Peninsula Public Library

280 Central Avenue, Lawrence NY 11559


Calendar of Events

  

Wednesday April 21, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gentle Yoga For Joints

Join Instructor Paulette Silber for the January series of Gentle Yoga for Joints. In these classes Paulette will focus on poses and breathing instructions which benefit joints and glands, and are based on the Himalayan Yoga Tradition.  

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to each weekly session. You only need to register once to be put on the mailing list. 

CONTACT: Zoom program

Join Instructor Paulette Silber for the January series of Gentle Yoga for Joints. In these classes Paulette will focus on poses and breathing instructions which benefit joints and glands, and are based on the Himalayan Yoga Tradition.  

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to each weekly session. You only need to register once to be put on the mailing list. 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
An Armchair Tour of the Bronx with Marty Schneit

From Arthur Avenue to Yankee Stadium and all points in between, Historian and licensed New York City Tour Guide Martin Schneit will present a nostalgic virtual tour of the Bronx, the northernmost borough of the city. Topics which will be covered include Marty (the film, starring Ernest Borgnine), Egg Cream, Stickball, Dion and The Belmonts, Grand Concourse, Paradise Theater, Jahn's, Orchard Beach, Charlotte Russe, The Seltzer Man and Krums.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

 

CONTACT: Zoom program

From Arthur Avenue to Yankee Stadium and all points in between, Historian and licensed New York City Tour Guide Martin Schneit will present a nostalgic virtual tour of the Bronx, the northernmost borough of the city. Topics which will be covered include Marty (the film, starring Ernest Borgnine), Egg Cream, Stickball, Dion and The Belmonts, Grand Concourse, Paradise Theater, Jahn's, Orchard Beach, Charlotte Russe, The Seltzer Man and Krums.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CANCELLED: Social Security Planning Workshop

Cancelled: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income

Decisions you make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime. Learn not only the basics but also little known strategies for maximizing your benefits. In this program Financial Advisor Evan Levy will discuss topics such as when it makes sense to delay benefits, how earnings affect your benefits, how benefits are taxed, how to integrate benefits with other retirement income sources, and how to coordinate benefits with your spouse. 

CONTACT: Zoom program
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Cancelled: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income

Decisions you make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime. Learn not only the basics but also little known strategies for maximizing your benefits. In this program Financial Advisor Evan Levy will discuss topics such as when it makes sense to delay benefits, how earnings affect your benefits, how benefits are taxed, how to integrate benefits with other retirement income sources, and how to coordinate benefits with your spouse. 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Thursday April 22, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Yoga for Memory with Miriam Abrahams

New research shows that a holistic wellness approach can help slow, prevent or even reverse minor cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. In this series, instuctor Miriam Abrahams will offer gentle poses to increase your concentration and memory power. There are six sessions in the series: Thursdays, April 22 & 29; May 13; June 3 & 24; July 1.

Registration required. 

An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to each program. 

 
CONTACT: Zoom program

New research shows that a holistic wellness approach can help slow, prevent or even reverse minor cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. In this series, instuctor Miriam Abrahams will offer gentle poses to increase your concentration and memory power. There are six sessions in the series: Thursdays, April 22 & 29; May 13; June 3 & 24; July 1.

Registration required. 

An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to each program. 

 
CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
French Quarter and Creole History in New Orleans

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The Origins of The French Quarter and the Legacy of Creole Louisiana / A Long Island Reads Affiliated Program

In this Zoom presentation, Curator Howard Margot from the Historic New Orleans Collection will discuss the fascinating history of the French Quarter--who built it, what exactly is it, why is it still here and how do we know so much about it. Drawing from land and property records, he will highlight the heavy influence of the Creole people and culture in the area; "Creole” is a famously complex word whose meaning derives from criollo, a variation of the Spanish verb criar, meaning to raise, or bring up. The term originally referred to the New World-born offspring of Old World-born parents. It didn’t matter where those parents came from, or who their offspring were; what mattered was their nativity, and being “from here,” born and raised in the colonies, was what made people Creole.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will sent prior to the program.

 

 

CONTACT: Zoom program

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The Origins of The French Quarter and the Legacy of Creole Louisiana / A Long Island Reads Affiliated Program

In this Zoom presentation, Curator Howard Margot from the Historic New Orleans Collection will discuss the fascinating history of the French Quarter--who built it, what exactly is it, why is it still here and how do we know so much about it. Drawing from land and property records, he will highlight the heavy influence of the Creole people and culture in the area; "Creole” is a famously complex word whose meaning derives from criollo, a variation of the Spanish verb criar, meaning to raise, or bring up. The term originally referred to the New World-born offspring of Old World-born parents. It didn’t matter where those parents came from, or who their offspring were; what mattered was their nativity, and being “from here,” born and raised in the colonies, was what made people Creole.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will sent prior to the program.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Zumba Gold with Andrea Wool

This low intensity version of Zumba features easy-to-follow steps and Latin music for a fun workout. Instructor Andrea Wool, formerly of Retrofit in Hewlett will lead this series.  Registration required. An email with the Zoom login details will be sent prior to each weekly class. You only need to register once to be on the mailing list. 

CONTACT: Zoom program

This low intensity version of Zumba features easy-to-follow steps and Latin music for a fun workout. Instructor Andrea Wool, formerly of Retrofit in Hewlett will lead this series.  Registration required. An email with the Zoom login details will be sent prior to each weekly class. You only need to register once to be on the mailing list. 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
New Dog Owner's Workshop with Trainer Linda Keehn

                

Have you gotten a new puppy? Recently adopted a dog?  Or just have a dog that could use some additional manners? When you and your dog learn to communicate great things happen. You will be delighted at the difference in your dog’s behavior.  Linda Keehn CDBC, CPDT-KA, Founder of Positive Canine Training and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, will discuss basics of dog training for dog owners and their pets in this illustrated Zoom presentation. Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT: Zoom program

                

Have you gotten a new puppy? Recently adopted a dog?  Or just have a dog that could use some additional manners? When you and your dog learn to communicate great things happen. You will be delighted at the difference in your dog’s behavior.  Linda Keehn CDBC, CPDT-KA, Founder of Positive Canine Training and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, will discuss basics of dog training for dog owners and their pets in this illustrated Zoom presentation. Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


Friday April 23, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Cubism: Redefining Visual Space, Presented by Professor Mary Vahey

Picasso and Braque looked to Cezanne for inspiration in developing Cubism. French, German, Italian, Dutch and Russian artists followed, adding political and spiritual meaning while using multiple vantage points to fracture images into geometric forms. In this presentation, Art History Professor Mary Vahey wil explore some of the major movement in the first half of the 20th century, including Dada, De Stijl, and Suprematism.

 

CONTACT: Zoom program

Picasso and Braque looked to Cezanne for inspiration in developing Cubism. French, German, Italian, Dutch and Russian artists followed, adding political and spiritual meaning while using multiple vantage points to fracture images into geometric forms. In this presentation, Art History Professor Mary Vahey wil explore some of the major movement in the first half of the 20th century, including Dada, De Stijl, and Suprematism.

 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


Monday April 26, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Gentle Qigong with Paulette

In this early evening series, instructor Paulette Silber will present a personalized, seated version of 18 Form Qigong, which combines the beauty of Tai Chi movements with the healing effect of Qigong and Meditation. Simpler then Tai Chi, the fluid movements of 18 Form Qigong follow your breathing, creating a soothing sensation flowing through your body while relaxing your mind. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login information will be sent prior to the program.

Please note: once you have registered once for any Qigong class, you will automatically be put on the class list to receive the login email. No need to re-register.

CONTACT: Zoom program

In this early evening series, instructor Paulette Silber will present a personalized, seated version of 18 Form Qigong, which combines the beauty of Tai Chi movements with the healing effect of Qigong and Meditation. Simpler then Tai Chi, the fluid movements of 18 Form Qigong follow your breathing, creating a soothing sensation flowing through your body while relaxing your mind. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login information will be sent prior to the program.

Please note: once you have registered once for any Qigong class, you will automatically be put on the class list to receive the login email. No need to re-register.

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


Tuesday April 27, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Tai Chi: April Series

Instructor Linda Cafiero leads this weekly Tai Chi practice.

Based on softness and awareness instead of force and resistance, tai chi will help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Practiced at a slow and even speed, tai chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent each week prior to the program.  You only need to register once for this ongoing series. 

CONTACT: Zoom program

Instructor Linda Cafiero leads this weekly Tai Chi practice.

Based on softness and awareness instead of force and resistance, tai chi will help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Practiced at a slow and even speed, tai chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent each week prior to the program.  You only need to register once for this ongoing series. 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  

 
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2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Divided We Stand, Presented by Dr. Martin Levinson

There is currently a call for unity in the nation. But disunion in America is a feature not a bug. Join historian Martin H. Levinson as he explores through examples in American history how we have overcome societal disunity and survived and prospered.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login information will be sent prior to the program.

 

CONTACT: Zoom program

There is currently a call for unity in the nation. But disunion in America is a feature not a bug. Join historian Martin H. Levinson as he explores through examples in American history how we have overcome societal disunity and survived and prospered.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login information will be sent prior to the program.

 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Book Discussion with Fran: Fleishman is in Trouble

Fran Cohen will facilitate our discussion of Brodesser-Akner's award-winning novel, which Book of the Month calls a 
"good, hard look at marriage, relationships, and self-worth. Think: New York satire on top of a midlife crisis."

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

To reserve a copy of the print version of Fleishman is in Trouble, click here:

http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb12598146__Sfleishman%20is%20in%20trouble__Ff%3Afacetcollections%3A42%3A42%3APeninsula%3A%3A__Orightresult__U__X7?lang=eng&suite=cobalt

To reserve a copy of the ebook, click here:

http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb12714640__Sfleishman%20is%20in%20trouble__Ff%3Afacetcollections%3A42%3A42%3APeninsula%3A%3A__P0%2C2__Orightresult__U__X7?lang=eng&suite=cobalt

**Readers Advisory Note: this novel contains mature content.**

CONTACT: Zoom program

Fran Cohen will facilitate our discussion of Brodesser-Akner's award-winning novel, which Book of the Month calls a 
"good, hard look at marriage, relationships, and self-worth. Think: New York satire on top of a midlife crisis."

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

To reserve a copy of the print version of Fleishman is in Trouble, click here:

http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb12598146__Sfleishman%20is%20in%20trouble__Ff%3Afacetcollections%3A42%3A42%3APeninsula%3A%3A__Orightresult__U__X7?lang=eng&suite=cobalt

To reserve a copy of the ebook, click here:

http://encore.alisweb.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb12714640__Sfleishman%20is%20in%20trouble__Ff%3Afacetcollections%3A42%3A42%3APeninsula%3A%3A__P0%2C2__Orightresult__U__X7?lang=eng&suite=cobalt

**Readers Advisory Note: this novel contains mature content.**

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


Wednesday April 28, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gentle Yoga For Joints

Join Instructor Paulette Silber for the January series of Gentle Yoga for Joints. In these classes Paulette will focus on poses and breathing instructions which benefit joints and glands, and are based on the Himalayan Yoga Tradition.  

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to each weekly session. You only need to register once to be put on the mailing list. 

CONTACT: Zoom program

Join Instructor Paulette Silber for the January series of Gentle Yoga for Joints. In these classes Paulette will focus on poses and breathing instructions which benefit joints and glands, and are based on the Himalayan Yoga Tradition.  

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to each weekly session. You only need to register once to be put on the mailing list. 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Historic New Orleans and the Story of Storyville

               

A Visit Back in Time to Storyville, New Orleans' Red Light District / A Long Island Reads Affiliated Program

Curator Eric Seiferth from the Historic New Orleans Collection will present an illustrated look at Storyville, the vice district created In 1897, dissolved in 1917 and located just north of the French Quarter. Storyville became a financially successful entertainment mecca, attracting white men of means from around the country as part of the city’s emerging winter tourism economy. Concurrently, a separate red-light district for African American patrons—known as Uptown, or Black, Storyville—operated quasi-legally near the site of today’s city hall. All told, the history of Storyville encompasses a tangle of themes, including prostitution, music, money, racial identity, segregation, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, displacement, and racial and sexual exploitation.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

 

CONTACT: Zoom program

               

A Visit Back in Time to Storyville, New Orleans' Red Light District / A Long Island Reads Affiliated Program

Curator Eric Seiferth from the Historic New Orleans Collection will present an illustrated look at Storyville, the vice district created In 1897, dissolved in 1917 and located just north of the French Quarter. Storyville became a financially successful entertainment mecca, attracting white men of means from around the country as part of the city’s emerging winter tourism economy. Concurrently, a separate red-light district for African American patrons—known as Uptown, or Black, Storyville—operated quasi-legally near the site of today’s city hall. All told, the history of Storyville encompasses a tangle of themes, including prostitution, music, money, racial identity, segregation, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, displacement, and racial and sexual exploitation.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Guided Meditation with Linda

Take a break to relax after a long day in this Guided Meditation Workshop led by licensed instructor Linda Cafiero. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT: Zoom program

Take a break to relax after a long day in this Guided Meditation Workshop led by licensed instructor Linda Cafiero. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


Thursday April 29, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Yoga for Memory with Miriam Abrahams

New research shows that a holistic wellness approach can help slow, prevent or even reverse minor cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. In this series, instuctor Miriam Abrahams will offer gentle poses to increase your concentration and memory power. There are six sessions in the series: Thursdays, April 22 & 29; May 13; June 3 & 24; July 1.

Registration required. 

An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to each program. 

 
CONTACT: Zoom program

New research shows that a holistic wellness approach can help slow, prevent or even reverse minor cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. In this series, instuctor Miriam Abrahams will offer gentle poses to increase your concentration and memory power. There are six sessions in the series: Thursdays, April 22 & 29; May 13; June 3 & 24; July 1.

Registration required. 

An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to each program. 

 
CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Gilded Age in Society, Presented by Marilyn Carminio

This presentation examines three decades of high society on both sides of the Atlantic beginning in 1870's New York and concluding with the Edwardian Era in London. Lecture Marilyn Carminio will examine the intricate social codes of conduct as defined by "the" Mrs. Astor, society's undisputed leader, along with the changes brought about from the entrance of the new rich led by Mrs. Vanderbilt. She will also discuss Edwardian England and the American "Dollar Princesses" who exchanged money for titles.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT: Zoom program

This presentation examines three decades of high society on both sides of the Atlantic beginning in 1870's New York and concluding with the Edwardian Era in London. Lecture Marilyn Carminio will examine the intricate social codes of conduct as defined by "the" Mrs. Astor, society's undisputed leader, along with the changes brought about from the entrance of the new rich led by Mrs. Vanderbilt. She will also discuss Edwardian England and the American "Dollar Princesses" who exchanged money for titles.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Zumba Gold with Andrea Wool

This low intensity version of Zumba features easy-to-follow steps and Latin music for a fun workout. Instructor Andrea Wool, formerly of Retrofit in Hewlett will lead this series.  Registration required. An email with the Zoom login details will be sent prior to each weekly class. You only need to register once to be on the mailing list. 

CONTACT: Zoom program

This low intensity version of Zumba features easy-to-follow steps and Latin music for a fun workout. Instructor Andrea Wool, formerly of Retrofit in Hewlett will lead this series.  Registration required. An email with the Zoom login details will be sent prior to each weekly class. You only need to register once to be on the mailing list. 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


Monday May 3, 2021
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1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Children in Art Presented by Art Historian Vivian Gordon

With the approach of Mother’s Day, Art Historian Vivian Gordon will present a timely look at how artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century have represented children.  Special focus will be given to the “modern” treatment of children by Impressionist painters such as Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cassatt. From traditional portraiture and imagined scenes of play, to images of loss and hardship, she will explain how artists have portrayed children and the notion of childhood at different periods of time.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

 

CONTACT: Zoom program

With the approach of Mother’s Day, Art Historian Vivian Gordon will present a timely look at how artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century have represented children.  Special focus will be given to the “modern” treatment of children by Impressionist painters such as Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cassatt. From traditional portraiture and imagined scenes of play, to images of loss and hardship, she will explain how artists have portrayed children and the notion of childhood at different periods of time.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Gentle Qigong with Paulette

In this early evening series, instructor Paulette Silber will present a personalized, seated version of 18 Form Qigong, which combines the beauty of Tai Chi movements with the healing effect of Qigong and Meditation. Simpler then Tai Chi, the fluid movements of 18 Form Qigong follow your breathing, creating a soothing sensation flowing through your body while relaxing your mind. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login information will be sent prior to the program.

Please note: once you have registered once for any Qigong class, you will automatically be put on the class list to receive the login email. No need to re-register.

CONTACT: Zoom program

In this early evening series, instructor Paulette Silber will present a personalized, seated version of 18 Form Qigong, which combines the beauty of Tai Chi movements with the healing effect of Qigong and Meditation. Simpler then Tai Chi, the fluid movements of 18 Form Qigong follow your breathing, creating a soothing sensation flowing through your body while relaxing your mind. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login information will be sent prior to the program.

Please note: once you have registered once for any Qigong class, you will automatically be put on the class list to receive the login email. No need to re-register.

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


Tuesday May 4, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Tai Chi: May Series

Instructor Linda Cafiero leads this weekly Tai Chi practice.

Based on softness and awareness instead of force and resistance, tai chi will help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Practiced at a slow and even speed, tai chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent each week prior to the program.  You only need to register once for this ongoing series. 

CONTACT: Zoom program

Instructor Linda Cafiero leads this weekly Tai Chi practice.

Based on softness and awareness instead of force and resistance, tai chi will help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Practiced at a slow and even speed, tai chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent each week prior to the program.  You only need to register once for this ongoing series. 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Nurses at the Front in World War II

In honor of International Nurses Day, Patricia DelGiorno will present an illustrated look at the more than 59,000 American nurses who served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Many served at frontline hospitals in overseas war zones where they endured many of the same horrific conditions as the troops they followed. 

 

CONTACT: Zoom program

In honor of International Nurses Day, Patricia DelGiorno will present an illustrated look at the more than 59,000 American nurses who served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Many served at frontline hospitals in overseas war zones where they endured many of the same horrific conditions as the troops they followed. 

 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


Wednesday May 5, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gentle Yoga For Joints

Join Instructor Paulette Silber for the January series of Gentle Yoga for Joints. In these classes Paulette will focus on poses and breathing instructions which benefit joints and glands, and are based on the Himalayan Yoga Tradition.  

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to each weekly session. You only need to register once to be put on the mailing list. 

CONTACT: Zoom program

Join Instructor Paulette Silber for the January series of Gentle Yoga for Joints. In these classes Paulette will focus on poses and breathing instructions which benefit joints and glands, and are based on the Himalayan Yoga Tradition.  

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to each weekly session. You only need to register once to be put on the mailing list. 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Springtime Tour of Prospect Park

Known as “Brooklyn’s Backyard,” Prospect Park was designed by the same designers as Central Park – Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted – and is regarded as one of the finest urban parks in America. This program will discuss the park’s history and construction as well as the restoration and maintenance of the park today. Also covered will be the unique archways, innovative water system  and the stunning one-mile Long Meadow, the longest unobstructed meadow in an urban park in the country.

CONTACT: Zoom program

Known as “Brooklyn’s Backyard,” Prospect Park was designed by the same designers as Central Park – Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted – and is regarded as one of the finest urban parks in America. This program will discuss the park’s history and construction as well as the restoration and maintenance of the park today. Also covered will be the unique archways, innovative water system  and the stunning one-mile Long Meadow, the longest unobstructed meadow in an urban park in the country.

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Guided Meditation with Linda

Take a break to relax after a long day in this Guided Meditation Workshop led by licensed instructor Linda Cafiero. There are two sessions in March: March 17 and 31. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT: Zoom program

Take a break to relax after a long day in this Guided Meditation Workshop led by licensed instructor Linda Cafiero. There are two sessions in March: March 17 and 31. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


Thursday May 6, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
The True Adventures of Gidon Lev Author Event

  

Direct from Tel Aviv, via Zoom, we are thrilled to welcome authors Julie Gray and Gidon Lev for this special event. The True Adventures of Gidon Lev, chosen as one of the best books of 2020 by Kirkus Reviews, recounts the amazing life of Gidon Lev, one of the fewer than 100 children out of 15,000 who survived the Nazi concentration camp of Theresienstadt in the Czech Republic. After the war, Gidon wound up in Toronto, Canada, where he became involved with the Zionist youth organization HaShomer HaTzair. Gidon went on to serve in the IDF, guarding Mt. Scopus in 1962 and fighting in a combat unit in the Six Day War as well as the War of Attrition.One part memoir, one part travelogue, and one part history that you thought you knew, The True Adventures of Gidon Lev is a love letter to life.

Registration required. Registration will close 24 hours before the event. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT: Zoom program

  

Direct from Tel Aviv, via Zoom, we are thrilled to welcome authors Julie Gray and Gidon Lev for this special event. The True Adventures of Gidon Lev, chosen as one of the best books of 2020 by Kirkus Reviews, recounts the amazing life of Gidon Lev, one of the fewer than 100 children out of 15,000 who survived the Nazi concentration camp of Theresienstadt in the Czech Republic. After the war, Gidon wound up in Toronto, Canada, where he became involved with the Zionist youth organization HaShomer HaTzair. Gidon went on to serve in the IDF, guarding Mt. Scopus in 1962 and fighting in a combat unit in the Six Day War as well as the War of Attrition.One part memoir, one part travelogue, and one part history that you thought you knew, The True Adventures of Gidon Lev is a love letter to life.

Registration required. Registration will close 24 hours before the event. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Zumba Gold with Andrea Wool

This low intensity version of Zumba features easy-to-follow steps and Latin music for a fun workout. Instructor Andrea Wool, formerly of Retrofit in Hewlett will lead this series.  Registration required. An email with the Zoom login details will be sent prior to each weekly class. You only need to register once to be on the mailing list. 

CONTACT: Zoom program

This low intensity version of Zumba features easy-to-follow steps and Latin music for a fun workout. Instructor Andrea Wool, formerly of Retrofit in Hewlett will lead this series.  Registration required. An email with the Zoom login details will be sent prior to each weekly class. You only need to register once to be on the mailing list. 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


Friday May 7, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Warren Beatty, Presented by Marc Courtade

Leading Men Series

Warren Beatty: Actor, Writer, Director and Producer

Henry Warren Beatty is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter whose career spans over six decades. Beatty is the only person to have been nominated for acting, directing, writing, and producing the same film twice, for Heaven Can Wait, and again with Reds.  In this illustrated talk, Humanities Lecturer Marc Courtade will examine the life and career of one of the legends of the cinema.

CONTACT: Zoom program

Leading Men Series

Warren Beatty: Actor, Writer, Director and Producer

Henry Warren Beatty is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter whose career spans over six decades. Beatty is the only person to have been nominated for acting, directing, writing, and producing the same film twice, for Heaven Can Wait, and again with Reds.  In this illustrated talk, Humanities Lecturer Marc Courtade will examine the life and career of one of the legends of the cinema.

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


Monday May 10, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
2021 Mah Jongg Card Intro

Let’s Talk about the 2021 Mah Jongg League Card!

Whether you are a new or seasoned Mah Jongg player you will benefit from learning about the new card.  Donna Miller-Small will review and discuss the card, paying close attention to the new hands.  So get out your Amercian Mah Jongg League 2021 card (or order one) and join us for a fun-filled and informative event! She will explain which hands and categories have been updated, and which stayed the same, plus much more. For players with a working knowledge of the game. This is not  a learn-to-play class. Please have a 2021 Mah Jongg card on hand. 

Cards may be ordered online directly from the AMJL: https://www.nationalmahjonggleague.org/store.aspx#

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program. 

CONTACT: Zoom program

Let’s Talk about the 2021 Mah Jongg League Card!

Whether you are a new or seasoned Mah Jongg player you will benefit from learning about the new card.  Donna Miller-Small will review and discuss the card, paying close attention to the new hands.  So get out your Amercian Mah Jongg League 2021 card (or order one) and join us for a fun-filled and informative event! She will explain which hands and categories have been updated, and which stayed the same, plus much more. For players with a working knowledge of the game. This is not  a learn-to-play class. Please have a 2021 Mah Jongg card on hand. 

Cards may be ordered online directly from the AMJL: https://www.nationalmahjonggleague.org/store.aspx#

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program. 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
 
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
History & Horticulture: France

History & Horticulture: France
Join garden writer Jessica Damiano on a virtual tour of two of France's most beloved gardens, the gardens of Versailles and Monet’s garden at Giverny, and learn about their storied pasts and botanical presents.  

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT: Zoom program

History & Horticulture: France
Join garden writer Jessica Damiano on a virtual tour of two of France's most beloved gardens, the gardens of Versailles and Monet’s garden at Giverny, and learn about their storied pasts and botanical presents.  

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Gentle Qigong with Paulette

In this early evening series, instructor Paulette Silber will present a personalized, seated version of 18 Form Qigong, which combines the beauty of Tai Chi movements with the healing effect of Qigong and Meditation. Simpler then Tai Chi, the fluid movements of 18 Form Qigong follow your breathing, creating a soothing sensation flowing through your body while relaxing your mind. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login information will be sent prior to the program.

Please note: once you have registered once for any Qigong class, you will automatically be put on the class list to receive the login email. No need to re-register.

CONTACT: Zoom program

In this early evening series, instructor Paulette Silber will present a personalized, seated version of 18 Form Qigong, which combines the beauty of Tai Chi movements with the healing effect of Qigong and Meditation. Simpler then Tai Chi, the fluid movements of 18 Form Qigong follow your breathing, creating a soothing sensation flowing through your body while relaxing your mind. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login information will be sent prior to the program.

Please note: once you have registered once for any Qigong class, you will automatically be put on the class list to receive the login email. No need to re-register.

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


Tuesday May 11, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Tai Chi: May Series

Instructor Linda Cafiero leads this weekly Tai Chi practice.

Based on softness and awareness instead of force and resistance, tai chi will help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Practiced at a slow and even speed, tai chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent each week prior to the program.  You only need to register once for this ongoing series. 

CONTACT: Zoom program

Instructor Linda Cafiero leads this weekly Tai Chi practice.

Based on softness and awareness instead of force and resistance, tai chi will help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Practiced at a slow and even speed, tai chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent each week prior to the program.  You only need to register once for this ongoing series. 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Inside Your iPhone and iPad

Beyond the basics: In this class, presented by Sharper Training, we will discuss settings for certain device apps, display options, protecting your device with privacy settings, which settings can impact battery life, and much more.  Bring your device and your questions. Prerequisites:  Introduction to the iPad and iPhone or equivalent/comfort with your device. *Please bring Apple ID and Password.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT: Zoom program

Beyond the basics: In this class, presented by Sharper Training, we will discuss settings for certain device apps, display options, protecting your device with privacy settings, which settings can impact battery life, and much more.  Bring your device and your questions. Prerequisites:  Introduction to the iPad and iPhone or equivalent/comfort with your device. *Please bring Apple ID and Password.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Why They Sang the Blues: Music of the Mississippi Delta

                   

*Why They Sang The Blues - Civil Rights in the Mississippi Delta / A Long Island Reads Affiliated Event

Both Blues and Jazz music played an important role in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.  Civil Rights Historian and former Motown executive Leon Burnette will present a multimedia lecture which discusses how the influence of African American spirituals, gospel, folk music and the blues inspired and shaped the movement.

 
CONTACT: Zoom program

                   

*Why They Sang The Blues - Civil Rights in the Mississippi Delta / A Long Island Reads Affiliated Event

Both Blues and Jazz music played an important role in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.  Civil Rights Historian and former Motown executive Leon Burnette will present a multimedia lecture which discusses how the influence of African American spirituals, gospel, folk music and the blues inspired and shaped the movement.

 
CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


Wednesday May 12, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gentle Yoga For Joints

Join Instructor Paulette Silber for the January series of Gentle Yoga for Joints. In these classes Paulette will focus on poses and breathing instructions which benefit joints and glands, and are based on the Himalayan Yoga Tradition.  

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to each weekly session. You only need to register once to be put on the mailing list. 

CONTACT: Zoom program

Join Instructor Paulette Silber for the January series of Gentle Yoga for Joints. In these classes Paulette will focus on poses and breathing instructions which benefit joints and glands, and are based on the Himalayan Yoga Tradition.  

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to each weekly session. You only need to register once to be put on the mailing list. 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Carol Channing Presented by John Kenrick

Carol Channing: Laughter is a Reward

In this Zoom presentation, Theatre Historian John Kenrick will look at the life and career of Carol Channing, the Broadway icon whose performances as the gold-digging Lorelei Lee in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and the matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” made her a legend.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program. 

CONTACT: Zoom program

Carol Channing: Laughter is a Reward

In this Zoom presentation, Theatre Historian John Kenrick will look at the life and career of Carol Channing, the Broadway icon whose performances as the gold-digging Lorelei Lee in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and the matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” made her a legend.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program. 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just Challah: Baking Workshop with Shoshy Skolnick

Now that you have mastered Challah, what else can you make with challah dough? Find out how to create Pull-Apart Cheesy Balls, Garlic Knots, Sweet Cheese Braid with Vanilla Bourbon Crumb as well as Chocolate Babka.  

Shoshy Skolnick from "Knead Dough" will present this entertaing and informative "Not Just Dough" Zoom baking demo just in time for your Shavuot baking.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT: Zoom program

Now that you have mastered Challah, what else can you make with challah dough? Find out how to create Pull-Apart Cheesy Balls, Garlic Knots, Sweet Cheese Braid with Vanilla Bourbon Crumb as well as Chocolate Babka.  

Shoshy Skolnick from "Knead Dough" will present this entertaing and informative "Not Just Dough" Zoom baking demo just in time for your Shavuot baking.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


Thursday May 13, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Yoga for Memory with Miriam Abrahams

New research shows that a holistic wellness approach can help slow, prevent or even reverse minor cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. In this series, instuctor Miriam Abrahams will offer gentle poses to increase your concentration and memory power. There are six sessions in the series: Thursdays, April 22 & 29; May 13; June 3  & 24; July 1.

Registration required. 

An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to each program. 

 
CONTACT: Zoom program

New research shows that a holistic wellness approach can help slow, prevent or even reverse minor cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. In this series, instuctor Miriam Abrahams will offer gentle poses to increase your concentration and memory power. There are six sessions in the series: Thursdays, April 22 & 29; May 13; June 3  & 24; July 1.

Registration required. 

An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to each program. 

 
CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Frank Lloyd Wright, Presented by Emily Folpe

With a career that spanned seven decades before his death in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright’s visionary work cemented his place as the American Institute of Architects’ “greatest American architect of all time.” Art Historian Emily Folpe will discuss his life and work in this presentation.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT: Zoom program

With a career that spanned seven decades before his death in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright’s visionary work cemented his place as the American Institute of Architects’ “greatest American architect of all time.” Art Historian Emily Folpe will discuss his life and work in this presentation.

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


 
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Book Discussion with Esther: Dear Edward

A transcendent coming-of-age story about the ways a broken heart learns to love again.

One summer morning, a flight takes off from New York to Los Angeles: there are 192 people aboard. When the plane suddenly crashes, twelve-year-old Edward Adler is the sole survivor. In the aftermath, Edward struggles to make sense of his grief, sudden fame and find his place in a world without his family. But then Edward and his neighbour Shay make a startling discovery; hidden in his uncle's garage are letters from the relatives of other passengers - all addressed him. Following the passengers' final hours and Edward's unique coming-of-age, Dear Edward asks one of life's most profound questions: What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?

Join us as we discuss this question, and others posed by this transformative novel. Esther Davidson will facilitate. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program. 

A transcendent coming-of-age story about the ways a broken heart learns to love again.

One summer morning, a flight takes off from New York to Los Angeles: there are 192 people aboard. When the plane suddenly crashes, twelve-year-old Edward Adler is the sole survivor. In the aftermath, Edward struggles to make sense of his grief, sudden fame and find his place in a world without his family. But then Edward and his neighbour Shay make a startling discovery; hidden in his uncle's garage are letters from the relatives of other passengers - all addressed him. Following the passengers' final hours and Edward's unique coming-of-age, Dear Edward asks one of life's most profound questions: What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?

Join us as we discuss this question, and others posed by this transformative novel. Esther Davidson will facilitate. 

Registration required. An email with the Zoom login will be sent prior to the program. 


 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Zumba Gold with Andrea Wool/ Special Time

Please note: Today only--This class will begin at 4:30 instead of 4PM.

This low intensity version of Zumba features easy-to-follow steps and Latin music for a fun workout. Instructor Andrea Wool, formerly of Retrofit in Hewlett will lead this series.  Registration required. An email with the Zoom login details will be sent prior to each weekly class. You only need to register once to be on the mailing list. 

CONTACT: Zoom program

Please note: Today only--This class will begin at 4:30 instead of 4PM.

This low intensity version of Zumba features easy-to-follow steps and Latin music for a fun workout. Instructor Andrea Wool, formerly of Retrofit in Hewlett will lead this series.  Registration required. An email with the Zoom login details will be sent prior to each weekly class. You only need to register once to be on the mailing list. 

CONTACT:
  Zoom program
  
  


Friday May 14, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
The Changing Sound of Broadway Presented by Stephen Nachamie