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November/December 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.

 

OL After Dark: Trivia Tuesday: TV-addict
Coming Soon! Follow @OLAfterDark for up to date info! OL After Dark is a program for Twenty and Thirty somethings to enjoy an entertaining night out while learning a little something! Coming Soon: TV Trivia to test your knowledge on popular TV shows, actors and famous quotes! In between rounds, enjoy an informative speaker.
 

November/December Featured Artist: Max Reyes
 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

Movie Adaptation of the Winner of The Great American Read Vote
To Kill A Mockingbird
Friday, November 16 // 2pm


Damsel
Wednesday, November 28 // 2pm
It's the Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.  Starring Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, and David Zellner.  2018.  R.  113 min.

Friday Film Classic: It’s a Wonderful Life
Friday, December 7 // 2pm
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.  Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore.  1946.  PG.  130 min.

Tag
Monday, December 10 // 2pm & 7pm
A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.  Starring Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, and Jon Hamm.  2018.  R.  100 min.

Oceans 8
Sunday, December 16 // 2pm
Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.  Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway.  2018.  PG-13.  120 min.


Table 19
Wednesday, December 19 // 2pm
Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway, only to find herself seated with five fellow unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19.  Starring Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, and Craig Robinson.  2017.  PG-13.  87 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: Ice Age: Collision Course
Thursday, November 29 // 7pm
Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.  Featuring the voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary, and John Leguizamo.  2016.  PG.  94 min.

Sensory Friendly Movie & Craft: Trolls
Thursday, December 27 // 7pm

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Featuring the voices of Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, and Zooey Deschanel.  2016.  PG.  92 min.
 

In our new series, Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.), we are spotlighting one country each newsletter.  August programs will spotlight Brazil.  September & October programs will spotlight Great Britain.  See the Children & Teens sections for additional B.O.B. programs.

Egyptian Clay Pendants
Monday, November 26 // 7pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Join Jackie Libraro in making yourself a little piece of Egypt! Each patron will make a Egyptian themed pendant out of clay to take home. They will learn about the Egyptian gods, the Egyptian zodiac and hieroglyphics to inspire them to make and then paint their personalized and unique pendant!

Egypt: Tutankhamen, Cleopatra, Moses, and Today
Thursday, December 6 // 2pm //
No Registration Required
Egypt is one of the founding civilizations of human culture. Located between Asia, Africa, and Europe, Egypt influenced human architecture, writing, art, music, and religion. Even today tourists flock to this exotic land lusting for adventure; archeologists seek to find the origins of humanity, theologians attempt to discover the roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; and extraterrestrials are rumored to consider Egypt one of their sacred cities. Join Dr. Ronald Brown in exploring this land of mystery, history, and danger.

Travel Club (Open to all!)
Sunday, December 9 // 1pm //
No Registration Required
Bring your travel stories and your photos and share your experiences with others. We’ll talk about Egypt and other adventures! Light refreshments served.

Papyrus & Hieroglyphics
Thursday, December 20 // 7pm //
Registration Required
The Egyptians were the inventors of the very first paper. In this class, patrons will make their very own rhubarb or celery papyrus in the same style as ancient Egyptians. Patrons will also carve their names in hieroglyphics on golden tablets to take home.

 

No bus trips scheduled for November or December.
 

Resume Clinic
Saturday, November 17 // 10am-Noon // Registration Required
Monday, December 3 // 6-8pm // Registration Required
Saturday, December 15 // 10am-Noon // Registration Required

Make an appointment 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.

Think Twice Before Buying Real Estate
Thursday, November 29 // 7pm // No Registration Required

It’s called the American Dream…home ownership. Something that everyone should aspire to, it’s a great investment and you should do whatever it takes to get on the ladder. In this presentation, Simon Brady, Certified Financial Planner challenges this conventional wisdom, arguing that many people jump on the real estate ownership wagon long before they should do and, in doing so, put their whole financial future at potentially devastating risk and how real estate can be a truly terrible investment.  Mr. Brady has over twenty years of experience on Wall Street, worked for as a financial advisor for the United Nations, founded a fee-based financial planning firm called Anglia Advisors, and is a regular media contributor, speaker, published writer, and financial podcaster.

Retirement Planning Workshop
Wednesday, December 5 // 7pm // No Registration Required

Representatives from Allied Wealth partners will present “Retirement Planning Today”, a comprehensive workshop that will help you see the “big picture.” It will cover various aspects of personal finance and how they can work together to create an integrated retirement plan. Bring your questions. No obligation, all are welcome.

Resume Workshop
Sunday, December 9 // 3pm // No Registration Required

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.


Giving Today to Guarantee Tomorrow
Tuesday, December 11 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
This workshop will compare and contrast various methods of using life insurance as a charitable gift, including the financial incentives our tax system provides for charitable gifts.

 

 
Family Gingerbread House
Monday, December 17 // 7pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Construct and decorate a gingerbread house with the whole family! One house per family.

Adults Special Needs Cookie Decorating Class
Tuesday, December 18 // 7pm //
Registration Required // No Fee
Have fun making decorating winter themed cookies. Participants will make buttercream frosting as well as decorate the cookies using fondant, assorted candies, cookie icing, chocolate and more. They will bring them home in a bakery box.
 
 

DIY Holiday Cards
Thursday, November 29 // 7pm //
Registration Required // No Fee
Create beautiful cards from Jaclyn’s original creations. Each patron will take home 2 festive cards.

Jewelry Workshop: DIY Earrings
Wednesday, December 5 // 7pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Jewelry Designer, Donna Irvine, teaches you wire wrapping techniques to make these woven earrings. Make them as a holiday gift or as an extra accessory!


 

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, December 1 // 10am - 4pm
 

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.
 

PLEASE NOTE:
Registration required for each course separately.
Fees are non-refundable after the course begins.


Stepping On: A Workshop on Preventing Falls (IN SESSION)
Fridays, November 16, 30, December 7, 14, 21 // 10am - Noon //
Registration Required // No Fee
Learn how to make your body stronger and your home safer.  Attendees must be 65 and older, cannot rely on a walker or have dementia.

Chair Yoga with Jill Ackison-Moses
(IN SESSION)
Fridays, November 16, 30 // 12:15 - 1:15pm //
Registration Required
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.

Monday Night Special: Beginner Yoga
Mondays, November 19 & December 3 // 7pm //
Registration Required // No Fee
Join the Isha Foundation for a session of Yoga for Beginners. In this session you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system. No prior experience with yoga is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat & a towel and arrive on an empty stomach condition.

Zen Saturdays: Saturday Yoga with Dorothy Scott
Saturdays, November 17, December 1, 8, 15 // 9:45 - 10:45am //
Registration Required // Fee: $20
Vinyasa is a type of yoga that links movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. Connecting movement with our breath links our awareness to the present. Join Dorothy Scott for a relaxing yet invigorating class that encompasses basic yoga poses which focus on lengthening the body’s muscles, while expanding the joints as we utilize the breath to gain clarity within.  We will begin slowly to gradually prepare the body for deeper asana (poses) and end it by honoring our practice with a relaxing (meditation) sivasana. Bring a mat, and perhaps a towel and water.  Wear loose fitting clothing. Namaste.

Zen Saturdays: Meditation with Pat Anderson
(IN SESSION)
Saturdays, November 17, 24, December 8, 15 // 11am - Noon //
Registration Required
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.

Tai Chi for Arthritis
(IN SESSION)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, November 20, 27, 29, December 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, January 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 // 10 - 11am // 16 sessions //
Registration Required // No Fee
Evident-based research has shown that Tai Chi builds strength and balance. This workshop is run by South Nassau Community Hospital. Must be 65 and over.

Fit & Fabulous with Helene Just
(IN SESSION)
Tuesdays, November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18 // 12:15pm - 1pm //
Registration Required
Get your feet moving and your hands clapping with Helene Just in this exercise program designed to increase strength, tone, balance, and stamina that can be done either sitting or standing. Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear and bring a set of light weights and exercise bands.

Zumba Gold with Jill Ackison-Moses
(IN SESSION)
Wednesdays, November 21, 28, December 5 // 12:45 - 1:45pm //
Registration Required
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.

 

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

Sunday, November 18 // Noon - 4pm
Sunday, December 2 // Noon - 4pm

 

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!


Game Time
Mondays, November 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
// 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.  Please note: The Library is closing at 1pm on Monday, December 24 & Monday, December 31


Wood Carvers
Tuesdays, November 20 & December 18 // 1-4pm
// No Registration Required
All are welcome to join in on the wood carving fun! Meet with other artists and craftsmen (and beginners) and learn from each other. Curious? Come on down! (Must supply own materials and follow all safety rules).

Coffee & Conversation: A Discussion Club for Adults
Thursdays, November 29, December 13, 27 // 11am – Noon
// No Registration Required
Our latest program: each session come watch a different, interesting, short, video (15 min. or so) on a pressing world issue and then discuss over a cup of coffee. All are welcome to each or any session—just drop on in!


Stitchin’ Time
Wednesday, December 12 // 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.

 

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. 

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
Tuesday, November 27 // 2pm
// No Registration Required
At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. Presented by The Alzheimer’s Association.

Make Over Your Medicine Cabinet with Essential Oils
Tuesday, November 27 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
Join local resident, Angela Farinacci for an educational series about Essential Oils. We will be educating about the basics of essential oils (what they are and how to use them), and how we incorporate them into our daily lives.

Head, Shoulders, Elbows and Wrists
Wednesday, November 28 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
Learn the natural approach to resolving problems in these areas including Chiropractic, Nutrition and Applied Kinesiology techniques to resolve your aches and pains and lead a better quality of life!

Medicaid Presentation & Enrollment Assistance
Monday, December 3 // 2pm
// Registration Required
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council will have facilitated enrollers trained by NY State Department of Health to assist the aged, blind and disabled populations enroll in Medicaid and Medicare Savings Programs, free of charge, after a short presentation.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s
Tuesday, December 4 // 2pm
// No Registration Required
This program offers answers to questions about younger-onset (also known as early-onset) Alzheimer’s disease.

Ring in the New Year with Feng Shui
Wednesday, December 12 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
Learn how to prepare your home and self with Feng Shui tips for an abundance of positive change. Laura Cerrano will also demonstrate easy DIY Feng Shui Space Clearing techniques to release stagnant energy from the previous year.

 

FURTHER DATES 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.  To join, please call Literacy Nassau @ 516-867-3580, ext. 21 or visit literacynassau.org.

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: Ice Age: Collision Course
Thursday, November 29 // 7pm
Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.  Featuring the voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary, and John Leguizamo.  2016.  PG.  94 min.

Sensory Friendly Movie & Craft: Trolls
Thursday, December 27 // 7pm

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Featuring the voices of Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, and Zooey Deschanel.  2016.  PG.  92 min.



Teen Special Needs Program: Winter Desserts (Grades 4 - High School)
Thursday, December 13 // 7-8pm
// Registration Required // No Fee
Create three desserts to enjoy and share!


Adults Special Needs Cookie Decorating Class

Tuesday, December 18 // 7pm //
Registration Required // No Fee
Have fun making decorating winter themed cookies. Participants will make buttercream frosting as well as decorate the cookies using fondant, assorted candies, cookie icing, chocolate and more. They will bring them home in a bakery box.

Teen Special Needs Program: Funky Sweater Bingo (Grades 4 - High School)
Thursday, December 20 // 7-8pm
// Registration Required // No Fee
Bingo, hot chocolate and prizes!

 


Egypt: Tutankhamen, Cleopatra, Moses, and Today
Thursday, December 6 // 2pm
// No Registration Required
Egypt is one of the founding civilizations of human culture. Located between Asia, Africa, and Europe, Egypt influenced human architecture, writing, art, music, and religion. Even today tourists flock to this exotic land lusting for adventure; archeologists seek to find the origins of humanity, theologians attempt to discover the roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; and extraterrestrials are rumored to consider Egypt one of their sacred cities. Join Dr. Ronald Brown in exploring this land of mystery, history, and danger. A B.O.B. program.

 

Golden Tone Orchestra (POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA)
Sunday, November 18 // 2pm

Be prepared for an afternoon of nostalgia with music and vocals from jazz and swing to modern show tunes. The Library will be transformed into a concert hall of the past. The Golden Tone Orchestra is a band of musicians, most of whom are retired professionals, and some played with the Big Bands! This concert is sponsored by NEFCU.

Sylph Chamber Music
Sunday, December 2 // 2pm

Sylph Chamber Music will add the ethereal and healing properties of Crystal Singing Bowls to a holiday concert of traditional favorites! Nadine Scharman will play the flute, Ann Zalkind on the piano and Andrea Randa on vocals and Crystal Singing Bowls.

A Tribute to the Ladies of Broadway
Saturday, December 8 // 2pm

A performance of classic and contemporary Broadway hits made famous by Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, Sutton Foster, and Idina Menzel. Directed by Rebecca Goldfarb. Performed by students of the Oceanside School District.

 

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!

Steven Morelli
Wednesday, November 28 // 7pm

Join us for an informal chat with Steven Morelli, Commissioner of Nassau County’s Office of Emergency Management. Learn more about him, what he does, and about the County’s emergency preparedness. Ask questions over a cup of coffee and some dessert.

 

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.  Open mic follows the feature.  Writers are welcome to read up to three samples of their work.

Saturday, November 17 // 2pm
Featured Guests: Barbara Novack, Jared Harel, Ellen Pickus


Saturday, December 15 // 2pm
Featured Guests: Linda Varella, James Romano, Jim Seegert
 

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.  To join, please call Literacy Nassau @ 516-867-3580, ext. 21 or visit literacynassau.org.


Oceanside Book Club! (Open To All)
To Kill A Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
Tuesday, November 27 // 7pm

The Winner of the PBS special was announced on October 23rd. Grab a copy at Circulation after November 1 and join us for an exciting discussion on the book that is now America’s Favorite!  Group Leader: Ocaria DiMango, Program Coordinator. 
Please note: Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the meeting date.

Creative Writing Workshops
Wednesday, November 28 // 7pm
Wednesday, December 19 // 7pm
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.

Author Spotlight: Charles Fishman
Thursday, December 6 // 7pm

Among many other awards and honors, Charles has won the 2012 New Millennium Award for Poetry and the 2014 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award for Poetry. He is internationally recognized for his excellence as a poet, speaker, editor, and teacher. Charles will be reading excerpts from many of his published novels, including his new book In the Wake of the Glacier: New Selected Poems (2018).  Enjoy an evening with a local author! Filled with interesting conversation and storytelling from talented writers in our neck of the woods! Refreshments will be served.


Oceanside Book Club! (Open To All)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

Tuesday, December 11 // 2pm

A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.  Group Leader: Mark Stine. 
Please note: Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the meeting date.
 

Resume Clinic
Saturday, November 17 // 10am-Noon // Registration Required
Monday, December 3 // 6-8pm // Registration Required
Saturday, December 15 // 10am-Noon // Registration Required

Make an appointment 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.

 

Our innovative 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.

Driving Miss Daisy (POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA)
Friday, November 16 // 7pm

Alfred Uhry’s award-winning play comes to life, directed by Richard Kaplan.

 

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.

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA

 


Letters to Our Soldiers (November 1 - November 30)
Write a letter to a soldier thanking them for their service and deposit it in our letter box decorated by our Teen Advisory Board. These letters will be delivered to our soldiers in time for the holidays.

Haiku Reading & Reception
Saturday, November 17 // 1pm
// No Registration Required
The winners of our Haiku contest will receive their awards (provided by the Friends of the Oceanside Library)—and will read their haiku for the audience. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

Water Testing
Saturday, December 8 // 2pm
 // Registration Required // Fee: $15
Have your water tested here at the Library! Register first, then we will order kits for you to pick up. Then on Saturday, December 8th you bring the water in for testing and results.

Adults Ugly Sweater Bingo
Wednesday, December 12 // 7pm //
Registration Required
Things are going to get ugly! Don your ugliest holiday sweater and try your luck at our Bingo Bash for fun, prizes and treats!


 

Computer 3rd Grade for Adults
Wednesday, December 5 // 6:30pm //
Registration Required // No Fee
This hands-on class covers multitasking, working with graphics, using Windows drawing and painting tools, using copy/cut and paste.


 

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