Library Hours
Mon. - Thurs.: 9AM - 9PM
Fri. - Sat.: 10AM-6PM
Sun.: 12-5PM
Closed Sundays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
Blue = Children's Program    Green = Young Adult Program    Black = Adult Program    Orange = Tween Program
Monday February 26, 2024
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
In Stitches Drop-In Program

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex
There are 9 spaces available.

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
The Ritchie Boys of WWll

An overview of Camp Ritchie and Tirchie Boys, men trained at Camp Ritchie to serve in Intelligence positions. The talk will discuss the contributions to the WWII effort made by these men, and profiles of a few of the men the author has reviewed or researched. Kathryn will provide a short list of notable Ritchie Boys.

Kathryn Lang-Slattery, a published author of fiction and non-fiction for youth, became fascinated with her uncle's World War II stories and began taping his conversations in 1991. Soon she knew she had found a fascinating untold story of Jewish refugees who became silent heroes. More than two decades spent researching, interviewing Ritchie Boys, and turning th etrue story of her uncle into fiction became an odyssey of discovery that resulted in the novel, Immigrant Soldier, The Story of a Ritchie Boy. She has become an expert on the Ritchie Boys of WWII and has dedicated her novel to these men.

LOCATION: Online
There are 81 spaces available.

An overview of Camp Ritchie and Tirchie Boys, men trained at Camp Ritchie to serve in Intelligence positions. The talk will discuss the contributions to the WWII effort made by these men, and profiles of a few of the men the author has reviewed or researched. Kathryn will provide a short list of notable Ritchie Boys.

Kathryn Lang-Slattery, a published author of fiction and non-fiction for youth, became fascinated with her uncle's World War II stories and began taping his conversations in 1991. Soon she knew she had found a fascinating untold story of Jewish refugees who became silent heroes. More than two decades spent researching, interviewing Ritchie Boys, and turning th etrue story of her uncle into fiction became an odyssey of discovery that resulted in the novel, Immigrant Soldier, The Story of a Ritchie Boy. She has become an expert on the Ritchie Boys of WWII and has dedicated her novel to these men.

LOCATION: Online

There are 81 spaces available.

Tuesday February 27, 2024

 

Donna Rovegno will lead you in a chair yoga class that incorporates traditional yoga poses, seated and standing, with the aid of a chair for stability and deep stretching. It is accessible and modified to all fitness levels and abilities, while promoting the therapeutic health benefits of stress reduction, relaxation, strength and mobility for the entire body and mind.  You’ll leave feeling great!

Please bring a yoga mat, blocks and belt if you have them.

There is a non-refundable fee of $30 due at time of registration.

The 11:30 class is full, however, we are currently accepting a wait list for a 1pm class. If you are interested in a 1pm class, please fill out the registration form.

In Person registration for Gold Coast Residents begins on Thursday, January 4th at 9:30AM and 1 week later for non-residents.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex

 

Donna Rovegno will lead you in a chair yoga class that incorporates traditional yoga poses, seated and standing, with the aid of a chair for stability and deep stretching. It is accessible and modified to all fitness levels and abilities, while promoting the therapeutic health benefits of stress reduction, relaxation, strength and mobility for the entire body and mind.  You’ll leave feeling great!

Please bring a yoga mat, blocks and belt if you have them.

There is a non-refundable fee of $30 due at time of registration.

The 11:30 class is full, however, we are currently accepting a wait list for a 1pm class. If you are interested in a 1pm class, please fill out the registration form.

In Person registration for Gold Coast Residents begins on Thursday, January 4th at 9:30AM and 1 week later for non-residents.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex


Wednesday February 28, 2024

Ages 18 months to 5 years
Time for Kids presents a fun interactive adult and child educational experience that helps your child to gain very important school readiness and developmental growth skills.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex

Ages 18 months to 5 years
Time for Kids presents a fun interactive adult and child educational experience that helps your child to gain very important school readiness and developmental growth skills.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex


 
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2:00 PM
Kim Scott - Virtual Author Visit

Why is feedback so difficult, and how can we make it easier? The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, will explain the Radical Candor feedback framework and how you can practice it today. She'll offer practical, tactical tips for how to solicit criticism, give praise and criticism, gauge how what you're saying is landing, and build a culture of Radical Candor. She'll also discuss ensuring that bias, prejudice, and bullying don't masquerade as feedback. Radically Candid relationships with team members enable bosses to fulfill their three core responsibilities:

  1. Create a culture of Compassionate Candor
  2. Build a cohesive team
  3. Achieve results collaboratively

Keep your humanity while living your life with Radical Respect and Radical Candor. Register now to start your practice!

About the Author: Kim Scott is the author of Radical Respect: How to Work Together Better and Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing your Humanity. She co-founded  a company that helps leaders put the ideas in her books into practice. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. Earlier in her career she was an analyst at the Soviet Companies Fund, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was director of operations of a pediatric clinic in Kosovo. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley.

 

See More and Register

LOCATION: Online

Why is feedback so difficult, and how can we make it easier? The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, will explain the Radical Candor feedback framework and how you can practice it today. She'll offer practical, tactical tips for how to solicit criticism, give praise and criticism, gauge how what you're saying is landing, and build a culture of Radical Candor. She'll also discuss ensuring that bias, prejudice, and bullying don't masquerade as feedback. Radically Candid relationships with team members enable bosses to fulfill their three core responsibilities:

  1. Create a culture of Compassionate Candor
  2. Build a cohesive team
  3. Achieve results collaboratively

Keep your humanity while living your life with Radical Respect and Radical Candor. Register now to start your practice!

About the Author: Kim Scott is the author of Radical Respect: How to Work Together Better and Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing your Humanity. She co-founded  a company that helps leaders put the ideas in her books into practice. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. Earlier in her career she was an analyst at the Soviet Companies Fund, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was director of operations of a pediatric clinic in Kosovo. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley.

 

See More and Register

LOCATION: Online

 
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2:00 PM
Tour the Louvre Museum in Paris, France

The Louvre is a Parisian landmark and one of the world’s most visited museums. Join Art Historian Marisa Horowitz-Jaffe for a look inside this fascinating museum and view some of its celebrated treasures.

Marisa Horowitz- Jaffe has been teaching, studying and living ancient history for over 25 years. Her background includes double Bachelor’s degrees in Classical Archaeology and Egyptology from The University of Michigan, and a Master’s degree from Harvard University in Art and Museum Education. She spent two decades working in elite NYC art museum education departments, and ­­­­now enjoys bringing her own artifacts and mobile museum to teach enrichment programs in schools, libraries and community groups. She also offers private VIP tours at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

This program is hosted by Glen Cove Library.

LOCATION: Online
There are 79 spaces available.

The Louvre is a Parisian landmark and one of the world’s most visited museums. Join Art Historian Marisa Horowitz-Jaffe for a look inside this fascinating museum and view some of its celebrated treasures.

Marisa Horowitz- Jaffe has been teaching, studying and living ancient history for over 25 years. Her background includes double Bachelor’s degrees in Classical Archaeology and Egyptology from The University of Michigan, and a Master’s degree from Harvard University in Art and Museum Education. She spent two decades working in elite NYC art museum education departments, and ­­­­now enjoys bringing her own artifacts and mobile museum to teach enrichment programs in schools, libraries and community groups. She also offers private VIP tours at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

This program is hosted by Glen Cove Library.

LOCATION: Online

There are 79 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day Tote

Doris Benter is back with a bit o' the Irish! Make this luck tote to carry around all your lucky charms!

 

LOCATION: Annex

Doris Benter is back with a bit o' the Irish! Make this luck tote to carry around all your lucky charms!

 

LOCATION: Annex


 

The Board of Trustees will meet in Room A of the Annex this evening.   

 

 

LOCATION: Room B

The Board of Trustees will meet in Room A of the Annex this evening.   

 

 

LOCATION: Room B

Thursday February 29, 2024
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Salt Clay Workshop

 

 

 

For Grades 6-12

Join Lisa Colon in making the salt clay and then using cookie cutters and your imagination to shape it into whatever you'd like, from food to kawaii! The clay will dry overnight, and you will be supplied with paints and a brush to finish your creations at home.

LOCATION: Annex

 

 

 

For Grades 6-12

Join Lisa Colon in making the salt clay and then using cookie cutters and your imagination to shape it into whatever you'd like, from food to kawaii! The clay will dry overnight, and you will be supplied with paints and a brush to finish your creations at home.

LOCATION: Annex


Friday March 1, 2024 - Tuesday April 30, 2024
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Teen Community Service Programs

Program Teen Volunteers

For Grades 9-12Earn 2 hours of community service volunteering to help out during our children's Lego Club and STEAM programs. To volunteer for a date below, email Teen Librarian Alex at acivorelli@goldcoastlibrary.org to reserve your spot. There is a maximum of 2 volunteers per session. First come, first served.

Lego Club on Tuesdays, March 5 & April 2, from 3:45 to 5 p.m.

STEAM on Thursdays, March 28 & April 25, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Community Service At Home

For Grades 6-12If you have a busy schedule and can't make it to the library to volunteer, you can still earn community service by making cards for hospitalized kids at home and donating them back to the library! To learn more, visit our website at www.goldcoastlibrary.org/young_adults/.

Program Teen Volunteers

For Grades 9-12Earn 2 hours of community service volunteering to help out during our children's Lego Club and STEAM programs. To volunteer for a date below, email Teen Librarian Alex at acivorelli@goldcoastlibrary.org to reserve your spot. There is a maximum of 2 volunteers per session. First come, first served.

Lego Club on Tuesdays, March 5 & April 2, from 3:45 to 5 p.m.

STEAM on Thursdays, March 28 & April 25, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Community Service At Home

For Grades 6-12If you have a busy schedule and can't make it to the library to volunteer, you can still earn community service by making cards for hospitalized kids at home and donating them back to the library! To learn more, visit our website at www.goldcoastlibrary.org/young_adults/.

Friday March 1, 2024
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
A Bronx Tale

A Bronx Tale (1993)


Robert DeNiro and Chazz Palminteri star in this intense drama about a boy torn between his tough, hard-working father and a violent, charismatic crime boss. (1 Hour, 30 Minutes)

CONTACT: ctrollo  516-759-8300  gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

A Bronx Tale (1993)


Robert DeNiro and Chazz Palminteri star in this intense drama about a boy torn between his tough, hard-working father and a violent, charismatic crime boss. (1 Hour, 30 Minutes)

CONTACT:
  ctrollo
  516.759.8300
   gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


Monday March 4, 2024

Ages 3-24 months
 Sing and play with your baby as he or she delights in finger play, nursery rhymes, music, and movement.

LOCATION: Annex

Ages 3-24 months
 Sing and play with your baby as he or she delights in finger play, nursery rhymes, music, and movement.

LOCATION: Annex


 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friends Meeting

The Friends of the Library are meeting this morning.

LOCATION: Room B

The Friends of the Library are meeting this morning.

LOCATION: Room B

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Play Hooray Kids

Ages 25 months - 4 years
Play Hooray Kids is a 45-minute interactive class filled with fun, music, movement activities all done to a theme.

LOCATION: Annex

Ages 25 months - 4 years
Play Hooray Kids is a 45-minute interactive class filled with fun, music, movement activities all done to a theme.

LOCATION: Annex


 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
In Stitches Drop-In Program

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex
There are 9 spaces available.

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

There are 9 spaces available.

 
Judy’s Cucina: Ricciarelli Almond Cookies
Join us as we make traditional Italian almond cookies that boast a crunchy cracked surface and a delicious chewy center.  This is sure to become a family favorite!

Please bring an orange, a zester/grater and a baking sheet with you.

There is a non-refundable $5 fee due at time of registration.

LOCATION: Annex
Judy’s Cucina: Ricciarelli Almond Cookies
Join us as we make traditional Italian almond cookies that boast a crunchy cracked surface and a delicious chewy center.  This is sure to become a family favorite!

Please bring an orange, a zester/grater and a baking sheet with you.

There is a non-refundable $5 fee due at time of registration.

LOCATION: Annex


Tuesday March 5, 2024

 

Donna Rovegno will lead you in a chair yoga class that incorporates traditional yoga poses, seated and standing, with the aid of a chair for stability and deep stretching. It is accessible and modified to all fitness levels and abilities, while promoting the therapeutic health benefits of stress reduction, relaxation, strength and mobility for the entire body and mind.  You’ll leave feeling great!

Please bring a yoga mat, blocks and belt if you have them.

There is a non-refundable fee of $30 due at time of registration.

The 11:30 class is full, however, we are currently accepting a wait list for a 1pm class. If you are interested in a 1pm class, please fill out the registration form.

In Person registration for Gold Coast Residents begins on Thursday, January 4th at 9:30AM and 1 week later for non-residents.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex

 

Donna Rovegno will lead you in a chair yoga class that incorporates traditional yoga poses, seated and standing, with the aid of a chair for stability and deep stretching. It is accessible and modified to all fitness levels and abilities, while promoting the therapeutic health benefits of stress reduction, relaxation, strength and mobility for the entire body and mind.  You’ll leave feeling great!

Please bring a yoga mat, blocks and belt if you have them.

There is a non-refundable fee of $30 due at time of registration.

The 11:30 class is full, however, we are currently accepting a wait list for a 1pm class. If you are interested in a 1pm class, please fill out the registration form.

In Person registration for Gold Coast Residents begins on Thursday, January 4th at 9:30AM and 1 week later for non-residents.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex


 

 

 

Grades K-5. PLEASE REGISTER ALL CHILDREN YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE INDIVIDUALLY.  We’ll supply the LEGO®, you supply the creativity! Join our LEGO® Club to freely imagine and build to your heart’s content!

LOCATION: Annex

 

 

Grades K-5. PLEASE REGISTER ALL CHILDREN YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE INDIVIDUALLY.  We’ll supply the LEGO®, you supply the creativity! Join our LEGO® Club to freely imagine and build to your heart’s content!

LOCATION: Annex


Wednesday March 6, 2024
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4:00 PM
Nina Totenberg Virtual Author Visit

You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships. 

Four years before Nina Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. A reporter for The National Observer, Nina was curious about Ruth’s legal brief, asking the Supreme Court to do something to declare law that discriminated “on the basis of sex” to be unconstitutional. In a time when women were fired for becoming pregnant, often could not apply for credit cards or get a mortgage in their own names, Ruth patiently explained her argument. That call launched a remarkable, nearly fifty-year friendship. 

Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers. It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to pry open career doors and transform the workplace. At the story’s heart is one, special Ruth and Nina saw each other not only through personal joys, but also illness, loss, and widowhood. During the devastating illness and eventual death of Nina’s first husband, Ruth drew her out of grief; twelve years later, Nina would reciprocate when Ruth’s beloved husband died. They shared not only a love of opera, but also of shopping, as they instinctively understood that clothes were armor for women who wanted to be taken seriously in a workplace dominated by men. During Ruth’s last year, they shared so many small dinners that Saturdays were “reserved for Ruth” in Nina’s house. Dinners with Ruth also weaves together compelling, personal portraits of other fascinating women and men from Nina’s life, including her cherished NPR colleagues Cokie Roberts and Linda Wertheimer; her beloved husbands; her friendships with multiple Supreme Court Justices, including Lewis Powell, William Brennan, and Antonin Scalia, and Nina’s own family—her father, the legendary violinist Roman Totenberg, and her “best friends,” her sisters. 

Celebrated NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg delivers an extraordinary memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming relationships. Inspiring and revelatory, Dinners with Ruth is a moving story of the joy and true meaning of friendship. 

About the Author: NINA TOTENBERG is NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. She appears on NPR’s critically acclaimed news magazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition, and on NPR podcasts, including The NPR Politics Podcast and its series, “The Docket.” Totenberg’s Supreme Court and legal coverage has won her every major journalism award in broadcasting. Recognized seven times by the American Bar Association for continued excellence in legal reporting, she has received more than two dozen honorary degrees. A frequent TV contributor, she writes for major newspapers, magazines, and law reviews.

See More and Register

 

LOCATION: Online

You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships. 

Four years before Nina Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. A reporter for The National Observer, Nina was curious about Ruth’s legal brief, asking the Supreme Court to do something to declare law that discriminated “on the basis of sex” to be unconstitutional. In a time when women were fired for becoming pregnant, often could not apply for credit cards or get a mortgage in their own names, Ruth patiently explained her argument. That call launched a remarkable, nearly fifty-year friendship. 

Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers. It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to pry open career doors and transform the workplace. At the story’s heart is one, special Ruth and Nina saw each other not only through personal joys, but also illness, loss, and widowhood. During the devastating illness and eventual death of Nina’s first husband, Ruth drew her out of grief; twelve years later, Nina would reciprocate when Ruth’s beloved husband died. They shared not only a love of opera, but also of shopping, as they instinctively understood that clothes were armor for women who wanted to be taken seriously in a workplace dominated by men. During Ruth’s last year, they shared so many small dinners that Saturdays were “reserved for Ruth” in Nina’s house. Dinners with Ruth also weaves together compelling, personal portraits of other fascinating women and men from Nina’s life, including her cherished NPR colleagues Cokie Roberts and Linda Wertheimer; her beloved husbands; her friendships with multiple Supreme Court Justices, including Lewis Powell, William Brennan, and Antonin Scalia, and Nina’s own family—her father, the legendary violinist Roman Totenberg, and her “best friends,” her sisters. 

Celebrated NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg delivers an extraordinary memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming relationships. Inspiring and revelatory, Dinners with Ruth is a moving story of the joy and true meaning of friendship. 

About the Author: NINA TOTENBERG is NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. She appears on NPR’s critically acclaimed news magazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition, and on NPR podcasts, including The NPR Politics Podcast and its series, “The Docket.” Totenberg’s Supreme Court and legal coverage has won her every major journalism award in broadcasting. Recognized seven times by the American Bar Association for continued excellence in legal reporting, she has received more than two dozen honorary degrees. A frequent TV contributor, she writes for major newspapers, magazines, and law reviews.

See More and Register

 

LOCATION: Online

 
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7:00 PM
Essentials of Companion Planting

Essentials of Companion Planting

Can growing certain plants together increase productivity, pest resistance and longevity? Can growing certain plants together sabotage your success? Yes and yes! Garden writer Jessica Damiano will help separate science from nonsense and show you which plants to pair together to keep your garden healthy and productive. 

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

This program is hosted by Gold Coast Library.

LOCATION: Online
There are 96 spaces available.

Essentials of Companion Planting

Can growing certain plants together increase productivity, pest resistance and longevity? Can growing certain plants together sabotage your success? Yes and yes! Garden writer Jessica Damiano will help separate science from nonsense and show you which plants to pair together to keep your garden healthy and productive. 

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

This program is hosted by Gold Coast Library.

LOCATION: Online

There are 96 spaces available.

Thursday March 7, 2024
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AHRC Program

New program with the local AHRC. Please do not schedule anything.

LOCATION: Annex

New program with the local AHRC. Please do not schedule anything.

LOCATION: Annex

Friday March 8, 2024
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2:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The Holdovers

The Holdovers (2023)


Paul Giamatti stars as a cranky history teacher at a remote prep
school who is forced to remain on campus over the holidays with a
troubled student who has no place else to go. (2 Hours, 13 Mins.)

CONTACT: ctrollo  516-759-8300  gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

The Holdovers (2023)


Paul Giamatti stars as a cranky history teacher at a remote prep
school who is forced to remain on campus over the holidays with a
troubled student who has no place else to go. (2 Hours, 13 Mins.)

CONTACT:
  ctrollo
  516.759.8300
   gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


Saturday March 9, 2024

 

 

 

 

Grades K-5

 

Join Miss Shirley and create a colorful dreamcatcher to catch your bad dreams, but let the good ones through. Learn to weave colorful loops and finish with feathers and beads.

CONTACT: Jeffrey Vasconi  15167598300  jvasconi@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

 

 

 

 

Grades K-5

 

Join Miss Shirley and create a colorful dreamcatcher to catch your bad dreams, but let the good ones through. Learn to weave colorful loops and finish with feathers and beads.

CONTACT:
  Jeffrey Vasconi
  15167598300
   jvasconi@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


Sunday March 10, 2024
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Academy Award Trivia Afternoon

Do you know which movie was the first to win Best Animated Film? Or who gave an Oscar to
himself? Will Oppenheimer sweep the 2024 Oscars? Will the 96th Academy Awards offer up
a surprise or two? Saul Schachter's Oscar Trivia Game will surprise and entertain you! Have fun
testing your movie knowledge and making your predictions before the show!

LOCATION: Annex
There are 50 spaces available.

Do you know which movie was the first to win Best Animated Film? Or who gave an Oscar to
himself? Will Oppenheimer sweep the 2024 Oscars? Will the 96th Academy Awards offer up
a surprise or two? Saul Schachter's Oscar Trivia Game will surprise and entertain you! Have fun
testing your movie knowledge and making your predictions before the show!

LOCATION: Annex

There are 50 spaces available.

Monday March 11, 2024
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
In Stitches Drop-In Program

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

 
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7:00 PM
Inventing the Florida Vacation

Florida has always attracted vacationers. In the 20th century, tourism exploded as places like Weeki Wachee Springs and Busch Gardens opened. Join pop culture historian Leslie Goddard to explore the rich history of Florida tourism from the 1940s up to 1971. We’ll explore the amusing and quirky attractions that helped the Sunshine State become America’s favorite vacation destination. From waterskiers at Cypress Gardens to the alligators at Gatorland, these tourist diversions amazed and enchanted vacationers in midcentury Florida.

Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., is an award-winning historian, author, actress and lecturer who has been presenting on topics in American history and women’s history for twenty years. She holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Northwestern University as well as master’s degrees in both museum studies and in theater. A former museum director, she currently works full-time as a public speaker and author. Her presentations have been seen by audiences in more than thirty states, including scores of universities, museums, libraries, festivals, and civic organizations.

 

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

This program is hosted by the Oyster Bay Library.

 

LOCATION: Online
There are 98 spaces available.

Florida has always attracted vacationers. In the 20th century, tourism exploded as places like Weeki Wachee Springs and Busch Gardens opened. Join pop culture historian Leslie Goddard to explore the rich history of Florida tourism from the 1940s up to 1971. We’ll explore the amusing and quirky attractions that helped the Sunshine State become America’s favorite vacation destination. From waterskiers at Cypress Gardens to the alligators at Gatorland, these tourist diversions amazed and enchanted vacationers in midcentury Florida.

Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., is an award-winning historian, author, actress and lecturer who has been presenting on topics in American history and women’s history for twenty years. She holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Northwestern University as well as master’s degrees in both museum studies and in theater. A former museum director, she currently works full-time as a public speaker and author. Her presentations have been seen by audiences in more than thirty states, including scores of universities, museums, libraries, festivals, and civic organizations.

 

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

This program is hosted by the Oyster Bay Library.

 

LOCATION: Online

There are 98 spaces available.

Tuesday March 12, 2024

Learn how to play Canasta!

LOCATION: Room B
 

 

Donna Rovegno will lead you in a chair yoga class that incorporates traditional yoga poses, seated and standing, with the aid of a chair for stability and deep stretching. It is accessible and modified to all fitness levels and abilities, while promoting the therapeutic health benefits of stress reduction, relaxation, strength and mobility for the entire body and mind.  You’ll leave feeling great!

Please bring a yoga mat, blocks and belt if you have them.

There is a non-refundable fee of $30 due at time of registration.

The 11:30 class is full, however, we are currently accepting a wait list for a 1pm class. If you are interested in a 1pm class, please fill out the registration form.

In Person registration for Gold Coast Residents begins on Thursday, January 4th at 9:30AM and 1 week later for non-residents.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex

 

Donna Rovegno will lead you in a chair yoga class that incorporates traditional yoga poses, seated and standing, with the aid of a chair for stability and deep stretching. It is accessible and modified to all fitness levels and abilities, while promoting the therapeutic health benefits of stress reduction, relaxation, strength and mobility for the entire body and mind.  You’ll leave feeling great!

Please bring a yoga mat, blocks and belt if you have them.

There is a non-refundable fee of $30 due at time of registration.

The 11:30 class is full, however, we are currently accepting a wait list for a 1pm class. If you are interested in a 1pm class, please fill out the registration form.

In Person registration for Gold Coast Residents begins on Thursday, January 4th at 9:30AM and 1 week later for non-residents.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex


 

 

Ages 18 Months to 5 Years

Hey, kids! Enjoy a fun storytime before bedtime with A Time for Kids!

 

CONTACT: Jeffrey Vasconi  15167598300  jvasconi@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

 

Ages 18 Months to 5 Years

Hey, kids! Enjoy a fun storytime before bedtime with A Time for Kids!

 

CONTACT:
  Jeffrey Vasconi
  15167598300
   jvasconi@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


 
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7:00 PM
Beyond Names and Dates: Filling in the Stories of Our Female Ancestors

 
 
 
 
 

Beyond Names and Dates: Filling in the Stories of Our Female Ancestors

For most of recorded time, women didn’t leave much of a paper trail, but they still had remarkable stories to tell. Although it may appear that they haven’t left many documents behind, deeper research into underutilized records will often lead to a better understanding of the women in our family trees. In this talk, we’ll explore a variety of records, and also look at local history, the law, politics, and the cataclysmic events that confronted them to help us bring their hidden stories to light.

Pam Vestal is a professional genealogist and speaker who turned her focus to her longtime love of genealogy after a 20-year writing career. Her articles have appeared in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and the FGS's Forum magazine, and her lectures take her from coast to coast. Pam specializes in conducting genealogical research and then turning that information into illustrated stories that even non-genealogists can enjoy.

 

LOCATION: Online
There are 100 spaces available.

 
 
 
 
 

Beyond Names and Dates: Filling in the Stories of Our Female Ancestors

For most of recorded time, women didn’t leave much of a paper trail, but they still had remarkable stories to tell. Although it may appear that they haven’t left many documents behind, deeper research into underutilized records will often lead to a better understanding of the women in our family trees. In this talk, we’ll explore a variety of records, and also look at local history, the law, politics, and the cataclysmic events that confronted them to help us bring their hidden stories to light.

Pam Vestal is a professional genealogist and speaker who turned her focus to her longtime love of genealogy after a 20-year writing career. Her articles have appeared in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and the FGS's Forum magazine, and her lectures take her from coast to coast. Pam specializes in conducting genealogical research and then turning that information into illustrated stories that even non-genealogists can enjoy.

 

LOCATION: Online

There are 100 spaces available.

Wednesday March 13, 2024
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6:30 PM
Cardinals on Glass Vase

Join Shirley Ruby for a creative night out and learn how to paint cardinal birds on a wintery branch. Using a glass vase as your canvas, learn a variety of techniques to help you paint a decor piece that you’ll admire for years to come.Please bring a box to take home your project.

LOCATION: Annex

Join Shirley Ruby for a creative night out and learn how to paint cardinal birds on a wintery branch. Using a glass vase as your canvas, learn a variety of techniques to help you paint a decor piece that you’ll admire for years to come.Please bring a box to take home your project.

LOCATION: Annex


 
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7:30 PM
Glad Scientists Book Discussion

When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín Labatut

A fictional examination of the lives of real-life scientists and thinkers whose discoveries resulted in moral consequences beyond their imagining. When We Cease to Understand the World is a book about the complicated links between scientific and mathematical discovery, madness, and destruction. Fritz Haber, Alexander Grothendieck, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrodinger: these are some of luminaries into whose troubled lives Labatut's book thrusts the reader, showing us how they grappled with the most profound questions of existence.

 

LOCATION: Annex
There are 25 spaces available.

When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín Labatut

A fictional examination of the lives of real-life scientists and thinkers whose discoveries resulted in moral consequences beyond their imagining. When We Cease to Understand the World is a book about the complicated links between scientific and mathematical discovery, madness, and destruction. Fritz Haber, Alexander Grothendieck, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrodinger: these are some of luminaries into whose troubled lives Labatut's book thrusts the reader, showing us how they grappled with the most profound questions of existence.

 

LOCATION: Annex

There are 25 spaces available.

Thursday March 14, 2024

Ages 18 months to 5 years
Time for Kids presents a fun interactive adult and child educational experience that helps your child to gain very important school readiness and developmental growth skills.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex

Ages 18 months to 5 years
Time for Kids presents a fun interactive adult and child educational experience that helps your child to gain very important school readiness and developmental growth skills.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex


 
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4:00 PM
Christopher Paolini Virtual Author Visit

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy. 

The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society.

Throughout the land, hushed voices whisper of brittle ground and a faint scent of brimstone in the air—and Murtagh senses that something wicked lurks in the shadows of Alagaësia. So begins an epic journey into lands both familiar and untraveled, where Murtagh and Thorn must use every weapon in their arsenal, from brains to brawn, to find and outwit a mysterious witch. A witch who is much more than she seems.

In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him. 

Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return. Register now to join the fun!

About the Author: Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise. Christopher makes his home in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he continues to write stories and ask questions. Find out more about Christopher and all things Inheritance Cycle on social media and at paolini.net.

See More and Register

LOCATION: Online

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy. 

The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society.

Throughout the land, hushed voices whisper of brittle ground and a faint scent of brimstone in the air—and Murtagh senses that something wicked lurks in the shadows of Alagaësia. So begins an epic journey into lands both familiar and untraveled, where Murtagh and Thorn must use every weapon in their arsenal, from brains to brawn, to find and outwit a mysterious witch. A witch who is much more than she seems.

In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him. 

Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return. Register now to join the fun!

About the Author: Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise. Christopher makes his home in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he continues to write stories and ask questions. Find out more about Christopher and all things Inheritance Cycle on social media and at paolini.net.

See More and Register

LOCATION: Online

Friday March 15, 2024
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Odds Against Tomorrow

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)


In need of quick money, a fallen, former cop recruits a hard-bitten
ex-con and a debt-ridden nightclub singer to pull off a bank job.
As animosity between them grows, the entire plan threatens to
implode. Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, and Gloria Grahame star.
(1 Hour, 36 Mins.)

CONTACT: ctrollo  516-759-8300  gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)


In need of quick money, a fallen, former cop recruits a hard-bitten
ex-con and a debt-ridden nightclub singer to pull off a bank job.
As animosity between them grows, the entire plan threatens to
implode. Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, and Gloria Grahame star.
(1 Hour, 36 Mins.)

CONTACT:
  ctrollo
  516.759.8300
   gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tween Book Club

 

 

 

For Grades 3-5

Pick up a copy of Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure by Alex T. Smith at the Circulation Desk! Even if you don't finish the book, all are welcome to come talk about the book and do a fun book-themed activity or craft, plus choose our next Book Club's great read!

LOCATION: Annex

 

 

 

For Grades 3-5

Pick up a copy of Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure by Alex T. Smith at the Circulation Desk! Even if you don't finish the book, all are welcome to come talk about the book and do a fun book-themed activity or craft, plus choose our next Book Club's great read!

LOCATION: Annex


Saturday March 16, 2024
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Weekend Family Story Time

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Silly Goose! Join Miss Amanda for a goofy goosey story time and a farm themed craft!

 
LOCATION: Annex

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Silly Goose! Join Miss Amanda for a goofy goosey story time and a farm themed craft!

 
LOCATION: Annex


Monday March 18, 2024

Ages 3-24 months
 Sing and play with your baby as he or she delights in finger play, nursery rhymes, music, and movement.

LOCATION: Annex

Ages 3-24 months
 Sing and play with your baby as he or she delights in finger play, nursery rhymes, music, and movement.

LOCATION: Annex


 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Play Hooray Kids

Ages 25 months - 4 years
Play Hooray Kids is a 45-minute interactive class filled with fun, music, movement activities all done to a theme.

LOCATION: Annex

Ages 25 months - 4 years
Play Hooray Kids is a 45-minute interactive class filled with fun, music, movement activities all done to a theme.

LOCATION: Annex


 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
In Stitches Drop-In Program

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

 
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7:00 PM
Best Birding Spots on Long Island

“Long Island is a hotspot for birds on the move in Spring. From Manhasset to Montauk, get a sense of bustling local stopover sites to observe birds and wildlife migrating through the area this season, including shorebirds, hawks, owls, and warblers. Then grab your binoculars and go!”

Presented via Zoom by Dr. Coby Klein. Dr. Klein is a Biologist on Long Island. He lease diverse educational talks and trips around the region. With a focus in ecology, evolution & behavior, he teaches corses in ecology for CUNY and SUNY. He is a trained bird bander with an equal interest in entomology, and is a director with Huntington/Oyster Bay Audubon.

This program is presented via Zoom, please register to receive access information on the day of the event.

 

 

LOCATION: Online
There are 99 spaces available.

“Long Island is a hotspot for birds on the move in Spring. From Manhasset to Montauk, get a sense of bustling local stopover sites to observe birds and wildlife migrating through the area this season, including shorebirds, hawks, owls, and warblers. Then grab your binoculars and go!”

Presented via Zoom by Dr. Coby Klein. Dr. Klein is a Biologist on Long Island. He lease diverse educational talks and trips around the region. With a focus in ecology, evolution & behavior, he teaches corses in ecology for CUNY and SUNY. He is a trained bird bander with an equal interest in entomology, and is a director with Huntington/Oyster Bay Audubon.

This program is presented via Zoom, please register to receive access information on the day of the event.

 

 

LOCATION: Online

There are 99 spaces available.

Tuesday March 19, 2024

Learn how to play Canasta!

LOCATION: Annex
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cake Pop Cone Workshop

 

 

For Grades 6-12

Join us for a presentation on how to make cake pop dough, learn how to make chocolate adhere to the dough, and then make your own cake pops look like your own unique ice cream cones!

LOCATION: Annex

 

 

For Grades 6-12

Join us for a presentation on how to make cake pop dough, learn how to make chocolate adhere to the dough, and then make your own cake pops look like your own unique ice cream cones!

LOCATION: Annex


Wednesday March 20, 2024
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Origami Birds & Stars To-Go Kit

 

 

For Grades 6-12

Learn how to make several types of origami birds, as well as fun multi-colored folded stars! You can make decorative garlands out of your creations to hang around your room, or, for community service credit, donate your completed origami back to the libary to decorate the YA Dept. space!

LOCATION: To-Go Kit
There are 19 spaces available.

 

 

For Grades 6-12

Learn how to make several types of origami birds, as well as fun multi-colored folded stars! You can make decorative garlands out of your creations to hang around your room, or, for community service credit, donate your completed origami back to the libary to decorate the YA Dept. space!

LOCATION: To-Go Kit

There are 19 spaces available.

 

Ages: 3 to 5 years
Got ants in your pants? Come wiggle and shake them out!  Parents and children are invited to listen to great song classics and hear great stories read by Mr. V!

 

 

 

LOCATION: Annex

Ages: 3 to 5 years
Got ants in your pants? Come wiggle and shake them out!  Parents and children are invited to listen to great song classics and hear great stories read by Mr. V!

 

 

 

LOCATION: Annex


 
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6:00 PM
Good Reads with Sarah Siegel

The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger

"On Memorial Day, 1958, as the people of Jewel, Minnesota gather to remember and honor the sacrifice of so many sons in the wars of the past, the half-clothed body of wealthy landowner Jimmy Quinn is found floating in the Alabaster River, dead from a shotgun blast. Investigation of the murder falls to Sheriff Brody Dern, a highly decorated war hero who still carries the physical and emotional scars from his military service. Even before Dern has the results of the autopsy, vicious rumors begin to circulate that the killer must be Noah Bluestone, a Native American WWII veteran who has recently returned to Jewel with a Japanese wife. As suspicions and accusations mount and the town teeters on the edge of more violence, Dern struggles not only to find the truth of Quinn's murder but also put to rest the demons from his own past. Caught up in the torrent of anger that sweeps through Jewel are a war widow and her adolescent son, the intrepid publisher of the local newspaper, an aging deputy, and a crusading female lawyer, all of whom struggle with their own tragic histories and harbor secrets that Quinn's death threatens to expose"

LOCATION: Annex
There are 24 spaces available.

The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger

"On Memorial Day, 1958, as the people of Jewel, Minnesota gather to remember and honor the sacrifice of so many sons in the wars of the past, the half-clothed body of wealthy landowner Jimmy Quinn is found floating in the Alabaster River, dead from a shotgun blast. Investigation of the murder falls to Sheriff Brody Dern, a highly decorated war hero who still carries the physical and emotional scars from his military service. Even before Dern has the results of the autopsy, vicious rumors begin to circulate that the killer must be Noah Bluestone, a Native American WWII veteran who has recently returned to Jewel with a Japanese wife. As suspicions and accusations mount and the town teeters on the edge of more violence, Dern struggles not only to find the truth of Quinn's murder but also put to rest the demons from his own past. Caught up in the torrent of anger that sweeps through Jewel are a war widow and her adolescent son, the intrepid publisher of the local newspaper, an aging deputy, and a crusading female lawyer, all of whom struggle with their own tragic histories and harbor secrets that Quinn's death threatens to expose"

LOCATION: Annex

There are 24 spaces available.

 

The Board of Trustees will meet in Room A of the Annex this evening.   

 

 

LOCATION: Annex

The Board of Trustees will meet in Room A of the Annex this evening.   

 

 

LOCATION: Annex

Thursday March 21, 2024
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AHRC Program

New program with the local AHRC. Please do not schedule anything.

LOCATION: Annex

New program with the local AHRC. Please do not schedule anything.

LOCATION: Annex

 
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2:00 PM
Baseball in the American Culture

From Abbott and Costello to Moneyball, baseball has been an integral part of American culture since the end of the Civil War. Even though baseball is not as popular as it once was, it’s influence can be found in surprising places. Join us for this fun and informative lecture to learn more about America's favorite pastime.

Evan Weiner began his career as a sports commentator at age 15, and continues to cover the politics and business of sports industries. He has appeared on MSNBC, NewsMax, ABC, and writes for The Guardian. He has written 8 books, hosts a daily podcast called “The Politics of Sports Business,” and is a frequent college speaker. In 2010 he won the Ronald Reagan Media Award from the United States Sports Academy.

 

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

LOCATION: Online
There are 99 spaces available.

From Abbott and Costello to Moneyball, baseball has been an integral part of American culture since the end of the Civil War. Even though baseball is not as popular as it once was, it’s influence can be found in surprising places. Join us for this fun and informative lecture to learn more about America's favorite pastime.

Evan Weiner began his career as a sports commentator at age 15, and continues to cover the politics and business of sports industries. He has appeared on MSNBC, NewsMax, ABC, and writes for The Guardian. He has written 8 books, hosts a daily podcast called “The Politics of Sports Business,” and is a frequent college speaker. In 2010 he won the Ronald Reagan Media Award from the United States Sports Academy.

 

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

LOCATION: Online

There are 99 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Madeline Miller Virtual Author Visit

You’re invited to a fascinating exploratory conversation with Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, as she chats with us about her body of work and her process in retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction. 

In The Song of Achilles, Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath.

When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.

In Circe, to Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--neither powerful like her father nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power: the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts, and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from or with the mortals she has come to love.

About the Author: Madeline Miller is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two novels: The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Women’s Prize for Fiction 2012, and Circe, which was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms, and taught Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade.

See More and Register

LOCATION: Online

You’re invited to a fascinating exploratory conversation with Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, as she chats with us about her body of work and her process in retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction. 

In The Song of Achilles, Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath.

When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.

In Circe, to Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--neither powerful like her father nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power: the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts, and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from or with the mortals she has come to love.

About the Author: Madeline Miller is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two novels: The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Women’s Prize for Fiction 2012, and Circe, which was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms, and taught Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade.

See More and Register

LOCATION: Online

Friday March 22, 2024
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The Color Purple

The Color Purple (2023)
A woman faces many hardships in her life, but she ultimately
fi nds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds
of sisterhood. Starring Fantasia Barrino and Taraji P. Henson.
(2 Hours, 21 Mins.)

CONTACT: ctrollo  516-759-8300  gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

The Color Purple (2023)
A woman faces many hardships in her life, but she ultimately
fi nds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds
of sisterhood. Starring Fantasia Barrino and Taraji P. Henson.
(2 Hours, 21 Mins.)

CONTACT:
  ctrollo
  516.759.8300
   gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


 

Napoleon (2023)
 

The rise and fall of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (Joaquin Phoenix) and his relentless journey to power
through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his wife, Josaphine. (2 Hours, 38 Minutes)

CONTACT: ctrollo  516-759-8300  gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

Napoleon (2023)
 

The rise and fall of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (Joaquin Phoenix) and his relentless journey to power
through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his wife, Josaphine. (2 Hours, 38 Minutes)

CONTACT:
  ctrollo
  516.759.8300
   gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


Saturday March 23, 2024
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10:00 AM
Save the Day Storytime with Spiderhero

 

 

 

Ages 3-5

Join Royal Princess Prep’s Spider Hero for a morning of epic fun! Enjoy a Short Story, Superhero Training, an Obstacle Course, Photo Opportunities, and a one-of-a-kind Souvenir Trading Card for every child!

CONTACT: Jeffrey Vasconi  15167598300  jvasconi@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

 

 

 

Ages 3-5

Join Royal Princess Prep’s Spider Hero for a morning of epic fun! Enjoy a Short Story, Superhero Training, an Obstacle Course, Photo Opportunities, and a one-of-a-kind Souvenir Trading Card for every child!

CONTACT:
  Jeffrey Vasconi
  15167598300
   jvasconi@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


 

 

 

Grades 3-6

During this fun and edgy program, tweens will enjoy creating an urban-style graffiti letter that appears to be painted onto a brick wall. 

CONTACT: Jeffrey Vasconi  15167598300  jvasconi@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

 

 

Grades 3-6

During this fun and edgy program, tweens will enjoy creating an urban-style graffiti letter that appears to be painted onto a brick wall. 

CONTACT:
  Jeffrey Vasconi
  15167598300
   jvasconi@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


Monday March 25, 2024

Ages: 12 to 35 Months
Enjoy this 30-minute Circle Time session highlighting nursery rhymes, stories, and songs.

 

 

Please note: This is part 1 of a 2 part series.  Registering for one event will register you for the entire series

LOCATION: Annex

Ages: 12 to 35 Months
Enjoy this 30-minute Circle Time session highlighting nursery rhymes, stories, and songs.

 

 

Please note: This is part 1 of a 2 part series.  Registering for one event will register you for the entire series

LOCATION: Annex


 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
In Stitches Drop-In Program

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

Tuesday March 26, 2024

Learn how to play Canasta!

LOCATION: Annex
 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Movable Toy Train

Grade 1-5

Join artist Chris Vivas for this hands-on workshop and learn to createa cardboard toy train.  

 
CONTACT: Jeffrey Vasconi  15167598300  jvasconi@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

Grade 1-5

Join artist Chris Vivas for this hands-on workshop and learn to createa cardboard toy train.  

 
CONTACT:
  Jeffrey Vasconi
  15167598300
   jvasconi@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


 
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7:00 PM
New York City During the American Revolution

Boston, Philadelphia, Yorktown… these are the places that usually star in the American Revolution, but New York City has a story to tell as well! NYC was burned, abandoned, repopulated, and put under martial law; it became home to pirates, runaway slaves, and smugglers; its churches were turned into hospitals, its warehouses into jails, and its cemeteries into pleasure gardens. Come learn about the history of New York City in the American Revolution from Archaeologist Patty Hamrick.

Patty Hamrick is originally from Columbus, Ohio, where she attended the Ohio State University for her undergraduate degree in Archaeology. She went on to earn an M.A. in Anthropological Archaeology from New York University. She has worked on excavations across Europe, Asia, and North America, including India, Cyprus, and Syria. She loves bringing her passion for the past to new people.

 

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

This program is hosted by Bayville Library.

LOCATION: Online
There are 96 spaces available.

Boston, Philadelphia, Yorktown… these are the places that usually star in the American Revolution, but New York City has a story to tell as well! NYC was burned, abandoned, repopulated, and put under martial law; it became home to pirates, runaway slaves, and smugglers; its churches were turned into hospitals, its warehouses into jails, and its cemeteries into pleasure gardens. Come learn about the history of New York City in the American Revolution from Archaeologist Patty Hamrick.

Patty Hamrick is originally from Columbus, Ohio, where she attended the Ohio State University for her undergraduate degree in Archaeology. She went on to earn an M.A. in Anthropological Archaeology from New York University. She has worked on excavations across Europe, Asia, and North America, including India, Cyprus, and Syria. She loves bringing her passion for the past to new people.

 

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

This program is hosted by Bayville Library.

LOCATION: Online

There are 96 spaces available.

Wednesday March 27, 2024

Ages 18 months to 5 years
Time for Kids presents a fun interactive adult and child educational experience that helps your child to gain very important school readiness and developmental growth skills.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex

Ages 18 months to 5 years
Time for Kids presents a fun interactive adult and child educational experience that helps your child to gain very important school readiness and developmental growth skills.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex


 
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7:00 PM
Cherry Blossom Lattice

Cherry blossoms bring the lightness and freshness of spring to life when they bloom. Make these floral lattices in honor of those beautiful spring days at the start of a favorite season. You can decorate it in any way you like—by applying the pretty pink cherry blossom flowers. They make lovely home decor or party decorations.

LOCATION: Annex

Cherry blossoms bring the lightness and freshness of spring to life when they bloom. Make these floral lattices in honor of those beautiful spring days at the start of a favorite season. You can decorate it in any way you like—by applying the pretty pink cherry blossom flowers. They make lovely home decor or party decorations.

LOCATION: Annex


Thursday March 28, 2024

 

 

For Grades K-2

Let's go birding with Miss Alex! Learn how to make homemade bird feeders and houses, and make your own paper birds fly!

This is a to-go kit program with a prerecorded video. Please only register for a to-go kit OR to attend the program in-person (see below).

LOCATION: To-Go Kit
There are 9 spaces available.

 

 

For Grades K-2

Let's go birding with Miss Alex! Learn how to make homemade bird feeders and houses, and make your own paper birds fly!

This is a to-go kit program with a prerecorded video. Please only register for a to-go kit OR to attend the program in-person (see below).

LOCATION: To-Go Kit

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEAM: Birds

 

 

For Grades K-2

Let's go birding with Miss Alex! Learn how to make homemade bird feeders and houses, and make your own paper birds fly!

This is an in-person program that will meet in the Library Annex. Please only register for a to-go kit (see above) OR to attend the program in-person.

LOCATION: Annex

 

 

For Grades K-2

Let's go birding with Miss Alex! Learn how to make homemade bird feeders and houses, and make your own paper birds fly!

This is an in-person program that will meet in the Library Annex. Please only register for a to-go kit (see above) OR to attend the program in-person.

LOCATION: Annex


Friday March 29, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lego Duplo Storytime

 

 

For Ages 2-5

Join Miss Alex in reading stories, singing songs and building lego for a fun STEM-related storytime!

LOCATION: Annex

 

 

For Ages 2-5

Join Miss Alex in reading stories, singing songs and building lego for a fun STEM-related storytime!

LOCATION: Annex


 

Witness (1985)


A detective is hired to protect an Amish boy, the sole witness to
a brutal murder, and his mother. When the detective's own life is
threatened, he is forced to seek refuge within their community.
Starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. (1 Hour, 52 Mins.)

CONTACT: ctrollo  516-759-8300  gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

Witness (1985)


A detective is hired to protect an Amish boy, the sole witness to
a brutal murder, and his mother. When the detective's own life is
threatened, he is forced to seek refuge within their community.
Starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. (1 Hour, 52 Mins.)

CONTACT:
  ctrollo
  516.759.8300
   gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


Monday April 1, 2024

Ages 3-24 months
 Sing and play with your baby as he or she delights in finger play, nursery rhymes, music, and movement.

LOCATION: Annex

Ages 3-24 months
 Sing and play with your baby as he or she delights in finger play, nursery rhymes, music, and movement.

LOCATION: Annex


 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Play Hooray Kids

Ages 25 months - 4 years
Play Hooray Kids is a 45-minute interactive class filled with fun, music, movement activities all done to a theme.

LOCATION: Annex

Ages 25 months - 4 years
Play Hooray Kids is a 45-minute interactive class filled with fun, music, movement activities all done to a theme.

LOCATION: Annex


 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
In Stitches Drop-In Program

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

Tuesday April 2, 2024

 

 

Grades K-5. PLEASE REGISTER ALL CHILDREN YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE INDIVIDUALLY.  We’ll supply the LEGO®, you supply the creativity! Join our LEGO® Club to freely imagine and build to your heart’s content! 

LOCATION: Annex

 

 

Grades K-5. PLEASE REGISTER ALL CHILDREN YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE INDIVIDUALLY.  We’ll supply the LEGO®, you supply the creativity! Join our LEGO® Club to freely imagine and build to your heart’s content! 

LOCATION: Annex


 
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7:00 PM
Great Women of American Music

Women have always played an important role in the sound of American Music. However, their contributions have often been overlooked by history. In this program you will learn about the lives and music of some of America's greatest musical artists...who also happen to be women. You will also hear music by such artists as Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin, Sister Rossetta Tharp, Barbra Steisand, Mama Cass Elliot, and more. Performed by Professor Tom Rizzuto of Molloy University, and his wife, stage and television actress Jennifer Anderson.

 

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

This program is hosted by Locust Valley Library.

 

 

There are 100 spaces available.

Women have always played an important role in the sound of American Music. However, their contributions have often been overlooked by history. In this program you will learn about the lives and music of some of America's greatest musical artists...who also happen to be women. You will also hear music by such artists as Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin, Sister Rossetta Tharp, Barbra Steisand, Mama Cass Elliot, and more. Performed by Professor Tom Rizzuto of Molloy University, and his wife, stage and television actress Jennifer Anderson.

 

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

This program is hosted by Locust Valley Library.

 

 

There are 100 spaces available.

Wednesday April 3, 2024
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7:00 PM
Celebrate Poetry Month

Poems tell stories that reveal the speaker's inner life. Featured poet, Patti Tana, returns to Gold Coast with her latest works followed by an open-mic session for attendees. Whether you're a budding poet or just curious about how it's done, join us for this fun event! 

Patti Tana is the author of ten books of poems, most recently Bumper Crop, digital book with her husband John Renner's photographs posted on his website: johnrennerphotography.com. Patti is the Walt Whitman Birthplace 2009 Poet of the Year, editor of the Songs of Seasoned Women poetry anthology, associate editor of the Long Island Quartely, and Professor Emerita of English at Nassau Community College. Visit pattitana.com to read more of her poems.

Sponsored by Friends of the Gold Coast Library.

LOCATION: Annex

Poems tell stories that reveal the speaker's inner life. Featured poet, Patti Tana, returns to Gold Coast with her latest works followed by an open-mic session for attendees. Whether you're a budding poet or just curious about how it's done, join us for this fun event! 

Patti Tana is the author of ten books of poems, most recently Bumper Crop, digital book with her husband John Renner's photographs posted on his website: johnrennerphotography.com. Patti is the Walt Whitman Birthplace 2009 Poet of the Year, editor of the Songs of Seasoned Women poetry anthology, associate editor of the Long Island Quartely, and Professor Emerita of English at Nassau Community College. Visit pattitana.com to read more of her poems.

Sponsored by Friends of the Gold Coast Library.

LOCATION: Annex


Thursday April 4, 2024
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Nail Polish & Body Glitter Workshop

 

 

For Grades 6-12

Join Angela Carillo as she teach you how to make and design one 5 ml. bottle of nail polish and a 2 oz. container of body glitter with the scents, flavors and colors of your choosing.

LOCATION: Annex

 

 

For Grades 6-12

Join Angela Carillo as she teach you how to make and design one 5 ml. bottle of nail polish and a 2 oz. container of body glitter with the scents, flavors and colors of your choosing.

LOCATION: Annex


Friday April 5, 2024
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
American Fiction

American Fiction (2023)


A novelist (Jeff rey Wright), fed up with the establishment
profi ting from "Black Entertainment," uses a pen name to write
a book that propels him into the heart of the hypocrisy that he
claims to disdain. (1 Hour, 57 Mins.)

CONTACT: ctrollo  516-759-8300  gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

American Fiction (2023)


A novelist (Jeff rey Wright), fed up with the establishment
profi ting from "Black Entertainment," uses a pen name to write
a book that propels him into the heart of the hypocrisy that he
claims to disdain. (1 Hour, 57 Mins.)

CONTACT:
  ctrollo
  516.759.8300
   gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


Saturday April 6, 2024
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sewing Bird Tween Craft

 

 

 

 

For Grades 3-6. Cheep cheep tweens! Come in to the library and practice your sewing skills and join Miss Amanda in making some felt birds!

LOCATION: Annex

 

 

 

 

For Grades 3-6. Cheep cheep tweens! Come in to the library and practice your sewing skills and join Miss Amanda in making some felt birds!

LOCATION: Annex


Monday April 8, 2024

Ages: 12 to 35 Months
Enjoy this 30-minute Circle Time session highlighting nursery rhymes, stories, and songs.

 

 

Please note: This is part 1 of a 2 part series.  Registering for one event will register you for the entire series

LOCATION: Annex

Ages: 12 to 35 Months
Enjoy this 30-minute Circle Time session highlighting nursery rhymes, stories, and songs.

 

 

Please note: This is part 1 of a 2 part series.  Registering for one event will register you for the entire series

LOCATION: Annex


 
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2:00 PM
Exciting Discoveries in Art History

Who doesn’t love learning about a priceless painting found in an attic? Or a sculpture sitting for decades in a public garden, only to be found out as an Italian treasure? This lecture explores the stories of several different important and valuable works of art that have been rediscovered in unexpected places. The program reviews a brief background of each piece, its artist, and how the piece got to be lost, and then found. Presented by Mallory Mortillaro.

Mallory Mortillaro is an art historian and educator. She has ten years of teaching experience and has worked on various art research projects for museums and organizations in the New York metropolitan area. She studied at Drew University. Mallory resides in New Jersey with her husband.

 

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

There are 99 spaces available.

Who doesn’t love learning about a priceless painting found in an attic? Or a sculpture sitting for decades in a public garden, only to be found out as an Italian treasure? This lecture explores the stories of several different important and valuable works of art that have been rediscovered in unexpected places. The program reviews a brief background of each piece, its artist, and how the piece got to be lost, and then found. Presented by Mallory Mortillaro.

Mallory Mortillaro is an art historian and educator. She has ten years of teaching experience and has worked on various art research projects for museums and organizations in the New York metropolitan area. She studied at Drew University. Mallory resides in New Jersey with her husband.

 

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

There are 99 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
In Stitches Drop-In Program

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

 
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7:00 PM
Ocean Origami Workshop

Ages 18+

Did you know that in April of 1845, the Long Island whaleship Manhattan became the first foreign ship to enter Tokyo Bay in over 200 years? Celebrate out history's unique connection to Japan, along with America's enduring appreciation of Japanese culture, by creating a colorful ocean-inspired origami scene.

 

LOCATION: Annex

Ages 18+

Did you know that in April of 1845, the Long Island whaleship Manhattan became the first foreign ship to enter Tokyo Bay in over 200 years? Celebrate out history's unique connection to Japan, along with America's enduring appreciation of Japanese culture, by creating a colorful ocean-inspired origami scene.

 

LOCATION: Annex


 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friends Meeting

The Friends of the Library are meeting this evening.

LOCATION: Annex

The Friends of the Library are meeting this evening.

LOCATION: Annex

Tuesday April 9, 2024
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7:00 PM
Missing: Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors

 
Missing: Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors
 
Have some of the folks on your family tree disappeared? Pick up some new ideas on how to find widows and never-married adults and then watch these techniques in action in three short case studies
 
Sara is a full-time professional genealogist with over twenty-five years of research experience. Her research has taken her into nearly every State in the USA as well as Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Britain. She holds a Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate, a Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, and is an alumnus of the ProGen Study Group. She started breaking down brick walls, discovering the stories of black sheep ancestors, and helping individuals preserve their photographic legacy since 2016.
 
LOCATION: Online
There are 100 spaces available.

 
Missing: Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors
 
Have some of the folks on your family tree disappeared? Pick up some new ideas on how to find widows and never-married adults and then watch these techniques in action in three short case studies
 
Sara is a full-time professional genealogist with over twenty-five years of research experience. Her research has taken her into nearly every State in the USA as well as Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Britain. She holds a Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate, a Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, and is an alumnus of the ProGen Study Group. She started breaking down brick walls, discovering the stories of black sheep ancestors, and helping individuals preserve their photographic legacy since 2016.
 
LOCATION: Online

There are 100 spaces available.

Wednesday April 10, 2024

Ages 18 months to 5 years
Time for Kids presents a fun interactive adult and child educational experience that helps your child to gain very important school readiness and developmental growth skills.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex

Ages 18 months to 5 years
Time for Kids presents a fun interactive adult and child educational experience that helps your child to gain very important school readiness and developmental growth skills.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex


 

Spending time looking for and observing birds is great for your physical, mental, and emotional health. It connects you to nature in a way that goes beyond just hiking. It teaches you observation skills, and, if you choose, it can open the doors to making new friends.

It's flexible-you can bird only in your backyard, or you can choose to travel the world to see as many birds as possible. It keeps you sharp-because once you have seen a bird, you just want to learn as much as you can about it. It is really the perfect pastime when you think about it! But, how does one actually become a birder? You will learn tips on learning to identify birds, as well as the tools needed to get started in this comprehensive online class.

This program is presented via Zoom.   Please register to receive access information the day of the program.

LOCATION: Online
There are 98 spaces available.

Spending time looking for and observing birds is great for your physical, mental, and emotional health. It connects you to nature in a way that goes beyond just hiking. It teaches you observation skills, and, if you choose, it can open the doors to making new friends.

It's flexible-you can bird only in your backyard, or you can choose to travel the world to see as many birds as possible. It keeps you sharp-because once you have seen a bird, you just want to learn as much as you can about it. It is really the perfect pastime when you think about it! But, how does one actually become a birder? You will learn tips on learning to identify birds, as well as the tools needed to get started in this comprehensive online class.

This program is presented via Zoom.   Please register to receive access information the day of the program.

LOCATION: Online

There are 98 spaces available.

Thursday April 11, 2024
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Empire Safety Council Driving Class

Defensive Driving Course

 

Drivers who complete Empire Safety Council’s 6-hour Defensive Driving Course save 10% on their liability, personal injury protection, and collision insurance for THREE YEARS and may reduce up to FOUR points on their driving record. Course completion is transmitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles and recorded on each student’s driving record. 

Adventure into traffic safety awareness!

Course entails student participation, with an informative workbook, and three safety education films.  No formal testing.

Tuition - $ 35.00 per student payable by check only. Please make the check out to Empire Safety Council.

LOCATION: Annex

Defensive Driving Course

 

Drivers who complete Empire Safety Council’s 6-hour Defensive Driving Course save 10% on their liability, personal injury protection, and collision insurance for THREE YEARS and may reduce up to FOUR points on their driving record. Course completion is transmitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles and recorded on each student’s driving record. 

Adventure into traffic safety awareness!

Course entails student participation, with an informative workbook, and three safety education films.  No formal testing.

Tuition - $ 35.00 per student payable by check only. Please make the check out to Empire Safety Council.

LOCATION: Annex


Friday April 12, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Miss Alex's Birds & Flowers Storytime

 

 

For Ages 2-5

Join Miss Alex for a storytime all about springtime birds and flowers! We will read interactive books, learn fingerplays, dance, sing, and make a craft!

LOCATION: Annex

 

 

For Ages 2-5

Join Miss Alex for a storytime all about springtime birds and flowers! We will read interactive books, learn fingerplays, dance, sing, and make a craft!

LOCATION: Annex


 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties (1939)


James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart star as army buddies whose fortunes rise and fall as their fates intersect, first in a foxhole on the front lines of World War I and then in Manhattan's Prohibition-era underworld. One of the greatest and most infl uential crime films of all time, the movie brought to a close the 1930s era of gangster movies. (1 Hour, 52 Mins.)

CONTACT: ctrollo  516-759-8300  gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

The Roaring Twenties (1939)


James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart star as army buddies whose fortunes rise and fall as their fates intersect, first in a foxhole on the front lines of World War I and then in Manhattan's Prohibition-era underworld. One of the greatest and most infl uential crime films of all time, the movie brought to a close the 1930s era of gangster movies. (1 Hour, 52 Mins.)

CONTACT:
  ctrollo
  516.759.8300
   gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


Saturday April 13, 2024
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Paper Shredding

Shred Your Paper Records Safely and Securely at the Library!

 

LOCATION: Parking Lot

Shred Your Paper Records Safely and Securely at the Library!

 

LOCATION: Parking Lot


Monday April 15, 2024
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
In Stitches Drop-In Program

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

 
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4:30 PM
Spring Chick Surprise Cupcakes

 

 

Grades K-5

Come and learn how to decorate these cupcakes filled with a surprise candy and make them all ready for spring. Then have fun playing Chef Rob-inspired games.

CONTACT: Jeffrey Vasconi  15167598300  jvasconi@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

 

 

Grades K-5

Come and learn how to decorate these cupcakes filled with a surprise candy and make them all ready for spring. Then have fun playing Chef Rob-inspired games.

CONTACT:
  Jeffrey Vasconi
  15167598300
   jvasconi@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


 
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6:30 PM
Spring is so Delish with Chef Rob
Spring is so Delish with Chef Rob-
Chef Rob has Created a Spring Bolognese sauce with fresh Tomatoes, Carrot, Basil and topped with Freshly grated parmesan Cheese over Pasta also on the menu is a Baked Feta Cheese with Garlicky Tomatoes and Capers and will be served with warm Bread. This is a demo class and patrons will enjoy samples at the library.
 
There is a non-refundable $5 fee due at the time of registration.
LOCATION: Annex
Spring is so Delish with Chef Rob-
Chef Rob has Created a Spring Bolognese sauce with fresh Tomatoes, Carrot, Basil and topped with Freshly grated parmesan Cheese over Pasta also on the menu is a Baked Feta Cheese with Garlicky Tomatoes and Capers and will be served with warm Bread. This is a demo class and patrons will enjoy samples at the library.
 
There is a non-refundable $5 fee due at the time of registration.
LOCATION: Annex


Wednesday April 17, 2024

Ages: 3 to 5 years
Got ants in your pants? Come wiggle and shake them out!  Parents and children are invited to listen to great song classics and hear great stories read by Mr. V!

 

 

 

LOCATION: Annex

Ages: 3 to 5 years
Got ants in your pants? Come wiggle and shake them out!  Parents and children are invited to listen to great song classics and hear great stories read by Mr. V!

 

 

 

LOCATION: Annex


 
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6:00 PM
Good Reads with Sarah Siegel

The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon

In 1789 Maine, midwife and healer Martha Ballard, who is good at keeping secrets, investigates a shocking murder linked to an alleged rape that has shaken her small town, especially when her diary lands at the center of the scandal, threatening to tear both her family and her community apart.

LOCATION: Annex
There are 25 spaces available.

The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon

In 1789 Maine, midwife and healer Martha Ballard, who is good at keeping secrets, investigates a shocking murder linked to an alleged rape that has shaken her small town, especially when her diary lands at the center of the scandal, threatening to tear both her family and her community apart.

LOCATION: Annex

There are 25 spaces available.

 

The Board of Trustees will meet in Room A of the Annex this evening.   

 

 

LOCATION: Annex

The Board of Trustees will meet in Room A of the Annex this evening.   

 

 

LOCATION: Annex

Thursday April 18, 2024

Ages 3-24 months
 Sing and play with your baby as he or she delights in finger play, nursery rhymes, music, and movement.

LOCATION: Annex

Ages 3-24 months
 Sing and play with your baby as he or she delights in finger play, nursery rhymes, music, and movement.

LOCATION: Annex


 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Play Hooray Kids

Ages 25 months - 4 years
Play Hooray Kids is a 45-minute interactive class filled with fun, music, movement activities all done to a theme.

LOCATION: Annex

Ages 25 months - 4 years
Play Hooray Kids is a 45-minute interactive class filled with fun, music, movement activities all done to a theme.

LOCATION: Annex


Friday April 19, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lego Duplo Storytime

 

 

For Ages 2-5

Join Miss Alex in reading stories, singing songs and building lego for a fun STEM-related storytime!

LOCATION: Annex

 

 

For Ages 2-5

Join Miss Alex in reading stories, singing songs and building lego for a fun STEM-related storytime!

LOCATION: Annex


 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
St. Francis Health Van

The St. Francis Health Van will be in the Library Parking Lot today from 10am to 2pm doing basic health screenings. Stop by and get your screening done as well as any referrals you may need.

LOCATION: Parking Lot

The St. Francis Health Van will be in the Library Parking Lot today from 10am to 2pm doing basic health screenings. Stop by and get your screening done as well as any referrals you may need.

LOCATION: Parking Lot

 

Poor Things (2023)

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Brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist, a young woman (Emma Stone) runs off with a debauched lawyer on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, she grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation. (2 Hours, 22
Mins.)

Please note: This movie is rated R for strong and pervasive sexual content, graphic nudity, disturbing material, gore, and language.

CONTACT: ctrollo  516-759-8300  gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

Poor Things (2023)

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Brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist, a young woman (Emma Stone) runs off with a debauched lawyer on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, she grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation. (2 Hours, 22
Mins.)

Please note: This movie is rated R for strong and pervasive sexual content, graphic nudity, disturbing material, gore, and language.

CONTACT:
  ctrollo
  516.759.8300
   gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


Saturday April 20, 2024
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3:00 PM
Pool Noodle Fish Hanging

 

 

Grades K-5

 

Paint a beachy scene on a wooden circle, then create sea creature pals out of pool noodles. Learn to make foam tassels to hang from this fun project.

CONTACT: Jeffrey Vasconi  15167598300  jvasconi@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

 

 

Grades K-5

 

Paint a beachy scene on a wooden circle, then create sea creature pals out of pool noodles. Learn to make foam tassels to hang from this fun project.

CONTACT:
  Jeffrey Vasconi
  15167598300
   jvasconi@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


Monday April 22, 2024
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2:00 PM
The Mystery of Nancy Drew

Ninety years ago, a plucky detective stepped out of her blue roadster and into the hearts of readers. The brainchild of publisher Edward Stratemeyer, Nancy Drew proved that a strong heroine with style and bravery could win huge popularity. Join historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., to explore the history of America’s favorite girl detective. Who was Carolyn Keene, author of the series? Why did this girls’ book series, more than any other, captivate generations of readers?

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

LOCATION: Online
There are 99 spaces available.

Ninety years ago, a plucky detective stepped out of her blue roadster and into the hearts of readers. The brainchild of publisher Edward Stratemeyer, Nancy Drew proved that a strong heroine with style and bravery could win huge popularity. Join historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., to explore the history of America’s favorite girl detective. Who was Carolyn Keene, author of the series? Why did this girls’ book series, more than any other, captivate generations of readers?

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

LOCATION: Online

There are 99 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
In Stitches Drop-In Program

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

In Stitches offers patrons the opportunity to learn to crochet or knit in a warm, friendly environment. Come enjoy the comaraderie while learning a new skill or improving on the skills you already have. Work on your own or on a group project.

LOCATION: Annex

Wednesday April 24, 2024

 

 

For Grades 6-12

Learn how to make a lotion bar in a succulent silicone mold and add another step to your self-care regimen! Lotion bars are a solid block of lotion that resembles soap, and is used like regular lotion in making your skin smooth and soft. Please note that this recipe will include use of a microwave and ingredients like coconut oil, beeswax, essential oils, etc.

LOCATION: To-Go Kit

 

 

For Grades 6-12

Learn how to make a lotion bar in a succulent silicone mold and add another step to your self-care regimen! Lotion bars are a solid block of lotion that resembles soap, and is used like regular lotion in making your skin smooth and soft. Please note that this recipe will include use of a microwave and ingredients like coconut oil, beeswax, essential oils, etc.

LOCATION: To-Go Kit


 

Ages 18 months to 5 years
Time for Kids presents a fun interactive adult and child educational experience that helps your child to gain very important school readiness and developmental growth skills.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex

Ages 18 months to 5 years
Time for Kids presents a fun interactive adult and child educational experience that helps your child to gain very important school readiness and developmental growth skills.

 

 

LOCATION: Annex


 
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7:00 PM
Terra Cotta Mossy Pots

Join Lisa Colon in welcoming Spring with these wonderful additions to your gardens!

LOCATION: Annex

Join Lisa Colon in welcoming Spring with these wonderful additions to your gardens!

LOCATION: Annex


Thursday April 25, 2024
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STEAM To-Go Kits: Mermaids & Sea Creatures

 

 

For Grades K-2

Let's deep dive into the sea with Miss Alex and make mermaid and octopus crafts, plus make foam fish magically swim!

This is a to-go kit program with a prerecorded video. Please only register for a to-go kit OR to attend the program in-person (see below).

LOCATION: To-Go Kit
There are 6 spaces available.

 

 

For Grades K-2

Let's deep dive into the sea with Miss Alex and make mermaid and octopus crafts, plus make foam fish magically swim!

This is a to-go kit program with a prerecorded video. Please only register for a to-go kit OR to attend the program in-person (see below).

LOCATION: To-Go Kit

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM
Covid and the Constitution by Jim Coll

The outset of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 forced each of us to respond in unprecedented ways to protect ourselves and our families. Government at every level also responded extraordinarily. In this lecture, we will analyze some of the decision-making at both the state and federal level in the context of real-time challenges and compliance with the U.S. Constitution.

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

This program is hosted by Gold Coast Library.

LOCATION: Online
There are 99 spaces available.

The outset of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 forced each of us to respond in unprecedented ways to protect ourselves and our families. Government at every level also responded extraordinarily. In this lecture, we will analyze some of the decision-making at both the state and federal level in the context of real-time challenges and compliance with the U.S. Constitution.

The North Shore Programming Consortium consists of six local libraries (Bayville, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay and Sea Cliff) that have come together to bring our patrons more of a variety in adult programming in a more cost effective way. We hope you enjoy the programs now accessible from the Consortium!

This program is hosted by Gold Coast Library.

LOCATION: Online

There are 99 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEAM: Mermaids & Sea Creatures

 

 

For Grades K-2

Let's deep dive into the sea with Miss Alex and make mermaid and octopus crafts, plus make foam fish magically swim!

This is an in-person program that will meet in the Library Annex. Please only register for a to-go kit (see above) OR to attend the program in-person.

LOCATION: Annex

 

 

For Grades K-2

Let's deep dive into the sea with Miss Alex and make mermaid and octopus crafts, plus make foam fish magically swim!

This is an in-person program that will meet in the Library Annex. Please only register for a to-go kit (see above) OR to attend the program in-person.

LOCATION: Annex


Friday April 26, 2024

 

 

Hello fellow birds! Feeling crafty and birdy? You will be making a 5 foot paper bird garland that is likely to brighten up any space!

LOCATION: To-Go Kit
There are 15 spaces available.

 

 

Hello fellow birds! Feeling crafty and birdy? You will be making a 5 foot paper bird garland that is likely to brighten up any space!

LOCATION: To-Go Kit

There are 15 spaces available.

 

Ages birth months to 3 years

It's hard raising or taking care of a child!  Tea Time is a great way to meet other parents and discuss the challenges you're facing, but it's also a wonderful way for your children to meet other children, learn to play together, and make friends! 

LOCATION: Children's Room
There are 46 spaces available.

Ages birth months to 3 years

It's hard raising or taking care of a child!  Tea Time is a great way to meet other parents and discuss the challenges you're facing, but it's also a wonderful way for your children to meet other children, learn to play together, and make friends! 

LOCATION: Children's Room

There are 46 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
All That Money Can Buy

All That Money Can Buy (1941)


After a streak of bad luck, hardworking farmer Jabez Stone makes
a deal with the devil: his soul in exchange for seven years of good
fortune. After realizing his mistake, he enlists the help of the one
man who may be able to help him, orator and politician Daniel
Webster. Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, and Simone Simon star.
(1 Hour, 47 Mins.)

CONTACT: ctrollo  516-759-8300  gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org
LOCATION: Annex

All That Money Can Buy (1941)


After a streak of bad luck, hardworking farmer Jabez Stone makes
a deal with the devil: his soul in exchange for seven years of good
fortune. After realizing his mistake, he enlists the help of the one
man who may be able to help him, orator and politician Daniel
Webster. Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, and Simone Simon star.
(1 Hour, 47 Mins.)

CONTACT:
  ctrollo
  516.759.8300
   gcinfo@goldcoastlibrary.org

LOCATION: Annex


 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Taylor Swift Trivia & Movie Night