Upcoming Adult Programs

Resiliency Skills Workshops for Adults:  Thursday, January 23, February 6, and February 20 at  7 PM

 Join Project Hope and learn how to deal with the challenges that life throws at you.

 Challenging Your Assessment:  Friday, January 24 at 2 PM –CANCELLED–

Join Donald X. Clavin and learn how to go about challenging your assessment and get some hints on how to lower your taxes through the star exemption program.

Decorating Themed Children’s Cakes:  Saturdays Jan 25, Feb 1 and Feb 22 from 11 AM-12 PM

Join Chef Mary Sydor and learn some new decorating techniques. You must sign up for all 3 sessions and there is a $15 materials fee (cash only!) due at registration. Registration for District 17 cardholders starts Monday, January 13. Open registration starts January 21.

North Shore/LIJ Health Plan:  Wednesday, January 29 from 11 AM to 11:30 AM

Come for a presentation on the managed long term care program presented by North Shore LIJ.

AARP Tax Help:  Mondays, February 3, 10, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 and 14 from 10 AM-2 PM

You need an appointment to get your taxes done. This program is for people with low to moderate incomes, with special attention to those 60 and older.  Registration begins January 21.

Parkinsons’ Disease:  Monday, March 3 at 2 PM –CANCELLED–

Join Dr. Martin Niethammer from the North Shore/LIJ Hospital System and learn all about this disease.

I Love Lucy: Lucille Ball from Hollywood to Television:  Tuesday, March 4 from  2 PM to 3:30 PM

A delightful examination of the career of comedic actress Lucille Ball, from her humble beginnings to her rise to stardom. A highlight of this program is a 16mm showing of a rare I Love Lucy episode. Join Keith Crocker and learn all about this beloved and trendsetting comedienne.

Reducing Pain from Osteo-Arthritis with and Integrated Approach:  Friday, March 7 at 2 PM

Join Dr. Peter Luecken, a chiropractor, for this talk on the causes, treatments and affects of osteo-arthritis and associated joint degeneration. A question and answer period will follow.

Stress Management:  Monday, March 10 at 2 PM

Join Dr. Diamond from the North Shore/LIJ Hospital system for a talk on stress management.

Falls and Safety in the House:  Tuesday, March 11 at 2 PM

Join PJ Smith from Dynamic Physical Therapy for a talk on how to remain safe and fall free in your home.

Nunley’s Amusement Park:  Thursday, March 13 at 7PM

Join Marisa Berman for a lecture on the history of Nunley’s Amusement Park in Baldwin, a beloved family destination for Long Islanders from 1939 until 1995.

Cook the Book: A Cookbook Book Club:  Saturday, March 15 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, March 15, but the cookbook will be available at the Reference Desk starting in January.

Yoga:  Tuesdays, March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6 from 2PM to 3PM

Join Shelley Schubach and learn some yoga poses! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, a bottle of water and a towel. Registration begins Monday, March 3.

St. Francis Hospital Van:  Friday, March 28 from 10AM to 2PM

Free health screenings including a brief cardiac history, blood pressure, simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes screenings with the appropriate patient education and referrals needed for clients above the age of 18.

Dean Martin: “Memories Are Made Of This”-Part 1:  Friday, April 4 at 2 PM

Jack Schnur presents a video-documentary about Dean Martin.

Starting and Growing your own Business:  Saturday, April 5 from 10 AM to 11:30AM

If you are thinking about starting a new business or already have a small business, this is the program for you. Come learn about the basics of setting up a business, basic legal entity structures, paying taxes, how to keep financial records, and how to finance. Registration begins Monday, March 31.

Marketing your own Business:  Saturday, April 12 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM

If you have a small business, or are thinking of starting one, come learn how to market it. Learn how to develop a marketing plan, perform market research, pricing, advertising and promotion, internet marketing, and how to track results. Registration begins Monday, March 31.

The Honeymooners: Jackie Gleason and Company-America’s Most Beloved Television Show:  Monday, April 21 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM

Join Keith Crocker for a delightful trip down memory lane as you investigate the career of comedic actor Jackie Gleason and his entourage. The classic series, The Honeymooners, aired from October 1, 1955 to September 22, 1956. The highlight is a 16mm showing of a rare episode entitled, “Hello Mom”.

Excel 2010: Saturday, April 26, May 3, May 10 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Come learn the basics of the world’s most popular spreadsheet program, including creating, editing and formatting worksheets, formulas and much more. The 3 course fee is $15 which must be paid at registration. You must sign up for all 3 classes. Sorry no refunds. District 17 cardholders can register starting Monday, April 14, non cardholders can register starting Monday, April 21.

Pretzel Making: Thursday, May 1 from 7 PM to 8 PM

Learn how to make homemade hot pretzels from scratch. Measure, knead, and shape your pretzel into a delicious snack…try butter, salt and cinnamon! You will take them home to bake them. Registration begins Monday, April 21.

Fantastic Animation Festival: Monday, May 12 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM

Keith Crocker is back with another fun program. Come see the history of animation and cartoons from the earliest days of cinema to its glory days on national TV syndication. Highlights include a 16mm presentation of classic animation. Come see your favorites, from Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd to Huckleberry Hound and the Pink Panther.

Meet me at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris: Friday, May 16 at 2 PM

Join Louise Cella Caruso for this virtual tour of this world renowned museum, home to the most beautiful and important art collection.

Edvard Munch: his life and works: Tuesday, May 20 at 2 PM–CANCELLED–

Rescheduled from the fall, join Emilia Baer for an art lecture on Edvard Munch. Munch is famous for the emotions and symbolism which are found in his artwork. Using various media, Munch created four versions of his most famous work, The Scream.

Trash or Treasure: Antiques Roadshow: Saturday, May 24 from 2 PM to 4 PM

Do you have something that is old, unusual, perhaps even bizarre? Join Eddie Costello and discover what things are worth. The first 40 registrants will receive 1 free appraisal. Limit 1 per family. District 17 patrons may register starting Monday, May 12. Non district 17 patrons can register beginning Monday, May 19.

Mani/Pedi for Adults: Thursday, May 29 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Want to learn how to get your hands and feet in shape for the summer? Sign up for this program! There is a $12 materials fee (cash only) which must be paid at registration and is not refundable. You will receive 2 kits-one for manicures and one for pedicures. Join Kathy Giouvalakis and prepare for flip flop season. District 17 cardholders register starting Monday, May 19. Non cardholders may register beginning May 27.

Word 2010: Saturday, May 31, June 7 and June 14 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Learn the basics of word processing including creating a document, saving, editing, formatting and much more. These 3 courses are $15 which must be paid at registration. You must sign up for all 3 classes. There are no refunds. District 17 cardholders can register starting Monday, May 12, non cardholders can register starting Monday, May 19.

How to Download Ebooks and Audiobooks: Thursday, June 5 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Learn how to download e-books and audiobooks from the library’s website. You will learn how to access the books, create a username and password, manoeuvre around the website, download books and more. Bring your device. This is a lecture-based program.

Cook the Book: A Cookbook Book Club:  Saturday, June 14 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, June 14.  The cookbook is available at the Reference Desk.

Senior ID Program: Monday, June 16 from 10AM to 1PM

Come to the Town of Hempstead’s program and get your free Senior ID card.

Cool Apps for the iPad and iPhone: Thursday, June 19 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

With thousands of apps out there, how can I find ones that are useful? How do I use the App Store? How do I find free apps? Come and discover apps that you just can’t live without. Bring your iPad/iPhone or just come and listen. This is a lecture-based program.

Necklace Craft: Thursday, June 26 at 7 PM

Come make a necklace! Registration begins Monday, June 16.