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Tuesday February 20, 2018
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EXERCISE*
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration began for Manhasset Residents November 1. 

LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
 
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MANHASSET SCRIBES
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Are you finding it’s difficult to maintain your focus toward a writing goal?  Do you feel that outsiders could divert you from your vision?  Are you afraid joining a writers’ group might be intimidating? Writers require both the seclusion to write and readers.  Other writers are the best readers.  We strive to be honest but kind when communicating our critique.  We also share knowledge on the topics of writing conferences and workshops, publishing, agent sources, and marketing.  We also host guest speakers. Come join us.

CONTACT:  Katherine Ann Radigan    folmanhassetscribes@gmail.com
LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM - LEVEL 2
 
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DANCING WITH JOHNNY ~ LINDA CIOFALO SINGS JOHNNY MERCER with Wayne Sabella on Piano
2:00 PM

Enjoy the songs of songwriting legend Johnny Mercer ~ From the haunting I Remember You to the dramatic Blues in the Night, Come Rain or Come Shine, One for My Baby, and the sassy Tangerine, Linda Ciofalo sings these and other Mercer songs from her vivacious centennial tribute CD Dancing with Johnny.  Linda will be accompanied on piano by Wayne Sabella.

LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
 
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Game Day Assistants
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen volunteers needed to assist with Game Day!  Volunteers can expect to play games with children in Grades 2 and up, and might get the chance to try out some of our new games from the Teen Zone!  

Please sign up for a time slot.  Each time slot is one hour long, and begins at the time given.  You may sign up for one time slot, or all three!  To sign up, click on the REGISTER button.  Please note that a Manhasset Library card is required to register.

Up to 3 community service hours will be awarded.

Participation in this program includes permission to take photographs for library use.

CONTACT:  Teen Zone  (516) 627-2300 x301  mplteenzone@manhassetlibrary.org
LOCATION: SECRET GARDEN 3RD FLOOR
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Game Day!
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Grades 2 and Up

Come in between 2 and 5 pm for the chance to play games in the Children's Room!  Volunteers will be available to play with children, but parents and caregivers are welcome to join in the fun!  

To sign up - click on the REGISTER button.  Please note that a Manhasset Library card is required to register.

Participation in this program includes permission to take photographs for library use.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (516) 627-2300 x301  mplkids@manhassetlibrary.org
LOCATION: SECRET GARDEN 3RD FLOOR
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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AUTHORS' ROUNDTABLE ~ Join us with Natalie Harnett
7:30 PM

Facilitator: Author and Educator Natalie Harnett ~ Third Tuesday evenings of each month – No fee.

Are you an author – published, self-published or soon-to-be?  Learn ways to market and sell your books with authors like yourself.  A new Authors’ Roundtable is in formation – Join us! Enjoy informative and friendly conversation and share your craft and personal publishing experiences, sharpen presentation and marketing skills, and create a monthly plan.  Guest experts may be part of the program and assist participants in reaching their potential in getting their books into the hands of readers of print and e-books.Registration is not required -- Just take a seat at the roundtable and join us.

LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Imagination Playground
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday, February 21
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Children must be at least 2 years old

Join us for a session of open-ended play with Imagination Playground Long Island.  Children can build using special blocks and loose parts, supporting social, emotional and intellectual development. 

Families are encouraged to attend; when registering, please include the number of children and adults that will be attending the program.  Please note: this is NOT a drop-off program.  Adults must remain with children throughout the event.  

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31 at 9:00 am. Please note you will need a Manhasset Library card to register.
Participation in the program includes permission to take photos for library use. 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (516) 627-2300 x301  mplkids@manhassetlibrary.org
LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
 
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MEMOIRS WRITING GROUP
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you want to put the story of your life on paper? Join others in getting hints and strategies for jump-starting your memoirs. The Memoirs Writing Group meets the third Wednesday of every month.  New faces are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Gladys McConnell  627-5538  
LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM - LEVEL 2
 
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Kindergarten Storytime
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a storytime just for kindergarteners!  Children will have fun listening to stories and working on a simple craft.

Must be in Kindergarten (this is a drop-off program)

Wednesdays, January 24, 31 and February 7, and 14
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm 

Please note that you will need a Manhasset Library Card to register. 

By registering for one session, you are registered for all 4 sessions. 

This is a make up for January 31 session

Participation in the program includes permission to take photographs for library use

CONTACT:  Mary Glynn  516 627 2300 x 301  mplkids@manhassetlibrary.org
LOCATION: SECRET GARDEN 3RD FLOOR
 
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
8:00 PM
LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM - LEVEL 2
Thursday February 22, 2018
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YOGALATES*
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Make-up date for January 4, inclement weather cancellation.

LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
 
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Babbling Babies
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages Birth - 12 Months
(with a caregiver)

Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, and 22

Have fun while developing your baby's speech and language skills. Babbling Babies in an interactive grown-up and me class led by a pediatric speech-language pathologist who will demonstrate techniques and offer tips to enhance language devlopment. 

Registration begins Thursday, January 11 at 9:00 am. Please note you will need a Manhasset Library card to register. 
*By registering for one week of the program you are automatically registered for all 4 weeks. 
*If registering more than one child please submit separate registration forms. 

Participation in the program includes permission to take photos for library use. 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  516-627-2300 ext 301  mplkids@manhassetlibrary.org
LOCATION: SECRET GARDEN 3RD FLOOR
 
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ADULT CHESS*
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a 3-hr. chess group.  Limited Space.  The group is presently full.

LOCATION: SECRET GARDEN 3RD FLOOR
 
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IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH: PAUL ROBESON with Professor Michael D'Innocenzo
2:00 PM

Paul Robeson was an earlier version of Manhasset’s greatest athlete, Jim Brown. Like Brown, Robeson excelled at 4 sports. Like Brown, Robeson was a football all-American.  Robeson played professional football while earning a law degree at Columbia, and, then, he expanded theatrical skills that he began in high school.  He performed professionally in Showboat and Othello.  He achieved international acclaim with a singing repertoire that included, spirituals, as well as folk, political and classical music.  His father had been a slave; his mother of multi-racial background. It is not surprising that Paul Robeson became a powerful civil rights advocate.

 

LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
 
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Movie Night Chaperones
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM

Chaperone our Family Movie Night!  We will be showing Wonder, based on the New York Times bestselling  Volunteers can expect to assist with set up, clean up, and monitoring the event.  Participation in this program includes permission to take photographs for library use.

To sign up, click on the REGISTER button.  Please note that a Manhasset Library card is required to register.

2 community service hours will be awarded.

 

CONTACT:  Teen Zone  (516) 627-2300 x301  mplteenzone@manhassetlibrary.org
LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
 
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Family Movie Night: Wonder
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

We will be showing WONDER, based on the New York Times bestselling book!
Rating: PG

Join us for a Family Movie Night over February Break! Bring your own pillow, blanket, or sleeping bag for comfy floor seating.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

To sign up, click the REGISTER button below.

Participation in the program includes permission to take photos for library use.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (516) 627-2300 x301  mplkids@manhassetlibrary.org
LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
Friday February 23, 2018
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EXERCISE*
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Make-up date for Jan. 5 inclement weather cancellation.

LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
 
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MAH JONGG OPEN PLAY
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

New members welcome - Just come and play - Prerequisite: Knowledge of Mah Jongg - No fee or registration

LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
 
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Adult Craft - Shamrock Votive
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Friday, February 23
12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Join us in making this lovely antique-finish shamrock votive holder.  

No experience necessary!  

CONTACT:  Manhasset Public Library  (516) 627-2300  
LOCATION: SECRET GARDEN 3RD FLOOR
 
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BRIDGE*
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Instructor: Sue Weiss    Please inquire at Circulation Desk for space availability.

CONTACT:  Circulation Desk  627-2300 Ext. 101  
LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
 
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Tween Craft
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

NO-SEW FLEECE SCARF!

Note: The picture is an example.  A variety of colors and patterns will be available to participants!

Friday, February 23
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

For Kids in grades 3 & up...no experience necessary.

To sign up, click the "REGISTER" button below.  Please note that you will need a Manhasset library card to register for this program.  

Participation in this program includes permission to take photographs for library use.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (516) 627-2300 x301  mplkids@manhassetlibrary.org
LOCATION: SECRET GARDEN 3RD FLOOR
 
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Teen Paint Nite
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

   Have some fun! Enjoy some snacks, and music.

   Discover your artistic talent and bring home an original piece of artwork.

   All materials provided.

  Grades 7 & Up

CONTACT:  Mary Glynn  516 627 2300 x 301  mplteenzone@manhassetlibrary.org
LOCATION: SECRET GARDEN 3RD FLOOR
There are 11 spaces available.
Saturday February 24, 2018
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CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY*
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

*The Class is full.

CONTACT:  Ting Dai    
LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM - LEVEL 2
 
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ITALIAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S CENTER
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Community Room
 
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Little Toastmasters
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

CALLING ALL LITTLE TOASTMASTERS AGES 6-9!

  • Does your child get nervous when speaking in public?
  • Do you want to give him/her the opportunity to build up the confidence of public speaking?

Participate in this continuous series of free events to boost kids' confidence!

Find out more and RSVP using the following link: https://littletoastmaster.eventbrite.com

CONTACT:  Jing  (516) 218-6296  jingwang8@yahoo.com
 
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SAT Prep Course
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This five session course will begin on Saturday, February 3 (Diagnostic Exam) from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The remaining four sessions will be on Saturdays February 10, 17, 24, and March 3 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Diagnostic Exam - This first session of the course is a full length official SAT exam complete with detailed analysis feedback reports.

Each session after this will cover testing strategies, the format of the test, section specific scores and also field any student questions.

Please REGISTER in person at the circulation desk on the first floor

CONTACT:  Manhasset Library Teenzone  516 627 2300 X 301  mplteenzone@manhassetlibrary.org
LOCATION: SECRET GARDEN 3RD FLOOR
Sunday February 25, 2018
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Manhasset Children's Chinese Book Club
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chinese Language Stories with The Manhasset Children's Chinese Book Club
 
In our upcoming event series “Magnificent China”, you are invited to join us and visit the beautiful cities and regions in China. Our first stop will be the capital city Beijing!

(For kids age 3 - 8 with a caregiver. Basic Chinese listening skill is recommended. )

To REGISTER for this event please use the following link:
                 https://goo.gl/A8NKi6
 
Thank you to the parent volunteers from the Manhasset Children's Chinese Book Club for making this possible!
 
CONTACT:  Jie Huang     mplkidschinesebookclub@outlook.com
LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
Monday February 26, 2018
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REGISTER: MANHASSET LIBRARY'S BABY BUMP & BEYOND FOR EXPECTANT AND NEW PARENTS with Marsha Jacoby*
9:00 AM

On four consecutive Thursday evenings in March, expectant and new parents are invited to meet together and get the latest information on being prepared for a new baby. Join us for a free, informative and fun workshop series featuring professional pregnancy and childcare life coach Marsha Jacoby. Registration is preferred and begins February 12, for Manhasset residents, and February 26, for non-residents. There is no fee for this series, however, we we would like you to register so library staff can prepare new baby gifts to distribute to registrants at the end of the series.

CONTACT:  Circulation Desk  627-2300, Ext.101  
LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
 
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NEEDLE ARTS
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Quilting, Needlepoint, Embroidery, Crocheting, Knitting and more...Enjoy this friendly, sharing and socializing community circle of people who enjoy Needle Arts.  Bring along a  current project, ideas for a group project, and share your skills with others.  This informal group will meet bi-monthly.  All levels of skill are welcome but formal lessons are not included.

Sign up by email .  Drop in for as long as you have time.  Bring lunch if you wish.

Circle Leaders: Charlotte Vetter and Marilyn Hamilton Jackson

CONTACT:  Helen Beall    htbeall@gmail.com
LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
 
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ENGLISH CONVERSATION*
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Leader: Lisa Greenwald, CSW

LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM - LEVEL 2
 
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HOW WILL THE NEW TAX LAW AFFECT MY HOME?
3:00 PM

Should I grieve my property taxes?  How will the New Tax Law affect my Manhasset home?

Join Robert L. Renda, attorney of law of Forcelli, Deegan, Ferrana who specializes in tax grievance, Manhasset resident, Danielle  Georghakis, a tax accountant with Babaian CPA Associates and a plus agents from the Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty's Manhasset office to have a better understanding of grieving property taxes, and the changes in the New Tax Law. 

CONTACT:  ANNIE HOLDREITH, DANIEL GALE REALTY    
LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
 
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Tween Girls Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We will discuss The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez. 

From debut author and longtime zine-maker Celia C. Pérez, The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one’s watching. 

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The Tween Book Club is currently full. If you should have any questions, or to inquire about potential openings in the future, please contact Janice at (516) 627-2300 Ext.324

 

CONTACT:  Janice  516-627-2300 x324  jcosenza@manhassetlibrary.org
LOCATION: SECRET GARDEN 3RD FLOOR
 
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MANHASSET/GN CAMERA CLUB
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LOGO BW~All welcome ~ No fee.

LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
Tuesday February 27, 2018
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EXERCISE WITH MARYLOU*
11:00 AM

RESCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 30, CANCELLATION. 

 
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A DAY AT THE OPERA: GREAT MOMENTS IN NEGLECTED OPERAS with Dr. James Kolb
2:00 PM

There are many fine 19th-Century operas that receive only a very few stagings today, but many contain at least one memorable musical moment, and that aria or duet is often heard in concert performed by many great singers. Operas such as Halevy’s La Juive, Cilea’s L’Arlesiana, Catalani’s La Wally, and gems from Meyerbeer, Massenet and others will be examined in both concert and rare, staged renditions.  Rescheduled from January 4, due to snow cancellation.

LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
 
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North Shore Audubon: BIRDS OF A RESTORED GRASSLAND PROJECT (former Whitney Estate, Manhasset)
7:00 PM

Stephane Perreault will present bird data from a grassland restoration project that has been underway for nearly a decade at the Greentree Foundation, a private 400-acre estate in Northern Nassau County. The stunning results are encouraging for all those involved in grassland restoration projects on Long Island. Stephane will also discuss a collaboration between grassland managers and birders to establish a bird dataset for a conceptual "grassland corridor" on Long Island. Stephane Perreault is a graduate of McGill University, where he conducted research on the American Redstart. Since moving to Long Island in the mid-90s he has pursued a diversified career in laboratory biology and has remained an avid birder. He is currently a staff ornithologist at the Seatuck Environmental Association and leads the organization's bird surveys at Greentree and other locations.

LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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MWCABC Board
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
CONTACT:  Barbara Vessa    
LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM - LEVEL 2
 
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POWER & GRACE: RUBENS, VAN DYCK AND JORDAENS with Thomas Germano
2:00 PM

An exhibition of drawings by Rubens, Van Dyck and Jordaens will appear at the Morgan Library January 19 through April 29, 2018. Drawings played a crucial role in the artistic practice of the three giants of the Flemish Baroque, Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), and Jacob Jordaens (1593–1678). The visual lecture will also present related paintings by these three masters of the Flemish Baroque in addition to masterworks that show the distinctive styles of each artist and their influence on one another. Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens are well represented in the U.S., particularly in NYC collections which will be highlighted in this visual lecture.

LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
Thursday March 1, 2018
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Play Hooray Baby
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Ages Birth - 24 months (with a caregiver)

Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22

Join Molly Mouse for a morning of fun that will keep you moving!

Registration begins Thursday, February 8 at 9:00. Please note that you will need a Manhasset Library Card to register.

**You may only register for one session of PlayHooray. Please choose either the Baby or Family Session!**

*By registering for one week you are automatically registered for all 4 weeks. 
*If registering more than one child please submit separate registration forms. 

Participation in the program includes permission to take photos for library use.
 


 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  516-627-2300 ext 301  mplkids@manhassetlibrary.org
LOCATION: SECRET GARDEN 3RD FLOOR
 
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PlayHooray Family
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ages Birth - 4 years (with a caregiver)

Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22

Join Molly Mouse for a morning of fun that will keep you moving!

Registration begins Thursday, February 8 at 9:00 am. Please note you will need a Manhasset Library card to register. 

**You may only register for one sessions of PlayHooray. Please choose either the Baby or Family session!**

*By registering for one week of the program you are automatically registered for all 4 weeks.
*If registering more than one child please submit separate registration forms.

Participation in the program includes permission to take photos for library use. 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  516-627-2300 ext 301  mplkids@manhassetlibrary.org
LOCATION: SECRET GARDEN 3RD FLOOR
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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ADULT CHESS*
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a 3-hr. chess group.  Limited Space.  The group is presently full.

LOCATION: SECRET GARDEN 3RD FLOOR
 
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Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal Gardée (“The Girl Who Was Badly Guarded”) with Dr. James Kolb
2:00 PM

A comic ballet dating from 1789 has been reconstructed and preserved in several versions. In 1960 Sir Frederick Ashton created a new production for the Royal Ballet of England which remains a delightful rendition of the traditional comic story of a young boy getting the girl he loves despite the opposition of her mother who wishes the daughter to marry a dimwitted, but very rich young man. The work includes a clog dance, a Maypole dance, a violent storm, and an extraordinarily beautiful pas de deux.

LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
 
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FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP*
7:00 PM

Pre-registration is required.  Converse with native speakers and strengthen your foreign language skills.  Foreign Language Groups meet in the 2nd Floor Conference Room monthly.  These are not language lessons, so a basic foundation in the foreign language of your choice is required.  Please see flyers in the lobby.

CONTACT:  Vera Ely  516-829-9864  veraeli@optonline.net
LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM - LEVEL 2
 
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MBPC Annual Volunteer Alewife Monitoring Training
7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Sarah Deonarine  869-7983  
LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
Friday March 2, 2018
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MAH JONGG OPEN PLAY
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

New members welcome - Just come and play - Prerequisite: Knowledge of Mah Jongg - No fee or registration

LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
 
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BRIDGE*
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Instructor: Sue Weiss    Please inquire at Circulation Desk for space availability.

CONTACT:  Circulation Desk  627-2300 Ext. 101  
LOCATION: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
Saturday March 3, 2018
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Ballroom & Latin Dance Class*
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Ballroom & Latin Dance Class with Donatas Nacajus

10 sessions: January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, March 3, 10, 17, & 24

$70 per person.  Fee must be paid by first class

All are welcome!

LOCATION: Community Room
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY*
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

*The Class is full.

CONTACT:  Ting Dai    
LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM - LEVEL 2
 
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SAT Prep Course
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This five session course will begin on Saturday, February 3 (Diagnostic Exam) from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The remaining four sessions will be on Saturdays February 10, 17, 24, and March 3 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Diagnostic Exam - This first session of the course is a full length official SAT exam complete with detailed analysis feedback reports.

Each session after this will cover testing strategies, the format of the test, section specific scores and also field any student questions.

Please REGISTER in person at the circulation desk on the first floor

CONTACT:  Manhasset Library Teenzone  516 627 2300 X 301  mplteenzone@manhassetlibrary.org
LOCATION: SECRET GARDEN 3RD FLOOR
Monday March 5, 2018
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ENGLISH CONVERSATION*
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Leader: Lisa Greenwald, CSW

LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM - LEVEL 2

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