Peninsula Public Library

280 Central Avenue, Lawrence NY 11559


Calendar of Events

  

Monday April 15, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 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: Celebrating The Wiz on Broadway

ZOOM

In honor of the 2024 revival of this Broadway classic, Stephen Nachamie will celebrate the making of the original production of The Wiz, and the legacy of this groundbreaking show.

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 honor of the 2024 revival of this Broadway classic, Stephen Nachamie will celebrate the making of the original production of The Wiz, and the legacy of this groundbreaking show.

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.*

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

Join us in the Bentley Room for a PG- 13 movie picked by our club members.

For Teens, Ages 13-17

*No Registration Required*

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

Join us in the Bentley Room for a PG- 13 movie picked by our club members.

For Teens, Ages 13-17

*No Registration Required*

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

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

Tuesday April 16, 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
There is 1 space available.

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

There is 1 space available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: Nutrition and Sleep

ZOOM

In this lecture, Pnina Mohr will discuss foods and supplements touted as sleep promoting and whether these can actually make a difference.

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 this lecture, Pnina Mohr will discuss foods and supplements touted as sleep promoting and whether these can actually make a difference.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

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

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

 

Wednesday April 17, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 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!

*Registration Required*

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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!

*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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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
ZOOM: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow:

Explore Black Americans' struggle for equality under the oppressive Jim Crow laws from 1865 through World War I. Learn about this chapter of our history, as well as Black New Yorkers’ organizing and community-building in the face of discrimination.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

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

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

 

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow:

Explore Black Americans' struggle for equality under the oppressive Jim Crow laws from 1865 through World War I. Learn about this chapter of our history, as well as Black New Yorkers’ organizing and community-building in the face of discrimination.

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

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


Thursday April 18, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 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

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

 

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 April 22, 2024

The Library will be open from 9 AM to 5 PM on Passover, Monday, April 22nd.

The Library will be open from 9 AM to 5 PM on Passover, Monday, April 22nd.

 
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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 April 23, 2024

The Library will be open from 9 AM to 5 PM on Passover, Tuesday, April 23rd.

The Library will be open from 9 AM to 5 PM on Passover, Tuesday, April 23rd.

Monday April 29, 2024
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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.*

Wednesday May 1, 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.

*Registration Required*

 
CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
There are 19 spaces available.

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.

*Registration Required*

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

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

There are 19 spaces available.

Thursday May 2, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 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 are many spaces 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 are many spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: Virtual Tour: Jewish Saint Petersburg

ZOOM

Saint Petersburg, often called the "Venice of the North," is a city that captivates the hearts of those who visit. Located along the banks of the Neva River, it is a city of grandeur and rich cultural heritage.

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

Saint Petersburg, often called the "Venice of the North," is a city that captivates the hearts of those who visit. Located along the banks of the Neva River, it is a city of grandeur and rich cultural heritage.

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 May 6, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 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: Jo Stafford

ZOOM

Jo Stafford was one of the best vocalists of the 20th Century, known for a range of vocal styles. Marc Courtade will discuss her most famous tunes.



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

Jo Stafford was one of the best vocalists of the 20th Century, known for a range of vocal styles. Marc Courtade will discuss her most famous tunes.



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
There are many spaces available.

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

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday May 7, 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
There are many spaces available.

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

There are many spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: Art for the Millions

ZOOM: Art for the Millions: American Culture and Politics in the 1930s

The 1930s was a decade of political and social upheaval in the United States, and the art and visual culture of the time reflected the unsettled environment. Highlights include paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, and Stuart Davis, as well as photographs by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and more presented by Mary Vahey.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

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

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

CONTACT: Roxanne Spodek  (516) 239-3262 x216  programming@peninsulapublic.org

ZOOM: Art for the Millions: American Culture and Politics in the 1930s

The 1930s was a decade of political and social upheaval in the United States, and the art and visual culture of the time reflected the unsettled environment. Highlights include paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, and Stuart Davis, as well as photographs by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and more presented by Mary Vahey.

Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting. 

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

Meeting ID: 721 207 3003
Passcode: PenPubLib

 

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Spodek
  (516) 239.3262 x216
   programming@peninsulapublic.org

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In Person: Movie Showing of Book Club: The Next Chapter

Book Club: The Next Chapter (dvd) : Target

In Person: Movie Showing in the Bentley Room of Book Club: The Next Chapter.

Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen return as four best friends who take their book club to Italy for the fun girls' trip they never had. When things go off the rails, and secrets are revealed, their relaxing vacation turns into a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country adventure.

NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY. First come first seated.
Call Roxanne Spodek at 516-967-5777 with any questions.

Book Club: The Next Chapter (dvd) : Target

In Person: Movie Showing in the Bentley Room of Book Club: The Next Chapter.

Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen return as four best friends who take their book club to Italy for the fun girls' trip they never had. When things go off the rails, and secrets are revealed, their relaxing vacation turns into a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country adventure.

NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY. First come first seated.
Call Roxanne Spodek at 516-967-5777 with any questions.

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In Person: Movie Showing of Book Club: The Next Chapter

Book Club: The Next Chapter (dvd) : Target

In Person: Movie Showing in the Bentley Room of Book Club: The Next Chapter.

Diane KeatonJane FondaCandice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen return as four best friends when they take their book club to Italy for the fun girls' trip they never had. When things go off the rails, and secrets are revealed, their relaxing vacation turns into a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country adventure.

NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY. First come first seated.
Call Roxanne Spodek at 516-967-5777 with any questions.

Book Club: The Next Chapter (dvd) : Target

In Person: Movie Showing in the Bentley Room of Book Club: The Next Chapter.

Diane KeatonJane FondaCandice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen return as four best friends when they take their book club to Italy for the fun girls' trip they never had. When things go off the rails, and secrets are revealed, their relaxing vacation turns into a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country adventure.

NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY. First come first seated.
Call Roxanne Spodek at 516-967-5777 with any questions.

Wednesday May 8, 2024
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
In Person: Passport Van at PPL

In Person: Passport Mobile Unit at Peninsula Public Library

Passport Services with the Town of Hempstead

Presented by Hempstead Town Clerk Kate Murray’s Passport Office

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Apply for or renew your passport at the library. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Call Town of Hempstead Passport Office at (516) 812-3100 to make appointment; be sure to specify appointment is for Peninsula Public Library. When you schedule your appointment they will tell you exactly what you must bring in that day based on your needs.

In Person: Passport Mobile Unit at Peninsula Public Library

Passport Services with the Town of Hempstead

Presented by Hempstead Town Clerk Kate Murray’s Passport Office

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Apply for or renew your passport at the library. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Call Town of Hempstead Passport Office at (516) 812-3100 to make appointment; be sure to specify appointment is for Peninsula Public Library. When you schedule your appointment they will tell you exactly what you must bring in that day based on your needs.

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In Person: Skyline drawing

In Person

Naomi Singer will teach the methods of Skyline drawing.

Material fee exact change $5

Registration fee required.

Call Roxanne Spodek with any questions 516-967-5777

 

In Person

Naomi Singer will teach the methods of Skyline drawing.

Material fee exact change $5

Registration fee required.

Call Roxanne Spodek with any questions 516-967-5777

 


Thursday May 9, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 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
There are many spaces 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 are many spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
ZOOM: Love Thy Neighbor

ZOOM

“Love Thy Neighbor: Immigration and the U.S. Experience” features artifacts from the Museum’s collection and the Jewish immigrant experience.

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

“Love Thy Neighbor: Immigration and the U.S. Experience” features artifacts from the Museum’s collection and the Jewish immigrant experience.

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
Mother's Day Craft: Pressed Flower Bookmarks

Get ready to create a special gift for your mother with our Pressed Flower Bookmark Craft. Learn about the beauty of flowers as we press them into colorful bookmarks that your mother will cherish forever.

For Children in Grades 3-8

*Registration Required*

Pressed Flowers Bookmarks - A girl and a glue gun

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

Get ready to create a special gift for your mother with our Pressed Flower Bookmark Craft. Learn about the beauty of flowers as we press them into colorful bookmarks that your mother will cherish forever.

For Children in Grades 3-8

*Registration Required*

Pressed Flowers Bookmarks - A girl and a glue gun

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

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

Monday May 13, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 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
There are many spaces 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 are many spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: Innovative Staging on Broadway

ZOOM

Stephen Nachamie will celebrate some innovative directors and creative teams on Broadway, including the works of Michael Bennett (A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls), Max Webster (The Life of Pi), and Alex Timbers (Here Lies Love, Moulin Rouge).

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

Stephen Nachamie will celebrate some innovative directors and creative teams on Broadway, including the works of Michael Bennett (A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls), Max Webster (The Life of Pi), and Alex Timbers (Here Lies Love, Moulin Rouge).

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.*

 
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6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
In Person: Defensive Driving AARP

In Person: Adult Defensive Driving Course 

Must attend both evening sessions in order to qualify for the discount.

6:00-9:30pm

Monday and Tuesday 5/13/24 and 5/14/24

Please register by calling Roxanne Spodek at 515-967-5777 starting on 4/9/24 at 9am.

Limited spots available and you must drop off a check madeout to AARP to the library once you register within 24hours.

$25 AARP memebers/$30 non members. District 15 members have first preference.

 

In Person: Adult Defensive Driving Course 

Must attend both evening sessions in order to qualify for the discount.

6:00-9:30pm

Monday and Tuesday 5/13/24 and 5/14/24

Please register by calling Roxanne Spodek at 515-967-5777 starting on 4/9/24 at 9am.

Limited spots available and you must drop off a check madeout to AARP to the library once you register within 24hours.

$25 AARP memebers/$30 non members. District 15 members have first preference.

 

Tuesday May 14, 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

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

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: The Anxious Eye: German Expressionism

Zoom

Thomas Germano discusses The Anxious Eye: German Expressionism and Its Legacy, currently at the National Galley of Art, which presents the work of early 20th-century artists and demonstrates their continuing impact a century later.  

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

Thomas Germano discusses The Anxious Eye: German Expressionism and Its Legacy, currently at the National Galley of Art, which presents the work of early 20th-century artists and demonstrates their continuing impact a century later.  

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: Under the Sea

Join us for a splashing good time as we transform simple paper plates into delightful jellyfish. It's a hands-on adventure filled with laughter and imagination, perfect for young ocean explorers!

For Children in Grades K-3

*Registration Required*

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

Join us for a splashing good time as we transform simple paper plates into delightful jellyfish. It's a hands-on adventure filled with laughter and imagination, perfect for young ocean explorers!

For Children in Grades K-3

*Registration Required*

Paper plate jellyfish featured image

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

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
In Person: Defensive Driving AARP

In Person: Adult Defensive Driving Course 

Must attend both evening sessions in order to qualify for the discount.

6:00-9:30pm

Monday and Tuesday 5/13/24 and 5/14/24

Please register by calling Roxanne Spodek at 515-967-5777 starting on 4/9/24 at 9am.

Limited spots available and you must drop off a check madeout to AARP to the library once you register within 24hours.

$25 AARP memebers/$30 non members. District 15 members have first preference.

 

In Person: Adult Defensive Driving Course 

Must attend both evening sessions in order to qualify for the discount.

6:00-9:30pm

Monday and Tuesday 5/13/24 and 5/14/24

Please register by calling Roxanne Spodek at 515-967-5777 starting on 4/9/24 at 9am.

Limited spots available and you must drop off a check madeout to AARP to the library once you register within 24hours.

$25 AARP memebers/$30 non members. District 15 members have first preference.

 

Wednesday May 15, 2024
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: Sodium in our Diet

ZOOM

In this presentation, Pnina Mohr will explain the role that sodium plays in relation to blood pressure, the importance of potassium, and culinary approaches for enhancing recipes to meet our nutritional goals.

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 this presentation, Pnina Mohr will explain the role that sodium plays in relation to blood pressure, the importance of potassium, and culinary approaches for enhancing recipes to meet our nutritional goals.

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 STEAM Lab: Microscopic Hair Analysis

Microscopic hair analysis can reveal all kinds of clues about a human being, including if the hair belonged to a person of European, Asian or African ancestry. Become an amateur detective by using our professional quality microscope to learn how the FBI and others use hair analysis to solve crimes.

For Children in Grades 3-8

*Registration Required*

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CONTACT: Children's Room  516-239-3262  childrens@peninsulapublic.org
LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room
There are 18 spaces available.

Microscopic hair analysis can reveal all kinds of clues about a human being, including if the hair belonged to a person of European, Asian or African ancestry. Become an amateur detective by using our professional quality microscope to learn how the FBI and others use hair analysis to solve crimes.

For Children in Grades 3-8

*Registration Required*

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

LOCATION: PPL Bentley Room

There are 18 spaces available.

Thursday May 16, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
In Person: Canasta Supervised Play and Strategy

20 Facts About Canasta - Facts.net

In Person

Do you have a basic knowledge of Canasta and would like to improve your game? If so this one session class is for you. You will learn strategies that will make you a better player and give you greater enjoyment.

Registration required. Limited Spots

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

There are 13 spaces available.

20 Facts About Canasta - Facts.net

In Person

Do you have a basic knowledge of Canasta and would like to improve your game? If so this one session class is for you. You will learn strategies that will make you a better player and give you greater enjoyment.

Registration required. Limited Spots

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

There are 13 spaces available.

 

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 May 20, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 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

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: Miami: Art Deco Haven

Zoom

Join Val Franco as she discusses Miami, Florida, the home to over 900 Art Deco architectural gems. This presentation will look at the city's history, art, and culture.

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

Join Val Franco as she discusses Miami, Florida, the home to over 900 Art Deco architectural gems. This presentation will look at the city's history, art, and culture.

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 May 21, 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
There are 9 spaces available.

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

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ZOOM: Dorothy Fields