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July/August 2018

REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!
You may register online, via phone, or in-person.  Payment is due within 3 days of registering.  Pay at the Information Desk in person.  We accept cash (exact change if possible please!) or check made payable to Oceanside Library (unless otherwise noted).  Fees are non-refundable.  Participants in the same class require separate checks.

Any questions?  Please call the Information Desk: 516-766-2360, option 4.

 

July/August Featured Artist: Paul Oresky
 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

Film Classic: Sabrina
Friday, August 3 // 1:30pm

Wealthy brothers compete for the affections of their chauffeur's innocent daughter in this seductive Cinderella story. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden. 1954, G, 113 min.

The U.S. vs John Lennon
Wednesday, August 8 // 1:30pm

This film is a compelling and provocative look at John Lennon's transformation from beloved musical artist to anti-war activist to iconic inspiration for peace that also reveals the true story of why and how the U.S. Government tried to silence him. The film will also show that this was not just an isolated episode in American history but that the issues and struggles of that era remain relevant today. 2006, PG-13, 96 min.

Film Classic: Red Trees
Friday, August 17 // 1:30pm

Award-winning filmmaker, Marina Willer (Cartas da Mãe), creates an impressionistic visual essay as she traces her father's family journey as one of only twelve Jewish families to survive the Nazi occupation of Prague during World War II. A BOB program. 2018, NR, 87 min.

Isle Of Dogs
Monday, August 20 // 1:30pm & 7pm

In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. The voice cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, and Yoko Ono. 2018, PG-13, 101 min.

I Can Only Imagine
Monday, August 27 // 1:30pm & 7pm

The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness. 2018, PG, 110 min.
 

Sensory Friendly Films
We are pleased to offer these movies under “Sensory Friendly” conditions, as a special opportunity for families to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment.  We’ll keep the lights slightly up and the sound turned slightly down.  Our policies regarding quiet and remaining in one’s seat will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question.  Come relax and enjoy family time without worrying if someone will complain or be disturbed by noise or movement.  A caregiver must remain in the room at all times.

Sensory Friendly Movie & Craft: Rio 2
Thursday, August 30 // 7pm

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all - his father-in-law. 2014, PG, 102 min.

 

In our new series, Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.), we are spotlighting one country each newsletter.  Join us in April & May as we explore Japan, past and present.  June programs will spotlight Brazil.  See the Children’s & Young Adult sections for additional B.O.B. programs.

Gregor Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar
Thursday, July 26 // 7pm // Registration Required

The Gracie family is a prominent Brazilian martial arts family known for the development of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Learn about this martial art, combat sport and self-defense system presented by Oceanside’s Mutant MMA gym.

Craft: Brazilian Clay Pots (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Wednesday,
August 1 // 7pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5
In northeastern Brazil, ceramics are a popular form of art. Also found near Recife and the Amazon. Create and decorate your own clay pot with a wheel.


Paint Night
(WAIT LIST ONLY)
Tuesday, August 7 // 6:30pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5

Join us and Authentic Heartwork for special paint nights where we celebrate famous Brazilian artists. Art inspired by Tarsila do Amaral.

I’ve Been There—Brazil!
Wednesday August 22 // 7pm

Have you traveled to Brazil? Would you like to go someday? Bring your stories and your photos and share your experiences with other. Light refreshments served.

 

Please note: Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion date.

River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
Tuesday, August 7 // 2pm

Follow Theodore Roosevelt’s adventures through the Amazon Rainforest in 1912. Discussion Leader: Edith Ritzenberg

One Book, One Oceanside Book Discussion: Restart by Gordon Korman
Wednesday, August 8 // 8pm

Join us as we have a community-wide discussion on the book we are all reading this summer!

NEW Cook Book Club: Dips & Spreads by Dawn Yanagihara
Tuesday, August 21 // 7pm

Join us in trying out a new recipe book! Grab a copy and email us what creation you’ll be bringing to the discussion. You’ll have fun making something new and tasting what others bring! Email your recipe choice to aprogram@oceansidelibrary.com.
 

Jesus at Sight & Sound Theatre
Thursday, August 30 // Registration Required // Fee: $125
(Checks made payable to the Oceanside Library, separate checks please - No refunds unless the trip is canceled) // Baldwin Pick-up at 7:30am
Join us for lunch at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, then a trip to Sight & Sound Theatre in PA to see the production of Jesus.

 

Resume Drop-In Clinic
Saturday, July 21 // 10am - Noon
Monday, August 6 // 6-8pm
Saturday, August 18 // 10am - Noon
Drop in and our librarians will help you create or punch-up your resume, and help you learn how to use the many databases we have to help you with your job search.  Free.  No registration required.  Librarians subject to availability.

Nassau County Tax Exemption Help
Wednesday, July 25 // 1pm – 2:30pm

Department of Assessment staff will be on hand to assist any homeowner who would like to file for the Veterans, Senior Citizen, Cold War Veterans, Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers, Limited Income Disability, Home Improvement or (for homeowners already in the STAR Program) the Enhanced STAR property tax exemption on-site.

Resume Workshop
Tuesday, July 31 // 2pm
Thursday, August 16 // 2pm

Whether you are looking for a new job, returning to the workforce, or just want to brush up your resume, we can help. We’ll provide you with information on our many resume and job search databases and give you the information and tips you need to make your resume stand out. Free, open to all. Bring your current resume if you have one for a review.

Skirting The Rules, Reinvention for Women 50+ (Intro Course)
Tuesday, July 31 // 7pm
Searching for more meaning in your third act? More creativity, more authenticity, more you? Then join this introductory session to learn the secret for reinventing your life as you decide what’s next. Deborah Burns, C.P.C., is a women’s media executive and writer who reinvented her own life. She combines storytelling, coaching, and a unique assessment to help you understand yourself more deeply, shift mindset, and access talents to reinvent futures full of meaning and purpose. If you plan on attending, please visit skirtingtherules.com prior and take the assessment quiz. And please bring your results with you to the session!

Skirting The Rules, Reinvention for Women 50+ (Level Two Graduate Course)
Tuesday, August 14 // 7pm
Already participated in our introductory session to begin reinventing your third act? Then join us for this ongoing “graduate” class to propel you further, while you bond with a community of women all seeking change. Deborah Burns, C.P.C., is a women’s media executive and writer who reinvented her own life. She combines storytelling, coaching, and a unique assessment to help you understand yourself more deeply, shift mindset, and access talents to reinvent futures full of meaning and purpose. Note: newcomers can also attend if they take the assessment quiz at skirtingtherules.com in advance and read the profile guide emailed with your results.

Securing Your Retirement
Tuesday, August 21 // 2pm

Information TBA.
 

Barbara Novack, Molloy College's writer-in-residence, hosts these highly regarded workshops for fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and poetry writers of all levels.  Please bring writing supplies.  No registration required.

Thursday, August 2 // 11am
Thursday, August 16 // 11am

 

Save 10% on your car insurance for the next three years or remove up to four points from your driving record by taking Empire Safety Council’s defensive driving course.  This class is recognized by all New York State insurance companies.

Empire Safety Council Classes // Registration Required // Fee: $28 (Please make separate checks payable to Empire Safety Council; cash accepted.  Open to all licensed drivers.)

Saturday, August 25 // 10am - 4pm (WAIT LIST ONLY)
 

Volunteers from Literacy Nassau will be providing instruction in English as a New Language for beginners and intermediate adults.  No fee.  Beginners and Intermediate classes.  To attend, you must register with Literacy Nassau.  For further information, please call Literacy Nassau at 516-867-3580, ex. 18 or visit Literacy Nassau online.
 

Tai Chi for Arthritis
Wednesdays & Fridays July 25, 27, Aug. 1 // 10-11am
// Registration Required (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Evidence-based research has shown that Tai Chi builds strength and balance. This workshop is run by South Nassau Community Hospital.

Zumba Gold with Jill Ackison-Moses
Series 2: Wednesdays, July 25, Aug. 1 // 12:45-1:45pm
// Registration Required (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Series 3: Wednesdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29 // 12:45-1:45pm
// Registration Required // Fee: $20
Dance to the music with Jill Ackiron-Moses as she leads these classes, designed for active older adults or those with physical limitations, that can improve balance, strength, coordination, flexibility, and cardiovascular health.

Chair Yoga with Jill Ackison-Moses
Series 2: Friday, July 27
// 12:15-1:15pm (IN SESSION)
Series 3: Fridays, August 3, 10, 17, 24
// 12:15-1:15pm // Registration Required // Fee: $20
Join registered yoga instructor Jill Ackiron-Moses for this gentle form of yoga designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and reduce stress. Postures are done seated or using a chair for support. Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring a yoga strap and blocks if possible.

Yoga with Dorothy Scott
Series 2: Saturdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 // 9:45 - 10:45 am
// Registration Required // Fee: $20

Meditation with Pat Anderson
Series 2: Saturdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 // 11:15 am-Noon
// Registration Required // NO FEE
Come and explore your own innate abilities in connecting to the healing power which lies within you. This meditation will guide you in using the light touch of your own hands on various positions of your body to help bring about harmony and balance within.
 

The Library is proud to partner with Cory Cares to collect food for those in need.

FURTHER DATES TBA

 

Game Time: Card And Board Games
Mondays
// 11am – 4pm // No registration required
Bring your group, or just stop by and join one, and spend some time playing your favorite game.  Please bring your own games and game pieces.

A Jigsaw Mystery
Tuesdays // 11am //
No registration required
Read a short mystery…minus the ending.  Work as a group to solve the jigsaw puzzle which will reveal the clues you need to solve the mystery!  All are welcome!


Mah Jongg For Beginners
Tuesdays, July 24, 31 // 10:30am – Noon // Registration Required (IN SESSION)

Learn a fun and challenging game of skill and chance. This course will teach you the tiles, how to read the card, and basic play. The 2018 Mah Jongg League card will be provided.

Paint Night
Tuesday, August 7 // 6:30pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5
(WAIT LIST ONLY)
Join us and Authentic Heartwork for special paint nights where we celebrate famous Brazilian artists. Art inspired by Tarsila do Amaral. A B.O.B. Program.

Stitchin' Time
Wednesday, August 8 // 10:30am - 12:30pm
// No registration required
Join fellow knitters, crocheters, and other crafters in this drop-in stitching club. Please bring your own supplies. Open to all!
 

Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group
Second Thursday of each month // 1pm

In cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, this support group is for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc.  All are welcome – this is an open group.  Call 1-800-272-3900 to register. 

Proper Movements at Home, Work and Play to Reduce Pain, Stress and Injury
Tuesday, August 7 // 7pm

Peter Lueken will review the proper ergonomic movements to prevent injuries, strains, sprains and pain, when doing daily activities.

Savvy Medicare
Wednesday, August 15 // 2pm or 7pm

All that you need to know about Medicare enrollment, expenses and dealing with private insurance at the same time. A workshop by Foresters Financial.

 

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

Next Chapter Book Club
Fridays // 3:30-4:30pm

In partnership with volunteers from Literacy Nassau, we host a Next Chapter Book Club every Friday afternoon. This small book club offers adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to read for pleasure and socialize in the community.  Registration is required. 516 766-2360 x 4.

For Special Needs Teens: Beach Party BINGO
Thursday, August 23 // 7-8 pm
Join Michael for a fun night of games and prizes.

Sensory Friendly Films
We are pleased to offer these movies under “Sensory Friendly” conditions, as a special opportunity for families to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment.  We’ll keep the lights slightly up and the sound turned slightly down.  Our policies regarding quiet and remaining in one’s seat will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question.  Come relax and enjoy family time without worrying if someone will complain or be disturbed by noise or movement.  A caregiver must remain in the room at all times.


Sensory Friendly Movie & Craft: Rio 2
Thursday, August 30 // 7pm

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all - his father-in-law. 2014, PG, 102 min.

 

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 


Birding: An Introduction
Wednesday July 25 // 11am or 7pm

Join Tony Iovino for a fun, informative introduction to the world of birding. Learn how to identify and enjoy these marvelous creatures living among us!

Crank It Up! The History Of Rock Concerts
Wednesday, July 25 // 7pm
Join Clive Young for this lecture with an insider’s view of how rock concerts grew from Elvis performing in hayfields to the spectacles that fill stadiums today. Weaving facts, humor, video and PowerPoint together, this program highlights how concerts, like rock music, have always changed to reflect the times. Best of all, this program features two exclusive short documentaries, showing life behind-the-scenes on tour with Fleetwood Mac and The Who. These films can’t be seen anywhere else!

The Summer Of Planets
Wednesday, August 1 // 7pm
This is the best summer to see planets since 1986 and won’t recur until 2042 with views of Mars and Saturn so close. New space missions to find and study plus the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope will be discussed. Telescope viewing to follow.

The Ed Sullivan Show: A Cavalcade of Comedy
Thursday, August 16 // 2pm
For 23 years, The Ed Sullivan Show featured America's premiere comedy legends performing their acts for millions of Americans every week. His show was a dream gig for any up and coming comedian and is remembered for being a launching pad for many great talents.  From stand up to slapstick, his program presented some of the funniest and most famous comedy routines.  This lecture, by Ira Epstein, will feature many of these comedians performing classic comedy bits as well as reflecting on the impact that the show had on their careers.
 

Concert: Harvey Kay and Greg Fenton
Saturday, August 4 // 2pm

Join Harvey Kay, a singer songwriter guitarist, and Greg Fenton, his teacher and musical mentor, for an acoustic afternoon. Featuring music from Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, original songs and much more. All the songs will be connected by a narrative of stories and history.

 

Join us for these informal chats with your local elected officials. Learn more about them, what they do and about issues facing our town. Refreshments will be served!

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

Open Mic Poetry And Prose
Nassau County's Poet Laureate
Peter V. Dugan and Sharon Anderson host these lively literary events that bring together established poets and writers as well as talented new voices.  Writers are welcome to read up to three samples of their work.

Midsummer Poetry Nights in the Garden
Wednesday, August 15 // 7pm // Featured guest: Mary Healey
 

Resume Drop-In Clinic
Saturday, July 21 // 10am - Noon
Monday, August 6 // 6-8pm
Saturday, August 18 // 10am - Noon
Drop in and our librarians will help you create or punch-up your resume, and help you learn how to use the many databases we have to help you with your job search.  Free.  No registration required.  Librarians subject to availability.

Resume Workshop
Tuesday, July 31 // 2pm
Thursday, August 16 // 2pm

Whether you are looking for a new job, returning to the workforce, or just want to brush up your resume, we can help. We’ll provide you with information on our many resume and job search databases and give you the information and tips you need to make your resume stand out. Free, open to all. Bring your current resume if you have one for a review.

 

Our unique series of informal evenings of coffee and conversation about cutting-edge topics with experts from the field.  For ages high school to adult.

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

Our Script-In-Hand Theatre series presents Broadway and Off-Broadway plays in dynamic staged performances.

FURTHER SCRIPT-IN-HAND PRODUCTIONS TBA
 

Join us in reading scripts out loud: plays, movies, TV shows, and old radio shows.  Each participant will receive a part to read at random.  No acting experience necessary!  High school through adult - all are welcome!  Light refreshments will be served.  Registration Required.

Wednesday, July 25 // 6pm
 

Whaling Museum Craft: Build-A-Boat
Tuesday, August 21 // 7pm // Registration Required
Join the Whaling Museum of LI in this fun craft! See a variety of nautical artifacts from the museum’s collection. Then craft your own model of a wooden vessel.

 

Teen Tech Tutor Help
Friday, July 27 // 10-11am
Friday, August 3 // 10-11am

Just walk in! Patrons must bring any necessary log-in information.

Adult Tech Training: Intro To Email
Monday, August 13 // 7pm // NO FEE

Learn how to obtain an email address, send & receive emails, compose a message, and how to add/view attachments.


 

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