Upcoming Adult Programs

Blood Drive:  Tuesday, January 13 from 1:30PM to 7:30PM

Come help save lives-donate blood! All donors will get 2 Free Mets tickets (tickets sent in the mail).

AARP Tax Help: Mondays, February  2, 9, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13 from 10AM-2PM

Call for an appointment starting Monday, January 26.

College Financial Aid: Thursday, March 5 at 7PM

Come find out what financial aid is available for you! Students and parents welcome.

Hempstead Plains: Tuesday, March 10 at 2PM

Join the Friends of the Hempstead Plains for an interesting lecture about the history of the Hempstead Plains.

Power of Positive Thinking:  Friday, March 13 at 2PM

Introducing the theory and practice of Positive Thinking. Positive Thinking is based on the premise that we are fundamentally positive by nature. Insights and methods will be presented to change patterns of thoughts that keep us trapped in negative and lazy thinking. Participants will learn how to achieve peace of mind and increase personal happiness.

Cook the Book: A Cookbook Book Club:  Saturday, March 14 at 2PM

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then grab your apron and sign up for this book club! We pick the cookbook, you select and make a recipe from that cookbook,and then we all get together to share the finished products. The cookbook is available at the Reference Desk (so claim your recipe today).

Introduction to E-mail:  Thursday, March 19 at 6:30PM

Learn how to send, receive, forward and reply to e-mail. You also will learn how to attach files and download. Registration begins Monday, March 2.

Spring Clean Your Life:  Friday, March 27 at 2PM
Do you want to dream of the life you want or do you want to live the life of your dreams? Do you frequently fantasize about the life you always wanted but never seem to enjoy? Does “the grass look greener on the other side”? Do you often wonder “what if this, or that, had happened”? Do you question “why, or why not, me”? We are, for the most part, conductors of our own life’s symphony, choreographers of our own life’s dance, authors of our own life’s story line. During this seminar, motivational speaker Constance Hallinan Lagan provides insight on how to begin living a fulfilled life by incorporating awareness, acknowledgment and action into our daily lives.

Living a Gluten Free Lifestyle:  Saturday, March 28 at 2PM

Join us for a discussion about the gluten free lifestyle. The latest statistics about gluten related issues and trends in gluten free products will be presented. Celiac disease will be discussed including: the risks of undiagnosed Celiac disease, the symptoms of the disease, and diagnostic work-ups. Learn how to live a healthy lifestyle. Enjoy delicious food without fearing illness.

Museum of Extraordinary Things: Long Island Reads:  Tuesday, April 7 at 10:30AM

Melanie Lipton and David Houston read excerpts from Alice Hoffman’s spellbinding novel in this one-hour radio play.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Advanced Microsoft Excel (2010):  Saturdays, April 11, 18, 25 at 10:30AM

Come learn about the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. You must take all three sessions. There is a fee of $15.00 which must be paid at the time of registration. Registration begins Monday, March 30 for District 17 cardholders. All others may register beginning  Monday, April 6 if spaces remain.

Beginning Yoga for Adults:  Tuesdays, April 14,21,28, May 5,12,19,26, June 2,9, 16 at 1:30PM

Shelley Schubach will lead a beginning yoga program. You’ll learn the moves and have a relaxing time. Bring water and a mat or towel.
Wear comfortable clothing. Registration begins Monday, February 25.

Introduction to Canasta:  Friday, April 10, 24 and May 1 at 2PM

Learn to play canasta, a card game currently gaining popularity, with
instructor Jacqui Palatnik. This class is designed for beginners as well as others who’d like to brush up on their skills. Registration begins Monday, March 30.

Carol Burnett: Monday, April 20 at 2PM

Join Jack Schnur for a presentation on the life and times of Carol Burnett.

Art Lecture by Nat Solomon: Thursday, April 23 at 7PM

Local Artist Nat Solomon is back to discuss his art work.

Intro to Email Part 2: Thursday, April 30 at 6:30PM

Come learn about attaching and downloading. In this class you will learn about the Windows file structure including drives, folders and files. Registration begins Monday, April 20.

Introduction to Microsoft Word, Intermediate Microsoft Word and Advanced Microsoft Word (2010):  Monday, May 4, 11, 18 at 10:30AM

Learn the basics of word processing including creating a document, saving, editing, formatting, columns and tables, Mail Merge, Autotext, Autocorrect and more. There is a fee of $15 which must be paid at the time of registration. Registration begins Monday, April 20 for District 17 cardholders. All others may register beginning Monday, April 27.

Art Infiltrates World War II:  Friday, May 15 at 2PM

Join Louise Cella Caruso for an illustrated lecture on Pin-up art. Nothing could light up the face of a pilot or a sailor more readily than a beautiful girl from back home. In the dangerous world of the military man, the Pin-Up Girls promised a better life awaiting them state side.  Pin-ups are a significant and rich part of our nation’s art, society and culture of the 20th century. Pin-up art was essential to the war effort.

Online Job Search and  Resume Writing 2:  Thursday, May 21 at 6:30PM

You will learn how to create, style, format and email a resume. Registration begins Monday, May 4.

Antiques Primer 101:  Saturday, May 23 at 2PM

Join Eddie Costello for another fun antiques program. The goal is to help you learn how to detect the worth of an item and recognize value yourself. The first 40 registered patrons get one (1) free appraisal. Registration begins on Monday, May 4 for District 17 cardholders. All others may register beginning Monday, May 11.

Cook the Book: A Cookbook Book Club:  Saturday, May 30 at 2PM

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then grab your apron and sign up for this book club! We pick the cookbook, you select and make a recipe from that cookbook,and then we all get together to share the finished products. The cookbook is available at the Reference Desk (so claim your recipe today).

Pre-Planning Your Funeral:  Thursday, June 4 at 7PM

Did you know that there are several advantages and cost benefits to pre-planning funeral arrangements? Join us for a “light”,yet informative, PowerPoint presentation that will easily guide you through the four simple steps to pre-planning funeral arrangements.

Senior ID Program:  Thursday, June 18 from 10AM-1PM

Sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon.

E-books and Audiobooks Online:  Thursday, June 18 at 6:30PM

Learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks from the Library’s website.