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Sunday March 24, 2019
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, aswell as Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   2:00 PM CONCERT: YooJin Jang  
   
YooJin Jang                   Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m.
Registration opens: Friday, March 8
Applauded by The Strad for her “fiery virtuosity” and “consummate performances,” violinist YooJin Jang is a winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Competition, and is also First Prize winner of the 2016 Sendai International Music Competition in Japan.  These two victories have resulted in a busy itinerary of international recital and concerto engagements, and also the release of two new recordings, including a CD of her prize-winning Sendai concerto performances.  “Jang is a performer without fear or technical limitation” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). This is a very special concert.  Don’t miss the opportunity to hear YooJin.  Registration opens on Friday, March 8 by calling 
794-2570 ext. 3, or online at www.eastmeadow.info.

Monday March 25, 2019
   10:00 AM Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman  
   

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

 

   1:00 PM LAUGHS AT THE LIBRARY with Mark Brier  
   

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

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

Reiki                                            Mondays  5 – 6 p.m.  

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

   7:30 PM INDEPENDENT FILM: Boy Erased  
   
Independent Films
Moderator: Dylan Skolnick of The Cinema Arts Center
 
Boy Erased     
Monday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.
The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. Stars Nicole Kidman, Russel Crowe and Lucas Hedges. 
Rated: R Running Time 1 hr. 55 min. 

Tuesday March 26, 2019
   10:00 AM Meditation  
   

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

 

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

Books, songs, fingerplays and other fun activities; creating lifelong learners who love to read.  Registration begins Tuesday, February 12. Birthdate must be on or before 8/15.

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

Long Island Writers’ Guild

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

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

Books, songs, fingerplays and other fun activities; creating lifelong learners who love to read.  Registration begins Tuesday, February 12. Birthdate must be on or before 8/15.

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   7:00 PM 3-D Printing – Part 2  
   

3-D Printing – Part 2
Tuesday, March 26 @ 7 p.m. 

Print the design you created in the 3-D coding class.  Sign up March1.

   7:00 PM Crochet Group  
   

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


Wednesday March 27, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

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

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

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

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


Thursday March 28, 2019
   10:00 AM Stepping On: Building Confidence & Reducing Falls Presented by NUMC  
   

Stepping On is a program from Nassau University Medical Center that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risks of falls. It is a community-based workshop offered once a week for seven weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. In a small-group setting, older adults learn balance exercises and develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls. Older adults who should attend are those who: a) are at risk of falling; b) have a fear of falling; or c) who have fallen one or more times. Workshops are facilitated by trained leaders who work with adults.

 

The classes are approximately 1-1/2 -2 hours long, and will meet once a week for seven weeks. The dates of this program will be:

 

Session 1: Thursday, March 7, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 2: Thursday, March 14, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 3: Thursday, March 21, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 4: Thursday, March 28, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 5: Thursday, April 4, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

(NO CLASS ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019)

Session 6: Thursday, April 18, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 7: Thursday, April 25, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

 

We ask the participants to come to every session, if possible.

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

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

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

Friday March 29, 2019
   10:00 AM Little Listeners for ages 18-30 months w/caregiver  
   

A program of stories, songs and fingerplays for children and their caregivers. Registration begins Friday, February 15. Birthdate must be from 9/16 to 9/17. Limited to 12 children.

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

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

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

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

 
   1:00 PM Classic Film: Easter Parade (1948)  
   
Easter Parade (1948)
Friday, March 29 at 1 p.m.
A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star. Stars Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Peter Lawford, and Anne Miller.
Rated: Approved Running Time 1 hr. 47 min. 
   2:00 PM Little Listeners for ages 18-30 months w/caregiver  
   

A program of stories, songs and fingerplays for children and their caregivers. Registration begins Friday, February 15. Birthdate must be from 9/16 to 9/17. Limited to 12 children.

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   4:15 PM Lego Club for Grades 2-5  
   

Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs. Registration begins Friday, March 15.

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room

Sunday March 31, 2019
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, aswell as Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   2:00 PM CONCERT: Fei Fei  
   
Pianist Fei Fei          Sunday, March 31 at 2 p.m.
Reservations open: Thursday, March 14
Take heed, this is a concert not to be missed! If you have experienced Fei Fei’s music, you know how special it is.  If you haven’t heard Fei-Fei, don’t miss this opportunity. Praised for her “bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches” (The Plain Dealer), pianist Fei-Fei is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and a top finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Fei-Fei was showcased prominently as a Cliburn finalist in the documentary film, Virtuosity, about the 2013 Cliburn Competition, which premiered on PBS in August, 2015.  Reservations open on Thursday, March 14 by calling 794-2570 ext. 3, or online at www.eastmeadow.info.

Monday April 1, 2019
   9:00 AM REGISTRATION OPENS: 6/6 AARP Driver Safety Class  
   

 

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

   10:00 AM Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman  
   

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

 

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM REIKI  
   

Reiki                                            Mondays  5 – 6 p.m.  

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

   6:00 PM SIMPLE COOKING: Spaghetti and Meatballs Cake for April Fools Day (Preferred Family Time)  
   

Simple Cooking

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

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

&

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

 April 1– Spaghetti and Meatballs Cake for April Fools Day

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

 

   7:30 PM SIMPLE COOKING: Spaghetti and Meatballs Cake for April Fools Day (Adults)  
   

Simple Cooking

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

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

&

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

April 1 – Spaghetti and Meatballs Cake for April Fools Day

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

 


Tuesday April 2, 2019
   9:00 AM REGISTER for 4/14 Concert: Bámbula with Norka Nadal-Hernández & Drum-maker Joe Santiago  
   

Long Island Traditions and EMPL present
Bámbula with Norka Nadal-Hernández and 
Drum-maker Joe Santiago   Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.
Reservations open: Tuesday, April 2
Joe Santiago is a master Bomba drum-maker from West Hempstead. His drums are used by accomplished, award-winning musicians throughout the country.  Bámbula is a New York-based Afro-Puerto Rican group dedicated to the preservation of Puerto Rico’s oldest traditions, Bomba and Plena. The group was founded by dancer, singer, songwriter, and percussionist Norka Hernández-Nadal in 2006. Bámbula’s mission is not only to entertain, but also to help preserve the African traditions brought to the island of Puerto Rico by the Slave Trade. As a people, whatever we have lost, forgotten, forgone, or been stripped of, can be reclaimed, revived, preserved, and perpetuated through the music of Bámbula.  
Reservations open on Tuesday, April 2 by calling 794-2570 ext. 3, or online at www.eastmeadow.info.  

   10:00 AM Meditation  
   

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

 

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

Books, songs, fingerplays and other fun activities; creating lifelong learners who love to read.  Registration begins Tuesday, February 12. Birthdate must be on or before 8/15.

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   12:30 PM SENIOR RAP GROUP  
   
Senior Rap Tuesdays, March 5 and April 2
The First Tuesday of Every Month at 12:30 p.m.
 
Need to talk with peers?  We have the program for you.  
This group meets the first Tuesday of every month just to talk, 
have coffee, and be among friends.  No registration. 
   1:00 PM Continuing Knitting for Advanced Beginners  
   
Continuing Knitting for Advanced Beginners
Tuesdays,  April 2, 9, 16 at 1 p.m. 
Registration: Ongoing, check in PR for openings
In this class you will learn the art of knitting socks. 
You must know basic knitting skills. 
Materials:
• 100 grams of sock yarn
• 1 set of #3 needles
   2:00 PM Pre-School Storytime for ages 3 1/2 - Not yet in K  
   

Books, songs, fingerplays and other fun activities; creating lifelong learners who love to read.  Registration begins Tuesday, February 12. Birthdate must be on or before 8/15.

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

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

   7:00 PM YA: Introduction to Embroidery  
   
Introduction to Embroidery
Part 1
Tuesday, April 2 @ 7 p.m. 
 
Design your own pattern and learn new stitches to create your own piece of embroidery art.  All tools will be supplied. Sign up March 25

Wednesday April 3, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

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

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

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

An interactive, fun program. Play and learn with your little one. Registration begins Thursday, March 21. Birthdate must be on or before 4/17. With caregiver. No siblings. 

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

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


Thursday April 4, 2019
   10:00 AM Stepping On: Building Confidence & Reducing Falls Presented by NUMC  
   

Stepping On is a program from Nassau University Medical Center that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risks of falls. It is a community-based workshop offered once a week for seven weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. In a small-group setting, older adults learn balance exercises and develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls. Older adults who should attend are those who: a) are at risk of falling; b) have a fear of falling; or c) who have fallen one or more times. Workshops are facilitated by trained leaders who work with adults.

 

The classes are approximately 1-1/2 -2 hours long, and will meet once a week for seven weeks. The dates of this program will be:

 

Session 1: Thursday, March 7, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 2: Thursday, March 14, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 3: Thursday, March 21, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 4: Thursday, March 28, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 5: Thursday, April 4, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

(NO CLASS ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019)

Session 6: Thursday, April 18, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 7: Thursday, April 25, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

 

We ask the participants to come to every session, if possible.

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

An introductory listening experience for toddlers, their caregivers and siblings with a program of simple stories, fingerplays, games and songs for both adult and child. This is one-on-one quality time with your toddler.  Registration begins Thursday, March 21. Birthdate must be from 10/15 to 10/16. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   1:00 PM Lunch 'n Books: LI Reads! Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
Moderator:Jane Shapiro
 
   

Long Island Reads!
Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer 
Moderator: Jane Shapiro 
Thursday, April 4 at 1 p.m.

Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It’s a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

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

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

Fire and Ice Metalworking Workshop
Thursday,  April 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Registration opens: Friday, March 15
Ages 5 to 8 years old
Fire: See a live blacksmith shape steel with a forge fire that is roughly 3,000 degrees Farenheit. 
Ice: Stamp and patina your own copper pendant in a cold metalworking class.  Ages 5 and up with parental supervision. Limit of 20 students. Registration opens on Friday, March 15 at the Main Desk.


Friday April 5, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

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

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

 
   1:00 PM Classic Film: The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)  
   
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
Friday, April 5 at 1 p.m.
A successful, but constantly-feuding husband and wife musical comedy team, threatens to break up when the wife entertains an offer to become a serious actress. Stars Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Oscar Levant.
Rated: Passed Running Time 1 hr. 49 min. 
   7:30 PM CABARET & DESSERT: James Weidman and the Rhythm Keepers  
   

James Weidman and the Rhythm Keepers
Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Reservations open:  Tuesday, March 19
Our mission is to keep the groove alive within the original trio format of piano, guitar and bass. This is in the tradition of Nat King Cole and the original Oscar Peterson Trio.  Joining incomparable pianist James Weidman, is guitarist Marvin Horne and John Menegon on bass.  These musicians bring their special brand of individuality to the stage. Reservations open on Tuesday, March 19, by calling 794-2570 ext. 3, or online at www.eastmeadow.info.


Sunday April 7, 2019
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, aswell as Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception : East Meadow Public Library Annual Community Juried Art Show  
   

Juried Art Show

East Meadow Public Library 

Annual Community Juried Art Show

Month of April

Opening Reception on Sunday, April 7 from 2 to 4 p.m.

It is time to celebrate spring. What better way to welcome in the nice weather than with the Annual Juried Art Show. There are so many talented artists living in the community and this is their opportunity to showcase their works. Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show and First Place winners.  Entry forms are available in March at the PR office with information, fees, and requirements.  Artists must be East Meadow School District residents. Please note: Entry forms will not be mailed, please pick the form up at the Library, or use the entry form in the Newsletter. Light refreshments will be served, and music provided by harpist Skyla Budd at the Opening Reception, Sunday, April 7 from 2 to 4 p.m.  The public is invited.


Monday April 8, 2019
   10:00 AM Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman  
   

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

 

   1:00 PM Long Island Reads Programs:The Female Persuasion, A Play in the Style of a Radio Program  
   

David Houston presents:
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
A Play in the Style of a Radio Program 

Monday, April 8 at 1 p.m. 

 In a reading "in the style of radio drama" David Houston and Diana Heinlein (Melanie Lipton, alternate) dramatize scenes from Meg Wolitzer's best-selling new novel: "Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow . . . and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light." "Ultra-readable." –Vogue;"Wolitzer’s social commentary can be as funny as it is queasily on target.” –Wall Street Journal  

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM REIKI  
   

Reiki                                            Mondays  5 – 6 p.m.  

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

   7:00 PM SPRING HATS! ~ CLASS FILLED  
   

SPRING HATS! ~ Create Your Own Fascinating Fascinator
with Millinery Artist Nancy Amaro
Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. 
Registration opens:  Thursday, March 21
This is really special.  Nancy Amaro has worked on the hats for the 
Kentucky Derby and the Rockettes, as well as on other extraordinary projects.  
Now this young designer is here to teach us hat making.  Create your own masterpiece in time for the Easter Parade!  Materials fee:  $5.  
Registration opens on Thursday, March 21,  call 794-2570 ext. 3, or register online at www.eastmeadow.info.


Tuesday April 9, 2019
   8:00 AM BUS TRIP: Visit to the Culinary Institute of America  
   

The Culinary Institute of America
Restaurant: The Bocuse Restaurant (Classic French Cuisine)
Tuesday,  April 9
Cost: $99  includes transportation, lunch, and gratuities
REGISTRATION OPENS: Tuesday, March 12 
A visit to the Culinary Institute of America is our most popular trip every year.  This year we are visiting The Bocuse Restaurant featuring exquisite French Cuisine.  There will be plenty of time to roam the beautiful campus, shop in the bakery (a must!), and visit the gift shop.  The amount of walking is at your discretion.  You can walk through the campus, or sit in a lovely spot enjoying the view.  However, there is a long set of stairs to the building which houses the restaurant; you can take your time.  
Registration opens on Tuesday, March 12 at 9 a.m., in person at the PR office, or online at www.eastmeadow.info. 

   9:30 AM AARP Driver Safety Class  
   

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

   10:00 AM Meditation  
   

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

 

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A
   1:00 PM Continuing Knitting for Advanced Beginners  
   
Continuing Knitting for Advanced Beginners
Tuesdays,  April 2, 9, 16 at 1 p.m. 
Registration: Ongoing, check in PR for openings
In this class you will learn the art of knitting socks. 
You must know basic knitting skills. 
Materials:
• 100 grams of sock yarn
• 1 set of #3 needles
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   7:00 PM Crochet Group  
   

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

   7:00 PM YA: Introduction to Embroidery Part 2  
   
Introduction to Embroidery
Part 2
Tuesday, April 9 @ 7 p.m. 
 
Design your own pattern and learn new stitches to create your own 
piece of embroidery art.  We will be supplied the needed tools to learn 
this skill. Sign up March 25.

Wednesday April 10, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

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

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

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

An interactive, fun program. Play and learn with your little one. Registration begins Thursday, March 21. Birthdate must be on or before 4/17. With caregiver. No siblings. 

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

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

   7:00 PM It Came from the Radio: Brittany Pleasant, from the Artisan’s Nook  
   

It Came From the Radio

Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m.
Guests: Brittany Pleasant, from the Artisan’s Nook

Brittany specialize in 100% handcrafted, unique crochet dolls, knit and 
crochet accessories, and custom perler bead sprites.  She will be raffling off one of her hand crafted dolls at the show.


It Came from the Radio promotes indie comic creators, filmmakers, and writers while also covering the latest in sci-fi, horror and comic book related entertainment. Every month, It Came from the Radio will be recording a live show to be broadcast the following week. The show can be heard on WARY88.1 (Westchester County) and can also be found online at Beyond the Dawn Studios, Thursdays at 4 p.m. EST, and Talking Alternative on Wednesdays 10 p.m. EST.  It Came from the Radio is the official show of the Big Apple Con. Prizes at every session. 


Thursday April 11, 2019
   10:00 AM Toddler Time for ages 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years w/caregiver  
   

An introductory listening experience for toddlers, their caregivers and siblings with a program of simple stories, fingerplays, games and songs for both adult and child. This is one-on-one quality time with your toddler.  Registration begins Thursday, March 21. Birthdate must be from 10/15 to 10/16. 

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

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

    Location: Small Conference Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   7:00 PM YA: Book Discussion: The Unfortunates by Kim Liggett  
   
Book Discussion: 
The Unfortunates 
by Kim Liggett
 
Thursday, April 11 
@ 7 p.m.
 
Join us as we discuss this 
haunting tale of privilege, guilt, and redemption from this award-winning author.  
Sign up April 1

Friday April 12, 2019
   10:00 AM Hands on Music for Birth - Not yet in K w/caregiver  
   

Family sing along! Clap your hands with Dara Linthwaite. Registration begins Friday, March 29. With caregiver. No siblings. 

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

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

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

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

 
   1:00 PM FRIDAY FILM: Green Book  
   
Green Book   
April 12
 
In 1962, “Tony Lip” Vallelonga, finds a job as the driver for the African-American classical pianist Don Shirley, for a concert tour into the Deep South. They begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a guide for safe travel through America’s racially segregated South. Together, the erudite pianist and the crudely practical bouncer can barely get along with their clashing attitudes and ideals. However, as they witness and endure America’s appalling injustices, they find respect for each other’s talents and heart, enabling them to face these injustices together.
 
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hr. 10 min.
   7:30 PM FRIDAY FILM: Green Book  
   
Green Book   
April 12
 
In 1962, “Tony Lip” Vallelonga, finds a job as the driver for the African-American classical pianist Don Shirley, for a concert tour into the Deep South. They begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a guide for safe travel through America’s racially segregated South. Together, the erudite pianist and the crudely practical bouncer can barely get along with their clashing attitudes and ideals. However, as they witness and endure America’s appalling injustices, they find respect for each other’s talents and heart, enabling them to face these injustices together.
 
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hr. 10 min.

Saturday April 13, 2019
   10:00 AM A Positive Workshop for those with Brain Injuries and their Families  
   

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

   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Defensive Driving Class for All Ages  
   

Defensive Driving is for drivers of all ages. 

Fee is $40 ($35 for 62+). 

There will be a one-day class on Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  

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

 


Sunday April 14, 2019
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, aswell as Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   2:00 PM Long Island Traditions & EMPL present Bámbula with Norka Nadal-Hernández & Drum-maker Joe Santiago  
   

Long Island Traditions and EMPL present
Bámbula with Norka Nadal-Hernández and 
Drum-maker Joe Santiago   Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.
Reservations open: Tuesday, April 2
Joe Santiago is a master Bomba drum-maker from West Hempstead. His drums are used by accomplished, award-winning musicians throughout the country.  Bámbula is a New York-based Afro-Puerto Rican group dedicated to the preservation of Puerto Rico’s oldest traditions, Bomba and Plena. The group was founded by dancer, singer, songwriter, and percussionist Norka Hernández-Nadal in 2006. Bámbula’s mission is not only to entertain, but also to help preserve the African traditions brought to the island of Puerto Rico by the Slave Trade. As a people, whatever we have lost, forgotten, forgone, or been stripped of, can be reclaimed, revived, preserved, and perpetuated through the music of Bámbula.  
Reservations open on Tuesday, April 2 by calling 794-2570 ext. 3, or online at www.eastmeadow.info.  


Monday April 15, 2019
   10:00 AM Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman  
   

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

 

   1:00 PM Long Island Reads Programs: Hiding Anne Frank, A One-woman Show with Prudence Wright Holmes  
   

Hiding Anne Frank
A One-woman Show with Prudence Wright Holmes
Monday. April 15 at 1 p.m. 

Miep Gies was a 32-year-old secretary in Otto Frank’s office when he asked her to help him and his family hide from the Nazis. She immediately said yes. At great risk to her own life, she brought food and other supplies to the Franks on a daily basis for over two years. After the Franks were arrested, she saved Anne’s diary and later went to Gestapo Headquarters and try to buy the Frank’s freedom. Miep was knighted by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and later attended the Academy Awards in 2010 where she won an Oscar for the film based on her book, Remembering Anne Frank. Miep was 100 years old.

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM REIKI  
   

Reiki                                            Mondays  5 – 6 p.m.  

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

   7:00 PM Cord-Cutting Your Cable  
   

Cord-Cutting Your Cable 

Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. 

Cable TV keeps getting more expensive, but making sense of your alternatives isn’t easy. Between online video services like Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Hulu, and streaming devices like Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV, there’s a lot to decipher before you can start saving money. Technology journalist Jared Newman has been cable TV-free since 2008, and has documented the rise of cord-cutting through his popular TechHive column and his Cord Cutter Weekly newsletter, which has more than 13,000 subscribers. In this session, Jared will explain all your cord-cutting options, explain some of the latest devices, and answer your questions. No registration needed. 


Tuesday April 16, 2019
   10:00 AM Meditation  
   

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

 

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A
   1:00 PM Continuing Knitting for Advanced Beginners  
   
Continuing Knitting for Advanced Beginners
Tuesdays,  April 2, 9, 16 at 1 p.m. 
Registration: Ongoing, check in PR for openings
In this class you will learn the art of knitting socks. 
You must know basic knitting skills. 
Materials:
• 100 grams of sock yarn
• 1 set of #3 needles
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Prostate Screenings sponsored by Senator Kevin Thomas  
   

Prostate Screenings

sponsored by Senator Kevin Thomas

Tuesday, April 16 from 4 - 6 p.m.

Senator Kevin Thomas and the IMF Foundation are sponsoring FREE prostate screenings.  This event is open to all men who have not previously been diagnosed with cancer.  The screening involves a simple blood test and takes only a few minutes.   Appointments are required, please call Senator Thomas’ office at (516) 739-1700 and schedule yours today!

   4:15 PM Storycraft for grades K-2  
   

It's springtime, good for a fun story and craft. Registration begins Tuesday, April 2. Limited to 18 children.

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

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


Wednesday April 17, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

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

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

 
   11:15 AM Jump for Joy for Birth - Not Yet in K w/caregiver  
   

Dance, sing and play! Costumes! Puppets! Musical instruments! Have fun, jump for joy. Registration begins Wednesday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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

   7:00 PM Tots at Night for ages 2 years - Not yet in K w/caregiver  
   

Fun time crafting! It's fishing time. Registration begins Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. Birthdate must be on or before 4/17. With caregiver. No siblings. 

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room

Thursday April 18, 2019
   10:00 AM Stepping On: Building Confidence & Reducing Falls Presented by NUMC  
   

Stepping On is a program from Nassau University Medical Center that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risks of falls. It is a community-based workshop offered once a week for seven weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. In a small-group setting, older adults learn balance exercises and develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls. Older adults who should attend are those who: a) are at risk of falling; b) have a fear of falling; or c) who have fallen one or more times. Workshops are facilitated by trained leaders who work with adults.

 

The classes are approximately 1-1/2 -2 hours long, and will meet once a week for seven weeks. The dates of this program will be:

 

Session 1: Thursday, March 7, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 2: Thursday, March 14, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 3: Thursday, March 21, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 4: Thursday, March 28, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 5: Thursday, April 4, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

(NO CLASS ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019)

Session 6: Thursday, April 18, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 7: Thursday, April 25, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

 

We ask the participants to come to every session, if possible.

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

An introductory listening experience for toddlers, their caregivers and siblings with a program of simple stories, fingerplays, games and songs for both adult and child. This is one-on-one quality time with your toddler.  Registration begins Thursday, March 21. Birthdate must be from 10/15 to 10/16. 

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

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

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

Springtime Bunny Cake 
Thursday, April 18 @ 7 p.m.

Learn the art of cake decorating 
with this fun and delicious cake.
Sign up April 1.


Friday April 19, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM GOOD FRIDAY: Library open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.  
   

Good Friday

Library open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.     

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

 
   1:00 PM FRIDAY FILM: The Bookshop  
   
The Bookshop
April 19 at 1 pm only
England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. She earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one?
Rated: PG
Running Time 1 hr. 53 min. 
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM YA: Drop-in Crafts  
   
Drop In Craft

Friday,  April 19

& Friday,  April 26 
from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Sunday April 21, 2019
     EASTER SUNDAY LIBRARY CLOSED  
   

Easter Sunday

Library Closed

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

Monday April 22, 2019
   10:00 AM Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman  
   

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

 

   1:00 PM The Plant Man Paul Levine and Succulents and Orchids  
   
The Plant Man: Paul Levine 
Early Spring Vegetables
Monday, April 22 at 1 p.m. 
The Plant Man is back! Paul Levine will be here on Monday, April 22 there will be a discussion on succulents and orchids.  (He taught me not to be afraid of orchids, and I have one growing here for over 6 months!)  Remember Paul raffles off plants at every program!
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM REIKI  
   

Reiki                                            Mondays  5 – 6 p.m.  

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


Tuesday April 23, 2019
   10:00 AM Meditation  
   

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

 

    Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A
   12:30 PM Long Island Writers Guild  
   

Long Island Writers’ Guild

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

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM YA: Playstation 4  
   
Spring Break 
Gaming/Craft Days
Drop by for an 
afternoon of games, 
1 – 3 p.m.  
No Registration.
 

Tuesday,  April 23  –  Playstation 4

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

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

   7:00 PM Evening Book Discussion:
The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis
Skype with Author
 
   

Evening Book Discussions

 
The Masterpiece 
by Fiona Davis
 
Tuesday, April 23 
SPECIAL START TIME:  7:00 PM    
**Skype with Author
 
In her latest captivating novel, nationally bestselling author Fiona Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women, fifty years apart, strive to make their mark on a world set against them.
   7:00 PM YA: Friendship Bracelets  
   

Friendship Bracelets 
Tuesday, April 23 @ 7 p.m. 

Get ready for the warm weather by getting together and making friendship bracelets!  Learn a new knot and share one that you already know! 
Sign up April 1.


Wednesday April 24, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

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

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

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

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

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM YA: Virtual Reality Experience  
   
Spring Break 
Gaming/Craft Days
Drop by for an 
afternoon of games, 
1 – 3 p.m.  
No Registration.
 

Wednesday,  April 24 –  Virtual Reality

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 50th Anniversary Celebration for all ages  
   

This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which was published in 1969. Join us for a day with events, crafts and activities to mark this special occasion.

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday April 25, 2019
   10:00 AM Stepping On: Building Confidence & Reducing Falls Presented by NUMC  
   

Stepping On is a program from Nassau University Medical Center that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risks of falls. It is a community-based workshop offered once a week for seven weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. In a small-group setting, older adults learn balance exercises and develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls. Older adults who should attend are those who: a) are at risk of falling; b) have a fear of falling; or c) who have fallen one or more times. Workshops are facilitated by trained leaders who work with adults.

 

The classes are approximately 1-1/2 -2 hours long, and will meet once a week for seven weeks. The dates of this program will be:

 

Session 1: Thursday, March 7, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 2: Thursday, March 14, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 3: Thursday, March 21, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 4: Thursday, March 28, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 5: Thursday, April 4, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

(NO CLASS ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019)

Session 6: Thursday, April 18, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 7: Thursday, April 25, 2019—10:00 AM-12:00 PM

 

We ask the participants to come to every session, if possible.

   1:00 PM Current Events Discussions  
   

Current Events with Michael D’Innocenzo-Libresco


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

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM YA: Old Fashioned Board Games  
   
Spring Break 
Gaming/Craft Days
Drop by for an 
afternoon of games, 
1 – 3 p.m.  
No Registration.
 

Thursday,  April 25  – Old Fashioned Board Games

   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club  
   

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

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

A Town Hall with Senator Kevin Thomas
Thursday,  April 25 at 7 p.m. 
Please join Senator Thomas for a discussion on the issues affecting the East Meadow Community. Come with your questions, concerns and comments to this important meeting. Take this opportunity to meet Senator Thomas. 
Please call the Senator’s office at (516) 739-1700 with any questions.

 

   7:00 PM YA: Twinkie Creations  
   

Twinkie Creations

Thursday, April 25 @ 7 p.m.
Using peeps and twinkies, make 
an edible springtime scene.  
Sign up April 1.


Friday April 26, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Affordable Care Act Assistance with ACA Navigators  
   

Affordable Care Act Navigators at EMPL

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

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

 
   1:00 PM POP Culture in Media @ EMPL: Edgar Allan Poe: From Literature to the Silver Screen w/ Keith Crocker  
   

POP Culture in Media @ EMPL

Edgar Allan Poe: 
From Literature to the 
Silver Screen with Keith Crocker

Friday, April 26 at 1 p.m.

The literary genius who gave us the mystery, 
horror and sci-fi genres is under our microscope for this presentation. Poe’s achievements in 
literature and poetry are well documented. 
However, not many know about Poe’s influence on cinema. Join us and watch some short films and film clips based on Poe’s work. We’ll talk about the actors and directors who made a career off of bringing Poe’s stories to life, Vincent Price, Roger Corman and so many more.

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM YA: Drop-in Crafts  
   
Drop In Craft

Friday,  April 19

& Friday,  April 26 
from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
   4:00 PM Lego Club for Grades 2-5  
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room
   7:30 PM FRIDAY FILM: Bohemian Rhapsody  
   
Bohemian Rhapsody 
April 26 at 7:30 pm only
Bohemian Rhapsody is a celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band, Freddie Mercury leaving the band and then returning, and their sensational appearance at Live Aid.  
Rated: PG
Running Time 1 hr. 53 min. 

Sunday April 28, 2019
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help  
   
Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, aswell as Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the Library’s resident geeks.  They'll be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.
   2:00 PM CONCERT: Killer Joe & The Lido Soul Revue  
   
Killer Joe 
& The Lido Soul Revue
Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m.
 
No Reservations Needed
 
Join us as we welcome the spring with some hot, old school rock ‘n roll. Rock the afternoon away in fine style, as Killer Joe and 
company take over the Library!  
A GREAT AFTERNOON 
FOR ALL AGES.  
 
No reservations needed.
 
JUST PUT ON YOUR 
DANCING SHOES AND 
COME JOIN US !

Monday April 29, 2019
   10:00 AM Easy Exercise with Personal Trainer Ann Rothman  
   

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

 

   1:00 PM LAUGHS AT THE LIBRARY with Mark Brier  
   

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

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

Reiki                                            Mondays  5 – 6 p.m.  

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

   7:30 PM INDEPENDENT FILM: Tea with the Dames  
   

Independent Films 

Moderator: Dylan Skolnick of The Cinema Arts Center

Tea with the Dames
Monday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith have let the cameras in on a friendship that goes back more than half a century. The four acting greats discuss their careers and reminisce about their humble beginnings in the theatre.
Rated: Unrated
Running Time 1 hr. 24 min. 

Tuesday April 30, 2019
   10:00 AM Meditation  
   

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

 

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

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


Thursday May 2, 2019
   10:00 AM Toddler Time for ages 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years w/caregiver  
   

An introductory listening experience for toddlers, their caregivers and siblings with a program of simple stories, fingerplays, games and songs for both adult and child. This is one-on-one quality time with your toddler.  Registration begins Thursday, March 21. Birthdate must be from 10/15 to 10/16. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room

Monday May 6, 2019
   6:00 PM SIMPLE COOKING: Mums for Mom (Preferred Family Time)  
   

Simple Cooking

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

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

&

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

 May 6– Mums for Mom

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

 

   7:30 PM SIMPLE COOKING: Mums for Mom (Adults)  
   

Simple Cooking

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

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

&

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

May 6 – Mums for Mom

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

 


Thursday May 9, 2019
   10:00 AM Toddler Time for ages 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years w/caregiver  
   

An introductory listening experience for toddlers, their caregivers and siblings with a program of simple stories, fingerplays, games and songs for both adult and child. This is one-on-one quality time with your toddler.  Registration begins Thursday, March 21. Birthdate must be from 10/15 to 10/16. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room

Tuesday May 14, 2019
   1:00 PM Lunch 'n Books: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Moderator: Jaci Clemens
 
   

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup 
by John Carreyrou
Moderator: Jaci Clemens
Tuesday, May 14 at 1 p.m.

In 2014, Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos founder and CEO, was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.


Thursday May 16, 2019
   10:00 AM Toddler Time for ages 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years w/caregiver  
   

An introductory listening experience for toddlers, their caregivers and siblings with a program of simple stories, fingerplays, games and songs for both adult and child. This is one-on-one quality time with your toddler.  Registration begins Thursday, March 21. Birthdate must be from 10/15 to 10/16. 

    Location: Children's Story Hour Room

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