Events Calendar

For more information on registering for a program, see our newsletter or call us at 631-473-0022.

Cardholders: You MUST be in good standing to register for Port Jefferson Free Library programs

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Wednesday January 23, 2019
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PJFL Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jongg tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Author! Author! - Mo Willems
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 3 - 5 years with an adult

Join us as we share some stories written by these well-loved children’s authors, and then create a craft based upon their work.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Downloading eBooks for Free!
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn all about downloading eBooks to your device using your library card!

LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
 
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Chess
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 6-12 years old

Here’s a chance for beginners, as well as more experienced chess players to develop strategies, sharpen their skills, and have fun playing a game of Chess with an instructor from the Long Island Chess Nuts to guide you.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Activity Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Community Service: Teens Speak Out
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join our Teen discussion group to voice your opinion and make a difference. We’re seeking dedicated teens to share ideas about activities, materials, and changes to implement to make the library a destination for teens.

When there are multiple sessions, teens can only sign up for 1 due to limited spaces. All sessions are 1 hour of community service unless otherwise indicated.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 This group discusses topics of contemporary concern.  For the January 23 meeting the topic will be “Refugees and Global Migration"

Discussion leaders are Margaret Foster and Stojan Rebic.  For more information or to join this group, please call the library at 631- 473-0022.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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New Year Family Health Makeover
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn simple tactics for you and your family to eat better for weight loss, create more robust energy, and optimize family health. You'll learn valuable information originally prepared for a lesson plan in a graduate school of public health by former Adjunct Professor, Dennis G. Bollier with Health Educator and Coach, Stephanie Mendes.

Contact: Adult Reference

Registration will begin late December.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 33 spaces available.
Thursday January 24, 2019
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Mommy & Baby Pilates
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 Adults with babies 6 weeks to pre-crawling                                                                                        

Spend special time bonding with your pre-crawler while safely and effectively strengthening your body. Pilates is an amazing exercise system that focuses on core strength, pelvic stability, proper postural alignment as well as balance, flexibility and overall mental well-being.  You'll have the option to involve your baby in the movements or have your baby close to you on your mat. Modifications will be made to accommodate all fitness levels. Please bring a mat for yourself and a thick blanket or mat for your baby to lay comfortably. Mom must have medical clearance to exercise.  

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Neil Diamond's Birthday: Movie Screening- The Jazz Singer
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of being a popular singer.

Begins at 1 PM. No registration necssary. All are welcome!
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
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Defensive Driving
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Attend this class to reduce your auto insurance costs and receive up to a 4-point reduction from your driving record for points accumulated in the past 18 months. The $28.00 class fee is due upon registration and should be made out to “Suffolk Safety Program”. Class instructor is Linda Greco. Please note if you are more than 3 minutes late for class you will not be able to attend.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION ONLY.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Learn English Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class is for adults, 18 and older, who are nonnative speakers of English and would like to improve their skills. Class is led by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming. Registration is not required. 

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday January 25, 2019
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Shake 'N Make Music
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 3 - 17 months old with an adult

Join us for this high-energy, fun-filled musical and movement program.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
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Shake 'N Make Music
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 18 months  - 5 years old with an adult

Join us for this high-energy, fun-filled musical and movement program.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Movie Matinee
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Old Man and the Gun

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker's escape from San Quentin at the age of 70. The escape enchanted the public and confounded the authorities. Detective John Hunt became captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft. (92 min.)

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Blood Pressure Screening
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Every last Friday of the month from 3:30 - 4:30 PM on a walk- in basis, a clinician from St. Charles Hospital will be here to check your blood pressure, free of charge. No registration is necessary.

 
LOCATION: Reference
 
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Defensive Driving
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
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Watercolor and Oil Pastel Snowflake
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years   

You know that oil and water don’t mix, but did you know that they can work together to create a beautiful artwork? We will start with drawing some snowflakes using oil pastels and then add watercolors and a hint of sparkle to make them shine!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Saturday January 26, 2019
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Yoga Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

WORKSHOP DATES: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23

Come dressed to participate with a yoga mat or towel. Fee for the workshop is $25 payable to the PJFL. The fee must be paid upon registration and is non-refundable. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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English Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class is for adults, 18 and older, whose first language is not English. Improve your English skills in this English-only class. There is no need to pre-register for this FREE class. Simply show up. The program is led by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Make it Sew Helpers
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Help Miss Sarina prep materials for an upcoming sewing class.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Shrinky Dink Keychains
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Print or sketch an a character of your choosing and watch as it shrinky dinks to a mini version of itself. Accessorize it by making it a keychain!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Google Suite 2: Slides, Sites & Forms
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Get to know everything included in G Suite, such as Google Slides, Google Sites, and Google Forms. Create and collaborate importance documents that can be shared with ease. You MUST have a valid Gmail address and know the password. Laptops will be provided.

Contact: Adult Reference 631-473-0022 adref@portjefflibrary.org

Registration begins December 26 for PJFL cardholders. Outside library cardholders may register beginning January 2, 2019.

LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Make It Sew: Hats
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years

It's getting cold out, so warm up your head with a fancy new hat inspired by a unicorn or pokemon!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Sunday January 27, 2019
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Munchkin Madness
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come play the exciting card game Munchkin with some delicious munchkins for snacks.

 

Materials used in this program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Camp Kesen Parent Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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WRP Family Film - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Families

Join us for some movies based upon Roald Dahl classics. *Children under 9 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult* Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Monday January 28, 2019
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AARP Smart Driving Course
10:00 AM - 1:15 PM

This class is sponsored by AARP and participants must complete both classes to qualify for the 10% reduction on their automobile liability and collision insurance. A non-refundable fee of $20.00 for AARP members and a $ 25.00 fee for non-members is due upon registration.  Payment is by CHECK or MONEY ORDER ONLY payable to AARP.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Story Time Art
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 2 1/2 - 5 years old with an adult

Join Michelle Stylianou of Studio E as she shares a story and then guides students in the creation of a related work of art, using a variety of materials.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Origami Airplane Challenge
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Create your own ready and folded airplanes with origami paper and take the skies as we race in obstacles and flyable challenges.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Slime Time: Snow
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 7 - 12 years

It’s Slime Time! Make some snowy, white, slime!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Excel Basics: Part One
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This Excel beginners level class will cover an overview of Excel’s capabilities,  how to organize and enter data, simple functions and how to format cells.  Program instructor is Frank Cerullo, CPM,MBA.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Board of Trustees Meetings
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday January 29, 2019
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AARP Smart Driving Course
10:00 AM - 1:15 PM

This class is sponsored by AARP and participants must complete both classes to qualify for the 10% reduction on their automobile liability and collision insurance. A non-refundable fee of $20.00 for AARP members and a $ 25.00 fee for non-members is due upon registration.  Payment is by CHECK or MONEY ORDER ONLY payable to AARP.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
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1,2,3 Full STEAM Ahead
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Ages: 3 - 5 years with an adult

“A Time for Kids" presents an interactive, educational series for children and adults to stimulate and engage thinking as they EXPLORE, PLAY and BUILD together. Participants will be introduced to concepts and terms of a STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) based curriculum. Activities include music, movement, fine and gross motor development as well as a craft.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness Meditation
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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DBZ Fighters Tournament
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dragon Ball Z fans come join the Teen Center for our DBZ Fighters Tournament on the Xbox, PS4 and Nintendo Switch!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Minute to Win it: Candy Games
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Families of children ages 6 & up

Parents vs. Kids in this epic fun battle of candy!  May not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Ukulele Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn fundamentals of music through the ukulele with instructor Adam King. This series will guide you from the very basics of an uke to playing a full song! Please bring your own ukulele or borrow one from the Library.

The Library now loans out a limited number of ukuleles for PJFL cardholders, first come first serve, which will be made available for registrants of this workshop.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Wednesday January 30, 2019
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PJFL Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jongg tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Author! Author! - Eric Carle
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 3 - 5 years with an adult

Join us as we share some stories written by these well-loved children’s authors, and then create a craft based upon their work.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
 
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Teen Trivia Challenge
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Test your knowledge and skills against the librarians in our teen trivia program!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Family Film: The Witches
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Families

Rated PG. Running time: 90 minutes

*Children under 9 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult*  Registration is not required.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Reiki Circle
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Join Reiki Master & Yoga Teacher Annalee Jackofsky for a night of energy healing. After a brief guided meditation Annalee will give everyone a short Reiki treatment. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel and a blanket.

Contact: Adult Reference 631-473-0022 adref@portjefflibrary.org

Registration begins December 26 for PJFL cardholders. Outside library cardholders may register beginning January 2, 2019.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday January 31, 2019
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Inspire Your Heart with Art
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 2 - 5 years with an adult

Today is “Inspire Your Heart with Art Day”! To celebrate we will be making all kinds of art with hearts! Come in show your love of art and make something special for someone you love!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Make-it Sew - Pokemon Hats
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Travel around the Kanto region in style by making one of these stylish warm hats inspired by Pokemon! You will get to choose which starter Pokemon style hat you would like to make, Squirtle, Bulbasaur or Charmander!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
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Kids Kitchen Helpers
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Assist Miss Sarina with this program held in the Children’s Department. You will earn 1.5 hours of community service.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Kids Kitchen: Fizzy Lifting Drinks
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades K - 2

Join us in the kitchen as we learn about soda! We will have a soda taste test, then you will get to create your own flavor! May not be suitable for those with food allergies.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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GoT Trivia Bingo
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Think you know everything about GoT? Join us as we combine two fun games, Bingo and Trivia with everyone's favorite fantasy series! 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Learn English Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class is for adults, 18 and older, who are nonnative speakers of English and would like to improve their skills. Class is led by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming. Registration is not required. L

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday February 1, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
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Clay Play
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 2 - 5 years old with an adult

Clay stimulates a child's curiosity, intelligence, imagination, and creativity. It fosters eye-hand coordination, and it is also a great way to extend the attention span of children, who often work for long periods of time with clay. Bring your child to this program and let them play with clay!

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Silver Screen Showing
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Philadelphia Story  

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. (103 min)

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Just Dance and Karaoke
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come to the Teen Center with friends to sing your heart out and show off your best dance moves.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
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Willy Wonka Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years

February 1st in WIlly Wonka Day! Come join the fun in our book club as we read Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Get ready for some fun discussion and what else but chocolate! Please pick up a copy of the book when you register. May not be suitable for those with food allergies. 

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Saturday February 2, 2019
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Yoga Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

WORKSHOP DATES: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23

Come dressed to participate with a yoga mat or towel. Fee for the workshop is $25 payable to the PJFL. The fee must be paid upon registration and is non-refundable. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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DIY Chinese Lanterns
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Celebrate Chinese New Year by transforming a takeout container into a paper lantern.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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English Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class is for adults, 18 and older, whose first language is not English. Improve your English skills in this English-only class. There is no need to pre-register for this FREE class. Simply show up. The program is led by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Groundhog Day Fun
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ages: 3 - 5 years with an adult

Join us as we celebrate with a story and craft that asks the question: “Will Spring be early or late this year?”

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Social Media
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Web developer Arooj Chaudhry will provide basic instructions on how people can exchange photos and videos, share news stories, post their thoughts, and participate in online discussions. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter will be discussed.

Contact: Adult Reference 631-473-0022 adref@portjefflibrary.org

Registration will begin October 22 for PJFL cardholders and on October 29 for cardholders of other Suffolk County libraries.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Black History Month Film Series: Cotton Comes to Harlem
2:00 PM - 3:35 PM

Lovingly shot on the streets of Harlem, Davis’s film combines glimpses of daily life with elements of high satire and outright surrealism, all of it swirled into a detective story involving jaded cops, small-time crooks and wildly dishonest community leaders. The volatile, often contradictory politics that would galvanize later films like “Shaft,”   and “Trouble Man” — their critiques of white power and some prominent forms of black resistance — are especially pointed here.

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 20 spaces available.
Sunday February 3, 2019
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Switch it UP
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Play as a team and verse your opponent in our Switch It Up program. Do you have what it takes to be the best "SWITCH" player?

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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WRP Family Film - Matilda
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Families

Join us for some movies based upon Roald Dahl classics. *Children under 9 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult* Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Monday February 4, 2019
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Medicare Explained
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn all about Medicare with Senior Health Care Specialist Grace Luce.  Please bring all questions.

LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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Dot Marker Madness
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Ages: 2 - 5 years with an adult

We know you love to create with dot markers, so get ready, get set, and dot! We will have snowflakes, snowmen, mittens and more winter-themed shapes for you to decorate!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Mario Party Party
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Celebrate with the Teen Center as we introduce the new Mario Party Game by playing some classic Mario Party on the Gamecube and the new Mario Party on the Switch.

 

Materials used in this program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Heart Collage: Love You To Pieces
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grade K - 2

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so what better way to celebrate than to read a story about the day, and create a collage in the shape of a heart!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Excel Basics: Part Two
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This Excel beginners level class and will cover more in-depth functions and formulas.  Basic computer skills, mouse and file management skills plus proficiency in the topics covered in “Excel Beginner: Part One” are required to attend this class. The class instructor is Frank Cerullo CPM, MBA.

 

LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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DIY Bath Bombs
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Carly owner of Modern Primal Soap Co. for this is hands-on class where you will learn how to make a bath bomb. Supplies will be provided for everyone to make their own bath bomb to take home, as well as an instruction sheet with a recipe and sources so you can find bath bomb materials. 

Non-refundable material fee of $5 in cash is due upon registration. (In-person only)

Registration will begin December 26 for PJFL cardholders and January 2 for outside library cardholders.
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday February 5, 2019
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Cocoa and Coloring
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop in and warm up with some hot cocoa and relaxing coloring. The coloring craze helps to both clear the mind and unleash creativity. We will provide coloring sheets and plenty of colored pencils. No experience or registration necessary! 

CONTACT:  Nikki     
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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National Weather Day
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 3 - 5 years with an adult                                

National Weather Day is here! With clouds, rain, and sun - oh my! Join us as we read about what happens in the sky and then make a related craft.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Crystal Bowls & Reiki Healing Circle
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Experience that vibrational sound of healing quartz crystal singing bowls and Reiki, as they heal on a physical, mental, and emotional level. These sessions will help you bring your body into a state of gratitude and inner peace, harmony, balance and well being. Presented by long time practitioner Jessica Harris-Iannuzzi

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Community Service: Teens Speak Out
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join our Teen discussion group to voice your opinion and make a difference. We’re seeking dedicated teens to share ideas about activities, materials, and changes to implement to make the library a destination for teens.

When there are multiple sessions, teens can only sign up for 1 due to limited spaces. All sessions are 1 hour of community service unless otherwise indicated.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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February Family Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Families

Enjoy some February-themed stories and songs with the whole family!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Ukulele Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn fundamentals of music through the ukulele with instructor Adam King. This series will guide you from the very basics of an uke to playing a full song! Please bring your own ukulele or borrow one from the Library.

The Library now loans out a limited number of ukuleles for PJFL cardholders, first come first serve, which will be made available for registrants of this workshop.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Wednesday February 6, 2019
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PJFL Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jongg tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Author! Author! - Leo Lionni
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 3 - 5 years with an adult

Join us as we share some stories written by these well-loved children’s authors, and then create a craft based upon their work.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Silent Library - Ninja Edition
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The rules say “To Stay Silent” but can you keep quiet while reciting the ABC’s with a mouth full of gummy bears? Based off the popular show, compete to show your will to be the quietest. For a twist, we will incorporate some ninja challenges as well. Shhhh! Can you keep quiet in the library?

 

Materials used in this program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Chess
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 6-12 years old

Here’s a chance for beginners, as well as more experienced chess players to develop strategies, sharpen their skills, and have fun playing a game of Chess with an instructor from the Long Island Chess Nuts to guide you.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Wine Cork Craft
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Create a beautiful wine cork decoration perfect for Valentine’s Day. Upon registration you will be given the choice to create a heart shape or an initial. Limited class size. Non-refundable material fee is $5 in cash or check payable to the PJFL is due upon registration.

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED FROM FEBRUARY 13.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Guided Meditation: Healing Your Inner Spirit
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Meditation is a simple yet profound method to improve the quality of our lives. With practical instructions we can learn to gain the inner peace we seek.  Class led by Meditation Practitioner Laura Morello.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday February 7, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
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Ellen & Doreen Present: Some Bunny Loves You
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 2 1/2 - 5 years with an adult

Create an adorable valentine bunny, along with a variety of valentine crafts. A story completes the fun!

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Mommy & Baby Pilates
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 Adults with babies 6 weeks to pre-crawling                                                                                        

Spend special time bonding with your pre-crawler while safely and effectively strengthening your body. Pilates is an amazing exercise system that focuses on core strength, pelvic stability, proper postural alignment as well as balance, flexibility and overall mental wellbeing.  You'll have the option to involve your baby in the movements or have your baby close to you on your mat. Modifications will be made to accommodate all fitness levels. Please bring a mat for yourself and a thick blanket or mat for your baby to lay comfortably. Mom must have medical clearance to exercise.  

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
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Perler Design
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Using Perler beads, we will be making fan-favorite characters in 8-bit art.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
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Heart Rocket Candy Structure
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 10 years

Using STEM as our inspiration, we will create a rocket ship using gummy hearts and straws, vying to see whose configuration is the strongest.  We will create a hypothesis and then set about to see if it is true or false. May not be suitable for those with food allergies.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Learn English Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class is for adults, 18 and older, who are nonnative speakers of English and would like to improve their skills. Class is led by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Lose Weight - Look and Feel Younger for the New Year
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The goal of this program is for participants to take control of their weight, health and well-being.  Learn how and what type of exercise is best for weight loss, how to start a weight loss program, how the right types of food and exercise will turn back the clock and how eating the right or wrong types of food affects aging and good health. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 14 spaces available.
Friday February 8, 2019
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Babies Boogie
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 3 - 24 months with an adult

Shake, rattle and roll when you join Nicole Sparling for this musical program.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Toddlers Tango
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 25 months - 5 years old with an adult

Clap your hands, stomp your feet and wiggle to the beat! Children and their parents will be wiggling and giggling with this music and creative movement program. Help your child explore music from around the world with songs, instruments and dance. No younger siblings please.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Movie Matinee
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Bookshop       

In England in 1959, free spirited widow Florence Green follows her lifelong dream by opening a bookshop in a conservative coastal town. (113 min.)

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Mario Kart 8 Tournament
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Teen Center for a friendly game of Mario Kart 8 on the Nintendo Switch. Battle it out for first place. Let the Mario races begin!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
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Hue, Tint, Tone, and Shade: Exploring and Mixing Colors
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years

Did you know that when grey is added  to colors it creates a “tone”? And what is a “shade” anyway? Join us as we answer these questions and see exactly what happens when you mix colors. Please note we will be painting so dress for mess!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Saturday February 9, 2019
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Yoga Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

WORKSHOP DATES: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23

Come dressed to participate with a yoga mat or towel. Fee for the workshop is $25 payable to the PJFL. The fee must be paid upon registration and is non-refundable. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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English Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class is for adults, 18 and older, whose first language is not English. Improve your English skills in this English-only class. There is no need to pre-register for this FREE class. Simply show up. The program is led by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Family Valentine Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Families of children 3 years and older

Bring the whole family to the Library and create some Valentine-related crafts and cards, using a variety of materials.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Bohemian Rhapsody and Pizza
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy the hit movie while enjoying pizza.

Materials used in this program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Blogging
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3 Saturdays:

February 9      2:00 - 3:30 PM

February 16 & 23       10 - 11:30 AM

Blogs allow you to easily tell your stories, readers can interact with you and you can build relationships with them. Not sure which blogging site is for you? Join Web Developer Arooj Chaudhry as she reviews several blogging platforms to find which one suits your needs. You MUST have a valid email address (and know the password) to set up your own blog.

Contact: Adult Reference 631-473-0022 adref@portjefflibrary.org

Registration will begin December 26 for PJFL cardholders and January 2 for cardholders of other Suffolk County libraries.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Black History Month Film Series: The Defiant Ones
2:00 PM - 3:35 PM

Directed by Stanley Kramer, 1958 Starring: Sidney Poitier  Tony Curtis  Theodore Bikel.  Two convicts, played by Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier, escape from a chain gang, shackled together. In spite of their mutual hatred, they rely on each other to survive a journey across the rural South. Poitier, the ascendant, incandescent African-American star of the moment, whose wit and charisma not only transcend the material but also render it believable makes it all work

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Three Village Chamber Players: Family Concert: Music from Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Families

Join us in the Reading Room for a 45 min program of music from the 18th and 19th centuries on period instruments. We will be performing music referenced in Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’, music that the Bennet sisters would have been playing, music from Jane Austen’s time period, music from Jane Austen’s library, as well as theme music from the movies. The performing instruments will include harpsichord, clavichord, traverso, and violin. To learn more about 3VCP concerts please visit 3vcp.org.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Front Reading Room
Sunday February 10, 2019
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DIY Valentine's Bath Bombs
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come make the perfect Valentine Bath Bomb for a gift or keep for yourself.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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WRP Family Film - James and the Giant Peach
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Families

Join us for some movies based upon Roald Dahl classics. *Children under 9 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult* Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Monday February 11, 2019
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Story Time Art
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 2 1/2 - 5 years old with an adult

Join Michelle Stylianou of Studio E as she shares a story and then guides students in the creation of a related work of art, using a variety of materials.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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Love Potions
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This year make your Valentine a Love Potion charm or keychain!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Valentine Perler Beads
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 7 - 12 years                            

Make some perler bead hearts to give as a Valentine gift or to keep for yourself.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Excel Basics: Part Three
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This excel beginner’s level class will cover charts, sorting, filtering and print formatting functions.  Basic computer skills, mouse and file management skills plus proficiency in the topics covered in Excel Beginner: Parts 1 and 2 are required to attend this class. The class instructor is Frank Cerullo, CPM,MBA.

 
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Pacman by iCreate Lab SUNY Stony Brook
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ages 10 and up

Join the iCreate team for this all ages demonstration. You get to play Pacman in a maze and race against time with the app-enabled sphero ball to play, engage, and explore.

 
LOCATION: Heritage Area
There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Nature Buddies Explore Evergreens
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 3 - 5 years without an adult

Come join us for an exploration of February’s friend, the Evergreen.  We will use natural materials to learn about these unique trees, read a story about the creatures that depend them and create a project using the parts of an evergreen tree!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness Meditation
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Community Service - Perler Bead Organizers
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Assist the Librarians with preparing materials for programs.

When there are multiple sessions, teens can only sign up for 1 due to limited spaces. All sessions are 1 hour of community service unless otherwise indicated.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Preschool Story Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ages: 3 - 5 years old

Get your little ones ready for some storytime! We’ll dance, sing and of course, read some wonderful books!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Ukulele Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn fundamentals of music through the ukulele with instructor Adam King. This series will guide you from the very basics of an uke to playing a full song! Please bring your own ukulele or borrow one from the Library.

The Library now loans out a limited number of ukuleles for PJFL cardholders, first come first serve, which will be made available for registrants of this workshop.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Poetry Zone
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday February 13, 2019
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Baby Start
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages: 9 - 17 months with an adult

This half hour program is for caregivers and their babies. Age appropriate movement and lap time activities are alternated to provide a fun and educational class.  

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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PJFL Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jongg tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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A Time for Kids: Valentines
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Ages: 18 months - 5 years with an adult

Help your child prepare for school as you participate alongside him/her in this educational program of stories, songs, creative movement and a special craft

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Infant Massage
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 6 weeks - 18 months with an adult

Cross cultural studies have shown the immediate and long term effects of massage on infants and young children in both good health and those struggling with colic and special needs. Join Licensed Massage Therapist Laura Morello and learn this new way of communicating with your child. Please dress in comfortable clothes, and bring a blanket for baby, one for yourself and baby’s favorite comfort toy.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Community Service Valentine's Day Pokemon Cards
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Create a Valentine's Day card for a cause or for someone special in your life. You'll receive one hour of community service for the cards you make to donate.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Family Film: The BFG
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Families

Rated PG. Running time: 2 hours

*Children under 9 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult*  Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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RESCHEDULED: Wine Cork Craft
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO FEBRUARY 6.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday February 14, 2019
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Paint without Paint Brushes: Valentine’s Day Tissue Paper Heart Prints
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 2 ½- 5 years with an adult

Yes, you can “paint” with tissue paper! Using this cool technique we’ll transform a simple heart into a colorful work of art! Keep it for yourself or give it to someone you love.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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New Voices Book Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The book to be discussed in February is “Kitchen House”  by Kathleen Grossom.  The Discussion Facilitator is Diane M.  Konoski.  For more information please stop by the Reference Desk or cal 473-0022.    

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Valentine's Day Minute to Win It
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come join us and for a face-off of Valentine themed Minute It  To Win It Activities

Materials used in this program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
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Community Service: Kids Kitchen Helpers
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Assist Miss Sarina with this program held in the Children's department. Earn 1.5 hours of community service.

LOCATION: Children's Department
 
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Kids Kitchen: Chocolate Dipping
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades K - 2

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us as we learn all about chocolate! May not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Learn English Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class is for adults, 18 and older, who are nonnative speakers of English and would like to improve their skills. Class is led by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday February 15, 2019
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Parent Toddler Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Ages: 18 - 36 months old with an adult

Enjoy an opportunity to play with your toddler while meeting other parents and their children.  The workshop features toys, puzzles, a play kitchen area, parenting resource professionals and circle time. Please do not bring any snacks or drinks (for either child or adult) to the program as this is a distraction to the other children and a problem for those with food allergies.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Foreign Film Showing
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Araby (Portuguese)        

A teenager finds a Brazilian factory worker's handwritten journal that recounts a life filled with equal amounts of hardship and insight. (98 min.)

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Candy Art
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years                                         

We will be making some sweet art at this program! Did you know that you can sculpt with Starbursts or make mosaics with M&Ms? We will be doing that and more at this fun program. May not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Laser Kingdom Winter Reading Party
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Charge up with pizza and snacks during our laser tag program for the Winter Reading Party Finale. We will be meeting at the Laser Kingdom located in Coram. Registration must be made in person. Upon registration, a signed permission slip and a fee of $5 are required in order to attend. You must be signed up for the Winter Reading Program to be eligible to attend this event. Registration begins January 21. 

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Saturday February 16, 2019
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Yoga Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

WORKSHOP DATES: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23

Come dressed to participate with a yoga mat or towel. Fee for the workshop is $25 payable to the PJFL. The fee must be paid upon registration and is non-refundable. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Blogging
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

3 Saturdays:

February 9      2:00 - 3:30 PM

February 16 & 23       10 - 11:30 AM

Blogs allow you to easily tell your stories, readers can interact with you and you can build relationships with them. Not sure which blogging site is for you? Join Web Developer Arooj Chaudhry as she reviews several blogging platforms to find which one suits your needs. You MUST have a valid email address (and know the password) to set up your own blog.

Contact: Adult Reference 631-473-0022 adref@portjefflibrary.org

Registration will begin December 26 for PJFL cardholders and January 2 for cardholders of other Suffolk County libraries.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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English Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class is for adults, 18 and older, whose first language is not English. Improve your English skills in this English-only class. There is no need to pre-register for this FREE class. Simply show up. The program is led by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming.

LOCATION: Lower Stacks
 
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Community Service: Cards or Letters for Troops
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Receive one hour of community service for designing cards or letters for our troops.

When there are multiple sessions, teens can only sign up for 1 due to limited spaces. All sessions are 1 hour of community service unless otherwise indicated.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Willy Wonka Candy Crafts
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Grades K - 2

Today we are going to make Willy Wonka Candy crafts! Get ready for some fun and take home some homemade treats. May not be suitable for those with food allergies.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Black History Month Film Series: Stir Crazy
2:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Directed by Sidney Poitier, 1980 Starring: Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor.  For movie fans who came of age in the late 1970s, Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor were an unparalleled interracial buddy act. In this follow-up to “Silver Streak,” Skip (Wilder), a would-be playwright, and Harry (Pryor), a struggling actor, leave New York for sunnier climes and wind up incarcerated for a bank robbery they are far too sweet and inept to have committed. A steady crescendo of ridiculousness leads to — what else? — a prison rodeo.   

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Sunday February 17, 2019
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Virtual Reality Experience
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us and get the Playstation VR Experience. Learn about the virtual world around you while playing in some popular virtual reality games.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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WRP Family Film - Fantastic Mr. Fox
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Families

Join us for some movies based upon Roald Dahl classics. *Children under 9 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult* Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Monday February 18, 2019
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LIBRARY CLOSED- President's Day
LOCATION: other
Tuesday February 19, 2019
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Cocoa and Coloring
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop in and warm up with some hot cocoa and relaxing coloring. The coloring craze helps to both clear the mind and unleash creativity. We will provide coloring sheets and plenty of colored pencils. No experience or registration necessary! 

CONTACT:  Nikki     
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Long Island Explorium Workshop: Wiggly Worms
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades K - 2

Students become animal behaviorists as they design respectful, animal-friendly experiments to investigate the senses and reactions of earthworms. Students will use this information to explore what components of the habitat will make them most comfortable.

CONTACT:  Eileen Tambone    
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Long Island Explorium Workshop: Roller Coasters - Forces for Fun
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Grades 3 - 5 

Students become playground architects as they design and construct a safe and fun roller coaster. Students create pathways and change elevations to test the distance their “vehicle” travels upon exiting the roller coaster and strategize to regulate the distance so that the "ride" ends well.

CONTACT:  Eileen Tambone    
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Make it Sew Helpers
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Help Miss Sarina prep materials for an upcoming sewing class.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Japanese Retro Gaming
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

If you love retro games and playing them, then the Teen Center is the place for you! Join us to play some games from Japan!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Make it Sew: Valentine Heart
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years

Valentine’s Day may be over, but it's not too late to make a pillow inspired by a valentine candy!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Meditation for Kids
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ages: 7 - 12 years

Join us for this special adventure as you are gently guided into fun & relaxing activities that teach techniques for gaining confidence, focus and consideration for others.

 

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us in the Teen Center for a fun filled tournament as we play the New Super Smash game, Super Smash Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch.

Materials used in this program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Ukulele Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn fundamentals of music through the ukulele with instructor Adam King. This series will guide you from the very basics of an uke to playing a full song! Please bring your own ukulele or borrow one from the Library.

The Library now loans out a limited number of ukuleles for PJFL cardholders, first come first serve, which will be made available for registrants of this workshop.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Tuesday Evening Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The book for discussion in February  is  .   The Discussion Facilitator is Linda Ruben.   

LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday February 20, 2019
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PJFL Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jongg tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Author! Author! - Kevin Henkes
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 3 - 5 years with an adult

Join us as we share some stories written by these well-loved children’s authors, and then create a craft based upon their work.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Escape Wonka’s Chocolate Factory
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years

“So little to see, so much time-strike that, reverse it.” After being locked in Wonka’s Factory, team up to solve puzzles and brain teasers to escape!  

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Go Red for Women Heart Health Campaign
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Joanne Lauten MSN,SCRN, CPHQ, Director of Nursing Quality and Stroke Coordinator at Mather, will speak on Women’s Heart Health, talking about the differences in heart attack and stroke symptoms in men and women and will offer some heart health tips.

Blood pressure screenings hands-free CPR demonstrations may be included.

 

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Drawing Made Simple - Faces
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this 2-hour intro to drawing faces workshop, participants will learn the magic formula that makes up every face. Shading, both strong and subtle will be covered.Using various pencils and erasers, participants will learn how to turn basic shapes into objects, break down complicated images into manageable pieces, shading to create form, and to see line, shadow and light. All materials will be supplied by the library.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Senior Advocate Visit
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Seniors can meet one-on-one, with a trained senior advocate from the Suffolk County Office for the Aging.  Information about benefits such as HEAP, Medicare, Medicaid, home care, ID and other assistance for seniors will be provided.  No appointment is necessary. Have a problem or question that can’t wait? Call Pam at (631) 853-8236. This program is FREE and OPEN to ALL.

 
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Escape Wonka’s Chocolate Factory- ADDITIONAL SESSION ADDED
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years

“So little to see, so much time-strike that, reverse it.” After being locked in Wonka’s Factory, team up to solve puzzles and brain teasers to escape!  

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Sushi Go Party
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love sushi go the card game? We’ll be having some veggie sushi and playing sushi go.

Materials used in this program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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The Hate U Give and Pizza
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Watch the movie that was based on the best-selling book. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

 
 
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Chess
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 6-12 years old

Here’s a chance for beginners, as well as more experienced chess players to develop strategies, sharpen their skills, and have fun playing a game of Chess with an instructor from the Long Island Chess Nuts to guide you.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Finding Lost Family... A Genealogy and DNA Journey
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This lecture is about a journey. It’s a path of discovery, and surprise, and shock and bewilderment; and at the end of the jaunt is a story of JOY. Come hear how Patricia Ann Kellner used traditional Genealogy and DNA to FIND LOST FAMILY and prove Sarah was her Grandma’s Sister.
Topics will include: how to use the Italian Genealogy Group and German Genealogy Group search engines... good for anyone with NY ancestors, wild card searches, reading difficult handwriting, Old Fulton Postcards, researching on FamilySearch.org, DNA cousin matching, DNA Painter, Google and Facebook.  Patricia manages over 35 DNA tests, runs Facebook DNA/Genealogy groups, is President of the DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island and was recently highlighted of on a Newsday front cover story. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 21 spaces available.
Thursday February 21, 2019
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9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
 
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Candy Painting
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: K - 3rd grade

Inspired by the candy creations of Willy Wonka we will be making some sweet art of our own! We will “paint” with lollipops, skittles, and more! Please come dressed for mess! May not be suitable for those with food allergies.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Cherry Blossom Paint Party
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join Miss Sarina for a step by step painting party inspired by Japanese Cherry Blossoms!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
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Snacks Around Asia
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Try snacks from around the Asia. Tasty, sweet, and some that are questionable. We challenge you to try them all and try to figure out where they are from.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
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Chocolate Pancakes
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Chocolate Pancake for dessert- we prepare the batter from scratch and cook the pancakes. Enjoy with whip cream,marshmallows, strawberry, caramel, chocolate syrup or traditional maple syrup and butter!

Materials used in this program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Family Blanket Fort Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Families of children 3 years and older

Come out of the cold and into the Library for some warm, family fun.  Using blankets brought from home, you can make a fort for your family to get cozy under to read books or play board games, and then share some hot cocoa and yummy cookies! May not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: Children's Department
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Selling Your Home Seminar
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Whether you want to sell on your own or hire a Realtor, this class is a must if you plan to sell your house in 2019. Recent data showing the online activity of buyers has created new rules for sellers to consider if they want to maximize exposure in the local market and get the highest sale price. Strategies covered will include: timing your sale, your rights as a seller, listing descriptions that sell, psychological pricing, open house do’s and don’ts as well as local, up-to-date market statistics.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Learn English Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This formal class, is for adults and older who speak English as a new language. If you are a non-native English speaker who wants to learn English then this class is for you. Classes are taught by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming and are free and open to every adult.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday February 22, 2019
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Skoblicki's Scientists: Toadily Amazing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 3 - 5 years with an adult

Hop on down and learn how to identify an amphibian and discover the life cycle of a frog in this interactive science program. Meet live friends and create a craft that will have you leaping with joy.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Skoblicki's Super Scientists: Toadily Amazing
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Grades K - 2

Hop on down and learn how to identify an amphibian and discover the life cycle of a frog in this interactive science program. Meet live friends and create a craft that will have you leaping with joy.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Loaded Nachos or Tacos in a Bag
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Create your own delicious nacho dish or layer it up with a taco in a bag.

 

Materials used in this program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Movie Matinee
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Here and Now

 A singer in New York gets a grim diagnosis that puts her life and dreams into perspective. (90 min.)

 
 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Blood Pressure Screening
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Every last Friday of the month from 3:30 - 4:30 PM on a walk- in basis, a clinician from St. Charles Hospital will be here to check your blood pressure, free of charge. No registration is necessary.

 
LOCATION: Reference
 
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Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Venus and Khan to talk about all things anime! Join the Anime Club for screenings and hanging out.

Materials used in this program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
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Movie and a Munch
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Grades K - 2

You’ll choose which movie to watch while enjoying some snacks. May not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 11 spaces available.
Saturday February 23, 2019
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Yoga Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

WORKSHOP DATES: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23

Come dressed to participate with a yoga mat or towel. Fee for the workshop is $25 payable to the PJFL. The fee must be paid upon registration and is non-refundable. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Blogging
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

3 Saturdays:

February 9      2:00 - 3:30 PM

February 16 & 23       10 - 11:30 AM

Blogs allow you to easily tell your stories, readers can interact with you and you can build relationships with them. Not sure which blogging site is for you? Join Web Developer Arooj Chaudhry as she reviews several blogging platforms to find which one suits your needs. You MUST have a valid email address (and know the password) to set up your own blog.

Contact: Adult Reference 631-473-0022 adref@portjefflibrary.org

Registration will begin December 26 for PJFL cardholders and January 2 for cardholders of other Suffolk County libraries.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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English Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class is for adults, 18 and older, whose first language is not English. Improve your English skills in this English-only class. There is no need to pre-register for this FREE class. Simply show up. The program is led by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming.

LOCATION: Lower Stacks
 
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Wookie Cookies
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Chef Rob as you decorate cookies to look like Chewbacca from Star Wars.

Materials used in this program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Once Upon a Princess Party
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ages: 3 - 8 years with an adult

All the children of the land are invited to come get a royal makeover with a special princess guest who will share stories and songs. All Lords and Ladies are encouraged to come dressed in their best royal attire. If you would like your hair to be styled, please bring your own brush.

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 18 spaces available.
Sunday February 24, 2019
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Dungeons and Dragons
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Play a Teen friendly version of Dungeons and Dragons. Please stop in to see Khan the Librarian about making a character and a tutorial on playing through this edition of DnD.

Materials used in this program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Sunday Crafternoons
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Families

Come into the Library and get crafty! We will have a new, fun craft ready for you to make each week.  Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Monday February 25, 2019
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Mini Masterpieces: Sculpture
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 2 ½- 5 years old with an adult

Join us as we explore what makes a sculpture (an artwork that you can completely walk around). Then create your very own sculpture with real clay.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Magic the Gathering
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Khan for a commander Magic the Gathering  tournament. Play against new and old magic players to learn new strategies, moves, and to have competitive fun.

 

Materials used in this program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Slime Time: Glow in the Dark
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 7 - 12 years

It’s Slime Time! Make slime that actually glows in the dark!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Board of Trustees Meetings
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday February 26, 2019
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National Tell a Fairy Tale Day
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 2 - 5 years with an adult                                

Come join us in celebrating National Tell a Fairy Tale Day by listening to our favorite stories, and making a craft. Feel free to dress up!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness Meditation
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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3D Print and Design
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Come and learn how to design 3-D models for printing or how to tweak your design to have it print better. Join teens who have experience designing and printing in this monthly meet-up.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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Preschool Story Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ages: 3 - 5 years old

Get your little ones ready for some storytime! We’ll dance, sing and of course, read some wonderful books!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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PJFL Photography Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This club consists of photographers of all skill levels who want to share their work and broaden their photographic horizons. No prior registration is needed to attend.  Group Leader is Pam Hauman.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Wednesday February 27, 2019
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Baby Games
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: Birth - 12 months old with an adult

Join Kathy Roeder for activities to stimulate physical and mental development, including fingerplays, creative movement, parachute play and more.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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PJFL Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jongg tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Toddler Games
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

13 - 36 months old with an adult

Join Kathy Roeder for an action-packed hour of songs, stories and fingerplays.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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Mixed Media Mitten Craft
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades K - 2

Warm up at the Library as we make and decorate a cool paper mitten. Combining paper, pastels, crayons and even a little glitter we’ll make a masterpiece to warm your heart.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 This group discusses topics of contemporary concern.  For the February 27 meeting the topic will be “The Middle East: Regional Disorder"  Discussion leaders are Margaret Foster and Stojan Rebic.  For more information or to join this group, please call the library at 631- 473-0022.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday February 28, 2019
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Mommy & Baby Pilates
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 Adults with babies 6 weeks to pre-crawling                                                                                        

Spend special time bonding with your pre-crawler while safely and effectively strengthening your body. Pilates is an amazing exercise system that focuses on core strength, pelvic stability, proper postural alignment as well as balance, flexibility and overall mental wellbeing.  You'll have the option to involve your baby in the movements or have your baby close to you on your mat. Modifications will be made to accommodate all fitness levels. Please bring a mat for yourself and a thick blanket or mat for your baby to lay comfortably. Mom must have medical clearance to exercise.  

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
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Community Service - Perler Bead Organizers
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Assist the Librarians with preparing materials for programs.

When there are multiple sessions, teens can only sign up for 1 due to limited spaces. All sessions are 1 hour of community service unless otherwise indicated.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
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Symmetrical Snowflakes
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 10 years

We will discuss what it means to be symmetrical and then use that knowledge to build beautiful snowflakes

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Reiki Circle
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Join Reiki Master & Yoga Teacher Annalee Jackofsky for a night of energy healing. After a brief guided meditation Annalee will give everyone a short Reiki treatment. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel and a blanket.

Contact: Adult Reference 631-473-0022 adref@portjefflibrary.org

Registration begins December 26 for PJFL cardholders. Outside library cardholders may register beginning January 2, 2019.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Learn English Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This formal class, is for adults and older who speak English as a new language. If you are a non-native English speaker who wants to learn English then this class is for you. Classes are taught by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming and are free and open to every adult.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday March 1, 2019
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Parent Toddler Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Ages: 18 - 36 months old with an adult

Enjoy an opportunity to play with your toddler while meeting other parents and their children.  The workshop features toys, puzzles, a play kitchen area, parenting resource professionals and circle time. Please do not bring any snacks or drinks (for either child or adult) to the program as this is a distraction to the other children and a problem for those with food allergies.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Silver Screen Showing
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
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Fruit Bowl Still Life
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 6 - 9 years

We’ll read Fruit Bowl, look at some tasty still lifes and then you will create your very own!

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Saturday March 2, 2019
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English Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class is for adults, 18 and older, whose first language is not English. Improve your English skills in this English-only class. There is no need to pre-register for this FREE class. Simply show up. The program is led by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday March 3, 2019
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Sunday Crafternoons
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Families

Come into the Library and get crafty! We will have a new, fun craft ready for you to make each week.  Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Monday March 4, 2019
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PlayHooray Babies
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Ages: 3-17 months old with an adult

Music and fun for your little one! Get ready to sing, dance and PlayHooray with your baby. This delightful program is a lively introduction to nursery rhymes, books, music and creative movement.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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PlayHooray Kids
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 18 - 36 months old with an adult

Get ready to dance, march and PlayHooray with your toddler. This fun-filled music and movement program will have everyone up and moving to the beat!

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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3D Printed Nameplate
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years

Learn the basics of 3D design in Tinkercad as you customize a nameplate. Nameplate will be printed after the program.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Excel Intermediate: Part One
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday March 5, 2019
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Crystal Bowls & Reiki Healing Circle
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Experience that vibrational sound of healing quartz crystal singing bowls and Reiki, as they heal on a physical, mental, and emotional level. These sessions will help you bring your body into a state of gratitude and inner peace, harmony, balance and well being. Presented by long time practitioner Jessica Harris-Iannuzzi

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Meditation for Kids
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ages: 7 - 12 years

Join us for this special adventure as you are gently guided into fun & relaxing activities that teach techniques for gaining confidence, focus and consideration for others.

 

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Italian for Beginners
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

WORKSHOP DATES: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26

LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Wednesday March 6, 2019
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Baby Games
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: Birth - 12 months old with an adult

Join Kathy Roeder for activities to stimulate physical and mental development, including fingerplays, creative movement, parachute play and more.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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PJFL Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jongg tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Toddler Games
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

13 - 36 months old with an adult

Join Kathy Roeder for an action-packed hour of songs, stories and fingerplays.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Chess
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 6-12 years old

Here’s a chance for beginners, as well as more experienced chess players to develop strategies, sharpen their skills, and have fun playing a game of Chess with an instructor from the Long Island Chess Nuts to guide you.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Guided Meditation: Healing Your Inner Spirit
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Meditation is a simple yet profound method to improve the quality of our lives. With practical instructions we can learn to gain the inner peace we seek.  Class led by Meditation Practitioner Laura Morello.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday March 7, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
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A Time for Kids: Shamrocks
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 18 months - 5 years with an adult

Help your child prepare for school as you participate alongside him/her in this educational program of stories, songs, creative movement and a special craft

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
 
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Kid’s Kitchen: Leprechaun Popcorn
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades  K - 2

Let’s get in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day by making some leprechaun popcorn and sharing stories.

May not be suitable for those with food allergies.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Artist Reception
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

You are invited to meet the artist whose work is on dispay this month.

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Learn English Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This formal class, is for adults and older who speak English as a new language. If you are a non-native English speaker who wants to learn English then this class is for you. Classes are taught by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming and are free and open to every adult.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday March 8, 2019
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Parent Toddler Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Ages: 18 - 36 months old with an adult

Enjoy an opportunity to play with your toddler while meeting other parents and their children.  The workshop features toys, puzzles, a play kitchen area, parenting resource professionals and circle time. Please do not bring any snacks or drinks (for either child or adult) to the program as this is a distraction to the other children and a problem for those with food allergies.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Box Office Feature
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Sam    
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
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Play with Pastels: Bubbles and Tie Dye
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years

Using oil pastels, we will make two unique crafts -a bubble design and a pastel tie dye.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Saturday March 9, 2019
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Long Island Rail Road into N.Y.C.
8:25 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Offsite
 
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Teen Tech Challenge Interest Meetup
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Check out the Teen Tech Challenge competition to see what is about and to see if there is interest for the library to make a team. See Erin for details.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
 
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English Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class is for adults, 18 and older, whose first language is not English. Improve your English skills in this English-only class. There is no need to pre-register for this FREE class. Simply show up. The program is led by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Sewing with Ms. Ana
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades 3 - 5

Love to Sew? Join us for some hand sewing fun with local artist, Amarilis Singh.  During this session, we will be creating stuffed bunnies.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Sunday March 10, 2019
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Green Pancakes and St. Patrick's Day Fun with Chef Rob Scott
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Families with children 3 years and older

Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott will be serving up green pancakes and playing Irish-themed games to begin our celebration of St. Patrick's Day!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Monday March 11, 2019
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Story Time Art
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 2 1/2 - 5 years with an adult

Join Michelle Stylianou of Studio E as she shares a story and then guides students in the creation of a related work of art, using a variety of materials.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday March 12, 2019
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Ellen & Doreen Present: Shamrock Shindig
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 2 1/2 - 5 years with an adult

Join us for a variety of "Lucky" crafts to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Mindfulness Meditation
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Tai-Chi Workshop
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Italian for Beginners
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

WORKSHOP DATES: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26

LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Leprechaun Succulent Garden
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Wednesday March 13, 2019
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PJFL Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jongg tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Creative Crafternoons for Adults
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Why should the youngsters have all the fun? Join us for this brand new open craft/art session! We will have stations for coloring, painting, doodling, puzzling and more!  If you’re working on an art project at home, feel free to bring it in, listen to music and join other artists! Get in touch with your creative side and join us every other week. No registration required.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Becoming a NYS Mentor
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The New York State Mentoring Program creates supportive mentor relationships for children in elementary, middle and high schools. This one year program takes place in a school-based, one-to-one setting, where mentors are positive role models, guiding students with respect, structure, compassion and life skills.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Rainbow Shamrocks
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades K - 2

We will practice our measuring and cutting skills as we create a unique shamrock using all the colors of the rainbow.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Dip a Stick for Diabetes
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The free workshops educate on the symptoms of high sugar, the importance of early diabetes diagnosis, and show how to use the glucose urine dipstick.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday March 14, 2019
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Shen - Yun at Lincoln Center
8:30 AM - 7:45 PM

Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the breathtaking art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun pushes the boundaries of the performing arts to make this possible, with a unique blend of colorful costuming, high-tech backdrops, and live orchestra. Be prepared for a theater experience like no other. Trip includes orchestra level seating and round trip transportation on a Hampton Jitney bus.  We will arrive in New York City with ample time for you to have lunch on your own. Trip cost: $159.00 payable upon registration and refundable only if the library can fill your seats. Registratuion for this trip begins Wednesday, December 26th. 

LOCATION: Offsite
 
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Skoblicki's Scientists: Chick Life Cycle
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 3 - 5 years with an adult

Learn how to classify a bird and discover the life cycle of a chick in this interactive science program. Create an adorable chick craft to take home.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Defensive Driving
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Button Shamrocks
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 7 - 11 years

Using only green buttons and a blank canvas we will create a unique and beautiful St. Patrick’s Day decoration as we learn the significance of the shamrock and hear an Irish folk tale.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Learn English Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This formal class, is for adults and older who speak English as a new language. If you are a non-native English speaker who wants to learn English then this class is for you. Classes are taught by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming and are free and open to every adult.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday March 15, 2019
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Parent Toddler Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Ages: 18 - 36 months old with an adult

Enjoy an opportunity to play with your toddler while meeting other parents and their children.  The workshop features toys, puzzles, a play kitchen area, parenting resource professionals and circle time. Please do not bring any snacks or drinks (for either child or adult) to the program as this is a distraction to the other children and a problem for those with food allergies.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Foreign Film Festival
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Sam    
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Defensive Driving
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday March 16, 2019
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English Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class is for adults, 18 and older, whose first language is not English. Improve your English skills in this English-only class. There is no need to pre-register for this FREE class. Simply show up. The program is led by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Historical Happenings Book Discussion
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Lower Stacks
 
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Introduction to Microsoft Word
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday March 17, 2019
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Sunday Crafternoons
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Families

Come into the Library and get crafty! We will have a new, fun craft ready for you to make each week.  Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Monday March 18, 2019
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Paper Plate Create: Prints
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 2 ½ - 5 years with an adult

We’re going to be using paper plates to make a print that you can hang up at home as a beautiful decoration. Please dress for mess!

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Yoga for Seniors
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Excel Intermediate: Part Two
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Suffolk County’s Marine Water Quality Past, Present, and Future
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stormwater runoff is a major source of pollution nationwide and in Suffolk County. Substances like oil, fertilizer, bacteria, pesticides, and other chemicals carried by stormwater causes poor water quality of our local bays, lakes and other water bodies. Learn how water quality impacts swimming beaches and shellfishing. What you can do to reduce stormwater pollution from your home? A Cornell Cooperative Extension Stormwater Educator presents this educational and entertaining presentation. This free program is part of the Suffolk County Stormwater Management Program, which is brought to you by Suffolk County, County Executive Steve Bellone, Department of Public Works and the Department of Environment and Energy.

Tuesday March 19, 2019
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Shake 'N Make Music
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 3 - 17 months old with an adult

Join us for this high-energy, fun-filled musical and movement program.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Shake 'N Make Music
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 18 months  - 5 years old with an adult

Join us for this high-energy, fun-filled musical and movement program.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Crystal Bowls & Reiki Healing Circle
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Experience that vibrational sound of healing quartz crystal singing bowls and Reiki, as they heal on a physical, mental, and emotional level. These sessions will help you bring your body into a state of gratitude and inner peace, harmony, balance and well being. Presented by long time practitioner Jessica Harris-Iannuzzi

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Tai-Chi Workshop
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Meditation for Kids
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ages: 7 - 12 years

Join us for this special adventure as you are gently guided into fun & relaxing activities that teach techniques for gaining confidence, focus and consideration for others.

 

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Italian for Beginners
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

WORKSHOP DATES: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26

LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Tuesday Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Wednesday March 20, 2019
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PJFL Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jongg tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Animal Tales: Sea Otter
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 3 - 5 years old with an adult

Join us as we share stories about unique animals and then create a cute craft.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Chess
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 6-12 years old

Here’s a chance for beginners, as well as more experienced chess players to develop strategies, sharpen their skills, and have fun playing a game of Chess with an instructor from the Long Island Chess Nuts to guide you.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Excelsior! The Amazing Life of Stan Lee
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Entering publishing as an office assistant when he was only 16, Stan Lee went on to change comic books forever as he created amazing superheroes (and villains!) that fans could relate to, turning Marvel Comics into a media empire. Many of his creations—including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, X-Men, Black Panther, Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, Daredevil and countless others—are known the world over, but how much do you know about the former Long Islander himself? This program traces Lee’s incredible creative journey across a nearly 70-year career that ended with his passing at the age of 95 in November, 2018.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday March 21, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
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New Voices Book Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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1,2,3 Full STEAM Ahead
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Ages: 3 - 5 years with an adult

“A Time for Kids" presents an interactive, educational series for children and adults to stimulate and engage thinking as they EXPLORE, PLAY and BUILD together. Participants will be introduced to concepts and terms of a STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) based curriculum. Activities include music, movement, fine and gross motor development as well as a craft.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
 
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Pussy Willows and Forsythia
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 6 - 9 years

To celebrate the first day of Spring we will create a vase filled with these symbols of spring.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Learn English Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This formal class, is for adults and older who speak English as a new language. If you are a non-native English speaker who wants to learn English then this class is for you. Classes are taught by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming and are free and open to every adult.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday March 22, 2019
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Parent Toddler Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Ages: 18 - 36 months old with an adult

Enjoy an opportunity to play with your toddler while meeting other parents and their children.  The workshop features toys, puzzles, a play kitchen area, parenting resource professionals and circle time. Please do not bring any snacks or drinks (for either child or adult) to the program as this is a distraction to the other children and a problem for those with food allergies.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Box Office Feature
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Sam    
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Room Not Available
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday March 23, 2019
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Dynamic Kids: Should Elephant Share His Ice Cream?
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Ages: 3 - 5 years without an adult

Mo Willems' story comes to life as we help Elephant decide if he should share his ice cream with best pal, Piggie.  Giant ice cream cones, parachutes, cones and balls will transform the story to real life play.

 

 

CONTACT:  Susan Blake    
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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English Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class is for adults, 18 and older, whose first language is not English. Improve your English skills in this English-only class. There is no need to pre-register for this FREE class. Simply show up. The program is led by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Controversial Ladies of Long Island
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This Women's History Month program takes a closer look at some of the high-powered  controversial women of Long Island's Gold Coast past.  Join historian and best selling author Monica Randall for this illustrated lecture that will examine the lives of Barbara Hutton, (Woolworth fame)  Gertrude Whitney, (Whitney Museum) Patrice Munsel (Metropolitan Opera star)  skater Sonja Heney, Alva Vanderbilt and many more.

CONTACT:  Monican Randall  516.921.7438  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Knitting Workshop
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Three Village Chamber Players: String Quartet Concert
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Families

Join us in the Reading Room for a 45 minute classical chamber music concert featuring the 3VCP String Quartet! For more information about our concerts please visit 3vcp.org.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Front Reading Room
Sunday March 24, 2019
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Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Ages: 3 - 12 years old with an adult

A perennial springtime favorite with live bunnies! Join Judy Wilson for a chance to pet and hold live bunnies.  You may register for ONLY ONE session. No younger siblings please.    

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Ages: 3 - 12 years old with an adult

A perennial springtime favorite with live bunnies! Join Judy Wilson for a chance to pet and hold live bunnies.  You may register for ONLY ONE session. No younger siblings please.    

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Monday March 25, 2019
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Babies Boogie
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 3 - 24 months with an adult

Shake, rattle and roll when you join Nicole Sparling for this musical program.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Welcome to Medicare
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Toddlers Tango
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 25 months - 5 years old with an adult

Clap your hands, stomp your feet and wiggle to the beat! Children and their parents will be wiggling and giggling with this music and creative movement program. Help your child explore music from around the world with songs, instruments and dance. No younger siblings please.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Yoga for Seniors
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Slime Time: Butter Slime
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years

It’s Slime Time! We will make some slime that feels like butter!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Board of Trustees Meetings
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday March 26, 2019
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Infant Massage
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 6 weeks - 18 months with an adult

Cross cultural studies have shown the immediate and long term effects of massage on infants and young children in both good health and those struggling with colic and special needs. Join Licensed Massage Therapist Laura Morello and learn this new way of communicating with your child. Please dress in comfortable clothes, and bring a blanket for baby, one for yourself and baby’s favorite comfort toy.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Mindfulness Meditation
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Tai-Chi Workshop
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Italian for Beginners
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

WORKSHOP DATES: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26

LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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PJFL Photography Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This club consists of photographers of all skill levels who want to share their work and broaden their photographic horizons. No prior registration is needed to attend.  Group Leader is Pam Hauman.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Wednesday March 27, 2019
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PJFL Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jongg tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Animal Tales: Sloth
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 3 - 5 years old with an adult

Join us as we share stories about unique animals and then create a cute craft.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Creative Crafternoons for Adults
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Why should the youngsters have all the fun? Join us for this brand new open craft/art session! We will have stations for coloring, painting, doodling, puzzling and more!  If you’re working on an art project at home, feel free to bring it in, listen to music and join other artists! Get in touch with your creative side and join us every other week. No registration required.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Art Explorers: Lines
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades K - 2

We will explore making all kinds of lines -  that zig, lines that zag, thin lines, thick lines and more, and then, create a super cool linear work of art.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 This group discusses topics of contemporary concern.  For the January 23 meeting the topic will be “Refugees and Global Migration"

Discussion leaders are Margaret Foster and Stojan Rebic.  For more information or to join this group, please call the library at 631- 473-0022.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Reiki Circle
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Join Reiki master & Yoga teacher Annalee Jackofsky for a night of energy healing. After a brief guided meditation Annalee will give everyone a short Reiki treatment. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel and a blanket.

Contact: Adult Reference 631-473-0022 adref@portjefflibrary.org

Registration will begin late December for PJFL cardholders and early January for cardholders of other Suffolk County libraries.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday March 28, 2019
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1,2,3 Full STEAM Ahead
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Ages: 3 - 5 years with an adult

“A Time for Kids" presents an interactive, educational series for children and adults to stimulate and engage thinking as they EXPLORE, PLAY and BUILD together. Participants will be introduced to concepts and terms of a STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) based curriculum. Activities include music, movement, fine and gross motor development as well as a craft.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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“Meditation as Medication - A Doctor’s Perspective”
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 Can meditation improve high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, or pain? If a doctor told you to meditate, would you hesitate? Matthew Raider, MD is a clinical physician and coordinating director of the Geriatric Teaching Program in Family Medicine at Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut. Learn how meditation can have a profound effect on your life. Dr. Raider is a co-author of the book, “Meditation as Medication for the Soul” a best seller.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Learn English Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This formal class, is for adults and older who speak English as a new language. If you are a non-native English speaker who wants to learn English then this class is for you. Classes are taught by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming and are free and open to every adult.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday March 29, 2019
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Parent Toddler Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Ages: 18 - 36 months old with an adult

Enjoy an opportunity to play with your toddler while meeting other parents and their children.  The workshop features toys, puzzles, a play kitchen area, parenting resource professionals and circle time. Please do not bring any snacks or drinks (for either child or adult) to the program as this is a distraction to the other children and a problem for those with food allergies.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  473-0022  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Blood Pressure Screening
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Every last Friday of the month from 3:30 - 4:30 PM on a walk- in basis, a clinician from St. Charles Hospital will be here to check your blood pressure, free of charge. No registration is necessary.

 
LOCATION: Reference
 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
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Copper Jewelry Craft
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Artist Julio Saenz returns to teach you the technique of repousse, a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. You will create a beautiful copper pendant and have a wide choice of designs. Fee is $10 payable by cash or check to Julio Saenz, and is due upon registration.

 

Registration for this program must be in person.

CONTACT:  Julio Saenz  631.588.2437  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Meet Art: Claude Monet and His Water Lilies
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years

After exploring some of the works of Claude Monet, you will create your very own Monet-inspired mixed media masterpiece.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Saturday March 30, 2019
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English Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class is for adults, 18 and older, whose first language is not English. Improve your English skills in this English-only class. There is no need to pre-register for this FREE class. Simply show up. The program is led by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Jane Austen: Enduring Influencer
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join author Erin Coughlin for an interactive presentation exploring Miss Austen’s universal influence on modern literature, film, TV and pop culture.

Registration will begin in late February.

Contact: Adult Reference | 631-473-0022

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Knitting Workshop
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday March 31, 2019
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Sunday Crafternoons
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Families

Come into the Library and get crafty! We will have a new, fun craft ready for you to make each week.  Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Monday April 1, 2019
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Yoga for Seniors
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Bad Art at the Library
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades K - 5               

Let your imagination flow as you create some bad art using odds & ends from our craft supplies.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Excel Intermediate: Part Three
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday April 2, 2019
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Budget Vote
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Front Reading Room
 
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Crystal Bowls & Reiki Healing Circle
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Experience that vibrational sound of healing quartz crystal singing bowls and Reiki, as they heal on a physical, mental, and emotional level. These sessions will help you bring your body into a state of gratitude and inner peace, harmony, balance and well being. Presented by long time practitioner Jessica Harris-Iannuzzi

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Tai-Chi Workshop
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room