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June/July/August 2019

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.

Registration for our June/July/August Programs:
Any questions?  Please call the Information Desk: 516-766-2360, option 4.
 

Friends Trivia Night
Tuesday, June 25 // 7pm // @ The Pantry Diner // Registration Required

Join us for a fun night of trivia from the famous sitcom, Friends! Register to reserve a table at The Pantry Diner on 525 Merrick Rd, Rockville Centre. Sign-in starts at 7pm and the game begins at 7:30pm. All patrons are responsible for their own food bills.
 


April/May Featured Artist: Earl Dawson
Exhibit: "The Art Of Photography"

June Featured Artist: Stan Weber
Reception: Saturday, June 22 // 2pm (NEW DATE!!)
Come meet our featured artist, and our local Resident artists, while enjoying light refreshments.

July Featured Artist: Jason Gorbel
Reception: Saturday, July 20 // 2pm
Come meet our featured artist, and our local Resident artists, while enjoying light refreshments.

August Featured Artists: Barbara LoBosco & Victoria Jorglewich
Reception: Saturday, July 20 // 2pm
Come meet our featured artists, and our local Resident artists, while enjoying light refreshments.


 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

The Martian
Friday, June 28 // 2pm

Celebrate this summer’s reading theme and come out to watch The Martian! An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig. 2015, PG-13, 144 minutes.
Pick up a copy of the novel and attend our book discussion on July 25 at 7pm!

Way-Back Wednesday Matinee: The Wizard of Oz
Wednesday, July 10 // 2pm

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well. Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger. 1939, PG, 102 minutes.

Apollo 11 (Documentary)
Friday, July 19 // 2pm

Apollo 11 features never-before-seen footage of NASA's first mission to the moon. 2019, G, 94 minutes.

*Special Apollo 11 Anniversary Screening:
First Man
Saturday, July 20 // 2pm

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. 2018, PG-13, 141 minutes.
**Join us on Saturday, July 20 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. At 1pm, watch live coverage from 1969 televised landing while enjoying a lunar plate craft. Then at 2pm is the screening of First Man, starring Ryan Gosling.

Way-Back Wednesday Matinee: Dark Victory
Wednesday, July 24 // 2pm

A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she'll meet her final days with dignity. Starring Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart. 1939, NR, 106 minutes.

The Sixth Sense
Monday, July 29 // 2pm & 7pm

We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of a great year of movies - 1999! A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. Starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osmond.  1999, PG-13, 107 minutes.

Jimi Hendrix (Documentary)
Friday, Aug. 16 // 2pm

Reverent profile of the groundbreaking guitarist who OD'd in 1970 at the age of 27. Included: footage from "Woodstock" and "Monterey Pop.” 1973, R, 103 minutes.

Isn’t It Romantic?
Monday, Aug. 26 // 2pm & 7pm

A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy. Starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine. 2019, PG-13, 89 minutes.

Way-Back Wednesday Matinee: Victor Hugo’s: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
August 28 // 2pm

In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bell ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her. Starring Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke. 1939, NR, 117 minutes.
 

Sensory Friendly Films & Craft
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.

Space Jam
Thursday, June 27 // 7pm

In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan. 1996, PG, 88 minutes.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Thursday, July 18

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. 2018, PG, 94 minutes.

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Thursday, Aug. 22

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. 2019, PG, 97 minutes.

 

In our new series, Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.), we are spotlighting one country each newsletter.  See the Children & Teens sections for additional B.O.B. programs.

FURTHER B.O.B. PROGRAMS/COUNTRIES TBA

 

Turning 65: A Medicare Workshop
Monday, June 17 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
This educational seminar will go over the different parts of Medicare.   Knowing when to enroll can save you from making costly mistakes and help you avoid being penalized.  Hear about the different options available to you to help cap your medical and prescription drug costs.

The National Student Debt Forgiveness Center: Student Loan Forgiveness
Tuesday, June 18 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
The National Student Debt Forgiveness Center” will be educating the community on their rights and eligibility in regards to Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Programming. Come learn about the process of Consolidation, lowering your monthly payments, reducing your term to 120 months and Income Driven Repayment Plans. The National Student Debt Forgiveness Center will thoroughly explain to everyone how they can qualify for these programs. These programs offer to eliminate SOME if not ALL of Federal Student Loan Debt. Join us to see what you QUALIFY for.

Preparation of Business Plan & Projections
Wednesday, June 19 (NEW DATE!) // 7pm
// No Registration Required
If you always put off drafting your business plan and projections, we can change that.  Learn how to write your simple and effective business plan.  Writing your plan should not be complicated or time consuming.  We will give you an outline to follow and show you what to include in your projections.

Scam Seminar by Don Longo
Tuesday, June 25 // 2pm
// No Registration Required
There are scores of different scams and cons in play today, and many target people when they are the most vulnerable. These criminals are good at what they do, so you need to be able to recognize the scam and be prepared. They are smart...you need to be smarter. This program examines a number of the most commonly used scams in use today and allows you to recognize them.

21st Century Retirement
Wednesday, June 26 // 2pm
// No Registration Required
This seminar will talk about new retirement risks, social security uncertainty, effects of inflation, and rising elder care costs. A seminar by Mary Anne Bessler, Independent Financial Consultant, Strategic Focused Solutions.

Long Term Care Retirement Seminar
Tuesday, July 9 // 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 & Job Search Seminar
Wednesday, July 10 // 7pm // Registration Required
Saturday, August 10 // 11am // Registration Required

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.

Unicorn Networking: For Millennial Entrepreneurs
Thursday, July 11 // Noon-1:30pm
// No Registration Required
Are you a millennial with a business, or looking to start one? Meet like-minded entrepreneurs, network, and hear an informative talk on a topic of key interest to you and your business. Free!

Resume Clinic
Saturdays, July 20, August 10 // 10am - Noon // 1 hr. appointments // Registration Required

Get one-on-one help as you look for that next job! 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.

Preparing For Retirement
Tuesday, August 13 // 2pm
// No Registration Required
Besides the many wonderful benefits, retirement also brings some challenges related to finances, health, family and other issues. This seminar introduces topics and changes you will face as you enter retirement, and suggest specific steps you can take to help ensure this new period of your life is secure and enjoyable. A seminar by Mary Anne Bessler, Independent Financial Consultant, Strategic Focused Solutions.


Financing Your Business
Thursday, August 22 (NEW DATE!) // 7pm
// No Registration Required
What do lenders look for in an application?  We will show you the programs available to small businesses and will go through the application process.  Learn how to be paper ready in order to apply for a loan at any time.

 

Game Time For Adults
Mondays, June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 // 10am - 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.

Chess & Scrabble
Mondays // 7-8:45pm

Join us for an evening of chess or Scrabble...or both!  Refreshments served.


Stitchin’ Time
Second Wednesday of each month // 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.  Please Note: Stitchin' Time will not meet in June, July or August.


Dining Out Series
Tuesday, June 18 // 1pm @ The Pantry
// Registration Required
Wednesday, July 17 // 7pm @ TBD
// Registration Required
A reservation has been made for lunch and you’re invited! Enjoy lunch from our exclusive “Oceanside Library Price Fix Menu” and meet new friends and connect! Each patron is responsible for their own check.

Wood Carvers
Tuesdays, June 18, July 16, August 20 // 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).

TED, Coffee & Conversation: A Discussion Club for Adults
Thursdays, June 20 July 11, 25, August 8, 22 // 11am – Noon
// No Registration Required
Join us as each session we watch a different, interesting, TED Talk (15 minute or so) video 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!


Travel Club (Open to all!)
Wednesday, June 26 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
Pick up tips from fellow travelers and a rep from Liberty Travel - Oceanside. Light refreshments served.

 

DIY Beaded Bracelets
Tuesday, June 18 // 7pm // Fee: $5
// Registration Required
A one-of-a-kind workshop where you can create your own masterpiece exactly how YOU want it. With a variety of natural gemstones and dozens of charms, your options are endless. A workshop by The Beading Heart Boutique.

Instant Pot Introduction & Tasting
Monday, June 24 // 7pm // Fee: $5
// Registration Required
You’ve heard all about it, now experience for yourself the delicious and fast acting wonders of the Instant Pot! Pressure cooking enthusiast and expert, Aidan Bouchelle of Pressure Cooker Passion, is here creating 3-courses for you to taste, all while demonstrating the ease and efficiency of this time saving kitchen gadget.

Stranger Things Craft Night & Green Screen Fun
Monday, July 1 // 7pm
// Registration Required
The new season of Stranger Things premieres on Netflix on July 4th! Before the show kicks off for the summer, join us for some fun crafts and taking photos in the Upside Down.

Cooking with the Kids: Red, White & Blueberry Pie
Monday, July 1 // 7pm // Fee: $5 per family
// Registration Required
Families will make a no bake pie so when they leave they just have to chill it for an hour! The pie contains instant vanilla pudding turned into mousse, topped with non-dairy topping and decorated with sliced strawberries and whole blueberries.


Jewelry Earring Craft Workshop
Tuesday, July 9 // 6:30pm
// Fee: $5 // Registration Required
Make a beautiful pair of earrings for yourself or as a gift!

Painter-Noon: Van Gogh’s Starry Night
Tuesday, July 23 // 2pm // Fee: $5
// Registration Required
Stars that explode like fireworks in the night sky! Learn how Vincent Van Gogh filled the landscape with imagination as you explore his masterpieces. Then express your imagination and emotions as you paint your own moody sky using bold brushstrokes and dramatic colors.

Korean BBQ On the Green
Tuesday, July 23 // 6:30pm //
@ Schoolhouse Green
// Registration Required
Sponsored by Sands Point Physical Therapy.
Learn about Korean BBQ! Recipes and tasting of Korea’s most famous BBQ Beef Dish...BulGogi and JapChae, a classic noodle dish.

Paint Night: Planets
Wednesday, July 31 // 6:30pm // Fee: $5
// Registration Required
Come out for a fun night of painting with oil paint on canvas.


Summer Vegan Cooking
Tuesday, August 20 // 7pm // Fee: $5
// Registration Required
Presented by Chef Danny Zeller from The Vegan Noodle. See a demo and have a tasting of grilled vegetables, and cooked pasta in tomato water and fresh basil.  Then taste stuffed shells, stuffed with a white bean and roasted garlic puree (A substitution for ricotta cheese) and finally a summer macaroni, Caesar salad with a vegan Caesar dressing.

Anyone Can Draw!
Tuesday, August 27 // 7pm
// Registration Required
Have you ever said, “I can’t draw a straight line?” For anyone who enjoys drawing, this workshop will show you simple techniques to improve your observational drawing skills. In this fun and relaxed session, we will learn basic contour drawing skills geared to people of all levels.


 

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, exact change please.  Open to all licensed drivers.)

Class 1: Monday & Wednesday, June 17 & 19 // 6-9pm // Registration Required
Class 2: Saturday, July 13 // 10am - 4pm
// Registration Required
Class 3: Monday & Wednesday, August 19 & 21 // 6-9pm
// Registration Required
 

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, June 19, 21, 26, 28, July, 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, August 2, 7, 9 // 10-11am // No Fee // Registration Required

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.

Chair Yoga with Jill Ackison-Moses
Fridays // 12:15-1:15pm
Series 1: June 21, July 5 (IN SESSION)
Series 2: July 12, 19, 26 // Fee: $15 // Registration Required
Series 3: August 9, 16, 23, 30 // Fee: $20 // 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.

Zen Saturdays: Meditation with Pat Anderson
Saturdays // 11am-Noon // No Fee
June 22, 29, July 6, 20, 27, August 10, 17, 24, 31 // 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. Workshops will be run by Patricia Anderson.

Zumba Gold with Jill Ackison-Moses
Wednesdays // 1-2pm
Series 1: June 26 (IN SESSION)
Series 2: July 10, 17, 24 // Fee: $15 // Registration Required
Series 3: August 7, 14, 21, 28 // Fee: $20 // 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.

Zen Saturdays: Saturday Yoga with Dorothy Scott
Saturdays // 9:45-10:45am
Series 1: June 29 (IN SESSION)
Series 2: August 3, 10 and 17 // Fee: $15 // Registration Required
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: Special Needs Yoga *New Program*
Saturday, August 3 // 11am // No Fee // Ages YA – Adult // Registration Required

Beginner Vinyasa yoga under sensory friendly conditions; lights will be on. Caregiver must remain in the room. Patrons must bring their own mats and wear loose fitting clothing.

 

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

FURTHER FOOD BANK SESSIONS TBA
 

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.


Medicaid Enrollment Assistance for the Aged Blind and Disabled
3rd Tuesday of the month // June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17 // 10am-12:30pm

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council will have facilitated enrollers trained by NY State Department of Health to assist the aged, blind and disabled populations enroll into the following programs: Medicaid, Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD), Medicaid Spend-down, Medicare Savings  (MSP), and Medicaid for Institutional Care in a Nursing home. Enrollment will run on a first-come, first-served basis, free of charge, and will be available every 3rd Tuesday of the month between 10am-12:30pm.
For more information, please call the Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council at 631-435-3000.

Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
Tuesday, June 25 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
A program by The Parker Jewish Institute. Concerned about Dementia? Not sure where to get answers about the facts and myths regarding memory loss. This session offers an understanding of the causes and types of dementia and when to speak with your doctor.

Women’s Wellness with Essential Oils
Thursday, June 27 // 7pm // Registration Required

Essential oils have made an impact on women’s health for decades. Join us to learn about the best oils for women’s health and how to incorporate them into your daily life.

Hearing Seminar
Tuesday, July 9 // 10am – Noon
// No Registration Required
The seminar will be about the importance of having a base line screening performed in an audiology office, the function of hearing and what could happen if poor hearing is left untreated. From there, we talk about hearing loss options including having a phone that dialogue's what the caller is saying, followed by a Q&A and a basic hearing screening called an OAE (otoacoustic emissions) test.  It is a pass/refer screening. The presenter is Annette Morreale, Hearing Health Educator.

Herbs for Natural Health
Tuesday, July 9 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
A seminar on specific healing properties of common herbs and how, when and why we use them. Presented by Susan Guida, a licensed massage therapist LMT, Certified Herbalist CH.

Author Talk: OMG!?! You Think I’m Fat!?! How To Talk (Or NOT) Talk About Your Child’s Weight
Tuesday, July 16 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
This program is for caring parents who are frustrated with conventional wisdom and are ready for a fresh approach when it comes to family nutrition. The seminar, like the book, is packed with real-life examples and practical suggestions to create a positive and healthy environment for your family when it comes to food. Madeleine Berg is an author, nutritionist with a private practice in Woodbury and a mother of 4 boys.  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.

CBD Oil: What Is It And What Are The Benefits?
Wednesday, July 17 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
What is CBD?  Where did it originate?  What are the benefits? A discussion on this very interesting topic and get all of your questions answered. A seminar by Annette Morreale, Med Rx CBD Representative.

Benefits of Alternative Therapies in Dementia Care
Tuesday, August 13 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
A program by The Parker Jewish Institute. Alternative medical practices have been used worldwide for centuries and some alternative therapies are believed to be beneficial to people with dementia. This program explores the various types of alternative treatments available, the stated effectiveness of the treatments based off clinical trials and evidence based information, and the concerns associated with choosing a different course of treatment.

Parker Jewish Volunteer Workshop
Wednesday, August 14 // 5-8pm // No Registration Required

This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in your community by helping
family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias throughout Long Island. Parker Jewish volunteers help caregivers keep their loved ones in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible and ease the stress associated with being a caregiver. In this workshop you will meet a volunteer coordinator from the program and learn about how you can positively benefit from volunteering.

Conditioning: Understanding Dog Learning & Behavior
Wednesday, August 14 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
A discussion on conditioning, both Classical and Operant, and how it relates to a dog's learning and their behavior.  When you understand how a dog learns, and why a dog is doing a particular behavior, you are able to help them overcome almost anything and thrive! A program by South Shore K9 Academy.

Diabetes Seminar
Thursday, August 15 // 11am
// No Registration Required
A seminar by Steve Della Croce, MS, RDN, CDN, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist specializing in Diabetes and Kidney Disease. This seminar will talk about what diabetes is, whether you are Insulin Resistant, what foods raise blood sugar and eating to lower Hemoglobin A1c

 

Garden Workshop: Growing Fresh Herbs in Your Garden
Tuesday, July 30 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
A presentation by Paul Levine. Learn about 10 different Herbs, including 2 different types of Basil, Peppermint, Spearmint, Oregano, Rosemary to name a few. Also learn how they are planted in the ground or in containers and how you can grow herbs indoors. The presentation will also mention the best soil and fertilizer to use and different watering techniques. Plants will be raffled off!

 

Adult Special Needs Social Time
Thursdays // 2-4pm

Join us each Thursday for an afternoon of board games or movies or other opportunity to socialize. Caregivers must be present.


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.orgPLEASE NOTE: Next Chapter Book Club will not be meeting on Fridays during the Summer and sessions will resume in the fall.


Teen Special Needs Program: Game Night (Grades 4 - High School)
Monday, July 8 // 7-8pm
// Registration Required
Come out to play games and enjoy refreshments.

Teen Special Needs Program: Moon Rocks & Oreo Dirt Cups (Grades 4 - High School)
Thursday, July 11 // 7-8pm
// Registration Required
Make Oreo and chocolate dessert cups.

Zen Saturdays: Special Needs Yoga *New Program*
Saturday, August 3 // 11am // No Fee // Ages YA – Adult // Registration Required

Beginner Vinyasa yoga under sensory friendly conditions; lights will be on. Caregiver must remain in the room. Patrons must bring their own mats and wear loose fitting clothing.


Teen Special Needs Program: Beach Party Bingo (Grades 4 - High School)
Thursday, August 8 // 7-8pm
// Registration Required
Bingo fun, photo-booth, beach snacks and prizes galore!


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.


Space Jam
Thursday, June 27 // 7pm

In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan. 1996, PG, 88 minutes.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Thursday, July 18

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. 2018, PG, 94 minutes.

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Thursday, Aug. 22

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. 2019, PG, 97 minutes.

 


Bees in Jeopardy
Tuesday, June 18 // 7pm

The life of a bee colony and the bee-keeper.

Space Lecture & Telescope Viewing
Thursday, July 11 // 7pm // All ages!

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, the 100th of the Einstein Relativity Eclipse, the first distance measurements to another galaxy, the International Astronomical Union and the first trans-Atlantic airplane flight eight years before Lindbergh. Afterwards, a telescope viewing for a chance to see the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn!

Apollo @ 50: Race To The Moon
Wednesday, July 17 // 2pm

In 1969 the world watched as Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the Moon. Listen and learn about the race to the Moon, the Lunar Module, the Apollo Space Program and the critical role Long Island played in this historic feat.

Founding Of Hempstead: 1643
Thursday, July 25 // 2pm

Join Dr. Michael A. Orzano as he shares the history of the settlers and Native American tribes that founded Hempstead.

The Golden Age Of Hollywood Musicals
Wednesday, July 31 // 2pm

Watch clips from classic movie musicals beginning with the early days of Busby Berkeley and his pre-psychedelic choreographed dance numbers to the development of the movie musical with footage of Carmen Miranda, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and classic films such as Singin’ in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Sound of Music and so much more. Check out Movies Section for 1939 film screenings!

“It Was The Summer Of ‘19 ‘69!”
Thursday, August 8 // 2pm

1969 had it all: The world watched the Moon landing, Baby Boomers flocked to Woodstock, kids visited Sesame Street for the first time, the Beatles recorded together for the last time, and underdog New York teams turned the sports world upside down—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Go on a trip back in time as we explore 1969’s trends, music, fashion and more in this upbeat, fast-paced multimedia program.

Birding: An Introduction
Thursday, August 22 // 2pm & 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!

Long Island Maritime History
Tuesday, August 27 // 7pm

The shores and offshore waters of Long Island have often been the stage for fascinating drama; tragic shipwrecks, heroic rescues, unbelievable courage and fascinating history are all a part of the fabric of Long Island. The story of the Pelican, a fishing boat lost off Montauk in 1951, will be a featured story in this program.

 

The Ins And Outs Of Love: A Broadway Cabaret
Saturday, June 29 // 2pm
A musical revue by local teens; directed by Therese Kinirons, featuring many of your favorite Broadway tunes!

He-Bird, She-Bird

Thursday, August 1 // 7pm @ Schoolhouse Green in the Gazebo!

Stir up a gravel-silk-and-honey vocal blend, add strings and wings, and you’ve got He-Bird, She-Bird.  This harmony-driven Americana trio from Long Island brings a rich and heartfelt sound to their stand-out original songs and spirited covers!

 

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

 

Poetry & Prose/Open Mic: Midsummer Nights in the Garden
Wednesdays, July 10, August 14 // 7pm
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, outside in our garden!
Featured Guest Speakers:
June 12: Daryel Groom
July 10: Theresa Berzner
August 14: TBA
Open Mic follows feature. Writers are welcome to read up to 3 samples of their work.
 

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.


Book Club: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Wednesday, June 19
With Discussion Leader: Fran Cohen // 2pm
Online Discussion // 7:30pm @OceansideLibraryAllAboutBooks Facebook Page

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called “Marsh Girl”.
Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion date.

Creative Writing Workshops
Wednesday, June 19 // 7pm
Thursdays, July 11, 25, August 8, 22 // 11am

Barbara Novack, Molloy College’s writer-in-residence, hosts these highly regarded workshops for fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and poetry writers of all levels.


Book Club: Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
Tuesday, July 16 // 2pm

A memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets. A real-time exploration of the staggering discovery the author recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.
Discussion Leader: Mark Stine
Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion date.

Book Club: The Martian by Andy Weir *Summer Reading Club Community Read*
Thursday, July 25 // 7pm

In celebration of this summer’s reading theme, we are reading this 2011 science fiction! Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone on Mars.
Discussion Leader: Ocaria DiMango
Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion date.

Book Club: More Than Words by Jill Santopolo
Tuesday, August 6 // 2pm

A tender and moving new novel about a woman at a crossroads after the death of her father, and caught between the love of two men.
Discussion Leader: Edna Ritzenberg
Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion date.

Author Spotlight: Deborah Burns
Thursday, June 20 // 7pm

Join media world executive-turned-author and reinvention expert Deborah Burns for a discussion about Saturday's Child, her memoir about growing up with an unconventional mother. Hailed as a must-read for every daughter who’s ever wondered where her mother ends and she begins, and by Kirkus Reviews as “Devilishly sharp … a masterful balance of psychological excavation and sumptuous description,” this PopSugar Top Ten 2019 debut is sure to be on everyone's list.  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.

Author Spotlight: Madeleine Berg
Tuesday, July 16 // 7pm

This program is for caring parents who are frustrated with conventional wisdom and are ready for a fresh approach when it comes to family nutrition. The seminar, like the book OMG!?! You Think I'm Fat!?! How To Talk (Or NOT) Talk About Your Child's Weight, is packed with real-life examples and practical suggestions to create a positive and healthy environment for your family when it comes to food. Madeleine Berg is an author, nutritionist with a private practice in Woodbury and a mother of 4 boys.  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.

Author Visit: Jill Santopolo
Wednesday, August 7 at 7pm
VIP Meet & Greet for Adult SRC members // 6pm

Join us for a meet-and-greet with New York Times bestselling author Jill Santopolo, whose first novel for adults, The Light We Lost, was translated into more than 36 languages, as she talks about her second novel, More Than Words. She’ll discuss her own real-life inspirations for the story as well as the writing process. She’ll answer any questions you may have, and then will sign books afterward.

Author Spotlight: Maureen Reid
Wednesday, August 28 // 7pm

Maureen Reid grew up in Western New York, but now makes her home on Long Island. Having spent her working years managing colleges, corporations and international law firms, she took a deep breath and began her encore career as a consultant to professional service firms. Becoming Herself is her first novel. She has another story ready to be told. Maureen’s book is called Becoming Herself. In Becoming Herself, Margaret shares her dreams, conflicts, and never- to- be-told secrets. It is the story of a woman searching to become all she is capable of being.  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.

 

Resume & Job Search Seminar
Wednesday, July 10 // 7pm // Registration Required
Saturday, August 10 // 11am // Registration Required

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.

Resume Clinic
Saturdays, July 20, August 10 // 10am - Noon // 1 hr. appointments // Registration Required

Get one-on-one help as you look for that next job! 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.

Edges
Saturday, August 17 // 2pm

A musical, written by Pasek and Paul, (the team that brought you The Greatest Showman,  Dear Evan Hansen and La La Land), directed by Cyndi Feinman, is a coming-of-age song-cycle.

 

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.

Tuesday, July 23 // 3pm // Registration Required
 


Tell Your Story
Tuesdays, June 18, 25 // 10:30am or 1:30pm // Registration Required

Tell Your Story is a StoryCorps-inspired opportunity for you to talk about…you! This is a meaningful and authentic experience, where you can take part in an interview and have the option of preserving this recording in the Library of Congress for posterity. Help us preserve Oceanside history, as well as your own unique journey. Register now for an interview by Tom Capone, recently retired School #2 Principal. Call 766-2360 x 4 to make a reservation to be interviewed.

Green Oceanside
Tuesday, June 18 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
Join our group dedicated to creating and implementing environmental projects throughout the District. Open to all ages.

Bus Trip: Paddlewheel/Lighthouse Cruise
Thursday, July 18 // Fee: $88 //
Registration Required
Sail the Great South Bay aboard the beautiful Lauren Kristy, a 65 foot turn-of-the-century style riverboat. This private 3 hour cruise includes a buffet lunch. We will also tour the Fire Island lighthouse. Pickup: 9:15am @ Baldwin Library.

Celebrating Apollo’s 50th
Saturday, July 20 // Registration Required (for Ceramic Lunar Plate portion)

1pm: Paint a ceramic Lunar Plate while watching the live CBS coverage that played on July 20, 1969.
2pm: Screening of the movie First Man, about Neil Armstrong. Starring Ryan Gosling, 2018.

Town of Hempstead Tax Collection
Friday, August 2 // 11:30am - 1:30pm

Come pay your tax bill.

Oceanside Reads One-Book-One-Community Discussion
Monday, August 12 // 7pm // No Registration Required

Join Oceanside Schools’ Diane Provvido, Dr. Beth Zirogiannis, & Jessica Keegan and discuss this summer’s community book!

Nassau County Tax Exemption Help
Friday, August 23 // 1pm – 2:30pm // No Registration Required

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.

Bus Trip: East End Winery Tour
Thursday, Sept. 19 // Fee: $116 // Pick up at Baldwin Library at Time TBD // Registration Required & Registration begins on MONDAY, JULY 1 @ 9:30am

Spend the day visiting three lovely Long Island wineries. Enjoy this VIP tour which includes an appetizer at our first stop, lunch and dessert at the second stop, and a tasting at each winery. We'll stop at Briermere farms if time permits.

Bus Trip: Hunterdon Playhouse - Barefoot in the Park
Tuesday, October 15 //  Fee: $86 //
Pick up at Baldwin Library at Time TBD // Registration Required & Registration begins on MONDAY, JULY 1 @ 9:30am

Neil Simon manages to take the silly squabbles of a young married couple and make them absolutely hilarious!  Enjoy a sit down luncheon and save room for the infamous unlimited dessert buffet!


 

Tech Help
Wednesday, August 21 // 2 - 4pm
// Registration Required
Register for a 20-minute time slot to get one-on-one tech help with our Technology Librarian. Bring your device (phone, laptop, Kindle, Nook, etc.) and your questions! There are four slots available.

 

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