Peninsula Public Library

280 Central Avenue, Lawrence NY 11559


Calendar of Events

  

Monday February 26, 2024
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
In Person: Beginner/Intermediate Mah-jongg

IN PERSON

Intermediate/Beginner Mah-jongg with Ann Seligson.

Two two hour classes. Please register once and that is a committment to both days.

Call Roxanne Spodek 516-967-5777 with questions.

 

IN PERSON

Intermediate/Beginner Mah-jongg with Ann Seligson.

Two two hour classes. Please register once and that is a committment to both days.

Call Roxanne Spodek 516-967-5777 with questions.

 


 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
In Person: Cozy Games and Crafts at PPL

Knitting: Good for Your Health or Bad for Your Hands?

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Library! Join friends in a game or to work on your ongoing craft projects in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Bring your own knitting, crocheting, or other projects and materials. Some games will be provided.

*Please note that there will not be instructors at these programs.*

Knitting: Good for Your Health or Bad for Your Hands?

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Library! Join friends in a game or to work on your ongoing craft projects in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Bring your own knitting, crocheting, or other projects and materials. Some games will be provided.

*Please note that there will not be instructors at these programs.*

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Coolest Book Club

Teens, get together every month on the last Monday of the month to discuss the month's book, hang out and eat snacks. 

This month we will be discussing the book, Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta.

For Teens, ages 13-17

*Registration Required*

Once & Future (Paperback)

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Teens, get together every month on the last Monday of the month to discuss the month's book, hang out and eat snacks. 

This month we will be discussing the book, Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta.

For Teens, ages 13-17

*Registration Required*

Once & Future (Paperback)

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Tuesday February 27, 2024
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Play Hooray

Toddlers are invited to join Molly Mouse for singing, dancing and fun games in the Bentley Room. This 45-minute session is limited to 20 children -- first come first serve. Parent or caregiver must accompany the child.

(Ages 18 months - 3 years)

 

Kids Birthday Parties Mommy & Me Classes Long Island to Queens

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Toddlers are invited to join Molly Mouse for singing, dancing and fun games in the Bentley Room. This 45-minute session is limited to 20 children -- first come first serve. Parent or caregiver must accompany the child.

(Ages 18 months - 3 years)

 

Kids Birthday Parties Mommy & Me Classes Long Island to Queens

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
In Person: Computers for Beginners

IN PERSON

Trish Tergesen from Sharper Training will offer a 2 hour program on computers for beginners.

This is a slow-paced, user-friendly class for first-time computer users. Using Windows computers, this unique class covers the basics in a way that even the most inexperienced user will understand. We will cover turning the computer on, the desktop, using the mouse, opening and closing programs, understanding Windows elements, getting out of trouble, and turning the computer off. 

Trish will bring 12 Laptops for use during the class.

Only 12 spots available. Registration is required-Please only registration with the intent on coming.

Please call Roxanne Spodek at 516-967-5777 with any questions.

 

IN PERSON

Trish Tergesen from Sharper Training will offer a 2 hour program on computers for beginners.

This is a slow-paced, user-friendly class for first-time computer users. Using Windows computers, this unique class covers the basics in a way that even the most inexperienced user will understand. We will cover turning the computer on, the desktop, using the mouse, opening and closing programs, understanding Windows elements, getting out of trouble, and turning the computer off. 

Trish will bring 12 Laptops for use during the class.

Only 12 spots available. Registration is required-Please only registration with the intent on coming.

Please call Roxanne Spodek at 516-967-5777 with any questions.

 


Wednesday February 28, 2024
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
In Person: Beginner/Intermediate Mah-jongg

IN PERSON

Intermediate/Beginner Mah-jongg with Ann Seligson.

Two two hour classes. Please register once and that is a committment to both days.

Call Roxanne Spodek 516-967-5777 with questions.

 

IN PERSON

Intermediate/Beginner Mah-jongg with Ann Seligson.

Two two hour classes. Please register once and that is a committment to both days.

Call Roxanne Spodek 516-967-5777 with questions.

 

 

Get a head-start on learning critical technology, join the Boys Coding program at the PPL Library. Join Miss Pat to learn the essentials of coding using various programs. For boys in 3 - 8 grades. 

*Registration Required*

Premium Vector | Boy coding with laptop illustration

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
There are many spaces available.

Get a head-start on learning critical technology, join the Boys Coding program at the PPL Library. Join Miss Pat to learn the essentials of coding using various programs. For boys in 3 - 8 grades. 

*Registration Required*

Premium Vector | Boy coding with laptop illustration

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday February 29, 2024
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9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
PPL Playtime

Make your own fun with the Library's toys, musical instruments and more in the Bentley Room!

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old.  Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Small Maracas Images | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSD

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

Make your own fun with the Library's toys, musical instruments and more in the Bentley Room!

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old.  Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Small Maracas Images | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSD

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room


Monday March 4, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
PPL Playtime

Make your own fun with the Library's toys, musical instruments and more in the Bentley Room!

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old.  Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Small Maracas Images | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSD

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

Make your own fun with the Library's toys, musical instruments and more in the Bentley Room!

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old.  Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Small Maracas Images | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSD

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room


 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: Greta Garbo

ZOOM

Greta Garbo walked away from her film career in 1941, yet she remains one of the most remembered stars of classic Hollywood. Marc Courtade will talk about how her career began in silent films, and how it evolved once talkies became the norm.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

ZOOM

Greta Garbo walked away from her film career in 1941, yet she remains one of the most remembered stars of classic Hollywood. Marc Courtade will talk about how her career began in silent films, and how it evolved once talkies became the norm.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
In Person: Cozy Games and Crafts at PPL

Knitting: Good for Your Health or Bad for Your Hands?

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Library! Join friends in a game or to work on your ongoing craft projects in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Bring your own knitting, crocheting, or other projects and materials. Some games will be provided.

*Please note that there will not be instructors at these programs.*

Knitting: Good for Your Health or Bad for Your Hands?

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Library! Join friends in a game or to work on your ongoing craft projects in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Bring your own knitting, crocheting, or other projects and materials. Some games will be provided.

*Please note that there will not be instructors at these programs.*

 

Children read their favorite stories to our friendly therapy dog!

Call or email the Children's Room to make an appointment for a 15 minute reading session. 

Grades K and up.

JCLS Introduces

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

Children read their favorite stories to our friendly therapy dog!

Call or email the Children's Room to make an appointment for a 15 minute reading session. 

Grades K and up.

JCLS Introduces

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

Tuesday March 5, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Play Hooray

Toddlers are invited to join Molly Mouse for singing, dancing and fun games in the Bentley Room. This 45-minute session is limited to 20 children -- first come first serve. Parent or caregiver must accompany the child.

(Ages 18 months - 3 years)

 

Kids Birthday Parties Mommy & Me Classes Long Island to Queens

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Toddlers are invited to join Molly Mouse for singing, dancing and fun games in the Bentley Room. This 45-minute session is limited to 20 children -- first come first serve. Parent or caregiver must accompany the child.

(Ages 18 months - 3 years)

 

Kids Birthday Parties Mommy & Me Classes Long Island to Queens

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: Important Women of NY History

Zoom

New York City Historian Kevin Draper: A Celebration of Women’s History Month

As activists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, feminists, politicians, judges, and more, women have shaped thought, action, culture, and NYC itself. Join Kevin Draper to explore the lasting legacy of exceptional women like Brooke Astor, Nellie Bly and Shirley Chisholm, and their impact on the great city of New York. 

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

Zoom

New York City Historian Kevin Draper: A Celebration of Women’s History Month

As activists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, feminists, politicians, judges, and more, women have shaped thought, action, culture, and NYC itself. Join Kevin Draper to explore the lasting legacy of exceptional women like Brooke Astor, Nellie Bly and Shirley Chisholm, and their impact on the great city of New York. 

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 
 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In Person: Barbie Movie Showing

Adult Movie Screening in the Bentley Room

1pm and 5pm

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling star as Barbie and Ken having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

No registration necessary. First come first seated.

Call Roxanne Spodek with any questions 516-967-5777

Adult Movie Screening in the Bentley Room

1pm and 5pm

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling star as Barbie and Ken having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

No registration necessary. First come first seated.

Call Roxanne Spodek with any questions 516-967-5777

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In Person: Barbie Movie Showing

Adult Movie Screening in the Bentley Room

1pm and 5pm

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling star as Barbie and Ken having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

No registration necessary. First come first seated.

Call Roxanne Spodek with any questions 516-967-5777

Adult Movie Screening in the Bentley Room

1pm and 5pm

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling star as Barbie and Ken having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

No registration necessary. First come first seated.

Call Roxanne Spodek with any questions 516-967-5777

Wednesday March 6, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Lapsit

Join Miss Henna for Baby Lapsit, a short 20-minute program of simple stories, songs and interactive rhymes (involving tickling, bouncing, and clapping). For ages birth-24 months with a caregiver.

Toys will be brought out at the end of the program for 15-30 minutes of play and social time.

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Join Miss Henna for Baby Lapsit, a short 20-minute program of simple stories, songs and interactive rhymes (involving tickling, bouncing, and clapping). For ages birth-24 months with a caregiver.

Toys will be brought out at the end of the program for 15-30 minutes of play and social time.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: Jewish Romania

ZOOM:

Romania was known to have one of the largest Jewish communities in the world before the Holocaust. Join an armchair tour of today's Jewish Romania, reliving memories of the past and what's changed in the present.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

ZOOM:

Romania was known to have one of the largest Jewish communities in the world before the Holocaust. Join an armchair tour of today's Jewish Romania, reliving memories of the past and what's changed in the present.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In Person: Learn to Etch Glass

In Person Adult program

Master the technique of glass etching with Alice Kwitkin.

Create and take home your own glass etched vase. Photo is not and exact representation.

Registration required. $10 material fee exact change.

Contact Roxanne Spodek at 516-967-5777

In Person Adult program

Master the technique of glass etching with Alice Kwitkin.

Create and take home your own glass etched vase. Photo is not and exact representation.

Registration required. $10 material fee exact change.

Contact Roxanne Spodek at 516-967-5777


Thursday March 7, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
PPL Playtime

Make your own fun with the Library's toys, musical instruments and more in the Bentley Room!

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old.  Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Small Maracas Images | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSD

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

Make your own fun with the Library's toys, musical instruments and more in the Bentley Room!

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old.  Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Small Maracas Images | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSD

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room


 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: Fred Astaire

ZOOM: The Magic of Fred Astaire 

Join Brian Rose for a captivating program that delves into the legendary career of Fred Astaire, a true icon of dance and entertainment. Discover the timeless charm and unparalleled talent of this renowned performer through his life, achievements, and lasting impact on the world of dance and film.

Registration not required. This program may exceed our zoom capacity. We advise logging in on time.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

ZOOM: The Magic of Fred Astaire 

Join Brian Rose for a captivating program that delves into the legendary career of Fred Astaire, a true icon of dance and entertainment. Discover the timeless charm and unparalleled talent of this renowned performer through his life, achievements, and lasting impact on the world of dance and film.

Registration not required. This program may exceed our zoom capacity. We advise logging in on time.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 
 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tween Ink Adventures Club

Dive into the heartfelt and inspiring world of Four Eyes by Rex Ogle, a graphic memoir about fitting in, facing bullies, and finding the right pair of glasses. Join us for an interactive session filled with engaging discussions, activities, and a safe space to share experiences.

For Children in Grades 6-8

*Registration Required*

Pre-Owned Four Eyes: A Graphic Novel (Four Eyes #1) (Paperback 9781338574968) by Rex Ogle

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
There are 14 spaces available.

Dive into the heartfelt and inspiring world of Four Eyes by Rex Ogle, a graphic memoir about fitting in, facing bullies, and finding the right pair of glasses. Join us for an interactive session filled with engaging discussions, activities, and a safe space to share experiences.

For Children in Grades 6-8

*Registration Required*

Pre-Owned Four Eyes: A Graphic Novel (Four Eyes #1) (Paperback 9781338574968) by Rex Ogle

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

There are 14 spaces available.

Monday March 11, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
PPL Playtime

Make your own fun with the Library's toys, musical instruments and more in the Bentley Room!

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old.  Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Small Maracas Images | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSD

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

Make your own fun with the Library's toys, musical instruments and more in the Bentley Room!

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old.  Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Small Maracas Images | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSD

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room


 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: In a New Light: American Impressionism

ZOOM: In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870–1940

Mary Vahey will discuss the emergence of this uniquely American art style in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The artwork reflects the ever-changing mindset of American artists and outlines the evolution and diversity of America’s art colonies, including the New Hope colony in Pennsylvania.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

ZOOM: In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870–1940

Mary Vahey will discuss the emergence of this uniquely American art style in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The artwork reflects the ever-changing mindset of American artists and outlines the evolution and diversity of America’s art colonies, including the New Hope colony in Pennsylvania.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
In Person: Cozy Games and Crafts at PPL

Knitting: Good for Your Health or Bad for Your Hands?

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Library! Join friends in a game or to work on your ongoing craft projects in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Bring your own knitting, crocheting, or other projects and materials. Some games will be provided.

*Please note that there will not be instructors at these programs.*

Knitting: Good for Your Health or Bad for Your Hands?

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Library! Join friends in a game or to work on your ongoing craft projects in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Bring your own knitting, crocheting, or other projects and materials. Some games will be provided.

*Please note that there will not be instructors at these programs.*

 

Children read their favorite stories to our friendly therapy dog!

Call or email the Children's Room to make an appointment for a 15 minute reading session. 

Grades K and up.

JCLS Introduces

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

Children read their favorite stories to our friendly therapy dog!

Call or email the Children's Room to make an appointment for a 15 minute reading session. 

Grades K and up.

JCLS Introduces

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

Tuesday March 12, 2024

Join us in the Bentley Room for Yoga & Me.

Parents or caregivers must be in attendance.

Please bring your own mat or towel.

Ages 2-5.

*Registration Required*

Limited to 10 Families.

Shining Kids Yoga — Creative Enrichment

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

Join us in the Bentley Room for Yoga & Me.

Parents or caregivers must be in attendance.

Please bring your own mat or towel.

Ages 2-5.

*Registration Required*

Limited to 10 Families.

Shining Kids Yoga — Creative Enrichment

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room


 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: Groundbreaking Women on Broadway

Zoom: Groundbreaking Women on Broadway

Stephen Nachamie will celebrate women of Broadway during Women's History Month. This presentation will look at the lives and work of legendary actresses including Chita Rivera, Juanita Hall, Diosa Costello and Ann Reinking.  

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

Zoom: Groundbreaking Women on Broadway

Stephen Nachamie will celebrate women of Broadway during Women's History Month. This presentation will look at the lives and work of legendary actresses including Chita Rivera, Juanita Hall, Diosa Costello and Ann Reinking.  

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 
 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
PPL Kids Craft: Whimsical Wiggleheads

In this super-fun program, little artists get to draw an awesome picture of themselves and then unleash their creativity by adding the craziest, wackiest hairstyles ever! Watch as your self-portrait transforms into a masterpiece with the wildest, most colorful hair imaginable.

For Children in Grades K-3

*Registration Required*

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  children@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
There are 14 spaces available.

In this super-fun program, little artists get to draw an awesome picture of themselves and then unleash their creativity by adding the craziest, wackiest hairstyles ever! Watch as your self-portrait transforms into a masterpiece with the wildest, most colorful hair imaginable.

For Children in Grades K-3

*Registration Required*

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   children@peninsulapublic.org


LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

There are 14 spaces available.

Wednesday March 13, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Brainy Babies Sensory Play

Your toddlers, ages 18 to 3 years old, are invited for a special touch and feel program using sand, rice or water on the Library's front lawn. Must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver!

No registration required.

water play clipart - Clip Art Library

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Your toddlers, ages 18 to 3 years old, are invited for a special touch and feel program using sand, rice or water on the Library's front lawn. Must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver!

No registration required.

water play clipart - Clip Art Library

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: Understanding Functional Foods

ZOOM: Understanding Functional Foods

There are foods that provide more than just simple nutrition, also supplying physiological benefits. Once you know what they are, you'll find these "functional foods" are often readily available in the markets and on restaurant menus. In this presentation, Pnina Mohr will identify functional foods and discuss their role in prevention of chronic diseases.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

ZOOM: Understanding Functional Foods

There are foods that provide more than just simple nutrition, also supplying physiological benefits. Once you know what they are, you'll find these "functional foods" are often readily available in the markets and on restaurant menus. In this presentation, Pnina Mohr will identify functional foods and discuss their role in prevention of chronic diseases.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

Get a head-start on learning critical technology, join the Boys Coding program at the PPL Library. Join Miss Pat to learn the essentials of coding using various programs. For boys in 3 - 8 grades. 

*Registration Required*

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CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Get a head-start on learning critical technology, join the Boys Coding program at the PPL Library. Join Miss Pat to learn the essentials of coding using various programs. For boys in 3 - 8 grades. 

*Registration Required*

Premium Vector | Boy coding with laptop illustration

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

There are 4 spaces available.

Thursday March 14, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
PPL Playtime

Make your own fun with the Library's toys, musical instruments and more in the Bentley Room!

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old.  Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
There is 1 space available.

Make your own fun with the Library's toys, musical instruments and more in the Bentley Room!

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old.  Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Small Maracas Images | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSD

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

There is 1 space available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: The Beatles vs. The Stones

ZOOM: The Beatles vs. The Stones 

Two of the most popular rock & roll bands of all time engaged in friendly competition during the turbulent 1960s. Both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones fought hard to dominate the airwaves and keep their songs on the charts, always maintaining mutual respect for each other. Join Keith Crocker to examine the relationship between these hit-makers and explore their contrasting musical styles.

Registration not required. This program may exceed our zoom capacity. We advise logging in on time.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

ZOOM: The Beatles vs. The Stones 

Two of the most popular rock & roll bands of all time engaged in friendly competition during the turbulent 1960s. Both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones fought hard to dominate the airwaves and keep their songs on the charts, always maintaining mutual respect for each other. Join Keith Crocker to examine the relationship between these hit-makers and explore their contrasting musical styles.

Registration not required. This program may exceed our zoom capacity. We advise logging in on time.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 
 

Join us for LEGO's at the library. Take on our building challenge or create whatever strikes your fancy! Meet up with other LEGO lovers in the neighborhood and have fun.

For Children in Grades 2-5.

*No Registration Required*

Lego Guy – Platinum Prop House, Inc.

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for LEGO's at the library. Take on our building challenge or create whatever strikes your fancy! Meet up with other LEGO lovers in the neighborhood and have fun.

For Children in Grades 2-5.

*No Registration Required*

Lego Guy – Platinum Prop House, Inc.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Monday March 18, 2024
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
HYBRID: Book Discussion on The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store

HYBRID (In Person and on Zoom) Book Discussion on The Heaven & Earth Grocery Storwith Esther Davidson 

James McBride's The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, a novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them, follows the fortunes of a group of Jewish immigrants and African Americans who live together on Chicken Hill in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
 
Reserve your copy with this link:

Registration not required. This program may exceed our zoom capacity. We advise logging in on time.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

HYBRID (In Person and on Zoom) Book Discussion on The Heaven & Earth Grocery Storwith Esther Davidson 

James McBride's The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, a novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them, follows the fortunes of a group of Jewish immigrants and African Americans who live together on Chicken Hill in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
 
Reserve your copy with this link:

Registration not required. This program may exceed our zoom capacity. We advise logging in on time.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
In Person: Cozy Games and Crafts at PPL

Knitting: Good for Your Health or Bad for Your Hands?

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Library! Join friends in a game or to work on your ongoing craft projects in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Bring your own knitting, crocheting, or other projects and materials. Some games will be provided.

*Please note that there will not be instructors at these programs.*

Knitting: Good for Your Health or Bad for Your Hands?

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Library! Join friends in a game or to work on your ongoing craft projects in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Bring your own knitting, crocheting, or other projects and materials. Some games will be provided.

*Please note that there will not be instructors at these programs.*

 

Children read their favorite stories to our friendly therapy dog!

Call or email the Children's Room to make an appointment for a 15 minute reading session. 

Grades K and up.

JCLS Introduces

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

Children read their favorite stories to our friendly therapy dog!

Call or email the Children's Room to make an appointment for a 15 minute reading session. 

Grades K and up.

JCLS Introduces

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

Tuesday March 19, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Play Hooray

Toddlers are invited to join Molly Mouse for singing, dancing and fun games in the Bentley Room. This 45-minute session is limited to 20 children -- first come first serve. Parent or caregiver must accompany the child.

(Ages 18 months - 3 years)

 

Kids Birthday Parties Mommy & Me Classes Long Island to Queens

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Toddlers are invited to join Molly Mouse for singing, dancing and fun games in the Bentley Room. This 45-minute session is limited to 20 children -- first come first serve. Parent or caregiver must accompany the child.

(Ages 18 months - 3 years)

 

Kids Birthday Parties Mommy & Me Classes Long Island to Queens

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: Comedy Legends of the Borscht Belt

Zoom

This will be a delightful tribute to Jewish comedians who rose to fame at the Catskill resorts, featuring iconic figures such as Milton Berle, Joan Rivers, Alan King, and Freddie Roman.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

Zoom

This will be a delightful tribute to Jewish comedians who rose to fame at the Catskill resorts, featuring iconic figures such as Milton Berle, Joan Rivers, Alan King, and Freddie Roman.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In Person: Fused Glass

In Person

Fused Flass Art Bottle stoppers

Create you own one of a kind beautiful art peice.

$25 material fee exact change. Materials will be purchased prior so please fill your spot if you cannot attend.

Call Roxanne Spodek at 516-967-5777 with any questions.

Finsihed project needs to be picked up at the library 2 weeks later.

 

In Person

Fused Flass Art Bottle stoppers

Create you own one of a kind beautiful art peice.

$25 material fee exact change. Materials will be purchased prior so please fill your spot if you cannot attend.

Call Roxanne Spodek at 516-967-5777 with any questions.

Finsihed project needs to be picked up at the library 2 weeks later.

 


Wednesday March 20, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Toddler Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun! Miss Henna will read aloud to children and lead a craft activity related to the themes and images of the book.

For children ages 1-3 with a parent or caregiver.

*No registration Required*

Free Storytime Cliparts, Download Free Storytime Cliparts png images, Free  ClipArts on Clipart Library

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun! Miss Henna will read aloud to children and lead a craft activity related to the themes and images of the book.

For children ages 1-3 with a parent or caregiver.

*No registration Required*

Free Storytime Cliparts, Download Free Storytime Cliparts png images, Free  ClipArts on Clipart Library

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
ZOOM: Live Tour of Essex Market

Zoom: Live walking tour with Turnstile Tours

Meet cheesemongers, bakers, baristas, grocers, and restaurateurs on this virtual tour of the Essex Market on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

Zoom: Live walking tour with Turnstile Tours

Meet cheesemongers, bakers, baristas, grocers, and restaurateurs on this virtual tour of the Essex Market on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 
 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Girls Who Code

Join the nationawide organization created to increase the number of women qualifying for careers in technology by learning to code. 
For girls in grades 3 - 8.

*Registration required* 

Girls Who Code | Home

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Join the nationawide organization created to increase the number of women qualifying for careers in technology by learning to code. 
For girls in grades 3 - 8.

*Registration required* 

Girls Who Code | Home

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
ZOOM: Navigating College Admissions Successfully

ZOOM: Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2024

This program will discuss current admission trends, the importance of visiting potential colleges, creating a timeline, and other steps that can be taken to help reduce the stress of the college admission process.

This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens. The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. (www.standoutforcollege.com

Join ZOOM meeting using this link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85832105358?pwd=djhaUnRJQVdZa09ZRzl4NlU0cnNJUT09

Meeting ID: 858 3210 5358

Passcode: 448405

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEldOuprj4pH9y3cIpw6Ee6YpyhPf2Y-9Fj

 

ZOOM: Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2024

This program will discuss current admission trends, the importance of visiting potential colleges, creating a timeline, and other steps that can be taken to help reduce the stress of the college admission process.

This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens. The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. (www.standoutforcollege.com

Join ZOOM meeting using this link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85832105358?pwd=djhaUnRJQVdZa09ZRzl4NlU0cnNJUT09

Meeting ID: 858 3210 5358

Passcode: 448405

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEldOuprj4pH9y3cIpw6Ee6YpyhPf2Y-9Fj

 

Thursday March 21, 2024
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ZOOM: Florence Ziegfeld and Ziegfeld Follies with Martin Schneit

ZOOM

The Ziegfeld Follies ran from 1907 to 1931. Florence Ziegfeld glorified the American Girl and made her a symbol of the modern independent woman. Martin Schneit will discuss The Ziegfeld Follies and how it became an American institution.  

Registration not required. This program may exceed our zoom capacity. We advise logging in on time.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

 

ZOOM

The Ziegfeld Follies ran from 1907 to 1931. Florence Ziegfeld glorified the American Girl and made her a symbol of the modern independent woman. Martin Schneit will discuss The Ziegfeld Follies and how it became an American institution.  

Registration not required. This program may exceed our zoom capacity. We advise logging in on time.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

 

Monday March 25, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
PPL Playtime

Make your own fun with the Library's toys, musical instruments and more in the Bentley Room!

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old.  Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Small Maracas Images | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSD

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

Make your own fun with the Library's toys, musical instruments and more in the Bentley Room!

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old.  Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Small Maracas Images | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSD

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room


 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
In Person: Cozy Games and Crafts at PPL

Knitting: Good for Your Health or Bad for Your Hands?

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Library! Join friends in a game or to work on your ongoing craft projects in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Bring your own knitting, crocheting, or other projects and materials. Some games will be provided.

*Please note that there will not be instructors at these programs.*

Knitting: Good for Your Health or Bad for Your Hands?

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Library! Join friends in a game or to work on your ongoing craft projects in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Bring your own knitting, crocheting, or other projects and materials. Some games will be provided.

*Please note that there will not be instructors at these programs.*

Tuesday March 26, 2024

Join us in the Bentley Room for Yoga & Me.

Parents or caregivers must be in attendance.

Please bring your own mat or towel.

Ages 2-5.

*Registration Required*

Limited to 10 Families.

Shining Kids Yoga — Creative Enrichment

CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Join us in the Bentley Room for Yoga & Me.

Parents or caregivers must be in attendance.

Please bring your own mat or towel.

Ages 2-5.

*Registration Required*

Limited to 10 Families.

Shining Kids Yoga — Creative Enrichment

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  516.239.3262
   childrens@peninsulapublic.org

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: Mark Gertler: Artist & Archivist

ZOOM: Mark Gertler: Artist & Archivist of London’s Jewish Community

Polish-English artist Mark Gertler was influenced by Post-Impressionism, but his style was highly individual with strong elements of eastern European folk art. His favorite subjects included female portraits and still lifes painted in his characteristic bright colors.

Registration not required. 

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7212073003?pwd=c1orTzlKSnY5aHpBK2JhRENJU1dDdz09

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

ZOOM: Mark Gertler: Artist & Archivist of London’s Jewish Community