Upcoming Adult Programs

Tai Chi for People With Limited Mobility or Seated: Friday, September 5,12,19, October 3,10,17,24,31 at 10:30AM

Join Elaine Fleischman, specially trained by the Arthritis Foundation, for an 8 week Tai Chi program. Tai Chi is a set of movements developed thousands of years ago in China. Registration begins Monday, August 18 for District 17 cardholders. All others may register beginning August 25.

Computer Kindergarten to Computer 6th Grade: Monday, September 8,15,22,29, October 6, 20, 27 at 10:30AM

Registration for this 7-part series begins on Monday, August 18 for District 17 residents; for all other, space permitting, registration begins Monday, August 25. The fee for the series is $35 due at registration. You may not register without paying in full. Sorry, no refunds.

Cook the Book: A Cookbook Book Club:  Saturday, September 27 at 2PM

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? The grab your apron and sign up for the Library’s brand new book club! We pick the cookbook, you select and make a recipe from the book, then we all get together to share the finished products. We’ll sample the items on Saturday, September 27.  The cookbook is available at the Reference Desk.

Stretch and Flex with Marianna: Tuesday, September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 21, 28 at 10:30AM

This is a program of easy, low-impact exercises to improve posture, balance, breathing, range of motion, and body flexibility. Wear comfortable clothes. Registration begins Monday, August 18 for District 17 cardholders. All other may register beginning Monday, August 25.

How to Maximize Your Eligibility for College Financial Aid: Thursday, September 18 at 7PM

 Long Island Funding for Education, non-profit organization, will discuss methods to maximize your family’s eligibility for college financial aid. Open to ages 13 and up.

Long Island, the Gold Coast and Hollywood: Wednesday, October 1 at 2PM

Keith Crocker is back with a detailed account of the West Coast’s view of the East Coast! Utilizing clips from vintage Hollywood films, you will see how the exclusivity, beauty and wonder of Long Island was captured in the heyday of tinsel town.

Kaboom: the History of Movie Special Effects: Thursday, October 2 at 7PM

Clive Owen returns to discuss the history of special effects. Follow the rise of visual effects in movies from the primitive trick shots of the 1800’s to today’s computer enhanced creations. Open to ages 13 and up.

Legendary Operatic Tenors: Tuesday, October 7 at 2PM

You may be familiar with the three tenors-Domingo, Pavarotti and Carreras, but do you know about the three great tenors who preceded them: Jussi Bjoerling, Franco Corelli and Giuseppe Di Stefano? Come see and hear what made them so special.

The ABC’s of Medicare Including the Part D Prescription Drug Plan: Wednesday, October 8 at 2PM

Join Carol Kaplowitz and learn about Medicare A & B, who is eligible, what a Medicare Advantage plan is, and how the Part D prescription drug plan works.

Arts and Crafts Movement in America: Wednesday, October 15 at 2PM

Louise Cella Caruso will present an illustrated lecture on the Arts and Crafts movement. Born out of the despair of the ornate clutter of the Victorian Era, the movement championed the maker and the process of making as much as the object made.

Reiki: Monday, November 10, 17 and 24 at 10:30AM

Join Reiki Masters/Teachers Karen Centola and Kathleen Gunning for 3 Reiki sessions.  Reiki means universal life-force energy, the energy found in all living things. It is a non-invasive, gentle yet powerful method of healing that is given by gentle touch. A standard Reiki session includes hand positions involving areas covering the head, shoulders, stomach, legs and feet. It is deeply relaxing and is beneficial to both the recipient and practioner. Registration begins on Monday, November 3.

World War I as Seen Through Hollywood’s Lens: Friday, November 14 at 2PM

Keith Crocker is here with a presentation for the centennial of the war that was supposed to end all wars. Come see vintage film clips of both silent and early sound film excursions into the subject of WWI, starting with the propaganda films of D.W. Griffith and Erich von Stroheim, as well as later films dealing with the subject of war and its aftermath.

The Artistry of Gene Kelly: Monday, November 17 at 2PM

Actor, director, singer, dancer, producer, choreographer—all describe the immensely talented Gene Kelly whose 40-year career on Broadway and in Hollywood made him one of the 20th century’s most beloved performers.  Using classic video and audio clips, this program will showcase his enduring legacy as he performs with such notable actresses as Judy Garland, Rita Hayworth, Leslie Caron, and Debbie Reynolds.  We will have an opportunity to relive scenes from some his most famous films.

Dean Martin-Part 2: Wednesday, November 19 at 2PM

Join Jack Schnur for Part 2 of his Dean Martin program and learn more about this great actor and singer.

Medicare Made Easy: Tuesday, November 25 at 2PM

Join Marie Cantone from Family Financial Services for a seminar designed to take the “confusion” out of the options available so that you are able to make choices that are “right” for you. The basics of Medicare, supplementary insurance, advantage plans, prescription drug plans, “donut” holes, eligibility requirements and enrollment windows will be reviewed.

A Tribute to the Three Great Sopranos: Monday, December 1 at 2PM

It’s time to recognize the three great sopranos: Leontyne Price, Maria Callas and Montserrat Caballe. Come see videos of them performing magnificent arias and excerpts from operas.

Smarter Social Security: Strategies to Maximize Spousal Benefits: Thursday, December 4 at 7PM

Join Dan Mabbola, CFA, CPA for this workshop that will give you a broad overview of the Social Security program as it relates to retirees and their beneficiaries while emphasizing spousal benefits.

Cook the Book: A Cookbook Book Club:  Saturday, December 6 at 2PM

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? The grab your apron and sign up for the Library’s brand new book club! We pick the cookbook, you select and make a recipe from the book, then we all get together to share the finished products. We’ll sample the items on Saturday, December 6.  The cookbook is available at the Reference Desk.

“Double Indemnity” and the Advent of Film Noir: Tuesday, December 9 at 2PM

Film historians view director Billy Wilder’s 1944 classic “Double Indemnity” as ground-breaking . In addition to challenging the Hollywood Production Code by converting James M. Cain’s very dark novella into cinema, Wilder established a template for many of the “film noir” works that followed, including such memorable works as “The Big Sleep,” “Night and the City,” and “D.O.A.” In addition to an examination of the elements of “noir,” we will have an opportunity to examine the true murder case that became the inspiration for “Double Indemnity.”

Scrapbook Calendar: Thursday, December 11 at 7PM

Come create a scrapbook calendar that you can keep for yourself or give as a gift during the holidays. Registration begins Monday, December 1.

Long Island Blood Services Blood Drive:  Tuesday, January 13 from 1:30-7:30PM