 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Technology Lecture/Demo: Cool Apps for Your iPad & iPhone  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

This demonstration will help you sort through the thousands of apps available for your Apple devices.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Sunday February 5, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Food Bank Collection Volunteers  
   

Collect doantions for Corey Cares

    Location: Lobby
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Clubs (Grades K-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Join the fun and build something super with your friends or on your own.  In addition to a wide variety of Lego play sets, we now have Star Wars Legos too!

Registration is required. No fee. Caregivers must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Concert: The Rockinghams  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Brian Halverson, Paul Stingo, Kevin Bolger, Randy Halverson, and Jason Perrillo rock the house with hit songs from The Beach Boys, Sam Cooke, The Byrds, and British Invasion groups Herman’s Hermits and Moody Blues. Tickets, limited to two per person, will be distributed in person only beginning Thursday, January 26 to Oceanside School District residents, and Thursday, February 2 to non-residents, if available. Doors will open at 1:30pm. Seating is on a first come basis.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Lego Clubs (Grades K-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Join the fun and build something super with your friends or on your own.  In addition to a wide variety of Lego play sets, we now have Star Wars Legos too!

Registration is required. No fee. Caregivers must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room

Monday February 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Toy Time (Ages 18 mos. - 4 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Have fun with your toddler at this relaxed program of free play and circle time with Ms. Jen.  This is part of a two class series.

Registration is required. No fee. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Game Time For Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Bring your group, or just stop by and join one, and spend some time playing your favorite game. Please bring your own games and game pieces.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Full STEAM Ahead: President's Day (Grades 2-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Abraham Lincoln lived in a log cabin.  Learn more about Abraham Lincoln while building a Lincoln Log Pretzel Cabin with Ms. Ilene.

Registration is required.  No fee.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

 

 

 

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room

Tuesday February 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Playhooray (Ages 6-18 mos.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Join us for a delightful program of music, movement, and rhymes. This is part of a two week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $8. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Snow Much Fun Winter Storytime and Craft (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Program description TBA.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM 3D Printer Demo (Grades 4-8)  
    Contact: Chris Marra   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Learn how a 3D printer works and take home a sample item.

Regristration required.  No fee.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

 

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Online Dating for Adults  
   

Single? Recently widowed or divorced? Curious about using the Internet to meet someone—but not sure how to do it safely? Join social media expert Jillian Weston of Jillian’s Circus as she takes you through this new world of dating, with all its benefits and concerns. Light refreshments.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Wednesday February 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tax Assistance  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

The Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment offers free income tax assistance for senior and limited-income individuals of all ages. Please bring last year’s tax return, copies of W-2s, WP-2s, 1099s, proof of all income, property tax receipts, and all pertinent tax documents.

    Location: Quiet Study Room
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Time For Tots (Ages 18 mos.- 5yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Pre-school readiness skills are learned through play in this fun-filled educational series. Sessions are held at 10:15am or 11:15am.  This is part of a two week series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $8. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Stitching  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Join fellow knitters, crocheters, and other crafters in this drop-in stitching club.  Please bring your own supplies.

    Location: Meeting Room 3
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Mother Goose Storytime (Ages 18 mos. - 4yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Enjoy stories, music, movement and a craft. 

Registration is required.  No Fee.  Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Club (Grades 4-12)  
   

For grades 4-12. No matter your skill level (or even if you’ve never played) come join us any Wednesday. We’ll supply the boards, the pieces–and will help you have fun and enjoy this centuries-old game of skill and strategy! And we have snacks!

 

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Origami Heart Valentine Card (Grades 1-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Learn the technique of origami as you make a unique card for someone special.

Registration required.  No fee.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Get Stitching  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Join fellow knitters, crocheters, and other crafters in this drop-in stitching club.  Please bring your own supplies.

    Location: Meeting Room 3
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cheeses and Chocolates of the World  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Take an international tasting tour with Jeanne Marie Schnupp, the Savvy Sightseer, of some of the finest cheeses in Europe including a Taleggio cheese from Italy, and a White Stilton with apricots from England, and dip fresh fruit, baked goods, and marshmallows into a warm and creamy Swiss chocolate fondue. Registration Required. Fee: $2

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Thursday February 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Playhooray (Ages 18 mos.- 4yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond. Sessions are held at 10am or 11am. This is part of a two week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $8. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Lower Back Pain: Its Causes and Its Relief  
   

Dr. Timothy Rohrs, PT, DPT of Sands Point Physical Therapy presents this lecture lower back pain, its causes, and the treatments available. Light refreshments will be provided.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Alzheimer's Association Caregivers Support Group  
   

In cooperation with the Alzheimers Association, we are proud to offer this Caregivers Support group for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimers, dementia, etc. All are welcome--this is an open group which will meet on the second Thurday of each month. A Healthy Oceanside program.

    Location: Meeting Room 3
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Introduction to Dash and Dot (Grades 3-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Explore the world of coding with our smart robots Dash and Dot.

Registration is required.  No fee.  Caregiver must remain in the building.

 

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Pokemon Fun (Grades 3-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Do you love Pokemon?  Come battle in our real life gym!

Registration is required.  No Fee.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Officially Speaking: Coffee and Conversation with… Missy Miller  
   

Join us for an informal chat with Missy Miller, New York State Assemblywoman. Learn more about her, what she does, and about what’s going on in Albany.  Ask questions over a cup of coffee and some dessert.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM YA Chocoholic Challenge  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 x302   
   

Using chocolate as the secret ingredient teams will make 5 chocolate recipes- chocolate whoopie pies, chocolate mousse, chocolate dipped pretzels and marshmallows, hot chocolate with homemade whipped cream and chocolate dipped fruit.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Friday February 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Playhooray (Ages 18 mos.- 4yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond. Sessions are held at 10am or 11am. This is part of a two week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $8. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Film Classic: Brief Encounter  
    Contact: Information Desk     
   

Strangers meeting in a railway station are tempted to cheat on their spouses. Celia Howard and Trevor Howard star. 1945, 86 min.

 

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Yoga For Kids (Ages 6-12 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2369, x2   
   

Join our yoga master for a fun-filled class that teaches relaxtion and breathing methods as well as many yoga poses. Participants should wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.  This is part of a five class series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $20.  Caregiver must remain in the building.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Sunday February 12, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Preparing for the College Years  
   

Join a panel of experts as they take you through everything you need to know to get your family ready for the years after high school: Social Worker Paul Engel LCSW, Audrey Quick, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Educator and Health Coach, Rochelle Sanchez, Educator, Dr. Rachelle Wolosoff, College Search Expert LLC,  and Financial Representative Jordan Kaplan will cover everything from test taking to nutrition, mental health to finances, and more

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Script Reading Roundtable  
   

Our latest program: Join us in reading scripts out loud: plays, movies, TV shows, old radio shows. Each participant will receive a part to read at random. No acting experience required! High school through adult—all are welcome! Light refreshments. Registration is required.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Monday February 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Toy Time (Ages 18 mos. - 4 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Have fun with your toddler at this relaxed program of free play and circle time with Ms. Jen.  This is part of a two class series.

Registration is required. No fee. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Game Time For Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Bring your group, or just stop by and join one, and spend some time playing your favorite game. Please bring your own games and game pieces.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Film: Sully  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

This film is based on the true story of Chesley Sullenberger, the American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River, saving all aboard. Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, and Laura Linney star. 2016, 96 min. Rated PG-13.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Hola! Say Hello To Spanish (Ages 3-5 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360 x2   
   

Children love this total immersion program that teaches colors, numbers, and short phrases in Spanish.  This is part of a four class series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $20. Caregivers must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chocolate Estravaganza (K-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Dip a varetiy of treats into delicious milk chocolate to take home.

Registration is required.  No fee.  Caregiver must remain in the building.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fashion Sketching  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 x302   
   

Plan and develop specs for a fashion design project. Work with fashion figures and render fabrics and prints

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Resume Drop-in Clinic  
   

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Film: Sully  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

This film is based on the true story of Chesley Sullenberger, the American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River, saving all aboard. Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, and Laura Linney star. 2016, 96 min. Rated PG-13.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Tuesday February 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Playhooray (Ages 6-18 mos.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Join us for a delightful program of music, movement, and rhymes. This is part of a two week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $8. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM TEA FOR TWO STORYTIME (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Enjoy stories, a craft, tea and treats!

Registration required.  No fee.  Caregiver must attend.

 

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Book Discussion: The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

This novel reimagines the life of King David, who went from obscurity to fame, shepherd to soldier, hero to traitor, as viewed by those closest to him. Discussion leader: Anna Katsavos

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Wednesday February 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tax Assistance  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

The Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment offers free income tax assistance for senior and limited-income individuals of all ages. Please bring last year’s tax return, copies of W-2s, WP-2s, 1099s, proof of all income, property tax receipts, and all pertinent tax documents.

    Location: Quiet Study Room
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Time For Tots (Ages 18 mos.- 5yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Pre-school readiness skills are learned through play in this fun-filled educational series. Sessions are held at 10:15am or 11:15am.  This is part of a two week series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $8. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Club (Grades 4-12)  
   

For grades 4-12. No matter your skill level (or even if you’ve never played) come join us any Wednesday. We’ll supply the boards, the pieces–and will help you have fun and enjoy this centuries-old game of skill and strategy! And we have snacks!

 

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jazz History and Craft (Grades 2-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Learn about some of the finest Jazz musicians of the 20th centrury as we celebrate Black History Month.  Make a special Jazz art collage.

Registration required.  No fee.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Workshop with Barbara Novack  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Barbara Novack, writer-in-residence at Molloy College, hosts these highly regarded workshops for writers of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and poetry. Writers of all levels of experience are welcome. Please bring writing supplies.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Thursday February 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Playhooray (Ages 18 mos.- 4yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond. Sessions are held at 10am or 11am. This is part of a two week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $8. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM It's Showtime: Paul Newman-Movies Most Famous Blue Eyes  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Paul Newman was an actor, director, race car driver, and entrepreneur with a film career that spanned 50 years. One of the most popular actors of his generation, he was equally adept at drama and comedy. Join Marc Courtade in this tribute to the man with the most famous blue eyes in movies. Sponsored by Rockville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM KEVA! Open Play (Grades K-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Create a KEVA plank structure on your own, or with a friend.  Try our new KEVA connectors.

Registration is required. No Fee. Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Playhooray (Ages 6 mos.-5 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond. 

Registration required.  Fee: $4.  Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Can Long Island Survive Climate Change?  
   

Join Dr. J Bret Bennington, Chairperson of the Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability for Hofstra University as we examine Long Island’s future.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Friday February 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Playhooray (Ages 18 mos.- 4yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond. Sessions are held at 10am or 11am. This is part of a two week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $8. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Join registered yoga instructor Jill Ackiron-Moses for this gentle form of yoga designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and reduce stress. Postures are done seated or using a chair for support. Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring a yoga strap and blocks if possible.  Registration required.  Fee: $20

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Saturday February 18, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Poetry Celebration/Open Mic  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x302   
   

Poets Peter V. Dugan and Sharon Anderson host these lively literary events that bring together established poets and writers as well as talented new voices. February’s featured poets are Jeffrey Watkins, Tara Hazel, and Komul Angel Wadwa. Writers of all ages are welcome to read up to three samples of their work.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Monday February 20, 2017
     Library Closed  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Library closed


Tuesday February 21, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Keva Competition  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360   
   

Using Keva planks design and invent your own structure.  Prizes will be awarded to the most creative team. Sign up with a friend. Space is limited to 12.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room

Wednesday February 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Help from Teen Tutors  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Get help from tech-savvy teen volunteers with your computer or smart device questions.  Apple users: Please bring your Apple log-in information.  Walk-ins welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tax Assistance  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

The Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment offers free income tax assistance for senior and limited-income individuals of all ages. Please bring last year’s tax return, copies of W-2s, WP-2s, 1099s, proof of all income, property tax receipts, and all pertinent tax documents.

    Location: Quiet Study Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Lecture: Sacred Cities-New Orleans  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

No other city in America evolved quite like New Orleans. Join Dr. Ronald Brown as he discusses its history, traditions, and unique culture that have inspired countless writers, musicians, and artists, making it a top tourism destination, especially for its Mardi Gras celebrations.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mad Science: Dry Ice Capades (Grades K-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

See matter in all three states as the Mad Scientist melts metal and feezes water with just a breath of dry ice!  Bring home a

"Mad Science Thermocolor Cup".

Registration required.  No fee.  Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Club (Grades 4-12)  
   

For grades 4-12. No matter your skill level (or even if you’ve never played) come join us any Wednesday. We’ll supply the boards, the pieces–and will help you have fun and enjoy this centuries-old game of skill and strategy! And we have snacks!

 

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Thursday February 23, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Keeping Fit after 50  
   

Join longtime Oceanside High School physical education teacher John Messina as he discusses the importance of staying in shape after 50—and how to do it the correct way.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM National Chili Day  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 ex 302   
   

Learn how to make a basic chili.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Friday February 24, 2017
   12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

Join registered yoga instructor Jill Ackiron-Moses for this gentle form of yoga designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and reduce stress. Postures are done seated or using a chair for support. Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring a yoga strap and blocks if possible.  Registration required.  Fee: $20

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Sensory Friendly Movie: Ice Age: Collision Course  
   

The latest in this loveable series, our friends are back to fight off a meteor strike! (2016) PG 94 minutes

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

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Saturday February 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Defensive Driving w/Empire Safety Council  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Save 10% on your car insurance for the next three years or remove up to four points from your driving record by taking Empire Safety Council’s defensive driving course. This class is recognized by all New York State insurance companies. Registration required. Fee: $28

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Sunday February 26, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Play: Belle of the Bijou: A Script-in-hand Theatre Production  
   

A long-time ticket-taker at the local movie theater comes to clean out her collection of memorabilia, and discovers more than she thought possible. Directed by Debbie Starker.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Monday February 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Books and Babies (Ages 4-12 mos.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360, x2   
   

Join Jeanne Hall in this early literacy program that showcases nursery rhymes and music.

Registration is required. No fee. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Leap Into Learning (Ages 18 - 30 mos.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360 x2   
   

Join Jeanne Hall for a half hour of songs, finger plays, a story, craft, and movement.

Registration required.  No fee.  Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Game Time For Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Bring your group, or just stop by and join one, and spend some time playing your favorite game. Please bring your own games and game pieces.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Film: The Hollars  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

A man is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind when he returns to his small hometown after learning that his mother has fallen ill and is about to undergo surgery. 2016, 105 min. Rated PG-13.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Hola! Say Hello To Spanish (Ages 3-5 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360 x2   
   

Children love this total immersion program that teaches colors, numbers, and short phrases in Spanish.  This is part of a four class series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $20. Caregivers must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Advisory Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360x302   
   

Our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will meet. Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Film: The Hollars  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

A man is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind when he returns to his small hometown after learning that his mother has fallen ill and is about to undergo surgery. 2016, 105 min. Rated PG-13.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Tuesday February 28, 2017
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Mardi Gras Masquerade Mask (Grades K-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Make your own unique mask as we learn about Mardi Gras!

Registration is required.  No fee.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Registration For Children's Programs  
    Contact: Children's Storyhour Room   (516) 766-2360, x2   
   

In-person registration for Oceanside residents begins Tuesday, February 28 at 7pm. Telephone registration begins Wednesday, March 1 at 9:30am, space permitting.

Out-of-district registration begins Saturday, March 4.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room

Wednesday March 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tax Assistance  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

The Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment offers free income tax assistance for senior and limited-income individuals of all ages. Please bring last year’s tax return, copies of W-2s, WP-2s, 1099s, proof of all income, property tax receipts, and all pertinent tax documents.

    Location: Quiet Study Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Club (Grades 4-12)  
   

For grades 4-12. No matter your skill level (or even if you’ve never played) come join us any Wednesday. We’ll supply the boards, the pieces–and will help you have fun and enjoy this centuries-old game of skill and strategy! And we have snacks!

 

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Thursday March 2, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Spanish for Beginners-Part 1  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Friday March 3, 2017
   12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Sunday March 5, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fourth Annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash  
   

Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside

Children of all ages will enjoy an afternoon of arts and crafts and balloons and movies and lots and lots of books by our beloved Dr. Seuss, as we celebrate his birthday!

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Monday March 6, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM How S.P.L.A.S.H. is Saving Our Bays  
   

Did you know that there are volunteers who are cleaning up our bays? Are you aware of the current state of the South Shore waters so important to our lives and our economy? Join representatives of S.P.L.A.S.H. as they detail what they do and what needs to be done.

Find out how YOU can help save our bays and waterways!

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Game Time For Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Bring your group, or just stop by and join one, and spend some time playing your favorite game. Please bring your own games and game pieces.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Hola! Say Hello To Spanish (Ages 3-5 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360 x2   
   

Children love this total immersion program that teaches colors, numbers, and short phrases in Spanish.  This is part of a four class series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $20. Caregivers must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room

Tuesday March 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Playhooray (Ages 6-18 mos.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Join us for a delightful program of music, movement, and rhymes. This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Tai Chi-Advanced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Step up to the next level with certified fitness specialist Helene Just as she leads these classes that can improve balance, stamina, coordination, and well-being. Please note: Attendees must have already taken the beginners series. Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear. Registration required. Fee: $20

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   12:10 PM  -  12:50 PM Fit & Fabulous  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Get your feet moving and your hands clapping with Helene Just in this exercise program designed to increase strength, tone, balance, and stamina that can be done either sitting or standing. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear and bring a set of light weights and exercise bands. Registration required: $20

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Intuitive Eating: After Dieting Has Failed  
   

Nutritionist Bonnie R. Giller, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE leads this interactive seminar on Intuitive Eating, and how you can break the diet and binge cycle.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Wednesday March 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tax Assistance  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

The Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment offers free income tax assistance for senior and limited-income individuals of all ages. Please bring last year’s tax return, copies of W-2s, WP-2s, 1099s, proof of all income, property tax receipts, and all pertinent tax documents.

    Location: Quiet Study Room
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Time For Tots (Ages 18 mos.- 5yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Pre-school readiness skills are learned through play in this fun-filled educational series. Sessions are held at 10:15am or 11:15am.  This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Stitching  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Join fellow knitters, crocheters, and other crafters in this drop-in stitching club.  Please bring your own supplies.

    Location: Meeting Room 3
   1:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie Matinee: The Light Between Oceans  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

From the bestselling novel by M.L. Stedman, a lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat. Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, and Rachel Weisz star. 2016, 132 min. Rated PG-13.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM NUTRITION TOUR AT WILD BY NATURE (Grades 3-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

March is National Nutrition Month! Join us at Wild By Nature for tour and learn about natural and organic foods for healthy eating.

Registration required.  No fee.  Caregiver must attend.

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Club (Grades 4-12)  
   

For grades 4-12. No matter your skill level (or even if you’ve never played) come join us any Wednesday. We’ll supply the boards, the pieces–and will help you have fun and enjoy this centuries-old game of skill and strategy! And we have snacks!

 

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Get Stitching  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Join fellow knitters, crocheters, and other crafters in this drop-in stitching club.  Please bring your own supplies.

    Location: Meeting Room 3
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Script Reading Roundtable  
   

Our latest program: Join us in reading scripts out loud: plays, movies, TV shows, old radio shows. Each participant will receive a part to read at random. No acting experience required! High school through adult—all are welcome! Light refreshments. Registration is required.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Thursday March 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Playhooray (Ages 18 mos.- 4yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond. Sessions are held at 10am or 11am. This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Alzheimer's Association Caregivers Support Group  
   

In cooperation with the Alzheimers Association, we are proud to offer this Caregivers Support group for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimers, dementia, etc. All are welcome--this is an open group which will meet on the second Thurday of each month. A Healthy Oceanside program.

    Location: Meeting Room 3
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM KEVA! Open Play (Grades K-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Create a KEVA plank structure on your own, or with a friend.  Try our new KEVA connectors.

Registration is required. No Fee. Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Books To Belly (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Foster a love for reading while exploring food with your little one.  Join Tara, certified Language Arts teacher, to enjoy a story and craft while learning the benefits of eating healthy.  Veggie sticks with ranch dressing will be served.  What better way to connect to a story, than through food?  Perfect for picky eaters.

Registration is required.  No fee.  Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM KEVA! Open Play (Grades K-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Create a KEVA plank structure on your own, or with a friend.  Try our new KEVA connectors.

Registration is required. No Fee. Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Spanish for Beginners-Part 1  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

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

    Location: Meeting Room 3

Friday March 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Playhooray (Ages 18 mos.- 4yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond. Sessions are held at 10am or 11am. This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Yoga For Kids (Ages 6-12 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2369, x2   
   

Join our yoga master for a fun-filled class that teaches relaxtion and breathing methods as well as many yoga poses. Participants should wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.  This is part of a four class series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $16.  Caregiver must remain in the building.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sensory Friendly Movie: Space Jam  
   

The classic cartoon basketball movie—with Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan—presented in time for March Madness.  Come do a craft project before the movie—and enjoy pizza: Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside. (1996) PG 88 minutes

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Saturday March 11, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Sudoku Contest  
   

Join our Second Annual Sudoku contest. Try your hand at this popular puzzle—multiple categories. Ages adult-7th grade). Prizes and refreshments.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Sunday March 12, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Food Bank Collection Volunteers  
   


Collect donations for Corey Cares.

    Location: Lobby
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Concert: Jordan Kaplan  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Paper Moon, led by pianist Jordan Kaplan and vocalist Lisa Arce, and featuring their musically talented friends, perform an array of American standards, rock, jazz, blues, Motown, and more. No tickets necessary. Doors will open at 1:30pm. Seating is on a first come basis.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Monday March 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Toy Time (Ages 18 mos. - 4 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Have fun with your toddler at this relaxed program of free play and circle time with Ms. Jen.  This is part of a two class series.

Registration is required. No fee. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Game Time For Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Bring your group, or just stop by and join one, and spend some time playing your favorite game. Please bring your own games and game pieces.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Film: Deepwater Horizon  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Mark Wahlberg, Douglas M. Griffin, and Kurt Russell star. 2016, 107 min. Rated PG-13.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Hola! Say Hello To Spanish (Ages 3-5 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360 x2   
   

Children love this total immersion program that teaches colors, numbers, and short phrases in Spanish.  This is part of a four class series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $20. Caregivers must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM OFF SITE-Hope's Land of Candy  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 x302   
   

Let’s enjoy a visit to an old fashioned ice cream soda shop at Hope’s Land of Candy, 3951 Long Beach Road.  Learn how to make egg creams, soda floats and lime rickey’s. Everyone will get to sample and make one own their own.

    Location: Hope's Land of Candy
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Film: Deepwater Horizon  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Mark Wahlberg, Douglas M. Griffin, and Kurt Russell star. 2016, 107 min. Rated PG-13.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Tuesday March 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Playhooray (Ages 6-18 mos.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Join us for a delightful program of music, movement, and rhymes. This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Tai Chi-Advanced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

Step up to the next level with certified fitness specialist Helene Just as she leads these classes that can improve balance, stamina, coordination, and well-being. Please note: Attendees must have already taken the beginners series. Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear. Registration required. Fee: $20

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   12:10 PM  -  12:50 PM Fit & Fabulous  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

Get your feet moving and your hands clapping with Helene Just in this exercise program designed to increase strength, tone, balance, and stamina that can be done either sitting or standing. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear and bring a set of light weights and exercise bands. Registration required. Fee: $20

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Kids will love creating a rainbow and pot of gold with Miss Dotty!

Registration is required.  No fee.  Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Book Discussion: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

This fun-loving mystery novel revolves around five women who worked together in a Phillips 66 gas station during WWII. Discussion Leader: Edna Ritzenberg

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM In the Garden w/Oceanside Garden Club: Pruning  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Learn the secrets of perfect pruning from Kathy Gaffney, Master Gardener with Nassau Cooperative Extension, from the when, where, and why to prune, to the equipment needed.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Wednesday March 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tax Assistance  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

The Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment offers free income tax assistance for senior and limited-income individuals of all ages. Please bring last year’s tax return, copies of W-2s, WP-2s, 1099s, proof of all income, property tax receipts, and all pertinent tax documents.

    Location: Quiet Study Room
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Time For Tots (Ages 18 mos.- 5yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Pre-school readiness skills are learned through play in this fun-filled educational series. Sessions are held at 10:15am or 11:15am.  This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Right Bite Food Craft (Grades 2-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Learn to choose healthy food and make a small edible arrangement.

Registration required.  No fee.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Club (Grades 4-12)  
   

For grades 4-12. No matter your skill level (or even if you’ve never played) come join us any Wednesday. We’ll supply the boards, the pieces–and will help you have fun and enjoy this centuries-old game of skill and strategy! And we have snacks!

 

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Workshop with Barbara Novack  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Barbara Novack, writer-in-residence at Molloy College, hosts these highly regarded workshops for writers of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and poetry. Writers of all levels of experience are welcome. Please bring writing supplies.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Thursday March 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Playhooray (Ages 18 mos.- 4yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond. Sessions are held at 10am or 11am. This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM It's Showtime: The Comedy of Ellen DeGeneres  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Ira Epstein takes a hilarious look at the humor of Ellen DeGeneres, from her start as a standup comedian, to her film and television career, and finally as a daytime talk show host on her wildly popular The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Sponsored by Rockville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM FULL STEAM AHEAD (Grades 2-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Marshmallow Shamrock Stamping and (STEAM) Leprechaun Trap. Can you catch a leprechaun?  Join us for a building activing that will stretch the imagination and perhaps catch a wee leprechaun.

Registration is required.  No fee.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Shamrock Krispie Treats  
    Contact: Information Desk    516-766-230 x302   
   

Shape and create a shamrock using rice crispy treats and cover with green chocolate and sprinkles.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Spanish for Beginners-Part 1  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

    Location: Meeting Room 3

Friday March 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Playhooray (Ages 18 mos.- 4yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond. Sessions are held at 10am or 11am. This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Yoga For Kids (Ages 6-12 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2369, x2   
   

Join our yoga master for a fun-filled class that teaches relaxtion and breathing methods as well as many yoga poses. Participants should wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.  This is part of a four class series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $16.  Caregiver must remain in the building.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play: A View From the Bridge: A Script-in-hand Theatre Production  
   

Arthur Miller’s classic tragedy, set among Italian immigrant families near the Brooklyn Bridge. Directed by Nick D’Avanzo

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Saturday March 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Resume Drop-in Clinic  
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room 3
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Help from Teen Tutors  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Get help from tech-savvy teen volunteers with your computer or smart device questions.  Apple users: Please bring your Apple log-in information.  Walk-ins welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Gallery Reception  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Meet Lori Blau, the Library's featured artist for the months of March and April.  Her exhibiton of watercolors is entitled "I See Beautiful." 

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Poetry Celebration/Open Mic  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x302   
   

Poets Peter V. Dugan and Sharon Anderson host these lively literary events that bring together established poets and writers as well as talented new voices. March’s featured poets are Concetta Guido, Michael McDonough, and Kristen Corless. Writers of all ages are welcome to read up to three samples of their work.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Sunday March 19, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Clubs (Grades K-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Join the fun and build something super with your friends or on your own.  In addition to a wide variety of Lego play sets, we now have Star Wars Legos too!

Registration is required. No fee. Caregivers must remain in the Children's Room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Play: A View From the Bridge: A Script-in-hand Theatre Production  
   

Arthur Miller’s classic tragedy, set among Italian immigrant families near the Brooklyn Bridge. Directed by Nick D’Avanzo

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Monday March 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Toy Time (Ages 18 mos. - 4 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Have fun with your toddler at this relaxed program of free play and circle time with Ms. Jen.  This is part of a two class series.

Registration is required. No fee. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Game Time For Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Bring your group, or just stop by and join one, and spend some time playing your favorite game. Please bring your own games and game pieces.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM SPRING CRAFT (Grades K-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Bring in spring by decorating and planting seeds to make your own silly "planter pal".

Registration is required.  No fee.  Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Defensive Driving w/Empire Safety Council-Two Part  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Save 10% on your car insurance for the next three years or remove up to four points from your driving record by taking Empire Safety Council’s defensive driving course. This class is recognized by all New York State insurance companies.Registration required. Fee: $28

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Doggie Beds for Charity  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 x302   
   

Celebrate National Puppy Day by making a comfortble dog bed for a dog in need. Beds will be donated to a local animal shelter.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Tuesday March 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Playhooray (Ages 6-18 mos.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Join us for a delightful program of music, movement, and rhymes. This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Tai Chi-Level 2  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   12:10 PM  -  12:50 PM Fit & Fabulous  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Lecture: Long Island Rail Road: 182 Years Young  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x302   
   

Join Andrew Sparberg, retired LIRR manager, historian, and long-time Oceanside resident, for this illustrated lecture about the LIRR's storied 182-year history.  Chartered in 1834, the Long Island Rail Road reached Oceanside (then called Oceanville) in 1880 and, over time, helped transform the area from rural to its current suburban character.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM 3D Printer Demo (Grades 4-8)  
    Contact: Chris Marra   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Learn how a 3D printer works and take home a sample item.

Regristration required.  No fee.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

 

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Parent/Child Book Discussion With Pizza (Grades 4-6)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Parents and children read the same book at home, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, then come to library to participate in a book discussion together about Wonder by with Miss Mariel over pizza!

Copies of Wonder will be available at the Children's Desk.

Registration required.  No fee. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room

Wednesday March 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tax Assistance  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

The Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment offers free income tax assistance for senior and limited-income individuals of all ages. Please bring last year’s tax return, copies of W-2s, WP-2s, 1099s, proof of all income, property tax receipts, and all pertinent tax documents.

    Location: Quiet Study Room
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Time For Tots (Ages 18 mos.- 5yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Pre-school readiness skills are learned through play in this fun-filled educational series. Sessions are held at 10:15am or 11:15am.  This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Club (Grades 4-12)  
   

For grades 4-12. No matter your skill level (or even if you’ve never played) come join us any Wednesday. We’ll supply the boards, the pieces–and will help you have fun and enjoy this centuries-old game of skill and strategy! And we have snacks!

 

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Defensive Driving w/Empire Safety Council-Two Part  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION (Part 2)

 

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Officially Speaking: Coffee and Conversation with… Don Clavin  
   

Join us for an informal chat with Donald X. Clavin, Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes. Learn more about him, what he does, and about what’s going on in the Town of Hempstead.  Ask questions over a cup of coffee and some dessert.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Thursday March 23, 2017
   8:30 AM  -  6:00 PM Bus Trip to the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

SORRY, THIS TRIP IS FULL

Registration required. Cost: $82. Bus leaves at 8:30am from the Baldwin Public Library.

    Location: Baldwin Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Playhooray (Ages 18 mos.- 4yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond. Sessions are held at 10am or 11am. This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime (Ages 3-7 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360 x2   
   

Join our Library Mascot "Booker" for a fun evening of stories and a craft.  Bring a favorite stuffed animal friend and wear your pajamas!

Registration is required.  No fee.  Caregiver must remain in the Children's room.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Spanish for Beginners-Part 1  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Science Café: Time to Dredge the Great South Bay?  
   

Featuring  Robert Weltner of S.P.L.A.S.H. discussing whether we should remove the bottom of the Great South Bay to encourage regrowth.

Science Cafe is our unique series of informal evenings of coffee and conversation about cutting-edge science topics, with experts from the field. Ages adult-high school.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Friday March 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Playhooray (Ages 18 mos.- 4yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360, x2   
   

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond. Sessions are held at 10am or 11am. This is part of a three week series.

Registration is required. Fee: $12. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Join registered yoga instructor Jill Ackiron-Moses for this gentle form of yoga designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and reduce stress. Postures are done seated or using a chair for support. Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring a yoga strap and blocks if possible.  Registration required.  Fee: $20

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Film Classic: Saboteur  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

An aircraft factory worker goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend. Robert Cummings and Priscilla Lane star. 1942, 108 min.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Yoga For Kids (Ages 6-12 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2369, x2   
   

Join our yoga master for a fun-filled class that teaches relaxtion and breathing methods as well as many yoga poses. Participants should wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.  This is part of a four class series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $16.  Caregiver must remain in the building.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Monday March 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Books and Babies (Ages 4-12 mos.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   (516) 766-2360, x2   
   

Join Jeanne Hall in this early literacy program showcases nursery rhymes and music.

Registration is required. No fee. Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Leap Into Learning (Ages 18 - 30 mos.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2360 x2   
   

Join Jeanne Hall for a half hour of songs, finger plays, a story, craft, and movement.

Registration required.  No fee.  Caregiver must attend.

    Location: Children's Storyhour Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Game Time For Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Bring your group, or just stop by and join one, and spend some time playing your favorite game. Please bring your own games and game pieces.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Film: The Girl on the Train  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing person’s investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. Emily Blunt stars. 2016, 112 min. Rated R.

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Steam Punk Tree Painting  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360 ex 302   
   

Decorative paper is layered with a cardboard tree plus watch hands, nuts, bolts and dials creating a steam punk inspired project.

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Film: The Girl on the Train  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing person’s investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. Emily Blunt stars. 2016, 112 min. Rated R.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Tuesday March 28, 2017
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Tai Chi-Level 2  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   12:10 PM  -  12:50 PM Fit & Fabulous  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Wednesday March 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tax Assistance  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

The Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment offers free income tax assistance for senior and limited-income individuals of all ages. Please bring last year’s tax return, copies of W-2s, WP-2s, 1099s, proof of all income, property tax receipts, and all pertinent tax documents.

    Location: Quiet Study Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Club (Grades 4-12)  
   

For grades 4-12. No matter your skill level (or even if you’ve never played) come join us any Wednesday. We’ll supply the boards, the pieces–and will help you have fun and enjoy this centuries-old game of skill and strategy! And we have snacks!

 

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM History of Oceanside  
   

As the Library gets ready for our 80th Birthday (April 6th), we present the History of Oceanside in words and photos. Featuring Richard Woods & Seth Blau.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Thursday March 30, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The History of Oceanside for Kids (Grades 1 to 8)  
   

Learn about the history of our town—and try to place your house on a map of 1873 Christian Hook (Oceanside). See old maps, photos and more!

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Advisory Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   516-766-2360x302   
   

Our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will meet. Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Friday March 31, 2017
   12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

Join registered yoga instructor Jill Ackiron-Moses for this gentle form of yoga designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and reduce stress. Postures are done seated or using a chair for support. Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring a yoga strap and blocks if possible.  Registration required.  Fee: $20

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Yoga For Kids (Ages 6-12 yrs.)  
    Contact: Children's Room   516-766-2369, x2   
   

Join our yoga master for a fun-filled class that teaches relaxtion and breathing methods as well as many yoga poses. Participants should wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.  This is part of a four class series.

Registration is required.  Fee: $16.  Caregiver must remain in the building.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Monday April 3, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Film: To be announced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Monday film to be announced

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Film: To be announced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

To be announced.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Wednesday April 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tax Assistance  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

The Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment offers free income tax assistance for senior and limited-income individuals of all ages. Please bring last year’s tax return, copies of W-2s, WP-2s, 1099s, proof of all income, property tax receipts, and all pertinent tax documents.

    Location: Quiet Study Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Jump In! Long Island Water-Education Program  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Gain a better understanding of where our drining water comes from, and how we impact its quality.  Presented by Matthew Rizzo, Project Manager for Jump In! Education-Outreach

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Friday April 7, 2017
   12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM LI Reads Author Talk: Erik Larson at the Freeport Memorial Library  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Meet Erik Larson, author of this year's Long Island Reads pick, Dead Wake, and Freeport native.  This event will take place at the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport, NY.


Monday April 10, 2017
     Library Hours-9:30am-1pm  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Passover. Library Hours-9:30am-1pm


Tuesday April 11, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Book Discussion: LI Reads Book Selection-Dead Wake by Erik Larson  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Book discussion

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Wednesday April 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tax Assistance  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

The Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment offers free income tax assistance for senior and limited-income individuals of all ages. Please bring last year’s tax return, copies of W-2s, WP-2s, 1099s, proof of all income, property tax receipts, and all pertinent tax documents.

    Location: Quiet Study Room

Friday April 14, 2017
     Library Hours-9:30am-1pm  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Good Feiday. Library Hours-9:30am-1pm

   12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

IN SESSION

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Sunday April 16, 2017
     Library Closed  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Easter Sunday. Library closed


Monday April 17, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Film: To be announced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Monday film to be announced

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Film: To be announced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

To be announced.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Tuesday April 18, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM In the Garden w/Oceanside Garden Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
    Location: Meeting Room 1

Wednesday April 19, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Workshop with Barbara Novack  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Creative writing workshop with Barbara Novack.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Sunday April 23, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Concert: The Karpenteers  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Tribute band The Karpenteers performs the music of Karen and Richard Carpenter, including "We've Only Just Begun," "Rainy Days and Mondays," and "On Top of the World."

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Monday April 24, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Defensive Driving w/Empire Safety Council-Two Part  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Registration required. Fee: $28

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Tuesday April 25, 2017
   8:15 AM  -  5:00 PM Bus Trip to the Brooklyn Navy Yard  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Registration required.  Cost: $81.  Bus leaves from the Baldwin Public Library at 8:15am.

    Location: Baldwin Public Library

Wednesday April 26, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Defensive Driving w/Empire Safety Council-Two Part  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Registration required. Fee: $28

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Monday May 8, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Film: To be announced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Monday film to be announced

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Film: To be announced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

To be announced.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Tuesday May 9, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Book Discussion: To be announced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Book discussion

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM In the Garden w/Oceanside Garden Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
    Location: Meeting Room 1

Sunday May 14, 2017
     Library Closed  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Mother's Day. Library closed


Wednesday May 17, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Workshop with Barbara Novack  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Creative writing workshop with Barbara Novack.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Saturday May 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Defensive Driving w/Empire Safety Council  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Registration required.  Fee: $28

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Sunday May 21, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Concert: HOLD  
    Location: Meeting Room 1

Monday May 22, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Film: To be announced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Monday film to be announced

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Film: To be announced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

To be announced.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Tuesday May 23, 2017
     St. Francis Hospital Health Screening Bus  
   

The Health Bus from St. Francis Hospital will be here at the Library to provide free health screenings. The protocol includes a brief cardiac history, blood pressure and a simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes for adults 18 and older. St. Francis staff will provide patient education and referrals, upon request. No registration or appointment is required. A Healthy Oceanside program.


Saturday May 27, 2017
     Library Closed  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Memorial Day Weekend. Library closed


Sunday May 28, 2017
     Library Closed  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Memorial Day Weekend. Library closed


Monday May 29, 2017
     Library Closed  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Memorial Day. Library closed


Monday June 5, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Film: To be announced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Monday film to be announced

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Film: To be announced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

To be announced.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Tuesday June 13, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Book Discussion: To be announced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Book discussion

    Location: Meeting Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM In the Garden w/Oceanside Garden Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
    Location: Meeting Room 1

Monday June 19, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Film: To be announced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Monday film to be announced

    Location: Meeting Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Film: To be announced  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

To be announced.

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Wednesday June 21, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Workshop with Barbara Novack  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Creative writing workshop with Barbara Novack.

    Location: Meeting Room 2

Tuesday June 27, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Defensive Driving w/Empire Safety Council-Two Part  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Registration required. Fee: $28

    Location: Meeting Room 1

Thursday June 29, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Defensive Driving w/Empire Safety Council-Two Part  
    Contact: Information Desk   766-2360 x325   
   

Registration required. Fee: $28

    Location: Meeting Room 1

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