We invite all of our adult patrons to take part in and enjoy these wonderful virtual programs brought to you by the Hampton Bays Public Library! Remember to like us on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/Hampton-Bays-Public-Library-48153915343
Monday, November 9 through Friday, December 11
To give back to our neighbors this holiday season, the library will be collecting much needed new toys and new clothes for children and teens of all ages in our area. All items donated will be given to Blaze Church in Flanders, who works with local organizations to distribute these donations. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!
Do you have questions from home in this time of virtual tech help?
1. Contact the Reference Desk at 631-728-6241 / option 4
2. Email us at email@example.com
3. Instant message via the Chat link on our homepage.
4. Stop by for Daytime Drop-in Tech Help on Wednesday & Thursday mornings
The East End Driving School is offering a virtual course for $70.00. For more information, or to register and pay with a credit or debit card via PayPal, go to http://eastenddrivingschoolli.com/5-hour/
Two Mornings Per Week: Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Need quick answers to tricky questions about your tech device (laptop, tablet, reader, phone, camera)? Free tech help is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am-1:00 pm at the Reference Desk. Please note that computer repair and virus removal is not included. No appointment/registration required. Help will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Sessions will be 10 minutes long. Please wear your mask! Open to all.
Take a step back in time with vintage Christmas collector Cindy Smith, Golden Glow of Christmas Past member and Convention Education Chair, as she talks about the holiday music and Yuletide decorations of our youth. During this presentation, via Zoom, Cindy will focus on Christmas Decorations; Iconic Yuletide Melodies; and How Classic Animated Christmas TV Show Favorites Came to be. To signup, please email Cynthia Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link and password.
Looking to download FREE e-books and audiobooks from your local library? Come take this virtual class and learn how to use this user-friendly app. The Libby App is only compatible with Apple and Android devices. Email Sara at email@example.com with “Libby” in the subject line to receive your Zoom login and password. Please make sure your login device is fully charged before class.
Come and play Dungeons & Dragons (5th Ed) online with The Quest Masters Guild! All that is needed to play is the Discord app and a microphone. Space is limited so please reach out for instructions on how to join at firstname.lastname@example.org or message them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/questmastersguild/
Join us for a good old-fashioned Christmas concert, via Zoom, and some holiday cheer for your ear, featuring Valerie diLorenzo at our annual holiday event, which will feature traditional favorites as well as some new surprises and stories about the holiday season. Register in advance at: https://rogersmemorial.librarycalendar.com/events/good-olde-fashioned-christmas-zoom-valerie-dilorenzo.
Author of Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police
On March 10, 1983, twelve-year old Carmen Bugan’s father, Ion, a Romanian political dissident, disappeared at the hands of Nicholae Ceausescu’s Securitate. During the next five years, he – and his wife and three children – endured unfathomable horrors before his release in 1989 and their emigration to America. Twenty-five years later, Carmen Bugan, a prize-winning poet and professor, has written a stunning memoir about her family’s extraordinary lives under a repressive Communist regime. Register in advance at: https://rogersmemorial.librarycalendar.com/events/zoom-author-visit-carmen-bugan-phd-author-burying-typewriter-childhood-under-eye-secret
Join Thomas DeWolfe and Jere Jacob as they perform this dramatic adaptation of Truman Capote’s short story, via Zoom. Originally published in Mademoiselle Magazine in December 1956, A Christmas Memory was later issued by Random House in hardcover and has since been published in many editions and anthologies and successfully adapted for film and television. The autobiographical story takes place in the Depression-era rural south and describes the relationship of a seven-year-old boy and the elderly woman who is a distant cousin and his very best friend. To sign up, please email Donna Valle at email@example.com for the Zoom link and password.
Would you like to learn more about the iPhone? We’ll cover the most important and frequently used applications, like accessing your email with Mail, browsing the web with Safari, enjoying music, videos, and so much more. Email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org with “iPhone Basics” in the subject line to receive your Zoom login and password. Please make sure your login device is fully charged before class.
On Saturday, December 12 play a fun game of Holiday-themed trivia! Everyone who plays will be eligible to win a $25 Amazon gift card, regardless of score. On December 11, you may register by sending an email to Theresa at email@example.com with the subject “HBAY/HOLIDAY.” All questions will be holiday related + will be emailed to you on December 12. You will have until 11:59 pm to play!
Join Chef Craig & the Block Island Seafood Company for a LIVE Cooking Demo from his home on the Hampton Bays Public Library’s Facebook Page! Craig will help you get ready for the cold days ahead by demonstrating his BISCo Biscuits with Chorizo and Shrimp Gravy, followed by his Long Island Cioppino. Just go to https://www.facebook.com/Hampton-Bays-Public-Library-48153915343
Join us for Virtual Holiday Bingo, via Zoom, to play 8 fun games! All players who win a game will be entered to win one of two $25.00 gift cards at the end of the program. Bingo cards will be emailed to you the day of the event + will be holiday-themed! To sign up, starting Monday, December 1, please email Theresa at Theresaowens8@gmail.com with the subject "HBAY BINGO." She will provide you with the Zoom password + bingo cards. Limited to the first 20 participants who sign up.